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Gifts of Securities

Thank you for your interest in making a stock donation to the Law School. Securities can be sent via DTC to our account at BNY Mellon/Pershing LLC.

So that we can process your contribution in a timely and efficient manner, please provide the following information:

  • Your name and address
  • Number of shares and description of the security
  • Any specific purpose for your gift (annual fund, reunion or other pledge, etc.)

This information should be given to Yvonne Boothe in the University Development and Alumni Relations office. Yvonne can be contacted at by phone at 212-851-9764, or by email at stockgift@columbia.edu.

Wire transfer instructions can be obtained by emailing giftsys@columbia.edu.

If your broker transfers securities electronically through the Depository Trust Company (DTC):

DTC Number: 0443
Pershing, LLC
For Credit to account #: N7M100061
Client account name: Trustees of Columbia University

If your broker transfers securities electronically through the Federal Reserve:
ABA# 021-000-018
Bank of NY/Pershing LLC
For Credit to account #: N7M100061
Client account name: Trustees of Columbia University

For gifts of Physical Certificates:

Please mail certificates and their accompanying paperwork directly to Bank of New York Mellon’s clearing broker Pershing LLC.

All certificates and paperwork must have Columbia’s account number N7M100061 written in the right hand corner of the forms. This ensures the security is credited to the correct account. Certificates and paperwork should be sent in separate mailings. Please refer to our website listed below for questions about required paperwork.

Physical Certificates should be sent to:
Pershing LLC
One Pershing Plaza
Jersey City, NJ 07399
Attention: Security Receive Area

Required paperwork (i.e. stock bond powers, letter of authorization) should be sent to:
Pershing LLC
One Pershing Plaza
Jersey City, NJ 07399
Attention: Pending Papers Area

Required paperwork for submitting certificates - All Stock Bond Powers must have original signatures and be medallion stamped guaranteed (no copies will be accepted). A Medallion Stamp can be obtained by any bank or financial institution. It is highly recommended that the back of the certificate is not signed. Please use a Stock Bond Power instead. A signed certificate becomes a negotiable instrument.

For certificates in the organization’s name please provide the following:

  • Stock Bond Power signed by an authorized signer of the organization and medallion stamped guarantee
  • Copy of the Corporate Resolution/Trading Authority dated within six months

For certificates still in the donor’s name please provide the following:

  • Stock Bond Power signed by the donor and medallion stamped guarantee
  • Letter of Authorization signed by the donor stating the donor is gifting the stock

For stocks in the name of an Estate or deceased individual please provide the following:

  • Stock Bond Power signed by the executor and medallion stamped guarantee
  • Short Certificate naming the court appointed executor (dated within three months)
  • Death Certificate
  • Letter of Authorization signed by the executor stating the stock is to be gifted

Please call or email Jorja Watts when a stock certificate has been sent so she can monitor the account and watch for its posting. If possible, please fax or email a copy of the certificate and paperwork.

Contacts at Bank of New York Mellon:

Jorja Watts
412-234-0439
jorja.watts@bnymellon.com

Group e-mail
bnymcmgiftprocessing@bnymellon.com
(this will reach all of the team members)

Fax Number: 412-236-4929

Gifts of securities will be recognized by Columbia based on the average of the high and low values on the date the securities are received in our brokerage account.

So that your gift can be promptly acknowledged by the Law School, please also inform Caitlin Sherman of the amount and date of your contribution. She can be contacted at:

phone: 212-854-3159
fax: 212-854-7801
email: csherman@law.columbia.edu
Caitlin Sherman
Alumni Relations & Development
435 West 116th Street, Box A-2
New York, NY 10027

Thank you for your generous support of the Law School!