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Enhance our Financial Flexibility through Unrestricted Funds

Unrestricted giving provides TC leadership the flexibility to address the most pressing needs of the College and to plan for our future success, while supporting our students, faculty and programs today.

Key Investments

Build the TC Fund to advance the College’s priorities and key initiatives through unrestricted giving.

  • Increase participation in the TC Fund Scholars Program by tripling the number of donors. The program allows donors to establish a one-year term scholarship to a student with demonstrated need.
  • Grow the John Dewey Circle (yearly contribution of $1,000) by 50 percent.
  • Increase membership in the Maxine Greene Society (TC Fund gift every year for five years or more) by 50 percent.
  • Increase overall participation in the TC Fund by 10 percent.

Enhance support for Academic Initiatives

  • Build the Provost’s Investment Fund to support collaborative and multidisciplinary projects that address societal challenges, develop partnerships with other institutions, and attract additional funding from donors.
Partial listing of projects originating from the Provost Investment Fund:
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Our Stories

Giving Targets Scholarship as Overall Totals Rise

Fundraising for Teachers College in the first quarter of Fiscal year 2011 was very productive, with particularly extensive support for student scholarships from a widening circle of donors.

The Kresge Foundation Supports TC's Community College Research Center

The Kresge Foundation has awarded a three-year, $850,000 grant to Teachers College in support of the project, "Structuring the Student Experience for Success," directed by Thomas Bailey, the George and Abby O'Neill Professor of Economics and Education, and director of TC's Community College Research Center (CCRC).

Farber Foundation Pledge Supports TC's Rita Gold Center

Teachers College has received a five-year $50,000 pledge from the Gloria and Hilliard Farber Foundation to enhance The Leslie R. Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund provides scholarship assistance to children who otherwise would not be able to attend the Rita Gold Center.