In Memoriam

Remembering Founder John Klingenstein
John Klingenstein

John Klingenstein, founder of the Klingenstein Center and Trustee Emeritus of Teachers College, passed away Sunday, August 19. 

In a letter to the community, Teachers College President Tom Bailey wrote,

"Teachers College Trustee Emeritus John Klingenstein, who passed away this week at age 89, quietly epitomized what a great trustee is and does – or as a longtime fellow board member puts it in our story, 'John’s life was distinguished by enormous acts of generosity, done with very little fanfare.' He gave wise advice and counsel. He helped us to build on our strengths in areas of opportunity – most notably through the creation of our Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership, the nation’s preeminent program for private school leadership training. And – with very little fanfare indeed – he became the most generous donor in TC’s history, contributing nearly $55 million to the College over the course of his life."

The Klingenstein Center and it's 4000 alumni offer heartfelt condolences to John's wife and philanthropic partner, Pat, and their children Tom Klingenstein, current TC Trustee Nancy Klingenstein Simpkins, Andy Klingenstein,and Sally Klingenstein Martell. 

Read about John Klingenstein's life and legacy.

RSVP to attend the celebration of John Klingenstein at Teachers College in September 17 at 4:00 p.m.


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