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.

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


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


  • Anne and Paul Goldenheim
  • Duncan Spelman
  • Elizabeth and Melville Hodder
  • Jewish Communal Fund


  • Angela and Jason Duckworth
  • Caroline Carmichael and Bill Pelosky
  • Joseph and Debra Corrado
  • Lake View Fund
  • Marcy Crary and Tim Hall
  • Mike and Janis Weilheimer
  • Rich Meelia


  • Anonymous
  • Ann Gallo
  • Barbara and Michael Eisenson
  • Elizabeth Adams and Clifford Lasser
  • Jeff and Maxine Saunders
  • Jeffrey and Kate Davis
  • Jon Piskorowski
  • Louise Bray
  • Miriam McKendall and James Zachazewski
  • Molly and Jeffrey Milman
  • Ram Krishnan
  • Terence and Sabrina Sanz
  • William and Lia G. Poorvu Family Foundation
  • Yolanda Kodrzycki and Scott Moriearty


  • Amy McBride-Wendell and John Wendell
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Baruch Ticho and Allison August
  • Holly Crary
  • Jim and Susan Kelleher
  • Jeffrey Singer and Maureen Whitley
  • Katharine Schmidt
  • Lars Foundation
  • Lenore Cowen and Bill Bogstad
  • Melanie Forbes Goins and Jason Goins
  • Michael and Sue-Ellen Haynes
  • Paul and Cathy Braverman
  • The Krisbin Foundation Trust











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


  • Acheson Callaghan
  • Alexander Ivanov and Asya Grinberg
  • Andrew and G Elizabeth Reinach
  • Andrew Reschovsky
  • Brad Howarth and Dave Bastien
  • Brian and Brenda Bossman
  • Brian Linde
  • Carol Ann and Edwin Kania
  • Carrie Rosenblum and Charlie Stuart
  • CM Yu Tzu Tai and Chung-Ming Hsieh
  • David and Susan Rockefeller
  • Deepinder Sekhon
  • Emily Newmann
  • J. Dayne Lamb and Gardner N. Stratton
  • James Michael Timmons
  • Jeffry McComish


  • Julie and Mike Kaneb
  • Kara Bixby
  • Katherine Pedersen
  • Kathryn and Michael Miranda
  • Katie Burke
  • Max Follettie and Lioudmila Tchistiakova
  • Michelle Lower
  • Mino Fujii-Kamiyama and Kuni Kamiyama
  • Molly and Jeffrey Millman
  • Nancy Huntington Stager
  • Paul and Wendy Rapisarda
  • Peter and Babette Loring
  • Suzanne Werber Dworsky
  • Thomas and Lauren Kayola
  • Vitali Vassine and Anna Yarilina

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


The Biogen Foundation§


  • Anonymous
  • The Baupost Group, LLC
  • BoSTEM§
  • Cummings Foundation§
  • Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation§
  • The Philanthropic Initative§


  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • FAO Schwarz Family Foundation§
  • Liberty Mutual Foundation
  • Llewellyn Foundation§
  • State Street Foundation
  • The Boston Foundation§
  • The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • The Kraft Family Foundation§


  • Amelia Peabody Foundation
  • Alexandria Real Estate Equities
  • Boston After School and Beyond
  • Cambridge Community Foundation
  • CIC§
  • Google
  • Hologic
  • Life Science Cares§
  • The Merck Foundation
  • Schrafft Charitable Trust


  • Accenture
  • Boston Scientific Foundation
  • City of Cambridge
  • National Development / Charles River Realty Investors
  • Newmark
  • Minnie Parker Charitable Trust
  • Sanofi Genzyme
  • The Richmond Group


  • 484 Phi Alpha Foundation
  • Amgen Foundation
  • Clinton H & Wilma T Shattuck Charitable Trust
  • Elkus Manfredi Architects
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Orville Forté Charitable Foundation
  • Spagnolo Gisness & Associates Inc.
  • Third Rock Ventures
  • Wise


  • AHA Consulting Engineers
  • BioMed Realty Trust, Inc 
  • BNY Mellon
  • BR+A
  • Bushrod H. Campbell and Adah F. Hall Charity Fund
  • Cambridge Trust Company
  • Campanelli
  • Colliers International
  • Columbia
  • DENS Facility Services
  • Earth2
  • EY
  • MIT Government and Community Relations
  • Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Inc.
  • Robins Kaplan LLP
  • TRIA
  • Young Authors Foundation


  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Eastern Bank
  • People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts


§Indicates recognition for cumulative giving of a multi-year gift.




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