Your Gifts Fuel Our Collective Purpose

At the Klingenstein Center, we cultivate leaders so that they can better teach, work, lead, and make change for the kinds of schools all students deserve and need to flourish. Klingenstein Center programs aim to support the educators who study with us through generous financial aid. 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.


The 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.

To donate by 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.

You can donate to one of the following funds:

Klingenstein Scholars Fund
The Klingenstein Scholars Fund honors John Klingenstein, whose vision and generosity supported the founding and growth of the Center. One hundred percent of your gift to this fund is given in turn as scholarships to support the next generation of school leaders.

Pearl Rock Kane Endowed Scholarship
The Pearl Rock Kane Endowed Scholarship was established to honor Pearl and her embodiment and practice of continuous growth, informed leadership, and commitment to keeping her pulse on areas that needed tending on behalf of educators-leaders. Each Kane Scholar demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and to continuous learning—two areas Pearl wrote about, modeled, and supported through the Center's programs and curriculum.

Klingenstein Center Endowment
This endowment supports the all programs and operations of the Klingenstein Center. Your gift to the endowment helps the Center continue to provide its existing high-quality professional learning programs as well as to develop new programs and resources for independent and international school educators.

Questions or Special Gifts

If you have questions about ways to support the Klingenstein Center, want to make a planned gift, or are interested stock transfers or endowed gifts, please contact Nicole Furlonge at 212-678-3156 or by email.