Columbia College Chicago

Giving to Columbia

Empower Future Industry Leaders

Columbia College Chicago is bringing a new focus to creative practice in our society and on our campus.  By improving the rigor of the education students receive and the outcomes they achieve post-graduation, Columbia College Chicago is poised to not only prepare students for success in existing fields, but to situate them on the leading edge of creative industries yet to be born.

In order to reach its full potential as an educational innovator, an incubator of new creative practice, and a generator of real-world success for our students, Columbia College Chicago depends on the generous support of alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends of the college.  Giving to the college directly impacts both students’ current educational experience as well as their professional futures. 

Make a gift to Columbia College Chicago and empower future industry leaders in the creative fields and disciplines.

Giving Priorities

Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is the leading way to support Columbia College Chicago students.  By giving to this fund, you provide resources that immediately go to work and address the college’s most pressing needs, including financial aid, student programming, and faculty development.  The Annual Fund also enables the college to take advantage of new opportunities to foster student success as they arise.

Give now to the Annual Fund

Scholarship Columbia

As the primary donor-funded scholarship source for continuing students, Scholarship Columbia allows you to ensure that students have the financial means to complete their degree.  

Give now to Scholarship Columbia

Columbia Internship Challenge

Launched in November 2015, the Columbia Internship Challenge is a collective effort to help students invest in their professional future by completing an internship.  For every dollar you contribute, the college will match up to $175,000 in gifts, providing a total of $350,000 for 140 new paid internships for students with financial need.

Give now to the Columbia Internship Challenge