The Campaign For Columbia SIPA

Merit E. Janow | Dean, School of International and Public Affairs

What Can Be is SIPA’s $150-million campaign that will fund areas essential to our future. It will increase financial aid for our students, support the high-impact research of our academic community, ensure new hiring in critical fields, and create new programs. Our success will also support key University priorities in climate response, data and society, global solutions, and just societies.

A Letter from Dean Merit E. Janow

Our Goals

$108 million of $150 million Campaign Goal

Our fundraising goals reflect our ambitions for SIPA—from ensuring the most qualified students, to expanding innovative programs that reinforce the School’s position of leadership, to making an extraordinary faculty even stronger. These priorities are instrumental in our vision of a policy school uniquely prepared to address the world’s challenges—today, tomorrow, and for many years to come. 

Explore

Ideas+Impact

What Can Be is Columbia SIPA $150-million campaign | How can economies work for everyone?
How can economies work for everyone?

Explore
What Can Be is Columbia SIPA $150-million campaign | A safer future for every nation.
A safer future for every nation.

Explore
What Can Be is Columbia SIPA $150-million campaign | Preserving resources for the next generation.
Preserving resources for the next generation.

Explore
What Can Be is Columbia SIPA $150-million campaign | Change for the better.
Change for the better.

Explore
What Can Be is Columbia SIPA $150-million campaign | A laboratory for innovative public policy.
A laboratory for innovative public policy.

Explore
What Can Be is Columbia SIPA $150-million campaign | The Campaign For Columbia SIPA.
The Campaign For Columbia SIPA.

Read Brochure

Making an Impact

SIPA equips students with the skills needed to transform the world. When they graduate, they are impassioned and prepared to achieve extraordinary things, to make a difference in the world and on the global stage. The following video highlights just a few of SIPA’s remarkable students—and what motivates them to change the world and people’s lives for the better. 

What Can Be

Support What Can Be

It is only with the help of our alumni and friends that SIPA will truly achieve What Can Be. Thank you for your generosity in supporting our students, faculty, and programs.

To learn more about our campaign priorities and explore some of the many ways that your support helps advance SIPA’s critical mission, contact Beth Mauro, Associate Dean of Development, at 212.851.4168 or b.mauro@columbia.edu.


News Highlights
What Can Be is Columbia SIPA $150-million campaign | Portraits: economist Sandra Black (left), political scientist Keren Yarhi-Milo
Economist and Political Scientist Joins SIPA Faculty

Read more
What Can Be is Columbia SIPA $150-million campaign | Are We Transitioning Toward a Post-Western World?
Are We Transitioning Toward a Post-Western World?

Read more
What Can Be is Columbia SIPA $150-million campaign | Justine LaVoye MPA-DP ’19, Jenise Ogle MPA ’19, and Maria José Diaz MPA ’19
Putting Maternal Mortality in the Spotlight

Read more

Columbia University
School of International and Public Affairs
420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027
​​​​devsipa@columbia.edu