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.

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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.

Ways to give

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.

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.

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.

Matching Gifts

Matching gift programs have the potential of doubling or even tripling the amount of your gift through your employer, even if you are retired. Contact your employer or the Foundation for more info.

Stock & 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.

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.

Donor-Advised Funds

As a 501(c)(3) private operating foundation, the Pullman Foundation is eligible to receive distributions from donor-advised funds.

Family Philanthropy

Help the Foundation continue to grow the Pullman Scholar Community with a grant from your private family foundation.