Jeff and Linda Franklin

"It was important to us to see the effects of our giving now."

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Stephen Buchman '59CC, '62LAW

"Columbia was my growth engine, and it still moves me to be of service to others."

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Milagro Ruiz '84GS

"By investing in Columbia students, I feel like I'm giving to the world."

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Jerome Chazen '50BUS

"My gifts to Columbia over the past 25 years have brought me closer to my personal goals than I had ever been before."

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Keville Frederickson
Tomasson '64NRS, '74TC

"I've always thought of Columbia as part of my family, and I want to help future students feel that same connection."

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Emil Bahary ’57BUS,
’62SEAS, ’69SEAS;
Kamel Bahary ’54CC;
and Bill Bahary ’61GSAS

“By funding fellowships, we can provide support for students and their research for generations to come. What better way to show our appreciation to Columbia?”

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Join the 1754 Society

We encourage you to consider joining the supporters who have made a legacy gift to Columbia.

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Gifts That Pay Income

A very popular gift option is the “charitable gift annuity.” You simply make a gift to Columbia and in exchange receive a fixed annual dollar amount—for life.

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Simple Gift.
Huge Impact.

A gift under your will is a simple, and the most popular, way to leave your lasting legacy and help support the future of Columbia and its students.

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Plan Now to Make More Possible

Pave the way for future students, faculty, and pivotal projects at Columbia University through planned giving.

Every day Columbia University and its alumni and friends are expanding the boundaries of what’s possible—in the boardroom, courtroom, operating room, newsroom, classroom, and beyond. One driving force behind these advances: the alumni and friends who make more possible today and every day through planned giving.

With many different planned giving options, you can give back for all that you received from Columbia in a way that works best for you—and help make more possible for the future:

  • Help your school, programs, and the next generations of students at Columbia
  • Establish a legacy for yourself and your loved ones
  • Give back for all you received in a smart and structured way
  • Deepen your connection to the Columbia community
  • Become involved in the University’s vision of the future

Planned gifts also give back—and can help you prepare for your future. They can allow you to take sizeable income, gift, and estate tax deductions and provide favorable capital gains tax treatment. They can provide income for you and your loved ones for life. Planned gifts allow you to leave a legacy that fits your philanthropic goals.

It takes a plan to make more possible. View your options for planned giving »

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We are thankful to our Columbia supporters who have chosen to include us in their charitable plans. Read why others have chosen to make a planned gift to Columbia. Learn More


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