Phil the piggy bankMeet Phil. He’s a small pig that’s big on change and he needs your help. Phil is collecting donations for the Columbia College Fund and he plans to pool all of his pennies on Dec. 1 as part of #GivingTuesday.

Giving Tuesday is “a call to action to celebrate giving and encourage better, smarter and more giving during the holiday season.” On Dec. 1 people around the world are encouraged to give back by donating their time or making donation to the causes near and dear to them.

Founded by the United Nations Foundation and New York’s 92nd Street Y, #GivingTuesday celebrated its inaugural year in 2012 and Columbia College was one of its first participants. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

As you plan for this holiday season, we ask you to consider #GivingTuesday and to donate to the Columbia College Fund. To request your own Phil the Pig visit or you can donate online on Dec. 1 by visiting