Ways To Give

Of the many ways to give to the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, most donors choose cash and cash equivalents, whether as annual gifts, a one-time gift, or a gift pledged over a period of years.

The Center Circle, chaired by Peter HR Green, MD recognizes patients and friends who demonstrate their deep commitment to patient care, research and education for celiac disease by making a planned gift or including the Center in their estate plans.  Through their foresight and generosity, these individuals play a key role in establishing a sound foundation for the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University and ensuring its growth and success in the future.  Circle members receive invitations to selected Center events and programs.  They are acknowledged, with their permission, in Center materials and activities throughout the year.

Contact Cynthia Beckman at cb2280@cumc.columbia.edu for further information.

Tax Advantages
A cash gift entitles you to the most generous federal income tax charitable deduction up to 50 percent of adjusted gross income. If all deductible gifts in that year exceed the 50-percent limit, the excess amount may be carried over as a deduction for up to five years.

Matching Programs
Many companies will make a matching gift to Columbia when one of their employees makes a donation. To find out if your company has such a program, use our convenient search engine.

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, click here for our secure online gift form.  Please note that you will need to select the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University in the drop box to ensure proper credit.

By Check
Please make your check payable to “Trustees of Columbia University” and mail to the address below:

Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University
Harkness Pavilion
180 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 934
New York, NY  10032
Tel 212.342.4529

How to Give Securities
Transfers from a Bank or Broker — 
If the securities are held by your bank or broker, we recommend an electronic transfer via the Depository Trust Company (DTC) system. Give your bank or broker the following instructions:

Bank of New York Mellon
DTC# 0443
Pershing, LLC
For Credit to Account: N7M100061
Account name: Trustees of Columbia University

If your broker transfers securities electronically through the Federal Reserve, give the following instructions:

ABA# 021-000-018
Bank of NY/Pershing
For Credit to account #: N7M100061
Client account name: Trustees of Columbia University

It is imperative that you also email the details of the transfer to stockgift@columbia.edu alerting them to expect this gift. Failure to provide this additional information may cause a delay in recognizing you as the donor. Please include the following information in your email:

·         your name and address

·         the name and ticker symbol of the security

·         the number of shares

·         the gift to be credited to: Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University

Transmittal of Physical Certificates

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 and 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 at any bank or financial institution. It is highly recommended that the back of the certificate not be 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 executor stating the stock to be gifted

For certificates in the name of an estate or a deceased individual, please provide the following:

·  Stock bond power signed by the donor 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 e-mail 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 e-mail a copy of the certificate and paperwork.

Contact at Bank of New York Mellon:

Jorja Watts
Fax: 412-236-4929
General e-mail: bnymcmgiftprocessing@bnymellon.com

Tax Identification Number
Columbia University’s tax ID number (EIN) is 13-5598093.

For additional information:
Please contact Cynthia Beckman if you would like additional information about making a gift to the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University.

Cynthia Beckman