Gifts in Action

Gifts in Action

Every gift furthers Columbia's impact

On the Frontline of Coronavirus Research

A research team at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is developing anti-viral compounds to kill the virus or help prevent its spread. Their work has been met with a global outpouring of support in a short time, with more than $10 million raised toward a $20 million goal to fund the research.

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Columbia Alumnae Make a Collective Impact

On February 9, over 600 Columbia alumnae and friends came together for She Opened the Door 2020—a full day of inspiring sessions and speakers, including CNN's Poppy Harlow '05CC and Christiane Amanpour P: '23CC, and Nobel Laureate peace activist Leymah Gbowee. This year’s program included a fundraising initiative, Open the Door, that invited the women of Columbia to show their collective strength while paving the way for the next generations.

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Giving Day 2019 Raises Over $22M, Breaking Records

Every October, Columbians around the world—alumni, students, parents, friends, neighbors, faculty, and staff—come together for Giving Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event that changes lives that change the world. On October 23, the eighth annual Giving Day raised a record high of $22,009,151 from 18,622 gifts to the causes, schools, and programs that support students and further Columbia's global mission.

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A Decade of Transformation: The Lemann Foundation and Columbia

Since Columbia University and the Lemann Foundation joined forces a decade ago, they have created an array of initiatives doing more for Brazil and more for Columbia students. To highlight the impact of ten years of partnership between the University and Jorge Paulo Lemann and the Lemann Foundation, Columbia produced a light-hearted video in vintage newsreel style.

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