As a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Pioneer Institute relies on individuals, corporations, and foundations for financial support.
You can donate to Pioneer Institute today in the following ways:
Mail, Phone, or Online
- Mail – Pioneer Institute, 185 Devonshire Street, Suite 1101, Boston, MA 02110. Please make check payable to “Pioneer Institute” and include any information regarding use restrictions on the memo line of your check.
- Phone/Email – Please contact our Deputy Director of Development, Caitlin Marple, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 774-571-4120.
- Online – Please make an online gift on this page or at: https://pioneerinstitute.org/donations/.
Many employers match gifts to charitable institutions such as Pioneer Institute. Corporate matching gift programs are a great way to increase the value of your gift. Please check with your employer to find out more about their matching gift program and how to double the value of your gift to Pioneer.
Stock, Bonds, and Mutual Funds
Gifts of appreciated stock, bonds, and mutual funds may allow donors to avoid a capital gains tax in addition to receiving a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock. Always be sure to consult a tax professional before giving securities. To initiate a gift of securities, please contact our Deputy Director of Development, Caitlin Marple, at email@example.com or 774-571-4120.
Many of our events are funded through sponsorships, giving individuals, corporations, and foundations promotional opportunities to a highly targeted audience. For more information on individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities please contact our Deputy Director of Development, Caitlin Marple, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 774-571-4120.
Gifts of Personal Property or In-Kind Gifts
If you would like to donate personal property or in-kind services (host an event at your home or club) to Pioneer Institute, please contact our Development Office. Some gifts require appraisal or advance approval in order to be accepted.
Peters Legacy Society
The Peters Legacy Society was established to recognize the contributions of the late Lovett C. “Pete” Peters and R. Kingman “King” Webster, who were transformative Pioneer Institute benefactors for almost two decades. Both King and Pete were deeply devoted to ensuring educational excellence and opportunity for all schoolchildren, regardless of family background or zip code. As we continue to advance the Peters Legacy Society, please consider joining the Peters and Webster families by including Pioneer in your estate plans.
For more information on how to join, please see the sections below on Deferred or Planned Gifts and Charitable Bequests, or reach out directly to our Deputy Director of Development, Caitlin Marple, at email@example.com or 774-571-4120.
Deferred or Planned Gifts
Planned gifts allow individuals to financially support Pioneer Institute through trusts, annuities, insurance policies, or bequests. Certain planned gifts, such charitable remainder trusts, can provide financial advantages during one’s lifetime. This is an excellent way to help secure the future of Pioneer while receiving personal financial benefits.
With planned gifts, individual circumstances as well as tax and estate planning will vary. Please consult your attorney or estate specialist. If you have any general questions about Planned Giving at Pioneer Institute, or have already included Pioneer in your estate plans, please contact our Deputy Director of Development, Caitlin Marple, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 774-571-4120.
Next to annual giving, a long-standing vehicle for philanthropy is a bequest in a will or revocable (living) trust. A bequest makes it possible for you to make your wishes known today without relinquishing needed assets during your lifetime. Bequests can transfer a specific asset or give a percent of the estate after costs and taxes.
IRA Required Minimum Distribution
You can give any amount (up to a maximum of $100,000) per year from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as Pioneer Institute without having to pay income taxes on the money. As a reminder, you can do this beginning in the year that you turn 72 years of age.
Donor Advised Fund
Like a charitable savings account, a Donor Advised Fund gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to qualified charities like Pioneer Institute.
Living Trusts, Life Income Gifts, or Retained Life Estate in Property
Living Trusts, Life Income Gifts, or Retained Life Estate in Property are other ways to defer gifts to Pioneer Institute. Please consult your attorney or estate specialist. Pioneer would be pleased to assist you in any way possible.
Gifts in Honor or in Memoriam
Pioneer Institute offers the opportunity to give a gift in honor, or in memory, of an individual who shares our passion for what Massachusetts can and should be. Please indicate the individual you would like to honor when making your gift, or consult with our Development Office when making your donation.