Ways to Give

Whether this is your first gift to Columbia College or one among many over the years, we're here to help you find ways to give that fit you best. 

Cash, Credit and Online Gifts

Checks should be made payable to Columbia College and mailed to:
Office of Development
Columbia College
1001 Rogers St., Columbia, MO 65216

Columbia College accepts payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. You can make a credit card gift online or call toll-free (800) 231-2391, ext. 7563.

Employee Giving

We are CC! Join us in support of our nonprofit college by giving through payroll deduction or with a one-time donation. Your contribution helps us improve our scholarship offerings for deserving students nationwide. Your gift also allows us to address unique initiatives within and across the college and helps us fund experiential learning for students. Visit Employee Giving to learn more. 

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts count on all giving levels and are a great way to increase the amount of your donation. If you or your spouse works for a company with a matching gifts program, obtain a matching gift form from your human resources department and include it with your gift to Columbia College.

Securities (stock) and/or Real Estate

Ask your agent to contact Melissa Montgomery via email or by calling (573) 875-7576 to obtain electronic-transfer instructions.

In-kind Gift of Equipment or Real Property

Ask your agent to email Melissa Montgomery or call her at (573) 875-7576 to obtain electronic-transfer instructions.

Gift and Estate Planning

Careful and creative gift and estate planning can maximize the impact of your philanthropy through the development of an individualized approach that complements your financial, tax and estate situation. You can make a lasting impact on Columbia College — supporting our students and programs far into the future — while also meeting your family and financial goals. The legal name of the college is "Columbia College of Columbia, Missouri".

For more information about planning your gift, please contact Melissa Montgomery, CFRE at (573) 875-7576.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make a gift in honor or memory of someone?
Absolutely. Many donors contribute funds to honor a loved one or special individual. If you would like to make your gift in honor or memory of another person, or if you wish to give in another's name, just let us know the details. If a gift is made in memory of someone who has passed away, the college will notify his or her family of any gifts made in tribute. If a gift is made in honor of someone's life or career, they will be notified of any gifts unless the donor requests anonymity. Columbia College is happy to carry out your wishes!

A family member has passed away, who do I notify?
We are so sorry for your loss. Please contact Advancement Services at (573) 875-7562.

I want to name a scholarship, space, building, etc. at Columbia College. What's the first step?
Contact one of Columbia College's major gift professionals and share your ideas and dreams at (573) 875-7563 or ccgiving@ccis.edu.

Can I make a pledge of support? 
Yes! Gift pledges to Columbia College can be paid in monthly, quarterly or even annual installments after an initial payment. You can pledge online or contact a development officer to set up a pledge payment. 

How can I afford to help Columbia College?
The size of the gift you make is entirely up to you. Donations of all sizes are vital and gratefully accepted. Every dollar the college receives has the potential for exponential growth. Some donors find they can achieve their charitable goals through the many giving opportunities Columbia College provides, such as life insurance, property, real estate and securities, that don't require a large sum of cash on hand. Pledges may also help achieve your goals as a donor. Bear in mind that you may be able to double or even triple your gift by taking advantage of your employer's matching gift program.

How do I get a tax credit for my charitable donation?
As soon as Columbia College receives your gift, we place it in the designated fund. At the same time, the gift processing staff generates a gift receipt mailed to you for tax purposes generally within the same week. If you do not receive a formal acknowldgement within three weeks, please contact Advancement Services at (573) 875-7562.

Is there someone with whom I can discuss my interest in giving to Columbia College?
The development team at Columbia College is knowledgeable and happy to assist you in any way possible. In addition, Columbia College has development officers who work closely with donors to unite donors and the college's passions and priorities to achieve excellence. Please contact a development officer for more information on giving opportunitites at (573) 875-7563.

Contact Us

Mail: Columbia College, 1001 Rogers St., Columbia, MO 65216
Email: ccgiving@ccis.edu
Phone: (573) 875-7563