Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What is Columbia Law School’s fiscal year?
July 1 to June 30.

Can my company match my gift to Columbia Law School?
More than 1‚000 companies offer matching gift programs that can double, or even triple, your gift to Columbia. Please check with your human resources department.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my gift, and by when can I expect to get it?
You will receive a tax receipt via mail within two weeks of making your gift. If you have any questions, or to request a duplicate receipt, please email [email protected] or call 1-866-GIFTSYS.

Can I make a gift in memory of, or in honor of an individual (for example a professor, fellow Columbia graduate, family member)?
Yes, this is a wonderful way to recognize someone who had an impact on your intellectual, personal, and/or professional development. We notify the person you honor (or their family in cases when the  gift is in memory of someone) of your gift.

What are the donor recognition levels?
Columbia Law School recognizes and appreciates gifts of all sizes. All donors are listed in the Annual Report of Donors. In addition, donors in the Harlan Fiske Stone Society, our most committed benefactors, receive access to exclusive communications and invitation-only events and experiences.

The Harlan Fiske Stone Society  

Dean’s Leader


Dean’s Cabinet


Dean’s Circle


Dean’s Counselor


Dean’s Benefactor


Dean’s Patron


*Recent graduates of the last nine years may join with a gift of $500 or more.