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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Gift the dream only a college degree offers


of your gift enables more scholarship support 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.

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.

John H. Munger Planned Giving Society

Plan your gift, continue the legacy

Including a gift to the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation in your will is a simple yet impactful way to leave an enduring legacy. The Foundation is grateful for bequests that provide vital financial and programmatic resources for Pullman Scholars.

All planned gift donors are invited to join the John H. Munger Planned Giving Society.

The John H. Munger Planned Giving Society was established in 2017 to honor John Munger (1931 – 2021) and his many contributions to the Foundation. For more than 35 years John H. Munger served Pullman Scholars and the George M. Pullman Education Foundation with steadfast dedication. As educational director from 1958 to 1961, and executive director from 1961 to 1993, during Munger’s tenure, thousands of Pullman Scholars benefited from his leadership and support. Munger is often described by scholar alumni as a “friend and confidant” who successfully guided many Pullman Scholars through challenges and difficulties during their time in college to successfully earn degrees and launch their careers.

Members of the Munger Society support the Foundation and its mission through their commitment to make a meaningful gift as part of their estate planning.

John H. Munger

John H. Munger Planned Giving Society Members:

William F. Flynn

B.S.M.E., Washington University, 1963

in memory of James S. Flynn
George Gloeckler, Ph.D.

B.S. in Physics, University of Chicago, 1960

and Christine Gloeckler

B.S. in Mathematics, University of Chicago, 1960

Barbara M. Kaufman
Stephanie Kromelis

B.S. in Special Education, Illinois State University, 1971

and Jack Treadman
Gundega Korsts

B.A. in Greek/Latin/Anthropology, Beloit College, 1971

and James E. Holden
Lena Neal, Ph.D.

B.A. in Government, Beloit College, 1968

Photo: Mr. Munger With Florence Lowden Miller, Foundation President 1950-1978

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