A gift to the Annual Fund has an immediate impact on the lives of students at Columbia College Chicago. Giving to this fund provides resources that quickly go to work where they are most needed at the college. The Annual Fund provides critical support to student financial aid, student programming and career preparation, and professional development for the college’s talented and award-winning faculty.

The Annual Fund is the leading way to support Columbia College Chicago. It brings alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the college together under the common purpose of fostering real-world student success and educational innovation. In addition to meeting critical college-wide needs, gifts to the Annual Fund also enable Columbia College Chicago to stay on the leading edge of the creative industries and take advantage of new opportunities to foster student success as they arise.