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Recognizing our Donors

SIPA is grateful for the generosity of SIPA’s alumni and friends, whose financial support provides students with fellowship aid, promotes faculty work and research, and advances the School’s academic programming and initiatives.

Recognition Societies

Dean's Leadership Society

The Dean’s Leadership Society is SIPA’s leadership giving society. It recognizes the generosity and loyal support of SIPA’s community of alumni, parents, and friends whose leadership level gifts are making an important difference in the experiences of SIPA students, faculty, and staff and their shared commitment to driving progress on the critical challenges facing humanity. SIPA donors who support the School as members of the Dean’s Leadership Society strengthen SIPA as a leader in higher education—connecting the world and creating the leaders of tomorrow.

Loyal Blue Society

SIPA and Columbia depend on your dedicated generosity. To recognize and honor your impact, Columbia created the Loyal Blue Society, a University-wide donor loyalty and consecutive giving recognition program.

Membership in Loyal Blue is open to all Columbia alumni, parents, and friends who support the University in two or more consecutive fiscal years (July 1 to June 30), or who invest in Columbia through automated recurring gifts.

If you have questions about your eligibility or membership, please email: [email protected].

1754 Society

The 1754 Society is Columbia University’s honorary society for alumni and friends who have included the University in their estate plans through trust, estate, or other future gifts. Named for the year in which King’s College was established, the Society recognizes the vital role benefactors have played over the centuries in Columbia’s emergence as a preeminent educational institution and the role they play today in ensuring its continued preeminence.

To learn more about planned giving and estate planning options, or if you choose to include SIPA in your estate plan, please contact the SIPA Development Office at [email protected].