John Dewey Circle
The Value of LeadershipThe John Dewey Circle brings together Teachers College’s most generous and loyal alumni and friends who support the College through a yearly contribution of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund. These leadership gifts are a vital mainstay of our operating budget and allow the College to keep pioneering bold new ideas that shape how people develop and learn.
The Benefits of Membership
Members of the John Dewey Circle are invited to special TC events, including the annual Dewey Circle Reception with President Susan Fuhrman, and have the opportunity throughout the year to meet with faculty and students, to see first-hand the impact of generous annual support, and enjoy special recognition for their contribution in the TC Annual Report.
John Dewey Circle members also enjoy these additional benefits:
|Circle Members: $1,000 to $4,999 |
Access to special online content, including webinars, and faculty discussions relevant to today’s issues in education, health and human behavior
|Scholar's Circle: $5,000 to $9,999 |
Enjoy all Circle Members benefits, plus: - A special invitation to walk with the Alumni Council at graduation each May and enjoy priority seating at Commencement exercises - Opportunity to meet with dissertation candidates and discuss groundbreaking research
|Dean's Circle: $10,000 to $24,999 |
Enjoy all Scholars Circle benefits, plus: - Dinner with the Dean and Academic Department Chairs
|Trustee's Circle: $25,000 to $49,999 |
Enjoy all Dean’s Circle benefits, plus: - An invitation to a special reception with members of the Board of Trustees
|President's Circle: $50,000 and Above |
Enjoy all Trustee’s Circle benefits, plus: - Dinner with Susan Fuhrman
Giving year extends from September 1 to August 31
The Annual Fund Scholars Program allows TC Fund donors to establish a one-year term scholarship to a student with demonstrated need. In this 125th anniversary year, TC’s Board of Trustees are issuing a challenge to the leaders of the TC Fund and recent members of the John Dewey Circle to participate in this important annual initiative. They have generously offered to match, 1:1, any gift of $2500 to financial aid, for a total of $5,000. There will be opportunities to meet your scholar at our annual scholarship celebration and hear from them directly about the work that you are supporting. In addition, you will be recognized at the Scholar’s Circle level of the John Dewey Circle.
The Annual Fund Scholars
For more information, please contact Susan Scherman, Director of the TC Fund & Leadership Gifts at 212-678-8176.