Ways to Give

The Center is poised to make even greater contributions to science, medicine, and public health. Although we receive research support from federal agencies and foundations, philanthropic partnerships are a key means by which we are able to quickly respond to emerging threats and pursue promising new lines of research with a high-impact global-investment rating.

How Your Gifts Support the Center for Infection and Immunity

Your gifts help support the following programs:

  • Groundbreaking research: Your support enables our scientists to pursue innovative research, basic investigations, and developing better diagnostic tools, all with the goal of yielding discoveries that can be translated into new and more disease identification as well as effective patient assessment tools.
  • Global Alliance for Preventing Pandemics (GAPP): an international collaborative public health research center that establishes sustainable infrastructure for infectious disease discovery, surveillance, diagnostics, and response through global capacity building.
  • Center for Solutions for ME/CFS: an interdisciplinary, inter-institutional NIH-funded Collaborative Research Center comprised of clinicians, clinical investigators, basic scientists who are committing to working together to understand the pathogenesis of ME/CFS and develop evidence-based strategies for interventions that prevent and mitigate disease.

How to Make a Gift

Outright gifts made by check or credit card are fully tax-deductible as provided by law. Your support of the Center for Infection and Immunity can reduce your taxable income and lower your tax bill.


Visit our online giving page to make a gift in support of the Center for Infection and Immunity or the Center for Solutions for ME/CFS. If you would like to give support to GAPP, please use the top button (for CII).


By Check

Check should be made payable to Columbia University and, to ensure that it is properly credited, must be accompanied by a letter outlining the purpose of the gift. Please mail checks to:

Laura Sobel, Associate Dean of Development
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
722 West 168th Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10032

By Credit Card

A credit card gift to Columbia is not only convenient, it also entitles you to the same income-tax deduction as a gift of cash. To make your credit card gift over the phone, call us at 212.305.3922.

By Wire Transfer

To make a gift to Columbia by wire, please contact Laura Sobel (617.413.6832)

Planned Gifts

With a little planning, your gift to the Center for Infection and Immunity can help achieve your financial, philanthropic, and estate-planning goals.

Planned gifts give back, allowing you to take a sizable income, capital gains, and estate deductions on your taxes. They can provide income for you and your loved ones for life. They can be much larger than other gifts, so you can leave a legacy that fits your philathropic goals. To discuss a planned gift to the Center for Infection and Immunity, please contact Laura Sobel (617.413.6832)

Matching Programs

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made to Columbia by their employees. To find out if your company has such a program, use our search engine.


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