The Campaign for Teachers College, Columbia University
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Overview of Priorities

The TC future begins with our campaign to raise $300 million over the next three years to put our ambitious plans into action.
  • We will invest in our students – the leaders of tomorrow – to make their TC experience financially accessible and affordable through scholarships, fellowships, and other financial aid. 
  • We will invest in our faculty and programs, to attract and retain world-class teachers and researchers who create leading-edge fields of practice and inquiry through programs and partnerships with global influence and impact. 
  • We will create a 21st century campus by modernizing our historic buildings, renewing our classrooms and student spaces, and infusing our campus with the latest technology that supports teaching and learning as well as research.
  • We will enhance our financial flexibility to enable TC to think big for the future through building a stronger endowment as well as enabling opportunistic strategic investments.   
  • We will engage the 90,000 TC alumni and friends around the globe by connecting TC alumni to each other – and to Teachers College – to enhance alumni influence and impact in diverse fields around the world.  


Campaign Result: A Reinvigorated TC

What a reinvigorated TC will accomplish through a successful campaign:

  • More than ever, TC will be the place where the best students from around the world come to learn, discover, and lead.
  • A place where world-class faculty galvanizes their disciplines and inspires students through teaching, research and public policy leadership.
  • Where TC people study, work, and gather in historic buildings renewed to accommodate 21st century needs.
  • And where programs and partnerships transform our schools, foster the physical and psychological health of communities, and create a more just, equitable, and prosperous society.

By achieving our campaign goals we can realize this vision of TC for the 21st century - a place where, once again, the future comes first.


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The Kresge Foundation Supports TC's Community College Research Center

The Kresge Foundation has awarded a three-year, $850,000 grant to Teachers College in support of the project, "Structuring the Student Experience for Success," directed by Thomas Bailey, the George and Abby O'Neill Professor of Economics and Education, and director of TC's Community College Research Center (CCRC).

Farber Foundation Pledge Supports TC's Rita Gold Center

Teachers College has received a five-year $50,000 pledge from the Gloria and Hilliard Farber Foundation to enhance The Leslie R. Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund provides scholarship assistance to children who otherwise would not be able to attend the Rita Gold Center.