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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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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. Total scholarship giving exceeded $550,000, with leadership gifts from Teachers College Trustee Abby O’Neill, for general scholarship support; Trustee John Klingenstein, supporting participation in the Klingenstein Fellows program and the Klingenstein Center; Trustee Marla Schaefer, in support of the diabetes education program that TC will launch in fall 2011 (including some scholarship support); Dr. Sharon Nickols (’67), supporting students interested in studying families, schools and communities; an addition to the Lindamood Family Scholarship Fund, established in 2000 by Robert and Judy Lindamood (Ed.D., 1995) to provide general scholar ship support; the estate of Irene Sample for an endowed scholarship in music; and an anonymous gift to TC’s Hollingworth Center supporting a summer science program for girls, as well as student scholarships and operations.

Foundation grant totals are nearly 50 percent higher than last year’s total at this time, thanks in large part to significant pledges for research and program support such as those from the Kresge Foundation and the Wyncote Foundation. In all, fundraising for the first quarter produced more than $3.56 million in gifts, grants and pledges, an increase of more than 12 percent over last year’s totals at this time.