Annual Giving

Make an Immediate Impact

Your Gift Each Year Supports TC Every Day

Annual Giving support all aspects of the College including our world-class faculty, student financial aid, groundbreaking research, visionary programs and curricula, and much more. 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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Gifts may be made in honor or in memory of someone, and may be directed towards an area of your choice, including overall support of TC, financial aid, an academic department or program. Every gift makes a real difference, and provides funding that enables the College to meet its needs each year and the flexibility to address immediate and emerging opportunities as they arise throughout the year.


Alumni participation is crucial to our success.  Foundations, corporations, and other grantmakers include contributions by alumni in their evaluations of colleges and universities. The more alumni contribute to TC—no matter the amount—the more likely they are to consider major grants to the institution.

The fiscal year at TC runs from September 1 each year to August 31 the following year. The earlier in the fiscal year you make your contribution, the more flexibility TC has in directing your annual gift to its most crucial needs and the sooner your gift makes an impact at the College.

Annual donors are recognized at designated levels through two special membership societies: The John Dewey Circle (for gifts of $1,000 and above) and The Maxine Greene Society (for donors of any amount who contribute to the Fund for three or more consecutive years).

Contact Susan Scherman at 212 678-8176 for more information.

John Dewey Circle

In Honor of Inspired Leadership

The John Dewey Circle brings together generous and loyal alumni and friends who support Teachers College through a yearly contribution of $1,000 or more to Teachers College. These leadership gifts enable the College to support its world-class faculty and exceptional students in advancing groundbreaking research and programs.


The John Dewey Circle is named for the renowned progressive educator and academic philosopher who was a member of TC’s faculty from 1904–1930 and is one of the College’s most iconic figures. Dewey’s vision of learning through doing continues to guide the work of Teachers College.


Members of the John Dewey Circle are invited to special TC events, and can have the opportunity to witness the impact of their generosity through various member experiences.

All contributions are tax-deductible. Giving year extends from September 1 to August 31

Maxine Greene Society

Join a Community with Common Purpose

Members of the Maxine Greene Society are alumni, friends, faculty and staff who have supported Teachers College through a gift at any level every year for three consecutive years or more. This sustained giving enables the College to support its highest priorities in scholarship and research as well as to meet unexpected critical needs.


The X Maxine Greene Society members are invited to attend special TC events and have opportunities to meet with faculty and students to learn about groundbreaking work taking place at TC.


The Maxine Greene Society recognizes a community of donors whose committed participation—year after year—exemplifies the values of Professor Emerita Maxine Greene, a beloved and respected teacher, lecturer and author in education philosophy.


Maxine Greene and her work are a touchstone for generations of TC faculty, alumni and students, as well as for scholars and artists around the world. Maxine believed in deep engagement with the world and instilled that passion in all her students over the years. By consistently supporting Teachers College, Maxine Greene Society members carry forward her remarkable legacy.


Recurring Gifts

Make a monthly gift to TC 

Monthly gifts are the most convenient way to provide a steady stream of support for TC’s students, faculty and programs.  Simply select a monthly contribution that you would like to make on your credit card, and we will take care of the rest. It’s that simple!  Your contribution is spread out over time, making it more manageable for you. There are no checks to write, and no renewal letters to clutter your mailbox. You will simply receive a calendar year-end statement with your total giving for tax purposes. Monthly giving is also an eco-friendlier alternative to traditional efforts, and will save the College administrative costs by using less paper and postage. 

Below are some options, but remember, you can choose any amount that’s comfortable for you.  

To set up your recurring gift, visit our dedicated giving page. You can call us at (212) 678-3231 to sign up over the phone.

Monthly GiftYour Annual Impact
$5 $60
$8.34 $100
$10 $120
$25 $300
$50 $600
$83.34 $1,000
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