What to Give
Of the many ways to give to Columbia, most donors choose cash and cash equivalents, whether as annual gifts, a one-time gift, or a gift pledged over a period of years.
A cash gift entitles you to the most generous federal income tax charitable deduction up to 50 percent of adjusted gross income. If all deductible gifts in that year exceed the 50-percent limit, the excess amount may be carried over as a deduction for up to five years.
Many companies will make a matching gift to Columbia when one of their employees makes a donation. To find out if your company has such a program, use our convenient search engine.
Your check should be made payable to Columbia University and, to ensure that it is properly credited, must be accompanied by a letter outlining the purpose of the gift. Mail checks to the Gift Systems department at the following address:
Columbia University Gift Systems
622 W. 113th Street
New York, NY 10025
By Credit Card
A credit card gift to Columbia is not only convenient, it also entitles you to the same income-tax deduction as a gift of cash. To make your credit card gift, click here for our secure online gift form, or call us toll-free at (866) GIFTSYS (1-866-443-8797).
By Wire Transfer
While most donors send personal checks, Columbia also accepts cash gifts by wire transfer. To make a gift to Columbia by wire please contact Columbia’s Gift Systems department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-GIFTSYS.