Seminar Gift Accounts
Gift accounts give about half of our seminars a little extra flexibility. Our Charter forbids honoraria and dues, but members, foundations, institutes, or other donors can donate monetary gifts in the form of checks payable to “Columbia University.” Seminars may not have their own bank accounts, but our office can put checks to Columbia University in an account set aside for a seminar whose name and number are written on that check. Such accounts can help seminars to provide extra comforts for speakers, celebrate special occasions, or invite speakers we cannot afford to bring. All donations are strictly voluntary.