Support Our Work


Donors support Steppingstone in a variety of ways, generously committing their time, talents, and resources to advance our work. Giving opportunities range from mentoring a Scholar or Alum to underwriting entire programs. Below are a few of our most popular giving opportunities.

For more information, please contact Kate Wood, Chief Advancement Officer, who will be happy to assist you. She can be reached at 617-423-6300 ext. 238 or

Donate Online

Make a secure online gift through Network for Good.

Send a Check

Please make checks payable to The Steppingstone Foundation and mail to our main office:

The Steppingstone Foundation
One Appleton Street
Boston, MA 02116

Champion A Scholar

When you champion a Scholar, you make one student’s ten-year journey to a college commencement day possible. In return, you’ll forge a personal connection with an impressive young person who has traveled far with Steppingstone. Champion A Scholar is our way of bringing donors like you closer to the students we serve.

Stock Gifts

Donations of appreciated securities can be accepted by Steppingstone.

Planned Giving

Direct a bequest, include Steppingstone in your estate planning, or designate a gift from a Charitable Remainder Trust or Charitable Lead Trust.

Donor-Advised Funds

Making an assignment from a DAF can simplify giving.


Steppingstone holds a number of events throughout the year, including a fall Gala, site visits where you can see Scholars in action, evening socials, and roundtables that give you a chance to hear directly from Alumni, staff members, and teachers.


In addition to hosting events in their homes or offices, Steppingstone donors also give of their time as tutors, mentors, board members, and advisors to the organization. To learn more, please email Kate Wood at

The Steppingstone Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. We value the privacy of our donors and never sell, share, or trade your personal information.