Keep the American Dream on Track

Planned Giving
Plan your gift, continue the legacy

He only had a 4th-grade education, but George M. Pullman was a visionary philanthropist with a passion for education. His gift of $1.2 million has helped thousands of Chicago-area students realize their dreams of earning a college degree.

As you contemplate your financial and philanthropic legacy, please consider furthering George Pullman’s bold vision and our commitment to helping Pullman Scholars pursue their American Dream. Giving opportunities can be tailored to achieve your goals and keep the dream of a college within reach for our scholars.

There is a need to see youth off to a good future and to propel the foundation’s mission forward.

– John H. Munger

Ways to Make a Gift


Memorialize your philanthropic interests and your legacy while providing for the next generation of Pullman Scholars by making a bequest to the Foundation for a specific amount or percentage of your estate.

Retirement Accounts

Keep the American Dream on Track for today’s and future Pullman Scholars by naming the Pullman Foundation as a beneficiary of your 401(k), 403(b), IRA or other retirement accounts.

Life Insurance

Continue your giving to the Pullman Foundation in perpetuity by naming it as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy.

The John H. Munger Planned Giving Society

For more than 35 years, John H. Munger served Pullman Scholars and the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation with steadfast dedication. As educational director from 1958 to 1961, and executive director from 1961 to 1993, during Mr. Munger’s tenure, thousands of Pullman Scholars benefited from his leadership and support. Mr. Munger is often described by scholar alumni as a “friend and confidant” who successfully guided many Pullman Scholars through their college careers to successfully earn degrees.

The Foundation established the John H. Munger Planned Giving Society to honor John Munger and his many contributions to Pullman Scholars. Like Mr. Munger, members of the Munger Society demonstrate their commitment to supporting the Foundation and the dreams and aspirations of Pullman Scholars by making meaningful estate gifts.

The Munger Society

“I want to do anything I can:

to support the foundation. For me, the value of the scholarship was incalculable.”

– Thomas Meagher,

Pullman Scholar Alumnus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1967


To learn more about the Munger Society or about making a gift to the Pullman Foundation, please contact:


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