Giving

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Ways to Give


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Everything that happens at the College year in and year out is supported by your annual gift, and every gift, no matter the amount, makes a difference.

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Most donors make gifts of cash and cash equivalents. Cash gifts can be given annually, as a one-time gift or as a gift pledged over a period of years.

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Check

Your check should be made payable to Teachers College, Columbia University. To be sure that your gift is properly credited, please note the purpose or designation of the gift in the memo section of the check or include a letter outlining the purpose of the gift. Teachers College, Columbia University, Box 306, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027-6605

Stock

To make a gift of securities, please use the attached Stock Transmittal Form. Stock gifts are credited by date of transfer to TC and must be completed before 12/31 for tax credit in a given calendar year. Please note that it may take several business days to complete the transfer. In order for us to properly acknowledge your gift it is important that you notify TC of the transaction, name of donor, name of stock, number of shares transferred, and gift purpose. If you have questions, please call 212-678-3231.

Wire Transfers of Cash

To complete a wire transfer of cash as a gift to TC, please call 212-678-3231 for instructions.

Recurring Gifts

Monthly gifts are the most convenient way to provide a steady stream of support for TC’s students, faculty and programs.

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Donor Advised Funds

The donor-advised fund (DAF) is becoming an increasingly popular way to make a charitable gift. DAFs allow you to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit and then make grants from the fund over time to Teachers College, an IRS-qualified public-charity. If you have already established a DAF and would like to recommend a grant or distribution to TC, please make your check payable to Teachers College, Columbia University and mail to Box 306, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027. We would appreciate if you would notify Teachers College of your recommendation and gift purpose. Please contact our offices at 212-678-3231 for more information.

IRA Distributions

You can make a gift to TC through your estate by naming Teachers College as a beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan account, such as an IRA, 401(k), 403(b), Keogh or similar account.

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International Giving

If you are outside the U.S. and wish to make a gift online, please use our special form. Additional options are available to alumni and friends in Hong Kong and the UK.

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Make a Legacy Gift

Planned giving helps to sustain TC's standards of excellence and ensures its future success and vitality. A planned gift to Teachers College helps build an enduring legacy for generations of TC students in education, psychology, health and related fields.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts include bequests, charitable gift annuities, remainder and lead trusts, a pooled income fund and giving through one's IRA or life insurance. Please contact us at (212) 678-3231 or institutionaladvancement@tc.columbia.edu for more information.

Make a bequest

Including a bequest gift to TC in your Will or Trust, is a simple way to support the College. A bequest gift ensures that your charitable wishes are carried out according to your wishes.

Fund an Annuity

Setting up a Charitable Gift Annuity with Teachers College is a simple way to create a gift. You can generate guaranteed income for life, realize significant tax benefits and make a gift to the College. Enjoy income for Life!

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More Ways to Give and Inspire

Explore other ways to give a gift of resources, or the gift of time and talent, to Teachers College.

Corporate & Foundation Giving

TC’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) cultivates and maintains relationships with grant-making organizations that have funding interests aligned with the College’s mission, CFR works with faculty on proposal submissions and stewardship for awarded grants.

Foundations and corporations support a wide range of TC initiatives and programs, including:

  • scholarships for graduate students preparing for urban teaching careers;
  • renovation of the College's physical plant, local, national and international professional development programs for teachers and principals;
  • partnerships with schools in Harlem, the Bronx, and other high-need areas of New York City;
  • programs that provide information on education to journalists, policymakers, parents and other decision-makers;
  • and research on critical issues in education.

The CFR office welcomes inquiries and contact from foundations and corporations as well as suggestions from TC faculty, alumni and friends on potential partnerships with foundations and corporations.

Please contact us at 212-678-3231 or institutionaladvancement@tc.columbia.edu with inquiries.

Become an Alumni Volunteer

Whether you are looking to engage with fellow alumni or connect with students, the Alumni Association has a volunteer opportunity for you. Teachers College could not achieve its mission without the support of our dedicated alumni community, and we look forward to working closely with you to reach our goals!

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Year-End Giving

Thank you for considering making a gift to TC at year end. Please learn more about your giving options on our Year-End Giving page.

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is the Employer Identification Number (EIN, or Federal Tax Identification Number) of Teachers College, Columbia University.

Let Us Help

Questions about making a gift to Teachers College? Connect with us at 212-678-3231 or institutionaladvancement@tc.columbia.edu.

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