Make a gift to the Italian Academy online:
- fund a continuing Fellowship;
- sustain the events program;
- enhance the library, garden, or entire building; or
- make an unrestricted gift.
"In a small corner of Morningside, a vision of the future is unfurling as a group of intellectuals transforms their small cultural studies forum into an authentic crucible, bringing academics together with their peers and the educated public with the goal of doing real work by interdisciplinary means. …What makes the Academy profoundly interesting, though, is the extent to which [its] abstract-seeming mission has taken purchase, fostering a series of extraordinarily productive academic collaborations that have succeeded not only in their scholarship, but also in their accessibility and meaningful value to the educated public at large. In parallel with its academic activities, the Academy maintains a library, lecture series, and events calendar that run the gamut of Italian culture and achievements."
"My research enormously beneﬁted from seminar presentations and informal discussions with colleagues in different ﬁelds and from different backgrounds. The Academy's commitment to interdisciplinary research is not a mere motto, much less a matter of fashion: my stay at the Academy was a key element of my successful application to an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, which I will take up from next September."
A 2011 FELLOW
"The Italian Academy has done impressive Neuroscience events in years past, but I simply do not understand how they managed to get all these big names this time around. The roster of speakers is excellent without exception."
NEUROSCIENCE BLOG PASCAL'S PENSÉES
"Columbia's Italian Academy has become a locus for offbeat concerts, usually with a Mediterranean accent. This one, offred by the invaluable veteran soprano Lucy Shelton, centers on vocal chamber music by such composers as Domenico Gabrielli, Morton Feldman, and Elliott Carter; she'll be accompanied by a distinguished little band."
THE NEW YORKER
All contributions are tax-deductible.
Donors may specify support for the Fellowship Program, the Events Program,
the Library, or the Building and Garden.
Gifts may be made by credit card (above),
by wire transfer (contact the Academy at (212) 854-2306),
or by check (in U.S. dollars; payable to "The Italian Academy at Columbia University").
Who supports the Academy?
The original funding for the Academy came from an endowment established at Columbia in 1991 by the Republic of Italy; since then, a variety of foundations, corporations, and private donors have provided other endowments and gifts.
Institutional donors include:
Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena
Banca Nazionale del Lavoro S.P.A.
Compagnia di San Paolo
The Alexander Bodini Foundation
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music
The Freeman Trust