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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics

Thank You for Supporting Columbia Athletics on Giving Day

The second annual Giving Day marked another tremendous success for Columbia Athetics, which nearly doubled its fundraising efforts from 2012.

Receiving just under 3,000 gifts, Athletics raised over $1.8 million, marking 25% of the total dollars received on Giving Day, and topped last years efforts of $982,763. Athletics finished second only to, in terms of dollar total, Columbia College. 

Athletics won a portion ($55,384) of the Giving Day $250,000 incentive fund, provided by a group of University Trustees.   

Athletics also won FOUR of the "hourly" Giving Day challenges: Columbia Athletics had the most donors between 4-5 p.m. to earn a $5,000 prize and a random donor was selected between 5-6 p.m. to gain another $2,000. Between 8-9 p.m., Athletics had the highest total of graduates from the last decade donate to pick up $5,000 and also boasted the most international donors to add another $5,000 to its total.

In just 24 hours, Columbia University totaled 9,759 gifts that brought in more than $7.8 million.

Roar, Lion, Roar!

For more information about giving to Columbia Athletics, please contact Corey Aronstam at


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