You can choose to give to SIPA in many ways. Most donors choose cash and cash equivalents, whether as annual gifts, one-time gifts, or gifts pledged over a period of years.


Tax Advantages

A cash gift entitles you to the most generous federal income-tax charitable deduction up to 50 percent of adjusted gross income. If all deductible gifts in that year exceed the 50-percent limit, the excess amount may be carried over as a deduction for up to five years.

Matching Programs

Many companies will make a matching gift to SIPA when one of their employees makes a donation. To find out if your company has such a program, use our convenient search engine.

By Check

Your check should be made payable to Columbia University and, to ensure that it is properly credited, must be accompanied by a letter outlining the purpose of the gift. Mail checks to the Gift Systems department at the following address:

Columbia SIPA Development
MC 4522
622 West 113th Street
New York, NY 10025

By Credit Card

A credit card gift to Columbia is not only convenient, it also entitles you to the same income-tax deduction as a gift of cash. To make your gift via credit card, click here to use our secure online gift form, or call us toll-free at 1-866-GIFTSYS (1-866-443-8797).

By Wire Transfer

While most donors send personal checks, Columbia also accepts cash gifts by wire transfer. To make a gift to Columbia by wire please contact Columbia’s Gift Systems department at or 1-866-GIFTSYS.

Tax Identification Number

Columbia University’s tax ID number (EIN) is 13-5598093.


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