Top 10 Reasons to Give to the Annual Fund

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10. Creativity Fuels Society
      The music, TV, film, books, fashion and brands you enjoy every day were
      all brought to life by creative individuals.

9.   State-of-the-art Equipment
      To create the next big thing, students need to hone their skills using the
      latest technology.

8.   Internships
      A foot in the door makes all the difference. Columbia is expanding paid
      internship opportunities and career resources for its students.

7.   Shine a Light
      Electric bills don't pay themselves. That's why the Annual Fund helps
      ensure the HVAC is working and the lights are on when students come
      to class.

6.   Transformative Faculty
      Columbia faculty members don't just teach--they transform. Their dynamic
      presence and expertise as working professionals turns every classroom
      into a creative incubator.

5.   Return on Investment
      The benefits of a college education last a lifetime and then some.
      Knowledge empowers individual students as well as their communities
      and future families.

4.   Great Art Connects
      Great art--from dance and theatre to poetry and sculpture--speaks to
      the soul and highlights our shared humanity. Uplift the next generation of 
      artists in order to continue enjoying great art.

3.   Passion
      There is no student like a Columbia College Chicago student. They are
      passionate, creative individuals who dream big and make things happen.

2.   Financial Aid
      More than 85 percent of this year's freshmen class received financial aid.
      Annual Fund gifts make it possible for Columbia to stay affordable for its
      economically diverse student body, 18 percent of whom are first-generation
      college students.

1.    You Care
       You succeeded in life because of those who supported you. Be that same
       champion for students today and show you care by making a gift.
You give because you care.
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