lead by example logoFaculty & Staff Giving Campaign

The Lead By Example Campaign is an initiative at Columbia College to encourage faculty, staff, and administrators to give back to the College financially. There are so many ways our Koalas give back and serve, but when you make a financial contribution to the College you are paving the way for new academic opportunities and experiences for our students and campus community. You are our greatest advocate!

Our campaign kicks-off on September 1st and will run throughout the month of September, encouraging faculty and staff to help us reach a giving participation goal of 60% for fiscal year 2023-2024. Help us beat last year’s participation of 55%!

All faculty and staff donors will receive a Columbia College donor pennant for the 2023-2024 fiscal year.

Faculty and staff making a payroll deduction gift of $10 or more per month, will receive a limited edition Columbia College travel blanket!

Vida Mingo

“Giving is planting seeds now to harvest a fruitful future for our students.”

Meda Gause

“I give because I want future students to have the same opportunities that I did. I want our institution to thrive because Columbia College is my home/community as a staff member and alumna.”

Ways to Give

Payroll deduction 

Set up a monthly gift to the college to be automatically deducted from your paycheck each month. Completion of the paper pledge form or online payroll deduction form will allow you to set-up one of the following deduction plans: 

  • Loyal for life is a continuous gift until you authorize us to stop or alter your pledge.
  • One-year pledge is a 12-month gift and will terminate after one year.

Payroll Form

Credit/Debit Card Donation

Make a one-time or recurring gift through the College’s online donation form. 

Online Donation Form


Make a one-time gift via check by filling out the Lead By Example paper pledge form and returning it with your payment to the Office of Advancement located in Alumnae Hall. You can hand deliver or send your donation through campus mail.

Pledge Form

Questions or Concerns?

Contact Hope Watson at hwatson@tapyans.com or 803.786.3763