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Teachers College President Susan Fuhrman announced a bequest intention from singer and actress Barbra Streisand to enable the College to create the Emanuel and Barbra Streisand Scholarship Fund, which will support TC master's degree and doctoral students
Teachers College has received an extraordinary $11 million commitment from longtime Trustee Abby M. O'Neill. The gift reflects her passion for supporting aspiring teachers.
Barbra Streisand Makes Bequest Intention to Create a General Scholarship Fund at TC
Streisand’s father, Emanuel Streisand, was a lifelong educator who was working toward a Ph.D. in Guidance and Personnel at Teachers College when he died.
“Creating the Emanuel and Barbra Streisand Scholarship Fund is Barbra’s way to ensure that her father's legacy lives on through the work of future teachers and educators,” Fuhrman said.
Emanuel Streisand was a New York City elementary, junior high and high school English teacher, and taught at the Brooklyn High School for Specialty Trades. He also served as Assistant Organizer, Assistant Superintendent and Acting Superintendent of Schools of the Department of Education during his time at the Elmira Reformatory for juveniles.
Barbra Streisand was a toddler when her father died.
“Barbra, thank you so
much for supporting Teachers College and its students,” Fuhrman said. “Like
your beautiful voice, this gift will echo in our hearts and minds for years to come.”