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Supporting Library Collections

A gift supports teaching, learning, and research in Jewish Studies by creating endowments for a dedicated librarian, general acquisitions, and development and preservation of special collections.

 
 

Advising for Success

Undergraduates take advantage of an improved program of integrated advising, developed with support from an endowment fund that honors a longtime and beloved Dean.

 
 

Transforming Diabetes Care

Thanks to a legacy of compassion, people of all ages receive comprehensive care for diabetes — the same condition experienced by a donor and his mother.

 
 

Lions Share

A Columbia College graduate helps University alumni stay in touch with old friends, make new connections, and reap personal and professional benefits.

 
 

Supporting Student Fieldwork

A gift supports field research by undergraduates majoring in environmental biology, who pursue internships all around the globe to study life in its various forms.

 
 

The Promise of the Brain

This new research facility will place Columbia scientists at the forefront of efforts to bridge the biology of the mind with other areas of knowledge.

 
 

Advancing the Mission

An alumna provides invaluable support for the School of Social Work's home, its students, and its innovative work.

 
 

Fighting Poverty in Africa

A bold model for community-led development helps half a million people in rural Africa lift themselves out of extreme poverty.

 
 

A Foundation for Growth

A Real Estate Development program that will shape the skylines and landscapes of tomorrow rises to new heights with support from a generous graduate.

 
 

Completing the Cycle

A legendary business leader’s gift inspires others to create scholarship endowments that will last for generations.

 
 

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Two historic gifts provide for state-of-the-art facilities to educate new generations of business leaders.

 
 

Life-Changing Steps

A General Studies student embarks on a new path — building a second career while making a real difference in the world.

 
 

For Nursing Leadership

A professorship to be held by the dean of the School of Nursing is endowed by alumni and friends as a tribute to her long-serving predecessor.

 
 

Passport to an Education

By supporting a SIPA fellowship program, a couple devoted to international affairs helps deserving students make a world of difference.

 
 

Engineered for a New Century

Support for faculty from distinguished alumni helps ensure the Engineering School’s leadership in the digital age.

 
 

A Chair for African Art

A gift to endow a chair in African art provides a platform for a distinguished scholar while reaffirming Columbia’s longtime strength in non-Western art.

 
 

Field of Dreams

Leadership gifts helped fund a new playing field and modern stadium, putting Columbia baseball in prime position as the team competes for the Ivy League championship.

 
 

Climate Change on the Rise

A professor helps train the next generation of leaders in climate change law while drawing international attention to island nations disappearing underwater.

 
 

Committed to the Core

A student who worked to raise money for the Columbia College Fund says giving to the University is a lifelong commitment.

 
 

Beyond Digital Technology

Bequests from a Hong Kong alumnus and his sister strengthen faculty, helping Columbia to address teaching and research challenges in the global age.

 
 

Journalism at the Crossroads

Emily Bell is leading the charge to educate the next generation of journalists, providing them with the skills to work effectively in an evolving media landscape.

 
 

Prescription for Education

A philanthropic leader at Columbia University Medical Center spends time as well as money to give deserving medical students a healthy dose of opportunity.

 
 

A Single-Minded Focus

An alumna’s success as a Broadway producer plays a lead role in preparing a new generation of theatre professionals to transform the stages of tomorrow.

 
 

Meeting of the Minds

Franck Polleux joined the faculty of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute in 2013 and has spent over a decade identifying cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying brain wiring.

 
 

Learn and Live

Anthony John Pensiero ’17SEAS, who is developing a toxicity sensor for grocery shoppers, is part of Columbia’s Res. Inc. program, which offers housing to entrepreneurial engineering students.

 
 

Health in Context

As a James Harden Fellow working in the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health, Elisa M. González is exploring the roles history, culture, and politics play in health in Puerto Rico.

 
 

Giving Back Off Campus

From removing invasive plant species from local parks to outreach for AIDS testing in the Bronx, volunteerism is central to Ryan Jensen’s Columbia experience.

 
 

The Geography of Economics

Donald Davis ’92GSAS, the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of Economics and International Affairs, studies how location impacts economics.

 
 

Racing Ahead

Marvellous Iheukwumere ‘14CC, an Olympic hopeful, is living up to her first name.

 
 

The Next Generation

A second-year medical student, Emma Goldensohn ’16PS has found parallels between her favorite subjects – history and science.

 
 

Wind In Our Sails

The Columbia University Sailing Team is a student-run program composed of both seasoned and novice undergraduate sailors.

 
 

Changing the Debate

The joint venture between Columbia Business School and Columbia Law School calls upon experts to examine issues shaping public policy.

 
 

A Changing Middle East

Since opening five years ago, Columbia Global Centers’ outpost in Amman, Jordan, has focused on capacity building in the Middle East.

