Teachers College is where the future comes first. As the nation’s first and largest graduate school of education, TC is globally recognized as the birthplace of new ideas, practices and fields of inquiry in education, psychology and health. Today, our faculty, students and 90,000 alumni and friends are extending TC’s legacy around the world. Learn how you can make a difference by supporting Teachers College.

Annual Giving

Your annual gift supports all aspects of teaching and learning at the College, including our world-class faculty, student financial aid, visionary programs, groundbreaking research, and so much more.

The TC Fund Thank You

John Dewey Circle

Our most generous donors

John Dewey Circle

Maxine Greene Society

Our most loyal donors

Maxine Greene Society

Major Gifts & Naming Opportunities

Major Gifts and Naming Opportunities

A major gift to Teachers College provides essential resources for the College to prepare the next generation of leaders, educators and innovators to create a smarter, healthier and more equitable world.

TC Student Scholarship

Support Scholarships

By supporting scholarship, you put the transformative power of a TC education within reach of the most talented and promising students in education, psychology and health

Ruth Gottesman and Student

Support Faculty and Programs

By supporting faculty and programs you contribute to the rich intellectual environment that is TC, enabling our faculty to forge new fields and develop innovative new programs that better education and all areas of human development.

Lisa Miller SMBI

Planned Giving

What is Planned Giving?

A planned gift can help you maximize your charitable donations to TC by employing strategies and choosing gift options tailored to your particular needs and goals

TC Way

Planned Giving Options

Explore the many ways to establish a planned gift to Teachers College

Barbara Streisand

The Grace Dodge Society

The Grace Dodge Society recognizes individuals who have generously provided for Teachers College in their will, trust or other planned gifts

Grace Dodge Society

Talk With Us

You have questions about Planned Giving? We have answers

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Ways to Give

There are many ways to give to Teachers College.

Credit Card

Make a gift using a major credit card online through our secure form


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.

Teachers College, Columbia University
Box 306, 525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027-669

Gifts of Stock or Wire Transfers of Cash

To make a gift of stock, or to conduct a wire transfer of cash to TC’s account, please see the instructions herein.


Make a gift by naming TC as a beneficiary of a qualified retirement account.

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.

Matching Gifts

Many companies match employee charitable donations. Ask your HR department if your gift to TC can be matched

Corporate & Foundation Giving

Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) cultivates and maintains relationships with grant-making organizations that have funding interests aligned with the College’s mission

Campaign Impact


A worldwide network of 90,000 alumni advance the work and reputation of Teachers College by contributing to the public good around the world. No matter where in the world our alumni go, they will always remain a vital and vibrant part of the TC community! Learn how to stay engaged with TC as an alum by volunteering, attending regional events, nominating peers for alumni awards and connecting with us online. If you have questions or feedback about your alumni experience, the Office of Alumni Relations would love to hear from you! Please feel free to contact us at 212-678-3215 or


Volunteer Opportunities


Alumni Events


Alumni Awards

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