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Chidinma Ohia
Northwestern University

Help keep the American Dream on track

Why give?

Every gift to the Foundation makes an incredible difference in the lives of Chicago-area high school seniors. Your support is paramount to ensuring the Foundation’s ability to provide these exceptional students with important financial and educational resources. By making a gift of any magnitude, you will help many more young people attend college and forge a path that ultimately leads to a rewarding profession and a bright future.

Gift the Dream Only a College Degree Offers


of your gift goes to providing

more scholarships to

smart, ambitious students.

The George M. Pullman Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private operating organization. All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and acknowledged with a letter for your tax records.

Ways to give

Ways to give

Gifts of time

Volunteer your time to help achieve the Foundation’s mission! We have several opportunities, including the Pullman Scholar Alumni Selection Committee, advising a scholar, and more. Email or call the Foundation office at 312.422.0444 for current opportunities.

Gifts of time
Matching gifts

Many employers double or even triple their employees’ giving through matching gift programs. Contact your HR department to find out if you qualify. Email the Foundation if you need help submitting information to your employer.

Matching gifts
Honor & Memorial Gifts

Honor a friend or loved one with a gift to the Foundation. The person or next of kin will receive a personalized note from the Foundation’s executive director notifying them of your generosity. Use the online form above, mail a check or call the office to give this type of gift. Please include the person(s)’ name and address.

Honor & Memorial Gifts
Corporate Giving

Companies who value or share our vision can make a monetary gift, gift in kind, sponsor an event, donate space for an event or meeting, or provide internship opportunities for our scholars. Please contact Patrick Murphy if your company would like to learn more about supporting our Pullman Scholars.

Corporate Giving
Gift of Stock

Donating stocks or bonds invests in the future of the Foundation. As a perk, donating stock has benefits, such as a charitable tax deduction and a reduction of capital gains tax that would be due if you sold the securities. Please contact Patrick Murphy for any questions about donating gifts of stock/appreciated securities or to request the Donation of Securities form that you can send your broker.

Gift of stock
Planned Giving

A planned gift to the Foundation will help ensure the fulfillment of our mission for years to come. With a gift made through securities or other assets, bequest in your will, insurance policy, IRA or other retirement plans you can leave your legacy to the Foundation.

Become a member of The Munger Society by making a planned gift to the Foundation. Contact the Foundation if you are interested in more information.

Planned giving
Monthly gifts

A monthly gift is a wonderful way to sustain your giving throughout the year. The amount you choose will be charged automatically each month, and can be modified at any time.

Monthly gifts
One-time gifts

Give cash gifts using the online form above, calling the office at 312.422.0444 to process credit card payments, or mailing a check to:

George M. Pullman Educational Foundation
55 W. Monroe St., Suite 3460
Chicago, IL 60603

One-Time Gifts

The Munger Society

For more than 35 years, John H. Munger served Pullman Scholars and the George M. Pullman Education Foundation with steadfast dedication. During Munger’s tenure, as educational director from 1958 to 1961 and executive director from 1961 to 1993, thousands of Pullman Scholars benefited from his leadership and support.

It is because of John H. Munger’s tremendous legacy to the Foundation that we are honored to name this legacy giving society after him.


Patrick Murphy

Development & Alumni Relations Director