Making a Gift

Football Benefits

Football Benefits

Benefits Levels


Champions Circle

$25,000+

  • Special experiences with Columbia Football including sideline access, participation in the Spring Game (ex: calling plays), access to team film sessions
  • Special concierge services
  • All of the below benefits



Gold

$10,000 – $24,999

  • Guarantee Lot B parking for Homecoming
  • Dinner with coaches and other opportunities to connect with Columbia Football
  • All of the below benefits



Silver

$5,000 – $9,999

  • Guarantee Lot B parking for all games other than Homecoming
  • Special invitation to the Rookie Draft, Homecoming Dinner, Homecoming Brunch, Gold Dinner, and Golf Outing
  • All of the below benefits



Bronze

$2,500 – $4,999

  • Lot B parking access on a first-come first-served basis
  • All of the below benefits



Blue & White

$1,000 – $2,499

  • Access to the Maniatty-Remmer Lounge with season ticket purchase
  • All of the below benefits



First Down

$500 – $999


$150 for Young Alumni in the classes of 2014-2018


  • Access to Monday postgame e-mails from Al Bagnoli
  • Special stewardship packages
  • Other concierge services
  • Honor roll recognition

Special Information for Donors to the Football Program
Fiscal Year 2019

Getting to the Baker Athletics Complex

For every home game, Columbia Athletics will provide complimentary shuttle bus service from the Morningside campus to the Baker Athletics Complex. Morningside shuttle buses will begin running 90 minutes prior to kickoff and will return to the Morningside Heights campus after the game. For every home football game, Columbia Athletics also provides the east side shuttle bus, which will depart from the northeast corner of 3rd Avenue at 86th Street 90 minutes prior to kickoff. On Homecoming, the bus will depart 2.5 hours prior to kickoff. Buses will return to Lexington Avenue and 86th Street immediately following the game.

Fans may also take the New York City MTA 1 train to 215th Street or the A train to 207th Street and walk north on Broadway to the Baker Athletics Complex on 218th Street. Be sure to visit www.mta.info on game day for all up-to-date subway service information.



Parking

For the 2019 football season, parking will be available only to donors making annual fund gifts between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. Cumulative annual gift amounts may be counted toward benefit eligibility.

  • Donors making annual gifts at the Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Champions Circle levels will be eligible for on-site preferred parking adjacent to Lawrence A. Wien Stadium (Lot B).
  • Guaranteed parking for all home games in Lot B will only be offered at the Gold and Platinum levels. Silver level parking is guaranteed for all games except Homecoming. Bronze level parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Nonguaranteed, on-site preferred parking is extremely limited. For information about other parking options near the Baker Athletics Complex, go to www.gocolumbialions.com.

If you accept the benefits package, your 2019 parking passes will be sent to the address used for this mailing. To purchase tickets to home football games, please contact the Athletics Ticket Office at 888-LIONS-11.

Eligibility for the Columbia Football benefits program is based on giving between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Eligible gifts made in this period will apply toward benefits for the 2019 Columbia Football season.


PLEASE NOTE:
The Internal Revenue Service regulations mandate that gifts made in exchange for benefit privileges are not fully tax-deductible. If you choose to accept benefits, your gift receipts will reflect the appropriate deductions. In some cases, the fair market value of the premium is considered insubstantial and will not count against the tax-deductibility of your gift. If you decline the annual giving benefits package at the time you make your contribution, your gift may be fully tax-deductible.