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Teachers College is where the big ideas are born. Where research, practice, and leadership spark change around the world. 
Inspired by the vision of co-founder Grace Hoadley Dodge, TC was established 125 years ago to provide a new kind of education for New Yorkers most in need. Today, we’re preparing to lead the 21st century by building on our “legacy of firsts” and a tradition of innovation and discovery across multiple disciplines and fields, many of which were created right here at TC.

TC students in education, psychology, and health become leaders who are ready to meet the challenges of a complex and interconnected world. TC’s world-class faculty engage in leading-edge research that benefits learners of all ages from classrooms and communities to businesses, nonprofit organizations, state and national governments – and beyond. 
Your gift to TC will support the next generation of leaders, educators and innovators who will revolutionize teaching and learning and create a smarter, healthier, and more equitable world. 

Of the many ways to give to Teachers College, most donors choose cash and cash equivalents.  Cash gifts can be given annually, as a one-time gift, or as a gift pledged over a period of years.  

By Credit Card  
A credit card gift to Teachers College is convenient and entitles you to the same income tax deduction as a gift of cash.  To make your credit card gift, click here for your secure online gift form or call us at 212-678-4067.  
By Check  
Your check should be made payable to Teachers College, Columbia University, and to be sure that it is properly credited, please note the purpose or designation of the gift in the memo section of the check or include a letter outlining the purpose of the gift. Teachers College, Columbia University, Box 306, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027-6696  Read more...
Stock and Securities
To make a gift of cash or securities by wire transfer, please call 212-678-3392 for instructions before initiating the gift or download form.

A gift from your IRA
The Pension Protection Act was approved by Congress for calendar year 2013 and provides for tax-free gifts to charities made directly from one’s Individual Retirement Account (IRA)

To take advantage of this opportunity, the following must occur:

  • You must be 70 ½ or older
  • You transfer funds directly from your IRA or Rollover IRA with the help of your plan administrator.  401k and 403b plans are not eligible giving vehicles.
  • Your gifts are not more than $100,000 in total
  • You make the gift to a charity like Teachers College.  Note that while there is no tax liability, there is also no charitable deduction. 

These transactions may take time to process, so it is recommended that you begin the transaction in enough time before calendar year-end. 

For more information on this gift option, please call the Development office at 212- 678-3037       

Giving from the UK?
Tax advantages may apply to you. 
Tax Advantages  
A cash gift enables you to receive the most generous federal income tax charitable deduction up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income. Read more...
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Our Stories

Creating a Space for Peace

Creating a Space for Peace

Marla recently gave a $575,000 gift to renovate just about everything at the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR), headed by Peter Coleman, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education. Her gift will create the Marla L. Schaefer Office Suite at the ICCCR.

Preparing the Next Generation of Literacy Specialists

Preparing the Next Generation of Literacy Specialists

Literacy is the freedom to expand one's thought, one's mind, one's confidence," says Evalyn Edwards Milman (M.A. '64), who has given Teachers College $1 million to establish the Evalyn Edwards Milman Literacy Fellowship.

Reading, Writing and Relief

Reading, Writing and Relief

The TC Reading and Writing Project works in schools across the city. Now it's helping many of them to get back on their feet after Hurricane Sandy