CC Giving Day FAQ


What is Columbia College Giving Day?
Columbia College Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising event on April 23, 2019, 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 on April 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: 

  • Bolstering the $4 million in scholarships awarded to students every year 
  • Enhancing the student experience with up-to-date resources and technology for our more than 20,000 students around the world
  • The construction of New Hall, which will house our new residence hall and the Robert W. Plaster School of Business

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? 
Donors can make a donation via phone or mail. To be included in Giving Day campaign, gifts must be made during the early-give timeframe (April 9 through April 22, 2019) or by midnight ET on Columbia College Giving Day (April 23, 2019). Gifts received after this period will not be counted. 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? 
 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 April 23, 2019, count toward Columbia College Giving Day?
Columbia College Giving Day includes an early phase, which runs from April 9 through April 22, 2019. 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?

  • Share and post about Columbia College Giving Day on social media using the hashtag #CCGivingDay.
  • Sign up personally or as a group to spread the word and inspire donors as a CC Giving Day Advocate. You will receive a unique URL to share via social, text and email. The site will keep track of clicks, donations and dollars generated by your link. Note: you will not show up as an advocate until you share that unique link and someone clicks on it.
  • The advocate tab also allows you to create a video plea and a match.

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