Profiles in Giving
|The JPMorgan Chase Foundation |
Being a good neighbor isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s part of the mission shared by TC and JPMorgan Chase (JPMC). So when TC approached the JPMC Foundation to request support for the Office of School and Community Partnerships’ Partnership Schools Consortium (PSC), JPMC responded first with a $100,000 planning grant and then a three-year, $1 million gift to help TC fully implement the initiative. Read more.
|t||Gertrude Kern Herriott Coyle |
When Gertrude Kern Herriott Coyle (B.S. ’26) attended Teachers College, she studied under Patty Smith Hill, one of the leading scholars of early childhood education. Professor Hill, the cocreator of what became the “Happy Birthday” song, was a key founder of the National Association of Nursery Education. Read More.
|Sandra J. Eiker |
“I believe that education is the fundamental method of social progress and change.” Those words from John Dewey, which adorn the entrance to Teachers College, aptly reflect the thinking of the late Helen Eiker Bambam and her niece, Sandra Eiker (M.E. ’83, Ed.D. ’85) – so much so that Sandra, thanks to her aunt’s estate, has provided for the creation of the John Dewey Endowed Scholarship Fund at TC through her will. Read more.
|t||Ruth W. Friendly |
When Ruth Friendly (M.A. ’58) left teaching in 1981 to work with her husband, Fred, producing the award-winning Fred Friendly Seminars on PBS, he told her, “It’s just a larger classroom.” Today Ruth continues to direct the seminars, overseeing the library of programs, but she has always considered herself an educator first. Read More.
|Major General Irene Trowell-Harris, Ed.D., USAF, retired |
How does one earn flight nurse wings, master’s and doctoral degrees, and the rank of major general (two stars) in the U.S. Air Force, write a book (Sky High: No Goal Is Out of Your Reach), and win appointment by the White House to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs Centerfor Women Veterans? For Irene Trowell-Harris (Ed.M., Ed.D. ’83), the answers included discipline, networking, mentoring and executive leadership. Read more.
|t||Gillian Neukom Toledo |
As an elementary and middle-school teacher – first in Washington State, then in Arizona and Michigan, and later back in Washington, where she now lives with her family – Gillian Neukom Toledo (M.A. ’97, Ed.M. ’05) had logged plenty of professional experience prior to coming to Teachers College. Read More.
|Honoring a Champion of the History of Education |
“Larry Cremin was a magical teacher,” says Trustee Sue Ann Weinberg (Ed.D. ’97). “He was so widely read, and he had such a broad understanding of education.”
To honor the former TC President and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, who was also her dissertation adviser, Sue Ann has given a substantial gift that honors Lawrence Cremin’s vision and memory by laying the foundation for a center for the History of Education. Read more.
|He's a Partner - at TC as Well as on Wall Street |
“I think we are just at the beginning and can aspire to change the lives of thousands of homeless youth,” says Phil Armstrong, Co-Chief Operating Officer for Goldman Sachs’s Operations Division. At Armstrong’s recommendation, Goldman Sachs Gives has made substantial grants to fund TC’s work with Covenant House. Read More.
|Ensuring Financial Literacy for Tomorrow's Citizens |
A generous gift from Joyce B. Cowin (M.A. '52), who is a TC alumna and longtime Trustee, is funding a partnership among Teachers College, the New York City Department of Education and the nonprofit Working in Support of Education (W!SE): The Cowin Financial Literacy Project, a unique professional development program for New York City public school teachers working with students in grades 9-12. Read more.
|Creating a Space for Peace |
“We can either kill each other, or sit down at a table and work out our problems,” says TC Trustee Marla L. Schaefer (M.A. ’03). “I vote for sitting at the table.”
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. Read more.
|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. Read more.
|Not Very Tall, But Bigger Than Life |
E. John Rosenwald Jr. is not only a master fundraiser, but also a fount of wisdom and a force of nature who can prod institutions to reinvent themselves Read More.