Making a Gift

Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Giving Options

There are three main channels you can use to make a gift at any time:


You can always make an outright gift to support The Fund for Excellence or one of our sports programs online by going to this page.

If you would like to make a gift to another fund, such as an endowment or special initiative, please select "Other" and write in your fund of choice.

By Mail

Send this form with a personal check or credit card information to:

Victor Spinelli
Columbia Alumni Center
622 West 113th Street
Mail Code 4523
New York, NY 10025

By Phone

Call Victor Spinelli at (212) 851-7979 to make a gift over the phone—just have your credit card information ready.

Other Resources

Planned Gifts

For some donors, an outright gift is not the best means of achieving their philanthropic or estate-planning goals. Carefully planned gifts can offer significant estate-tax and income benefits, while at the same time allowing donors to make larger gifts to the University than would otherwise be possible.

Click here to read more about a planned gift that is making more possible now for Columbia Athletics.

The Office of Planned Giving can also assist you with gifts of securities, gifts of real estate, or gifts of other personal property.

Office of Planned Giving

Columbia University
Planned Giving
622 West 113th Street
New York, NY 10025
(800) 338-3294

Office of Planned Giving

Give by Wire Transfer

While most donors send personal checks, Columbia also accepts cash gifts by wire transfer. To make a gift to Columbia by wire please contact Columbia's Gift Systems department at or 1-866-GIFTSYS.

Gifts of Appreciated Stocks and Bonds

Gifts of appreciated stocks and bonds are very popular among Columbia alumni and friends. If you are considering a donation of $1,000 or more, there are many tax advantages to giving securities.

Learn More

Recurring Gifts

You can set up your gift to recur monthly, yearly, or any other regular schedule you would like. Use this link and select "Recurring Gift" to set up your gift onlineā€”it will help you calculate how much you would like to do, and it will connect a credit card from which the gifts will be deducted according to your schedule.

You can spread your annual gift over the 12 months of the year, or set up your annual gift for future years.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will make a matching gift to Columbia when one of their employees makes a donation. Find out if your employer will make a matching gift to Columbia Athletics: Use the search engine here.

Naming Opportunities

Existing naming opportunities range from $25,000 to $25,000,000. Columbia Athletics maintains all naming opportunities and welcomes inquiries from those interested in learning more. Contact Victor Spinelli, Assistant Director, Athletics Development and Stewardship, at (212) 851-7979 or for more information.


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