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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.