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Leaderboards & Challenge Results

On Columbia Giving Day, your generosity and your participation counted for even more. Your gifts decided how our schools, programs, and initiatives shared more than $420,000 in matching funds from the University Trustees.

Main Match Challenge: $200,000

Our schools, programs, and initiatives won their share of $200,000 based on their percentage of the total dollars raised on Columbia Giving Day.

  School/Program Amount Raised % of Total Bonus

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Alumni Participation Challenge: $75,000

The five schools and programs with the greatest alumni participation on Giving Day earned a share of $75,000.

  School Participation Bonus

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Hourly Challenges & Special Contests: $121,000

Schools, programs, and initiatives won hourly challenges to earn bonus money throughout Giving Day. Check out the list of winners below!

Schools, programs, and initiatives were eligible for additional matching funds once the total number of gifts from current students reached 1,000, and when our Impact Initiatives met their goal of 250 gifts on Columbia Giving Day.

Time (EDT) Challenge Prize Winner
Raising the Bar Challenge: $26,000

Additional funds were distributed to the areas that raised the bar by surpassing their total number of gifts from Columbia Giving Day 2014.

  School/Program 2014 Gifts 2015 Gifts % Increase

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