Urban Engagement

in New York and beyond

We are Columbia University in the City of New York. Embracing opportunities and addressing the challenges of cities is essential to Columbia's mission. Provide funding for initiatives that help faculty and students to study, experience, and contribute to the city—next door, beyond the Hudson, and around the world.

Here are just a few examples of the many ways that you can help Columbia thrive. Check the schools and programs lists for other related gifts in this strategic area.

Minimum
Any Amount
Vanderbilt Clinic Facilities
College of Dental Medicine
Help students train more effectively and provide better care to patients by refurbishing the College's clinic.

Consider providing support for key facilities or equipment, such as patient education software or hardware, digital X-ray machines, dental chairs, the sterilization room, student lounge, or wet lab.

For more information, contact:

Geraldine C. Connors
Director of Development
(212) 342-5612
gc2399@columbia.edu

Any Amount
Columbia Community Fund
Office of Government and Community Affairs
Help affirm Columbia’s commitment to the civic and cultural life of northern Manhattan.

Support Columbia’s efforts to build a permanent source of dedicated funding for its good-neighbor outreach. Your endowment gift can generate direct financial and logistical support for selected nonprofit institutions, organizations, and groups that make vital contributions to the University’s neighboring communities.

For more information, contact:

Daniel P. Baker
Executive Director of University Donor Relations
622 West 113th Street
New York, NY 10025
(212) 851-7476
dpb21@columbia.edu

Any Amount
Injury Free Coalition
Mailman School of Public Health
Improve the health and safety of children, their families, and senior citizens in high-risk neighborhoods.

Funds will facilitate risk assessment, fire/burn prevention, medication, home, pedestrian, sports, all terrain vehicle (ATV), teen driving, and child passenger safety, as well as other injury-prevention projects, including the endowment of an injury prevention center with naming opportunities for both the Center and each of its office suites.

For more information, contact:

Estell Lenita Johnson, MA
Marketing and Communications Director
Injury Free Coalition for Kids
2639 Charlotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
816-651-7777
estelljohnson@msn.com

Any Amount
Double Discovery Youth Program
Support the college dreams of community youth.

Fund the Double Discovery Center's academic after-school program for neighborhood middle and high school students, founded in 1965 by two College students, a faculty member, and an alum. Help Columbia undergrad volunteer tutors and mentors continue to prepare low-income, first generation college-bound students.

For more information, contact:

Christina Saraceno
Development Officer
Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway, Room 306
New York, NY 10027
212-854-3897
cms195@columbia.edu

$5,000
Kernochan Center Summer Internship
Columbia Law School
Enable a first- or second-year Law student to work as an intern with a nonprofit arts or media organization.

Through the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts, students spend approximately ten weeks in the legal department, or with the executive director, at one of these organizations.

For more information, contact:
$5,000
Capstone Workshop
School of International and Public Affairs
Help fund annual team-based consultancies or workshops integral to the professional education of SIPA's students.

Workshops in our students’ final semester allow them to gain knowledge and practical problem-solving experience while engaging with NGOs, multinational organizations, and private companies. Campaign gifts support expenses connected with the workshops. Donors may make a one-time gift or establish a permanent named endowment.

For more information, contact:

SIPA Office of Alumni and Development
Columbia Alumni Center
622 West 113th Street, 6th FL
Mail Code 4522
New York, NY 10025
212-851-7448
devsipa@columbia.edu

$5,000
Architecture and Social Change Initiatives
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Support initiatives that explore how our work in the built environment can improve social problems around the world.

GSAPP's innovative applied research units enable cross-disciplinary collaboration that leads to real-world solutions to global challenges, such as public health, human rights, sustainable development, urban ecology, and poverty.

For more information, contact:

Julia Fishkin
Associate Director, Development, Special Projects
404 Avery Hall
1172 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
212-854-8877
jf2107@columbia.edu

$10,000
Community Activities Fund
Miller Theatre
Allow residents from the neighborhood and throughout the city to attend free world class concerts and rehearsals.

Gifts to this fund also provide educational activities for young people, including in-school instruction led by guest artists, free workshops, and opportunities to perform alongside professional musicians at Miller. Donors receive prominent recognition and Patron Circle membership.

For more information, contact:

Melissa Smey
Director
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
212-854-1633
ms2164@columbia.edu

$10,000
Columbia Alumni Arts League Class of '13 Memberships
The Arts Initiative at Columbia University
Give a graduating class the graduation gift of New York City arts and culture.

Congratulate new graduates and introduce them to the alumni community by presenting them with a one-year introductory Columbia Alumni Arts League membership, which offers discounts, benefits and special events to more than 60 of the city's leading cultural organizations.

For more information, contact:

Roberta Albert
Associate Dean of Development
305 Dodge Hall, MC 1803
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
(212) 851-0275
ra481@columbia.edu

$350,000
Mobile Dental Center
College of Dental Medicine
Purchase a van equipped to provide on-premises care for children during the school year.

In the last four years, the College has provided dental care to over 2,500 children annually in over 10,000 visits. This gift will ensure that the program continues with contemporary instrumentation and updated technology.

For more information, contact:

Geraldine C. Connors
Director of Development
(212) 342-5612
gc2399@columbia.edu