Columbia University

By the Numbers

Since The Columbia Campaign launched, alumni, parents, and friends have provided more than $4.3 billion in support for endowment, operating budgets, and new and improved facilities in the University’s core academic and research areas.

What Giving Supports

Gifts provide new resources for facilities, student financial aid, research, faculty/staff, and more.

Professorships

Donors have already made commitments to newly endow 134 faculty positions.

Regional Alumni Clubs

The CAA has added 27 clubs worldwide for a total of 81 in more than 40 countries.

Endowed Financial Aid

Endowment commitments will provide more than $36.5 million each year for financial aid.

Annual Giving

Giving to key annual funds has grown by one-third or more since the Campaign began.

New Facilities

Leadership gifts total $400 million for three new facilities at CUMC and in Manhattanville.

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What Giving Supports

Campaign gifts provide funding for initiatives throughout the University. The four broad categories that have attracted the most support are research, student financial aid, facilities, and faculty.

Figures include gifts for endowment and current use.

(March 2011)

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Professorships

The University had received commitments in support of 134 new faculty endowments. Some of these endowments fund existing faculty members, while others support newly created professorial chairs, representing additions to the current faculty.

(December 2010)

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Regional Alumni Clubs

The Columbia Alumni Association’s expanded global presence includes 81 clubs in more than 40 countries. Houston, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, and Australia are just some of the 27 locations that have welcomed new clubs since the Campaign launched. Back in New York, the 2009 opening of the Columbia Alumni Center provided alumni with a new home away from home in Morningside Heights.

(March 2011)

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Endowed Financial Aid

Columbia had received more than $728 million in commitments for new financial aid endowment, meaning that an additional $36.4 million or more should be available for financial aid every single year. As the endowment grows and additional gifts are made, the amount of money for annual aid will continue to increase.

(February 2011)

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Annual Giving

Annual funds are critical to the well-being of every school and unit at Columbia — they provide essential funding for financial aid, student programs, and more. Since 2006, contributions to the Columbia College Fund have increased from $11.3 million to $15.1 million (+34%). Giving to the Columbia Business Funds over the same period rose from $2.75 million to $4.04 million (+47%), and support for the Columbia Athletics annual fund grew from $1.36 million to $1.95 million (+43%). (FY2010)

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New Facilities

New Facilities Will Transform:

Medical Education – Dr. Roy Vagelos ’54PS and Diana Vagelos ’55BC have given $50 million to support a new medical education building at Columbia University Medical Center.

Mind Brain Behavior Initiative – the late Dawn M. Greene ’08HON and the Jerome L. Greene Foundation have given $250 million for a new science center, pictured, to house MBBI.

Business Education – Henry R. Kravis ’69BUS has given $100 million to support a new facility for Columbia Business School.