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.

Our Stories

From Homeless to a Home at TC

From Homeless to a Home at TC

Liz Murray made it to Harvard after living on the street. Now she's come to Teachers College to learn to help others
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Gifts Enhance TC's Recruitment and Influence in the Pacific Rim

Gifts Enhance TC's Recruitment and Influence in the Pacific Rim

Trustee Edith Shih and UBS China Executive David Li support the College's growing involvement with Asian students and education.
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Investing in the Heart of Teachers College: $8 Million Gift will Position the Library for the Future

Investing in the Heart of Teachers College: $8 Million Gift will Position the Library for the Future

An $8 million gift from education philanthropists Camilla and George Smith will enable Teachers college to renovate the fourth floor of its Gottesman Libraries as the Camilla and George Smith Learning Theater.
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