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On Columbia Giving Day, make your gift to your favorite school or program go even further by participating in the matching competition.

Sign Up, Share, and Win

Why wait until October 29 to change lives that change the world? Become a Columbia Giving Day Advocate today.

This year, you have a chance to make a difference before #ColumbiaGivingDay. Becoming an Advocate is easy—sign up, show your support on Facebook and Twitter by encouraging your friends to join the movement, and help your school or program win its share of $26,000. The top five schools and programs—based upon the number of Columbia Giving Day Advocates who sign up between October 15 and 28—will win a share of the prize money.

Come back to track your school’s progress as the friendly competition begins. There will be more to come on Columbia Giving Day!

You can become a Giving Day Advocate here.

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Help Your School or Program Win!

On Columbia Giving Day, make your gift to your favorite school or program go even further by participating in the matching competition.

Main Match Challenge: $200,000

Your favorite school or program will win a share of $200,000 based on their percentage of total amount raised on Columbia Giving Day. Matching funds will go to the school or program’s annual fund.

Alumni Participation Challenge: $75,000

The five schools with the greatest participation percentage will win a share of the $75,000 pot.

Hourly Prize Challenges: $99,000

Schools and programs can win special prizes throughout the day.

  • Midnight — Random #ColumbiaGivingDay Hashtag
  • 3:00 a.m. — Most International Donors
  • 7:00 a.m. — Most International Donors
  • 10:00 a.m. — Most Donors
  • Noon — Most Faculty/Staff Donors
  • 1:00 p.m. — Most Student Donors
  • 2:00 p.m. — 29th #ColumbiaGivingDay Hashtag
  • 4:00 p.m. — Most Donors
  • 6:00 p.m. — Random Friend/Parent Donor
  • 7:00 p.m. — Most International Donors
  • 6:00 — 8:00 p.m. — Most Graduates of the Last Decade Donors
  • 8:00 p.m. — Random Columbia Blue Selfie (#ColumbiaGivingDay)
  • 9:00 — 11:00 p.m. — Most Graduate of the Last Decade Donors
  • 11:00 p.m. — Random Alumni Donor

Advocate Prize Challenge: $26,000

The five schools or programs with the most Advocates will win a share of the $26,000 pot.

  • 1st Place: $10,000
  • 2nd Place: $7,500
  • 3rd Place: $5,000
  • 4th Place: $2,500
  • 5th Place: $1,000