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John Dewey Circle

The Value of Leadership

Dewey quoteThe 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:

Giving Levels

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
All contributions are tax-deductible.
Giving year extends from September 1 to August 31

The Annual Fund Scholars Program      

The Annual Fund Scholars Program allows TC Fund donors to establish a one-year term scholarship named in their honor, to a student with demonstrated need. Throughout the term of the new campaign for TC, "Where The Future Comes First," our goal is to triple the number of contributors who participate in this important annual initiative.

With that goal in mind, TC’s Board of Trustees are issuing a challenge to all our leadership donors to the TC Fund and recent members of the John Dewey Circle. They have generously offered to match, 1:1, any gift you make of $2500 designated to Financial Aid, for a total of $5,000. Your generous gift will be added to our pooled unrestricted funds to provide more student aid as we seek to grow the Annual Fund Scholars Program each year. There will be many opportunities to meet your scholar at our Annual Fund events throughout the year 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.    

For more information, please contact Mark Lee, Assistant Director of the TC Fund & Leadership Gifts at 212-678-3411.