Unrestricted gifts to TC enrich the academic experience at the College, from in-classroom and digital instruction, to academic projects and conferences, to the personal and professional development opportunities that prepare students to become changemakers. These gifts preserve and transform the architectural heritage of Teachers College and amplify the TC experience across our community. Help us maximize our impact across the globe with a gift today.


When not in the classroom, TC faculty are pushing boundaries in their fields and in the world. From research on gun violence, sustainability, and food insecurity, the research taking place at TC has real-life implications with actionable outcomes. Fuel this change through a gift in support of our Research Centers.

Support Your Academic Department

Your ambitions and dreams led you to your academic department at TC, where faculty and students continue to work to forge new ground in inquiry and exploration. Support their efforts, your field and its future with a gift to your academic department.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Whether you wish to support first-generation students or honor a faculty member through your gift, there are different opportunities to support the students who are committed to serving the public good. Your gift will empower voices, disrupt convention, lift up communities, change policy and ultimately drive forward our mission of creating a smarter, healthier, and more equitable world.

Student Emergency

The Wendy M. Dressel Student Emergency Fund aims to ease the financial burden that emergencies can unexpectedly create. From accessing mental health services during the Covid-19 pandemic, to funding temporary housing in the face of a natural disaster, the student emergency fund helps our students when they need it most.

TC Promise Scholars

When you support “TC Promise,” you join us in our commitment to provide much needed financial aid packages to students across disciplines and at all stages of their TC experience. Donors will have the opportunity to hear from a diverse cohort of “TC Promise Scholars” throughout the year, with notes and video messages and small group get togethers (in-person and via Zoom).

Generosity + Unity = TC Promise


Students with children face unique challenges in higher education that require special considerations across all aspects of the TC experience. Gifts for student-parents assist these continuous learners throughout their time at TC by helping them through the many challenges of successfully completing their studies, caring for their families, and maintaining their own physical and mental health.

TC Literacy Drive

Give the gift of reading this Impact Day! We are collecting Pre-K to 6th grade reading-level books to be gifted to students attending Harlem public schools in the REACH program and TCCS Lower School. Bring your new or gently-used books to campus and drop them in one of our many, conveniently located book drive bins now through April 5!

Book Drive Bin Locations

Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs (128 Zankel), Student Affairs Division (Building 528, First Floor Lobby), Zankel Building Main Entrance, Whittier Hall (First Floor)

Purchasing a book? Visit our lists of curated titles for suggestions:

Recommended ReadingDiversity & Inclusion Book List