Common Giving Questions
Q: What is President’s Club?
A: The President’s Club is Columbia College Chicago’s premiere gift recognition society honoring individuals who give a fiscal year cumulative gift of $1,000 or more to any area at the college. Benefits include: exclusive invitations to receptions and featured events throughout the year. President’s Club donors also receive a special recognition pin as well as listing in the Annual Report Honor Roll of Donors.
Q: What is Circle of Contributors?
A: Located in the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Alexandroff Campus Center Lobby, the Circle of Contributors Donor Wall recognizes donor lifetime giving of $10,000 or more.
Q: How do I participate in the Annual Fund?
A: The Annual Fund exists to raise individual donations of $1 - $999 and provide an opportunity for friends, alumni, faculty and staff of Columbia College to contribute at any level. The Annual Fund has a Fall/Spring campaign where gifts may be mailed to the Office of Institutional Advancement- 600 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60605. Gifts to Scholarship Columbia will be matched.
Q: If I give to a center or institute, does that qualify for the Annual Fund?
Q: May I designate my gift to any area on campus?
A: Yes. You may designate your gift to any school, center, department, or museum on campus. For more information on where you may designate your gift, please contact Michael Anderson at email@example.com or 312.369.8652.
Q: How do matching gifts work?
A: Many companies will match charitable gifts made by their employees. If you or your spouse is interested in a corporate matching gift, please check with your HR office to obtain matching gift forms. You can check our online search engine if your company participates.
Q: What are the payment options for making a gift?
A: You may make a gift of cash, check, or credit card. For a full list of giving options, please visit Ways to Give.
Q: Can I give anonymously?
A: Yes- when making a gift, simply indicate with your payment method you would like to remain anonymous.
Q: What is Passport to Columbia?
A: Passport to Columbia is a complimentary membership program by Columbia College Chicago that provides exclusive access to the arts and culture of the South Loop. For more information please contact Brent Caburnay at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.369.8188
Q: How do I update my contact information?
A: If you have moved, changed businesses, a new phone number, or a new email address and would like to stay in touch with Columbia College Chicago, please contact Anthony Moss at email@example.com or 312.369.7529