The Scholarship Campaign for Columbia Journalism School | School of Journalism

The Scholarship Campaign for Columbia Journalism School

To Ensure Access and Promote Excellence in Journalism

Gifts from alumni and friends enable Columbia Journalism School to educate the next generation of journalists, diversify the student body in every way and help the dramatically changing profession meet its potential and uphold standards of ethical reporting. By making a gift to the Annual Fund or to support other initiatives, you can participate in the school’s philanthropic campaign, which you can read more about here. Thank you for your generosity.


Columbia Giving Day

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Join us on October 23, 2019 for the annual 24-hour university-wide online fundraising event. Every October, alumni, students, friends, faculty and staff come together to support the next generation of journalists by making a gift to the Journalism School. 

Your contributions will go directly towards scholarship support for the next year of J-School students with demonstrated financial need. Gifts of all sizes make a difference! 

By supporting the school on Giving Day, you help us to compete with other schools and programs within Columbia for additional funds provided by the University Trustees, so your generosity will make an even greater impact on the school.

There are many ways to give:

Give Online - October 23

Giving Day begins at 12:01 a.m. EDT on October 23. Make your gift online at: and select Columbia Journalism School.

Give Early - October 9-22

Send your gift early! Just send a personal check or a check from a donor-advised fund to the Journalism Development Office and indicate that it is a Giving Day gift. 

Give Stock

Gifts of stock count as well, in order for a stock gift to count for Giving Day the stock transfer transaction must be initiated between October 9-22. 

For more info, please contact Ella Bouriak ( or call her at 212-851-9653.

THANK YOU for your generosity.

Annual Fund

The Journalism School seeks to enroll the very best students, regardless of their economic circumstances. Contributions from alumni and friends to the Annual Fund primarily provide scholarship support.

Every gift to the Annual Fund – no matter the size – makes an immediate and palpable difference in our students’ lives. Please consider supporting Columbia Journalism School today.


For more information, email Ella Bouriak or call her at 212-851-9653. 

The Dean's Circle

Members of the Dean’s Circle demonstrate philanthropic leadership and enthusiastic commitment to the Journalism School that inspires others. Donors qualify for the Dean's Circle with cumulative gifts of $1,000 or more ($500 for graduates from the last 10 years) to the Annual Fund within a given fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).

Dean’s Circle members who give $5,000 or above to the Annual Fund in a single year may have a scholarship named in their honor or in honor of an individual of the donor’s choosing.


For more information about supporting the Annual Fund through the Dean’s Circle, please email Ella Bouriak or call her at 212-851-9653.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts, including bequests and life income gifts, are designed to help meet your financial and charitable goals while supporting Columbia Journalism School in the long term.

Here is a selection of different Planned Giving options, for more details please visit the university's Office of Gift Planning website here or contact Janine Jaquet.

·       Include a Bequest in Your Will

·       Name Columbia Journalism School as a Beneficiary

·       IRA Charitable Rollover

·       Establish a Life Income Plan

·       Establish a Donor Advised Fund


Other Gifts of Support

The Journalism School has numerous opportunities for alumni and friends to provide support for faculty, students and our historic building. For more information, please email Janine Jaquet or call her at 212-854­-1148.