The Campaign for Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College, Columbia University
Annual Fund Priorities > Preserve and Update Our Campus

Preserve and Update Our Campus

A plan is in development for a floor-by-floor upgrade of all academic and residential buildings so that, ten years from now, the quality of the Teachers College physical plant will match the level of its academic reputation. The price tag is $300 million.

Already the College has completed millions of dollars of repairs to its historic buildings, and the plague of leaks has been staunched. Improvements to the academic campus include two rebuilt /redone floors in Thorndike Hall and expanded technology in 63 classrooms to support teaching and learning.

The first phase of the Cowin Conference Center renovation, which included rebuilding the auditorium and adding eight classrooms, is complete.  The cafeteria food-preparation area has been completely rebuilt, access for those with physical disabilities has been significantly improved, and the central utility power plant has been overhauled.

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Helping Students Shoulder the Load

JPMorgan Chase kicks off partnership with Teachers College by distributing backpacks to students in Harlem
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Phil Armstrong is a Partner - at TC as well as on Wall Street

Phil Armstrong is a Partner - at TC as well as on Wall Street

Goldman Sachs Gives is supporting the College's work with Covenant House
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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.
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