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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.