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Columbia’s School of General Studies raises almost $300,000 in current-use gifts each year from its approximately 13,000 alumni. Every gift makes a difference to students at GS today, and helps preserve the opportunity to attend GS for future students.

Volunteer involvement is critical to sustaining and growing the GS Annual Fund. There are a number of ways in which volunteers may be involved.

GS Associates

The GS Associates program recognizes the GS Annual Fund’s most generous donors through special communications and events.

GS Annual Fund Event Volunteers

Outreach is key to ensuring that GS alumni and friends stay connected. GS Annual Fund events are held occasionally to thank current donors for their support of the School.

GS Annual Fund event volunteers will host a cocktail reception or luncheon event with the Dean, a Columbia faculty member, or a current GS student to thank donors for their generosity and update them on developments at the School.

Share Your GS Story

GS changed the lives of many of its graduates. Let us know how it changed your life by sharing your story and serving as a signatory for an annual fund appeal letter or e-mail.

To share your story, contact Skylar Failla.