Grace Dodge Society

The Grace Dodge Society

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:

  • Make a bequest to Teachers College through a will or living trust
  • Establish an immediate or deferred gift annuity or invest in our pooled income fund
  • Name Teachers College a beneficiary of an Individual Retirement Account or a beneficiary of an insurance policy
  • Designate Teachers College as a beneficiary of a charitable remainder or lead trust

If you have included Teachers College as part of your estate plans, you may enroll in the Grace Dodge Society.

Upcoming Events


An afternoon with the Grace Dodge Society
A series of inspiring live phone events, exclusively for Grace Dodge Society members, featuring TC faculty and alumni speaking about timely issues. Questions? Contact Mary Amoon-Hickey at or 212-678-3392.
Wednesday, November 11th at 4:00pm Eastern
Dr. Nancy Eppler-Wolff and Helen Feldman
During these unprecedented and difficult times, we are all seeking ways to grapple with our new realities — especially for our children, grandchildren and families. Dr. Nancy Eppler-Wolff and Helen Feldman will discuss how “listening” to our children, and becoming perceptive observers of their behavior, will lead to a better understanding of our children’s struggles now — and post-COVID.

Past Events

GDS Phonecast featuring Dr. Kenny Graves

Wednesday, July 8th at 3:00pm Eastern
Hear from TC Board Chair Bill Rueckert, and TC alumnus, Kenny Graves, Ph.D. – Upper School Assistant Principal for Academic Life and Director at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, whose work on technology leadership and data use for social justice in schools continues to attract the attention of educators nationally.

2019 Grace Dodge Society Luncheon


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