Ways to Give

Gifts of any amount can help advance Columbia Engineering’s vision for a more secure, connected, sustainability, healthy, and creative humanity. Below are common vehicles used to make gifts. Please contact us for more information specific to your situation.


Giving online by credit card is an easy and quick option.


For more information on how to give, and for answers to specific questions about your situation, contact the Office of Alumni Relations.


Giving online by credit card is an easy and quick option. To make your gift now use our online form or call us at (646) 745-8409.

By Recurring Monthly Gift

Donors can set up a recurring charge to a credit card on a monthly or quarterly basis. This is a great way to increase the impact of a gift and avoid the pressure of waiting until the last minute. Visit our giving page or call (646) 745-8409.

By Check

Please note that due to COVID-19, checks must be received by 3/20 to be processed. Checks received after 3/20 will not be processed until operations at Columbia resume as normal.

Please make your check payable to “Columbia University” and include a note about your gift’s purpose. Checks can be mailed to:

Engineering Development
622 W 113th St, MC 4518
New York, NY 10025

By Securities Transfer

Making a gift through a transfer of appreciated stocks or bonds are a popular way to make a gift. If you are considering a donation of $1,000 or more, there are many tax advantages to giving securities. For more information and complete instructions, contact us via email at engineeringfund@columbia.edu.

By Wire Transfer

Columbia accepts wire transfers. For more information, call (646) 745-8409 or email us at engineeringfund@columbia.edu.

Gift Planning

Some of the most impactful gifts individuals make usually take advantage of a planned giving strategy. This includes bequests, charitable trusts, gift annuities, or including Columbia as a beneficiary on a retirement or life insurance plan. Planned gifts allow donors to take sizeable income, capital gains and estate deductions on their taxes. They can provide income for you and your family for life, and leaves a legacy that fits your philanthropic goals. For more information contact Zach Howell at zachary.howell@columbia.edu or (212) 851-4023.

Matching Gift

Not sure if your company matches? Use our quick lookup tool.

International Gifts – Hong Kong and United Kingdom

Donors in Hong Kong may give to Columbia and receive tax benefits through our Columbia University Hong Kong Fund registered under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance.

For those based in the United Kingdom, Columbia established the Columbia UK Fund Limited to help donors with tax relief. If you pay UK income taxes, your gift to this fund (in Sterling, US Dollars, or Euros) is eligible for Gift Aid relief, which increases the donor’s philanthropic impact.

For more information, see our international gifts page.

Gifts of Other Assets

The best way to make your gift might be donating real estate, tangible personal property, or other assets, including gifts in kind and closely held stocks, which often require special handling. For more information contact Zach Howell at zachary.howell@columbia.edu or (212) 851-4023.