Gifts to the Graduate Center Foundation may be made through a contribution of cash, securities, real estate or other real or personal property, as well as through estate gifts such as bequests and trusts, and life income gifts such as charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts. Gift pledges of more than $5,000 may be fulfilled over a multi-year period.

Annual Fund for Excellence
The Annual Fund for Excellence supports:
  • Student fellowships
  • Funds for research and travel
  • Underwriting support for lectures, conferences, concerts, theater, and other public programs
Make an Annual Fund for Excellence Gift

Designated Gifts for Academic Programs, Centers and Institutes
Let your interest in a specific subject guide your gift.

The Graduate Center's degree programs, institutes, and centers promote academic rigor in service to the public. The Graduate Center's innovative doctoral and masters programs benefit New York and our nation. Our faculty, students, and staff are committed to research that addresses complex problems and to teaching practices that inspire succeeding generations of scholars.

When you make a designated gift, you support world-class scholarly and community-oriented research and teaching. Follow these links to make a gift to a program, center, or institute of your choice.

Planned Giving
Planned giving has a tremendous and lasting impact on the life and future of the Graduate Center, and can provide unique benefits to you as a donor. To find out how planned giving can help meet your personal and philanthropic goals, please contact:

Miriam Capua
Tel: 212-817-7134


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