Since 1985, supporters of the Peace Corps Fellows Program have been instrumental in providing the resources for over 800 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to become educators. Because of their generosity, countless NYC students have benefitted from the opportunity to have a Fellow as a teacher.


Current Supporters:

Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe, Amity Buxton, and Mr. & Mrs. Albert Delacorte


Past Supporters:

Individual Supporters

Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Sunshine and other individual supporters.


Corporate Supporters

JP Morgan Chase, Chemical Bank, NYNEX, Pfizer, Prudential and Xerox.


Foundation Sponsors

Neukom Family Foundation, New York City Department of Education, Dewitt Wallace (Reader's Digest), Hebrew Technical Institute, and the Rockefeller Family Foundation.


Federal Funding

Corporation for National and Community Service

Are You Interested in Supporting the Program?

To learn more about the program, volunteer your time, and/or visit our teachers at their schools, please contact the director, Elaine Perlman (Tel: 212-678-6622). For more information about any of the following giving opportunities, Nancy Vélez, Senior Director of Major Gifts at (212) 678-3797. Please note that Teachers College's fiscal year runs September 1 through August 31.


Most Common Ways to Make a Gift:

Of the many ways to give to Teachers College, most donors choose 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.


By Credit Card

A credit card gift to Teachers College is convenient and entitles you to the same income tax deduction as a gift of cash. To make your credit card gift please fill-out the below form.


By Check

Your check should be made payable to Teachers College, Columbia University, and to be sure that it 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. Mail checks to: 

Teachers College, Columbia University

Box 306

525 West 120th Street

New York, NY 10027-6696


Tax Advantages

A cash gift enables you to receive the most generous federal income tax charitable deduction which is up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income.


Memorial or Tribute Gifts

You can make a gift in memory or in honor of a friend or loved one. Teachers College will inform the individual or their family about your gift and how it will benefit the Peace Corps Fellows Program community.


Matching Gifts

If you or your spouse work for a company that makes corporate matching gifts, your contribution to TC can be doubled or even tripled. Contact your Human Resources office to find out if they take part in a matching gift program.