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Columbia College Chicago is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, charitable and educational organization.

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Your fully tax-deductible gift to Columbia College Chicago supports the college’s creative, intellectual community and empowers students to be future industry leaders. Each gift makes a difference in the lives of our students and furthers the college’s ability to lead the innovation and education of creative practice. To provide continual support to the college and its students, consider setting up a monthly gift.

Please contact our office if you have questions about your gift or would like to make a contribution over the phone. You may also make your gift by check, made payable to “Columbia College Chicago,” and mail it to:  

Development and Alumni Relations 
Columbia College Chicago 
600 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 400 
Chicago, IL 60605

Phone: 312-369-7287 
Fax: 312-369-8039 
Email: giving@colum.edu

Please note, if no designation is selected your gift will support the Annual Fund.

Columbia College Chicago is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, charitable and educational organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.


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, such as student financial aid, student programming, career preparation, and professional development for the college’s talented and award-winning faculty.

The Annual Fund 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.


Scholarship Columbia is the primary donor-funded scholarship for continuing juniors and seniors at Columbia College Chicago. Giving to Scholarship Columbia directly supports high-achieving junior and senior undergraduate students with financial need. Donors to Scholarship Columbia are committed to ensuring that students have the financial means to complete their degree.

Support for Scholarship Columbia is deeply appreciated by our students. Below are words of thanks from a few of the 2015-16 Scholarship Columbia recipients:

“Because of this scholarship I'll be able to finish my education and graduate within the time frame that I had hoped. My path through the academic world has been wayward at times, but upon deciding to attend Columbia College Chicago I have known precisely what I want. My first semester included 16 credit hours combined with two different jobs to pay for my living arrangements. I finished the semester with a 3.94 GPA. I have every intention of applying the same fervor toward all of my future academic challenges.”

-Clayton ’17

“Growing up in a single parent home and being labeled as a non-citizen have always been obstacles I have had to deal with in the United States. Nevertheless, my determination and passion for getting an education have brought me to where I am today. My greatest desire is to gain as much knowledge as I can during my college career and use it as a tool to enrich low income communities through the arts. Scholarship Columbia will facilitate my ability to pay for my tuition and get me a step closer to my goals.”

-Alina ’16

“It is thanks to your contribution that I will have the financial ability to complete my education and to transition more easily to the working world. I cannot express how much your generosity has touched me, and I cannot say enough about what excitement and joy I receive from your contribution as I enter my final year at Columbia.”

-Nicole ’16