Donation notice- Electronic and Mail-in

Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 11:59pm
As we approach the end of the calendar year, please keep the following gift processing deadlines and procedures in mind:
Checks: Gifts by check are tax-deductible in the year the check was mailed. In order to qualify as 2020 gifts, checks and envelopes showing December 2020 postmarks must be delivered and deposited by the lockbox vendor by Monday, January 4, 2021. Checks should be written as payable to Columbia University and list WKCR in the memo field. Donors may also include a note to indicate WKCR as the intended recipient. To ensure prompt processing, gifts should be sent directly to CU Gift Systems rather than to WKCR.
  • Checks sent via US Postal Mail mail should be sent to:
Columbia University—Gift Systems
P.O. Box 1523
New York, NY 10008
  • Checks sent via FedEx or UPS or similar courier should be sent to:
711 Executive Blvd. Suite H
Batching Department—1523
Valley Cottage, NY 10989
Online gifts: Donors can give directly online until 11:59pm EST on Thursday, December 31, 2020. If you receive inquiries about last-minute donations, please encourage them to use the giving website: or visit and click the yellow Support button