Beyond Disciplines

in research and teaching

Answers for the next century will come not only from deeper inquiry within specific fields, but also by sharing information, perspectives, and approaches across the boundaries of traditional disciplines. Support Columbia’s efforts to develop new collaborative ways of thinking and doing.

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
Ecosystems and Biodiversity
Earth Institute
Help Earth Institute scientists and researchers better understand the nature of ecosystems and how their changes are affecting the human population.
For more information, contact:

Katherine Schulman
Development Associate
2910 Broadway, Level A
New York, NY 10025
212-854-8228
kschulman@ei.columbia.edu

Any Amount
Food, Ecology, and Nutrition
Earth Institute
Help the Earth Institute address the interactions between agricultural production, environmental quality, and human well-being.
For more information, contact:

Katherine Schulman
Development Associate
2910 Broadway, Level A
New York, NY 10025
212-854-8228
kschulman@ei.columbia.edu

Any Amount
Interdisciplinary Science Building
Arts and Sciences Departments
Support the ambitious plans for the Northwest Corner building, a center of scientific collaboration on the Morningside campus.

Advanced research at the intersection of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering will be housed in this building.

For more information, contact:

Marjorie Cookie Neil
Director for Science Development
Columbia Alumni Center
622 West 113th Street
New York, NY 10025
212-851-7988
mn353@columbia.edu

$25,000
Campus Revitalization
College of Physicians and Surgeons
A new P&S education building will enhance the way students study and practice medicine.

The revamped Haven Square, a green urban space with an outdoor terrace, shops, and restaurants, will provide a focal area for collaborating and socializing. Renovations to the entrance of the P&S building and a revamped auditorium with state-of-the-art equipment will advance the learning experience.

For more information, contact:

Amelia Alverson
College of Physicians & Surgeons
630 West 168th Street, P&S Box 48
New York, NY 10032
212-305-5404
aja2142@columbia.edu

$50,000
Clinical Support
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Broaden advanced, compassionate patient care based on rigorous application of tested new diagnostic tools and innovative therapies.

Support adult and pediatric multidisciplinary research and clinical programs at the medical school, from neuroscience, cardiovascular medicine, and metabolic disorders to cancer, genetics, and immunology and transplantation.

For more information, contact:

Carolyn Nesbitt
College of Physicians & Surgeons
630 West 168th Street, P&S Box 48
New York, NY 10032
212-342-0087
cn2147@columbia.edu

$750,000
Full Graduate Fellowship
The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
Endow a full graduate fellowship, named in your honor (or for someone you designate), to help the School attract a top student and to minimize the role debt plays in career choice.

This gift provides one student each year with all the funds for tuition and fees. Graduate fellowships make it possible for departments to
attract the most accomplished graduate students to their Ph.D. programs and have the indirect benefit of supporting faculty research and boosting a department’s prestige.

For more information, contact:

Jane Lowry
Director, Engineering Fund
212-854-4474
jl3678@columbia.edu

$1,000,000
Endowed Postdoctoral Core Lectureship
Columbia College
Enhance teaching in the Core Curriculum, whether in Frontiers of Science, Contemporary Civilization, or Literature Humanities.

Launch the career of a talented and experienced Columbia postdoctoral lecturer.

For more information, contact:

Kathy Okun
Vice President for University Development, Columbia College and Arts & Sciences
(212) 851-7440
kao2116@columbia.edu

$1,000,000
Crossing Boundaries in Architecture
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Endow a groundbreaking interdisciplinary studio focused on collaboration among all GSAPP departments to address real world issues.

This studio—bringing together architecture, urban design, urban planning, historic preservation, and real estate development—will be the first of its kind at the University. Exploring all aspects of the built environment, it will set a precedent for interdisciplinary research.

For more information, contact:

Ryan Hart
Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations
(212) 854-2227
rh2679@columbia.edu

$1,000,000
Endowed Full Undergraduate Scholarship
The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
Provide full support for a worthy student to attend the Columbia Engineering school for one year.

This fund helps talented students, including those from low-income families, to graduate without debt. For a gift of $1 million or more, a donor may establish and
name a scholarship endowment that fully supports one engineering undergraduate each year, funding tuition, room, and board.

For more information, contact:

Jane Lowry
Director, Engineering Fund
212-854-4474
jl3678@columbia.edu

$5,000,000
Interdisciplinary Center or Institute
Arts and Sciences Departments
Endow and name a major interdisciplinary center in the Arts and Sciences.

Fund a center that draws together expertise from across the Arts and Sciences and the University. For $10 million, create an Institute.

For more information, contact:

Kathy Okun
Vice President for University Development,
Columbia College and Arts & Sciences
(212) 851-7440
kao2116@columbia.edu

$7,000,000
Research Centers
The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
Endow an interdisciplinary research center in genomics, biomedical engineering, nanotechnology, materials science, or computational learning.

These gifts supplement grant funding for research and can sometimes be used to provide required matching funds for federal and foundation grants. They also help support postdoctoral and visiting scientists, research conferences, and equipment each year.

For more information, contact:

Jane Lowry
Director, Engineering Fund
212-854-4474
jl3678@columbia.edu