 
Illuminating Stories

Drawing support from more than 200,000 donors, The Columbia Campaign has had an infinite impact on countless lives. See the stories.

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  • Supporting Library Collections

    A gift supports teaching, learning, and research in Jewish Studies by creating endowments for a dedicated librarian, general acquisitions, and development and preservation of special collections.

  • Advising for Success

    Undergraduates take advantage of an improved program of integrated advising, developed with support from an endowment fund that honors a longtime and beloved Dean.

  • Transforming Diabetes Care

    Thanks to a legacy of compassion, people of all ages receive comprehensive care for diabetes — the same condition experienced by a donor and his mother.

  • Lions Share

    A Columbia College graduate helps University alumni stay in touch with old friends, make new connections, and reap personal and professional benefits.

  • Supporting Student Fieldwork

    A gift supports field research by undergraduates majoring in environmental biology, who pursue internships all around the globe to study life in its various forms.

  • The Promise of the Brain

    This new research facility will place Columbia scientists at the forefront of efforts to bridge the biology of the mind with other areas of knowledge.

  • Advancing the Mission

    An alumna provides invaluable support for the School of Social Work's home, its students, and its innovative work.

  • Fighting Poverty in Africa

    A bold model for community-led development helps half a million people in rural Africa lift themselves out of extreme poverty.

  • A Foundation for Growth

    A Real Estate Development program that will shape the skylines and landscapes of tomorrow rises to new heights with support from a generous graduate.

  • Completing the Cycle

    A legendary business leader’s gift inspires others to create scholarship endowments that will last for generations.

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit

    Two historic gifts provide for state-of-the-art facilities to educate new generations of business leaders.

  • Life-Changing Steps

    A General Studies student embarks on a new path — building a second career while making a real difference in the world.

  • For Nursing Leadership

    A professorship to be held by the dean of the School of Nursing is endowed by alumni and friends as a tribute to her long-serving predecessor.

  • Passport to an Education

    By supporting a SIPA fellowship program, a couple devoted to international affairs helps deserving students make a world of difference.

  • Engineered for a New Century

    Support for faculty from distinguished alumni helps ensure the Engineering School’s leadership in the digital age.

  • A Chair for African Art

    A gift to endow a chair in African art provides a platform for a distinguished scholar while reaffirming Columbia’s longtime strength in non-Western art.

  • Field of Dreams

    Leadership gifts helped fund a new playing field and modern stadium, putting Columbia baseball in prime position as the team competes for the Ivy League championship.

  • Climate Change on the Rise

    A professor helps train the next generation of leaders in climate change law while drawing international attention to island nations disappearing underwater.

  • Committed to the Core

    A student who worked to raise money for the Columbia College Fund says giving to the University is a lifelong commitment.

  • Beyond Digital Technology

    Bequests from a Hong Kong alumnus and his sister strengthen faculty, helping Columbia to address teaching and research challenges in the global age.

  • Journalism at the Crossroads

    Emily Bell is leading the charge to educate the next generation of journalists, providing them with the skills to work effectively in an evolving media landscape.

  • Prescription for Education

    A philanthropic leader at Columbia University Medical Center spends time as well as money to give deserving medical students a healthy dose of opportunity.

  • A Single-Minded Focus

    An alumna’s success as a Broadway producer plays a lead role in preparing a new generation of theatre professionals to transform the stages of tomorrow.

  • Meeting of the Minds

    Franck Polleux joined the faculty of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute in 2013 and has spent over a decade identifying cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying brain wiring.

  • Learn and Live

    Anthony John Pensiero ’17SEAS, who is developing a toxicity sensor for grocery shoppers, is part of Columbia’s Res. Inc. program, which offers housing to entrepreneurial engineering students.

  • Health in Context

    As a James Harden Fellow working in the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health, Elisa M. González is exploring the roles history, culture, and politics play in health in Puerto Rico.

  • Giving Back Off Campus

    From removing invasive plant species from local parks to outreach for AIDS testing in the Bronx, volunteerism is central to Ryan Jensen’s Columbia experience.

  • The Geography of Economics

    Donald Davis ’92GSAS, the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of Economics and International Affairs, studies how location impacts economics.

  • Racing Ahead

    Marvellous Iheukwumere ‘14CC, an Olympic hopeful, is living up to her first name.

  • The Next Generation

    A second-year medical student, Emma Goldensohn ’16PS has found parallels between her favorite subjects – history and science.

  • Wind In Our Sails

    The Columbia University Sailing Team is a student-run program composed of both seasoned and novice undergraduate sailors.

  • Changing the Debate

    The joint venture between Columbia Business School and Columbia Law School calls upon experts to examine issues shaping public policy.

  • A Changing Middle East

    Since opening five years ago, Columbia Global Centers’ outpost in Amman, Jordan, has focused on capacity building in the Middle East.