CC Giving Day FAQ

About

What is Columbia College Giving Day?
Columbia College Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising event on March 23, 2021, that advances the Columbia College mission forward, enhancing the unique experiences of every CC student. The event will bring together alumni, donors and friends for a common cause to support Columbia College.

Why should I participate?
You participation, in combination with others' participation, makes a big impact! Alumni giving in particular is a metric used by many publications in compiling college rankings. It is a marker of alumni pride in their alma mater. Everyone benefits when everyone participates!

Making a Gift

How do I make a gift?
To make a gift, visit my.ccis.edu/givingday by March 23 and click the "Give Now" button on the home page. Then follow the direction provided. Thank you for your support!

Is it safe to make my gift online?
Absolutely! Columbia College Giving Day uses a website platform called GiveCampus that is PCI level-one compliant. Columbia College will not store, nor be able to access, your credit card information. 

Where do gifts go? 
Your gift will go directly to support the Columbia College Fund. Gifts made to the Columbia College Fund support many areas including: 

  • Fund student scholarships for immediate use 
  • Enhance the collegiate experience for thousands of students at more than 30 locations nationwide 
  • Embrace the emerging needs of the institution by allowing college leadership the flexibility to quickly adapt to new ideas 

Is there a minimum donation amount?
No, gifts of every size move CC forward and support the hands-on experience of every student. Your participation, in combination with others' participation, makes a big impact!

Can I send a gift by mail or phone? 
Yes! Donors can make a donation via phone or mail before Giving Day. Gifts received by March 31, 2021, will be counted toward the campaign total. To make a gift by phone, call (573) 875-7563 or send your gift by mail to:

Columbia College 
Office of Development
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216

Will my Columbia College Giving Day contribution be tax deductible? 
Yes! Your gift is entirely tax deductible. You will receive an immediate email acknowledgment and gift confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes. 

Will gifts that arrive before March 23, 2021, count toward Columbia College Giving Day?
Yes! Columbia College Giving Day includes an early phase, which runs through March 22, 2021. Gifts received through phone, website, in person and direct mail to the Columbia College Fund during this time are included in Columbia College Giving Day totals.

Spreading the Word

What can I do to help get the word out about Columbia College Giving Day?

  • Build excitement with other alumni, family and friends through personal outreach
  • Share and post about Columbia College Giving Day on social media using the hashtag #CCGivingDay.

Who can I contact if I still have questions? 
Email the Office of Development at ccgiving@ccis.edu or call (573) 875-7563.