Class of
Rafael Curran
University of Notre Dame


Thanks to supporters like you, the Pullman Foundation is changing the trajectory of Pullman Scholars’ lives by giving over $1 million in scholarships and educational support each year. The Pullman Foundation has awarded more than 14,000 need-based, merit-based scholarships to exceptional students so they may attend the college or university of their choice and graduate with little to no debt.



Ways to give

Ways to

Thank you for considering the Pullman Foundation in your charitable giving! There are several ways you can make a meaningful gift in support of our Pullman Scholars. You can recognize a loved one by making a donation in his or her honor or memory, leave a legacy with a planned gift, or maximize your impact through unique tax-saving giving options.

To learn more about these options, please click on the icons for an explanation and a downloadable guide. For general information about donating to the Foundation, click the button below or contact Patrick Murphy, Development and Alumni Relations Director, at or 312.422.0444.

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. Contact Patrick Murphy at 312-422-0444 for more information.

Monthly 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 notifying them of your generosity. Contact Patrick Murphy at 312-422-0444 for more information.

Honor & Memorial Gifts
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. Contact Patrick Murphy at 312-422-0444 for more information.

Planned giving

Matching gifts

Many employers double or even triple their current and or retired employees’ giving through matching gift programs. The Foundation is more than happy to find out if you qualify. Contact Patrick Murphy at 312-422-0444 for more information

Matching gifts
Gifts of Stock & Appreciated Securities

Donating stocks or appreciated securities invests in the future of the Pullman Scholars. 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. Contact Patrick Murphy at 312-422-0444 for more information.

Gifts of Stock & Appreciated Securities
Retirement Accounts

Continue your legacy of hard work by donating to the Foundation through your IRA.
If you are 70 ½ years old or older you may give through your retirement accounts and receive unique tax benefits. Contact Patrick Murphy at 312-422-0444 for more information.

Retirement Accounts

Donor-Advised Funds

As a 501(c)(3) private operating foundation, the Pullman Foundation is eligible to receive distributions from donor-advised funds. Contact Patrick Murphy at 312-422-0444 for more information.

Donor-Advised Funds
Family Philanthropy

Help the Foundation continue to grow the Pullman Scholar Community with a grant from your private family foundation. Contact Patrick Murphy at 312-422-0444 for more information.

Family Philanthropy


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 foundation. All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and acknowledged with a letter for your tax records.


Patrick Murphy

Development & Alumni Relations Director