You can support the Engineering Fund by making a gift here through our secure site. For more information on supporting Columbia Engineering visit our gift guide or email us.
It is through generosity to the Engineering Fund from alumni, parents, students and friends that Columbia Engineering is able to offer need-blind admission with full-need financial aid ensuring that we are able to admit the best students. The School is able to invest in new student programs, graduate fellowships, recruit talented faculty, and expand research projects and laboratory space. When you give to the Engineering Fund you enhance the educational and student-life experience at Columbia.
General gifts to the Engineering Fund were distributed across these priorities in the 2011 academic year.
Growing the Engineering Fund is important because the School needs to increase its investment in financial aid, faculty resources, infrastructure, and research on an annual basis. Tuition alone only covers approximately 60 percent of our operating expenses. Endowment income is mostly restricted to specific programs (such as professorships) and thus it does not allow for new innovations or increased strategic investments. Therefore, the Engineering Fund is a critical source of revenue that we must grow each year to ensure that Columbia can remain amongst the top engineering schools in the world.
Beginning last year, donors can direct their Engineering Fund gift(s) directly to the specific priority that is most important to them.