Why Give?

In our rapidly-changing world, nothing is more essential than educating young people to be resilient, thoughtful innovators with a strong ethical core. To provide that kind of education to children, we must also provide it to their teachers and school leaders. Klingenstein Center programs aim to do exactly that. The Center serves educators at every stage of their careers from young classroom teachers to experienced heads of schools. As a result, nearly 4000 alumni are occupying positions of leadership in schools throughout the nation and the world.

To make that possible, we provide generous financial aid. Along with generous support from the Klingenstein Funds, gifts from alumni and friends demonstrate how meaningful the programs are to those who have participated and to those who see the outcomes.  Financial support is critical for developing and keeping highly-talented independent school educators in the field. Your gifts enable us to continue to build leadership and strengthen the profession at every level by increasing the scholarship funds we have to distribute to deserving students and by sending a strong message to major donors and foundations that the programs are highly valued. 


Donate Now ButtonThe quickest way to make a gift to the Klingenstein Center is to give online. All major credit cards are accepted, your gift is secure, and you will receive immediate confirmation of your gift.  

If you are mailing a check, please be sure to make the check out to the "Klingenstein Center, Teachers College", and send it to: The Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, Box 125, New York, NY 10027.  Please note that Teachers College policy prohibits the acceptance of checks drawn on banks outside the United States in the amount of less than $150 due to administrative fees.  Online gifts are not subject to this restriction.

Questions or Special Gifts

If you have questions about ways to support the Klingenstein Center, want to make a planned gift or are interested in endowed gifts, please contact Jessica Sepke at 212-678-3870 or sepke@tc.columbia.edu.


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