Annual Fund

Gifts to Columbia Nursing’s Annual Fund support the next generation of expert nurse clinicians, researchers, and leaders. Your generosity helps students receive financial aid and enhanced resources for an outstanding practice-based education that will enable them to improve the health of our most vulnerable populations, both here in our Washington Heights community and across the globe.

Student Scholarship Fund

Columbia Nursing's Annual Fund: The Scholarship Fund

Your support of the Student Scholarship Fund ensures that today’s students have access to a superb education to achieve their dreams of making a difference in health care. Gifts of $5,000 help fund a student for one year and provide the opportunity for a one-year named scholarship.

Make a Gift to the Student Scholarship Fund

Global Fellows Fund

Columbia Nursing's Annual Fund: The Global Fellows Fund

Your support of the Global Fellows Fund enables students to study overseas and gain international experience. 

Make a Gift to the Global Fellows Fund

Dean's Discretionary Fund

The Dean’s Discretionary Fund provides the dean with the flexibility to address students’ most pressing needs in this time of change.

Through the newly launched program, Pathways to Leadership and Advancement in Nursing, the Dean’s Discretionary Fund will offer tuition relief, academic support and career coaching, with the goal of strengthening the pool of graduate-prepared nurses focused on social justice and health equity in underrepresented communities.

Your gift to the Annual Fund-Dean’s Discretionary Fund will provide students with the personalized resources to excel and become the next generation of health care leaders to transform nursing and reduce health disparities for the underserved.

Make a Gift to the Dean's Discretionary Fund

Annual Fund donors who make a gift at the $500 level* and above are recognized in the Dean's Leadership Society. 

*We are delighted to offer a special membership to the Dean’s Leadership Society at the $250+ level for recent Columbia Nursing graduates of classes 2011-2021.

Annual Fund Committee

  • Joan Hagan Arnold, BS '69, Glen Cove, New York
  • Daniel D. Billings, DNP '18, Forest Hills, New York
  • Monica Buff Burrell, MS '12, Brookhaven, Georgia
  • Christa Simpson Heinsler, BS '76, Rochester, New York
  • Kevin Daugherty Hook, BS ’98, Haddon Township, New Jersey
  • Denise Houghton, BS ’78, Belle Mead, New Jersey


Janine Handfus
Associate Director, Annual Fund