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.
Planned gifts include bequests, charitable gift annuities, remainder and lead trusts, a pooled income fund and giving through one's IRA or life insurance.
A planned gift is customized according to your needs and the assets you wish to use. A planned gift is a charitable donation and there are tax benefits which can offset the cost of the gift and play an important part of a donor's overall financial strategy.
With careful planning, a donor can make their ultimate gift and achieve, philanthropically, more than they thought possible while simultaneously providing for their families and meeting their personal needs.
A planned gift to Teachers College can:
It will also:
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.
Louis Lo Ré, Director of Planned Giving
Mary Amoon-Hickey, Associate Director of Planned Giving
Phone: (212) 678-3037
Office of Planned Giving
525 West 120th Street, Box 306
New York, NY 10027
866.782.4438 (toll free)
A Charitable Bequest is the simplest way to provide future support to Teachers College. A will can be made at any age, and by anyone who wishes to support the programs at Teachers College.
For those who wish to make a gift to Teachers College but are concerned about current income, Teachers College offers the Charitable Gift Annuity and Pooled Income Fund programs. In return for an irrevocable gift, the College agrees to pay you and/or another person you may choose an income for life.
You can provide income to yourself or your loved ones and for the College with a Charitable Remainder Trust. A Charitable Lead Trust can allow you to make a current gift to Teachers College, with tax benefits for you or your children or deferred income, diversifying your assets, and giving you significant tax benefits.
Retirement plan assets are among the best assets to use for charitable gifts because normally they are highly taxed in your estate. Naming Teachers College as a beneficiary of your retirement plan can provide significant tax savings.
If you no longer have use for your paid-up life insurance policy or wish to donate an existing policy or create a new policy, you can use it to make a charitable gift by designating Teachers College as a beneficiary to your life insurance policy or by giving the policy to the College outright. Either way, you can be eligible for substantial tax savings.
You can also make a gift of personal property not considered tangible, such as royalties on published works. Teachers College can accept gifts of personal archives but only subject to prior approval. Contact the Office of Planned Giving to discuss guidelines for a gift of this kind.
Former U.S. Army Captain Meaghan Mobbs is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology and the David & Maureen O'Connor Scholar at TC's Resilience Center for Veterans & Families. Mobbs was recently presidentially appointed to the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and also selected for the inaugural Bush Institute Stand-To Veteran Leadership Initiative.
Grace Hoadley Dodge (1856–1914) was the founder and guiding spirit of Teachers College—a benefactor who viewed education as the principal means to create better families, better communities and a better world. Her spirit continues to shape the work of the College.
At her death in 1914, Grace Dodge left a generous bequest that demonstrated her faith in the future of Teachers College. To this day over 100 years later, Teachers College realizes support from this bequest.
Carrying on her legacy, Teachers College prepares each new generation of leaders in education, health and psychology; and helps shape policy to address critical issues of the day.
You become a member of the Grace Dodge Society when you provide support for Teachers College in one or more of the following ways:
If you have included Teachers College as part of your estate plans, and wish to enroll in the Grace Dodge Society, please click here.