Gifts in Action

Gifts in Action

Every gift furthers Columbia's impact

Journalism School Receives $10M from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to Launch a New Center for Journalism Ethics and Security

February 6, 2019 — Columbia Journalism School announced today its plan to establish the Craig Newmark Center for Journalism Ethics and Security, to advance journalism ethics education and industry practice in the digital age. The Center is made possible by a $10 million endowment gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the personal organization of craigslist founder Craig Newmark, a member of the Columbia Journalism Review Board of Overseers. The gift will also create a new Craig Newmark Professorship to direct the Center.

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Tang Family Gives $20 Million to Establish the Tang Fund for Engineering Innovations in Financial Technology

October 25, 2018 — Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science has announced a $20 million gift from the Tang family, Hong Kong-based investors, to establish the Tang Fund for Engineering Innovations in Financial Technology. His gift will support at least two faculty positions, five doctoral fellowships, and research funding that is intended to enhance teaching, accelerate research, and amplify translation into real-world applications.

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Thousands of Columbians Set a New Record on Giving Day

On Columbia Giving Day 2018 (October 24), University alumni, students, faculty, parents, and friends stood for the Columbia causes they care most about. Together, thousands of donors gave a record $20.1 million for financial aid, groundbreaking research, athletics, the arts, and other programs, exceeding the previous year's total by nearly $5 million.

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Two Architects Support the Next Generation of Architecture Students

Phillip Smith '61CC, '69GSAPP and Doug Thompson '70GSAPP met as students at Columbia University in the late 1960s, leading to an extraordinary partnership in life and in work that flourishes to this day.

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