When institutions conclude major fundraising campaigns, the conventional wisdom goes, it is not unusual for their extended community of supporters to take a breather.
Well, Teachers College (thankfully!) has never been bound by conventional wisdom – and that’s just as true of our fundraising as it is of our research, teaching and community engagement.
Case in point: During fiscal year 2019 — the year after we concluded our record-breaking Where the Future Comes First campaign — TC raised $44 million, one of it's most successful fundraising years ever, surpassing many of the campaign years. To cite just a few measures: Membership in the College's three giving societies — the John Dewey Circle, the Maxine Greene Society, and the Grace Dodge Society — reached all-time highs. And giving from individuals to all areas of the College grew by 16 percent.
There are two primary reasons for these achievements:
First, we have a great community of devoted, long-time supporters who believe in the importance of what we do and continue to help us do it. Our stalwart benefactors include:
And second, Teachers College continues to be supported by government funders and major foundations that recognize the pioneering work of our faculty in many areas, including early childhood education and development, community college student completion rates, global mental health, nutrition, and food education and policy.
You’ll not only find many stories below about this funded work, but also links throughout the 2019 TC Annual Report to stories that attest to the impact of investing in the College. TC is fortunate to have a devoted family of extraordinarily committed supporters. We thank you for believing in our work and our vision for a brighter future — a future we hope to continue building with all of you.
From Mary Swartz Rose and Lawrence Cremin to George Bond and Joan Gussow, the legacy of many of TC's greatest teacher-scholars is carried on through TC's tribute scholarships.
Every gift to the TC Annual Fund, no matter the amount, makes a difference, and goes directly in support of teaching and learning. Your participation matters!