The Pathways Fund

The Pathways Fund is a vital component of our work. Annual gifts of all sizes provide the resources we need to provide services and training, and to engage in research to advance our understanding.

Giving at all levels is encouraged.

Your participation in annual giving sends a powerful message—to prospective families, to the education community, to researchers, and to potential investors—and signals your deep commitment to create a pathway to learning for everyone.

Giving Levels

Partner CircleGifts of $100,000 or more
Leader Circle$25,000-$99,999
Benefactor Circle$10,000-$24,999
Director Circle$5,000-$9,999
Associate Circle$2,500-$4,999
Contributor Circle$1,000-$2,499
Supporter CircleGifts up to $999

The Pathways Fund begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 every year. Funds are dispersed throughout the year and go towards making our services accessible, and advancing our work with schools and the larger education community.

There are many ways to contribute. Your gift helps us impact the lives of so many.


A check or credit card gift is the simplest type of charitable gift. Checks can be mailed to:

Lee Pesky Learning Center:
Attn: Advancement Department
3324 Elder Street
Boise, ID 83705

Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds

Gifts of appreciated securities are simple to make, can have an immediate impact and may also provide you with significant tax benefits. A gift of securities is fully tax-deductible at its market value at the time of your contribution. To make a gift of stock to Lee Pesky Learning Center (LPLC), please follow these procedures:

  1. Contact your stockbroker. Your stockbroker can make a direct electronic transfer of your stock certificates to the account of the Lee Pesky Learning Center with the following information:
    • Brokerage: Charles Schwab
    • DTC: 0164
    • Code: 40
    • Account Registration: Lee Pesky Learning Center, Inc.
    • Account Number: 2566-6728
    • Charles Schwab Contact for Contra/DTC Hotline: 602-355-9003
    • Charles Schwab Contact: Jan Schiedel (208-395-2393)
  2. Give your stockbroker LPLC’s taxpayer identification number: 13-3878574.
  3. Notify LPLC of the transfer so that we can properly credit you as your name will not be with the wire of securities.
  4. Please provide LPLC with the name of the security, the number of shares to be donated, and the name and phone number of your stockbroker.

For more information on how to donate stock or to notify LPLC of a stock transfer, contact the Advancement office at [email protected] or 208-333-0008.

IRA Rollover

Donors who have retirement savings in traditional IRA’s are required to take minimum distributions (RMDs) each year beginning with the year they turn 72 (70 ½ if they turned 70 ½ in 2019 or before). These distributions are subject to income tax, unless the donor elects to make qualified charitable distributions (QCD). The QCD must be paid directly from the IRA to a qualified charity and can total up to $100,000 per year per donor. To make a charitable distribution to LPLC, ask your fund advisor to mail a check made out to Lee Pesky Learning Center directly to the Center. By transferring this income to LPLC, a donor is able to contribute to the financial health of the Center and avoid income tax.

Closely Held Stock

Donating the closely held stock of your business offers you a charitable deduction for the appraised fair market value and potential saving of capital gains tax.

Matching Gifts

You can double or even triple your gift through an employer matching gift. If you do not know if your employer offers a matching gift program, simply ask your HR department.

Corporate Rewards Programs

Our partners’ promotions make it easy for you to contribute. Lee Pesky Learning Center is registered with the following corporate rewards programs. Register with us!

  • AmazonSmile: Bookmark this link to donate 0.5% of your Amazon purchase price to LPLC every time you shop!
  • Fred Meyers – Visit the Fred Meyer’s site to learn more on how you can link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to LPLC.

Please contact our Advancement Director at (208) 333-0008 or if you have questions or would like more information on giving annually to Lee Pesky Learning Center.