Leadership Giving

Breakthrough Greater Boston’s Giving Circles represent a critical source of our annual program funding and provide a foundation of  support for our students and teachers. We salute our generous Giving Circle donors for their shared vision of educational equity and their recognition of Breakthrough Greater Boston as a means to its achievement.
To learn more about leadership giving and our giving circles, contact Emma Samler, Director of Development and Partnerships at esamler@btgbmail.org | 617.349.6647

Sustainers' Circle

Multi-Year Giving Group

Sustainers’ Circle members commit to supporting Breakthrough for three consecutive years. These individuals understand the importance of the long-term investment we make in our students and make that same investment in Breakthrough. It is thanks to sustaining gifts that Breakthrough can plan for the future, develop new programming, and grow alongside our students and teachers.
Read more about the benefits to becoming a member of our Sustainers’ Circle.

Legacy Society

Planned Giving for Breakthrough’s Future

Breakthrough’s Legacy Society exists to recognize and thank individuals and families who have made a bequest or planned gift to Breakthrough Greater Boston. By becoming a Legacy Society member, you will be making an invaluable contribution to securing the future for Breakthrough and will be joining others in helping provide for generations of students and teachers to come. Your Legacy Society membership will serve as an inspiration to all who share your vision for Breakthrough’s future.

Educators' Circle

Individual Leadership Donors

Educators’ Circle members contribute $2,500 or more annually in support of our programs. The investment these major donors make in Breakthrough demonstrates a commitment to sending all young people to college, regardless of their zip code or family income and to inspiring bright, diverse college students to become teachers.

Read more about the benefits to becoming a member of our Educators’ Circle.

Our Educators' Circle Members

$50,000+

  • Christine Gilman and Tom Andrews
  • Hempleman Family
  • Richard and Elizabeth Cashin
  • Trudi Veldman and Robert Kamen

$25,000+

  • Angela and Jason Duckworth
  • Beth Grady and Duncan Spelman
  • Claudia and Peter Scott
  • Elizabeth and Melville Hodder
  • Nancy Klemm Friedman and Richard Friedman

$15,000+

  • Anne and Paul Goldenheim
  • Caroline Carmichael and Bill Pelosky
  • Charlotte and Herb Wagner
  • Jim and Susan Kelleher
  • Joseph and Debra Corrado
  • Paul and Wendy Rapisarda
  • Karl Bandtel

$10,000+

  • Anonymous
  • Barbara and Michael Eisenson
  • Charles and Miriam Wood
  • Jeff and Maxine Saunders
  • Jeffrey and Kate Davis
  • Marcy Crary and Tim Hall
  • Miriam McKendall and James Zachazewski
  • Rich Meelia
  • Yolanda Kodrzycki and Scott Moriearty
$5,000+

  • Alan Kesler
  • Amy Gips
  • Elizabeth Adams and Clifford Lasser
  • Evan Gallagher and Tracey Mahoney
  • Jack and Carol O’Neill
  • Joy Lucas and Andrew Schulert
  • Lisa and Jim Mooney
  • Louise Bray
  • Margherite and Andrew Matteis
  • Melanie Forbes Goins and Jason Goins
  • Paul and Wendy Rapisarda

$2,500+

  • Anonymous
  • Amy Wendell
  • Ann and Edwin Kania
  • Ann and Mead Wyman
  • Asya Grinberg and Alexander Ivanov
  • Baruch Ticho and Allison August
  • Brian Linde
  • Carl Adam Carte
  • Daniel Cordeau
  • David and Susan Rockefeller
  • Edwin Johnson and Susan Lenn Johnson
  • Janet and David Offensend
  • Jim Moses
  • Kenya and Jennifer Rutland
  • Lenore Cowen and William Bogstad
  • Michael and Sue-Ellen Haynes
  • Peter and Babette Loring
  • Peter Cory and Maxine Creanza
  • Stephen Murphy
  • William O’Reilly

Breakthrough Ambassadors

Annual Giving Group

Breakthrough Ambassadors contribute $1,200 or more annually in support of our programs.  Join a group of dynamic and committed individuals whose loyal support is critical to Breakthrough’s growth. Each Breakthrough Ambassador puts one teacher through Breakthrough’s high‐energy, rigorous teaching fellowship for one summer.

Read more about the benefits to becoming a Breakthrough Ambassador.

