A planned giving opportunity that will ensure Columbia’s eminence for the next century, while providing donors with valuable returns.

Columbia Business School’s 100-year anniversary celebration is a momentous time to make a planned gift. These gifts, which improve the financial health of the School, can also provide income for you and your loved ones for life. With many different planned giving options, you can make an important investment in Columbia’s future, enabling you to leave a legacy that fits your philanthropic goals.

Your planned gift will bring Columbia closer to its goal of securing a record number of Centennial Planned Gifts. Actions that are considered Centennial Planned Gifts include making estate plans through a will or a living trust; creating a charitable remainder trust and naming the Business School as the remainder beneficiary; entering into a charitable gift annuity agreement with the School; naming Columbia as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan; or establishing a donor-advised fund at Columbia.

Those who make Centennial Planned Gifts will also become members of the 1754 Society, Columbia University’s honorary association for alumni and friends who have included the University in their inheritance plans. Named for the year in which Columbia’s predecessor, King’s College, was established, the Society recognizes the vital role of benefactors in Columbia’s past, present, and future success. Your membership involves no dues, obligations, or solicitations, but rather permits the University to express its thanks, recognize your kindness, and encourage others to follow in your gracious footsteps.

To learn more about this giving opportunity, please contact Lisa Yeh at 212-854-5359 or ly2019@gsb.columbia.edu.