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Thank you for considering a gift to the Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW). We appreciate your support! 

Now in our second century, CUSSW faces the challenge of preparing students to pursue social service careers in a complex, global, and ever-changing world. To invest in us at this moment is to invest in the next generation of leaders in the social work field, both in the United States and around the globe. 

What your contribution supports

There are two main ways you can support us:

Give to our Annual Fund

Unrestricted gifts are important to CSSW.  They give the School the flexibility to seize opportunities that will enrich the educational life of the School and address unforeseen challenges as they arise.

Currently, nearly all of the money raised by the School's Annual Fund is used to provide scholarship support for our students. We are committed to attracting the most promising students regardless of family income, and more than 90 percent of our students receive some form of financial assistance.

Give to CSSW for a designated purpose

Alternatively, you may direct your gift to a specific purpose or program at the School—such as endowed scholarship funds, professorships, the social work innovation fund, and more. For more information, please go to the School of Social Work’s Giving Guide. Questions about specific designations? Please contact Stacy Kass (212-851-2370; shk2141@columbia.edu) or Gretchen Knudsen (212-851-2368; gdk2111@columbia.edu).

How to make your gift

There are several convenient methods for making a gift:

By credit card

To make a credit card gift, go to our secure online giving form

By check

Checks should be made payable to the Trustees of Columbia University and sent to:
Columbia University School of Social Work
1255 Amsterdam Avenue, Suite 629
New York, NY  10027 

NOTE: Many companies will make a matching gift to Columbia when one of their employees or their spouse makes a donation. To find out if you or your spouse’s company has such a program, please go to Columbia University’s “matching gifts” search engine.

Gifts of securities

Gifts of appreciated stocks and bonds are popular among many Columbia alumni. If you are considering a donation of $1,000 or more, there are many tax advantages to giving securities. For more information, please contact Stacy Kass (212-851-2370; shk2141@columbia.edu) or Gretchen Knudsen (212-851- 2368; gdk2111@columbia.edu).

Planned gifts

Planned gifts can offer significant estate-tax and income benefits, and allow donors to make larger gifts to the School than would otherwise be possible. For more information on how to include the School in your will or estate plans, please go to our planned giving site. Alternatively, please contact Stacy Kass (212-851-2370; shk2141@columbia.edu) or Gretchen Knudsen (212-851-2368; gdk2111@columbia.edu).

Honorary or memorial gifts

To make a gift in honor of special loved one, please go to our secure online giving form.

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Thank you again for your interest in supporting CSSW. If you have questions about various giving opportunities or about the process of giving online, please contact Stacy Kass (212-851-2370; shk2141@columbia.edu) or Gretchen Knudsen (212-851-2368; gdk2111@columbia.edu).