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. It has enabled students to present posters at national conferences and pursue individual research projects, provided additional stipends for study abroad, offered supplemental financial aid, and funded our groundbreaking comprehensive palliative and end of life care programs.

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. *In fiscal 2020, we are delighted to introduce membership to the Annual Dean’s Leadership Society at the $250 level for 2004-2019.

Annual Fund Committee

  • Joan Hagan Arnold '69
  • Daniel D. Billings '15 '17 '18, Forest Hills, New York
  • Kevin Browne ’92, Brooklyn, New York
  • Monica Buff Burrell ’09 ’12, Brookhaven, Georgia
  • Christa Simpson Heinsler '76, Rochester, New York
  • Kevin Daugherty Hook ’98, Haddon Township, New Jersey
  • Denise Houghton’78, Belle Mead, New Jersey
  • Wanda Montalvo ’15, Staten Island, New York


Janine Handfus
Associate Director, Annual Fund