The SIPA Leadership Society includes donors who make a cumulative gift of $1,000 or higher during a fiscal year. A gift at the SIPA Leadership Society level demonstrates your dedication to SIPA’s mission and provides the School with immediate, unrestricted support for our most important activities and programs. The leadership level support of alumni is essential to the school’s continued success and helps support research across SIPA. 

The list below outlines the impact of each giving level and corresponding SIPA Leadership Society benefits. In addition to the benefits listed, all SIPA leadership donors receive invitations to exclusive, invitation-only Columbia events and special acknowledgment throughout the year.

Dean’s Circle: $10,000+
Giving at this level can cover half a semester’s tuition for a deserving SIPA student or costs for new and evolving programs like Tech and Policy @SIPA, Global Urban Policy, Energy and the Environment, Central Banking and Financial Policy, etc.

Leadership Circle: $5,000-$9,999
Giving at this level reduces SIPA students’ tuition costs, enabling them to pursue substantive and relevant internships.

Ambassador Circle: $2,500-$4,999
Giving at this level increases the total pool of funds for financial aid and the number of awards that encourage enrollment for admitted students.

Advocate Circle: $1,000-$2,499
Giving at this level helps SIPA provide additional financial aid for admitted students.