Our Breakthrough Ambassadors

$1,200+

  • Acheson Callaghan
  • Alan Dworsky and Suzanne Werber Dworsky
  • Alexis Belakouskiy
  • Andrew and G Elizabeth Reinach
  • Ann Berman and Samuel Spektor Jr.
  • Anthony and Stephanie Froio
  • Barbara and Dick Currier
  • Brad Howarth and Dave Bastien
  • Cassandra and Douglas Scarano
  • Chris McCullough
  • David and Anna Goldenheim
  • David and Kathy Bryson
  • Derek Whitney
  • Don Hawley
  • Edward Hoff and Kathleen O’Connell
  • Elizabeth and Frederick Schwarz
  • Greg Murdock
  • Helene Solomon
  • J. Dayne Lamb and Gardner N. Stratton
  • Jacob and Barbara Brown
  • Jeff Jacobson
  • Joan and Charlie Hunt
  • Joe Maguire
  • Katherine Finnerty
  • Katherine Metcalfe and Langdon Wheeler
  • Kathryn Miranda
  • Kristina and Patrick Lyons
  • Linda Greenberg
  • Lori and Kenny Likis
  • Mark and Kimberly Campbell
  • Max Follettie and Lioudmila Tchistiakova
  • Mike Burnes
  • Mino Fujii-Kamiyama and Kuni Kamiyama
  • Molly and Jeffrey Millman
  • Rachel Meyers
  • Robert McCarron
  • Shaun Berry and David Bernick
  • Thomas Kayola
  • Judy Bose

Investors' Circle

Corporate, Foundation and Governmental Leadership Investors

Investors’ Circle members contribute $5,000 or more annually in support of our programs. Our relationships with institutional investors are mutually beneficial and often multifaceted. Partnerships include employee volunteering, donation of program and event space, hosting summer interns, and more. Strong, broad based institutional support is essential to underwrite our growth across three cities. Leadership from institutional supporters, both local and national, provides a powerful endorsement of our mission and serves as a catalyst for broader community investment.

Our Investors' Circle Members

$500,000+

Wellington Management Foundation§

$100,000+

  • The Baupost Group, LLC
  • Cummings Foundation§

$50,000+

  • Alexandria Real Estate Equities
  • FAO Schwarz Family Foundation§
  • Liberty Mutual Foundation
  • Llewellyn Foundation§
  • Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation

$25,000+

  • Fidelity Foundation
  • Google
  • The Merck Foundation
  • Schrafft Charitable Trust
  • State Street Foundation
  • Takeda
  • Vertex Foundation
  • WilmerHale

$15,000+

  • Cambridge Community Foundation
  • JLL
  • Newmark Knight Frank
  • Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation§
  • Sanofi Genzyme
  • The Richmond Group

$10,000+

  • 484 Phi Alpha Foundation
  • Avison Fund
  • CBRE New England
  • Elkus Manfredi Architects
  • Harvard Sociology 131: Philanthropy and Nonprofits
  • Mifflin Memorial Fund
  • Moses Kimball Fund
  • National Development / Charles River Realty Investors
  • Northstar Project & Real Estate Services
  • Orville Forté Charitable Foundation
  • Robins Kaplan
  • The SAP Charitable Fund
  • Spagnolo Gisness & Associates Inc.
$7,500+

  • AHA Consulting Engineers
  • The TJX Foundations
  • Whole Foods Market

$5,000+

  • Anchor Line
  • Boston Properties
  • Bushrod H. Campbell and Adah F. Hall Charity Fund
  • Callahan Construction Managers
  • Cambridge Trust Company
  • Campanelli
  • Colliers International
  • Earth2
  • Eastdil Secured
  • EY
  • Grand Circle
  • Harvard University
  • John Hancock
  • John Moriarty & Associates
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Nellie Mae Education Foundation
  • New England Patriots Foundation
  • Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Inc.
  • Perkins + Will
  • R. E. Dinneen Architects & Planners, Inc.
  • Salesforce
  • Third Rock Ventures
  • Transwestern
  • Tufts Council for Philanthropic Leadership
  • Turner Construction
  • VPNE Parking Solutions

$2,500+

  • BioMed Realty Trust, Inc.
  • BR+A
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • DiMella Shaffer
  • Eastern Bank
  • Federal Realty Investment Trust
  • Gentle Giant
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Partners HealthCare
  • People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts
  • Waterline Ventures
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