The Third Century Fund

The Third Century Fund

Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School’s Third Century Fund supports the ongoing expansion and renovation of the School’s physical campus through a variety of capital projects. Gifts to the Third Century Fund are also used to purchase new equipment allowing for the update of technology throughout the school. One gift once a year is all it takes. 

Supporting Facilities

Your generosity provides for important projects such as the expansion of the Grammar School lobby, the refurbishing of the 5 West 93rd Street façade (the School’s original building from 1907), and the installation of a school-wide state-of-the-art security system. Last year the School opened its beautiful new Middle School for Grades 5, 6, and 7 that includes a two-floor addition on top of 36 West 93rd Street, and renovated its Prep School cafeteria to include a second floor. This long-awaited project provides our Middle School students with their own age-appropriate space and at the same time provides expanded classrooms and science labs for Grades 8-12 in our 4 West 93rd Street building. Without the incredible generosity of the CGPS community, vital projects such as these would not be at all possible. 

Supporting Programs and Faculty

Your gift also helps Columbia Grammar & Prep School enrich our academic programs through the purchase of new equipment and technology for classrooms, libraries, and laboratories. Because the Third Century Fund is so strong, the School is able to continue to attract the most talented faculty and offer them outstanding salary and benefit packages paid for through tuition dollars only. The School is grateful for the support of our parents, alumni, alumni parents, faculty/staff, grandparents, and friends. Thank you for your commitment to Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School.

Please consider joining one of our Gift Clubs.

Leadership Gift Clubs  
Third Century Diamond $100,000 and above
Third Century Gold $50,000 to $99,999
Third Century Leaders $25,000 to $49,999
Builder's Circle $15,000 to $24,999
1764 Founder's $10,000 to $14,999
Benefactor's Club $5,000 to $9,999
Patron's Circle $2,500 to $4,999
Headmaster's Council $1,000 to $2,499
Sponsor's Club $500 to $999
Alumni Lion's Den $100 to $499
Friend $499 and under


For inquiries about Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School’s Third Century Fund, contact 212-749-6200 ext. 220.