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Enhance our Financial Flexibility through Unrestricted Funds

Unrestricted giving provides TC leadership the flexibility to address the most pressing needs of the College and to plan for our future success, while supporting our students, faculty and programs today.

Key Investments

Build the TC Fund to advance the College’s priorities and key initiatives through unrestricted giving.

  • Increase participation in the TC Fund Scholars Program by tripling the number of donors. The program allows donors to establish a one-year term scholarship to a student with demonstrated need.
  • Grow the John Dewey Circle (yearly contribution of $1,000) by 50 percent.
  • Increase membership in the Maxine Greene Society (TC Fund gift every year for five years or more) by 50 percent.
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  • Increase overall participation in the TC Fund by 10 percent.

Enhance support for Academic Initiatives

  • Build the Provost’s Investment Fund to support collaborative and multidisciplinary projects that address societal challenges, develop partnerships with other institutions, and attract additional funding from donors.
Partial listing of projects originating from the Provost Investment Fund:
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Gifts Enhance TC's Recruitment and Influence in the Pacific Rim

Gifts Enhance TC's Recruitment and Influence in the Pacific Rim

Trustee Edith Shih and UBS China Executive David Li support the College's growing involvement with Asian students and education.
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Investing in the Heart of Teachers College: $8 Million Gift will Position the Library for the Future

Investing in the Heart of Teachers College: $8 Million Gift will Position the Library for the Future

An $8 million gift from education philanthropists Camilla and George Smith will enable Teachers college to renovate the fourth floor of its Gottesman Libraries as the Camilla and George Smith Learning Theater.
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Gifts Totaling $725,000 from the Rauch Foundation Aim to Attract Talented Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows to TC

Gifts Totaling $725,000 from the Rauch Foundation Aim to Attract Talented Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows to TC

Foundation led by Trustee Nancy Douzinas supports TC's work to improve outcomes for children and families.
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