Supports two students for one year in the Ace Academy program

Provides academic materials and supplies for four Ace Academy classrooms

Helps provide student transportation to and from activities for one semester

Provides fitness and tennis equipment for one Ace Academy program

Provides Ace Academy literacy supplies for 15 students

Supports a High School Retreat weekend for two students

Provides healthy snacks for one after school site for one month

Provides paperback summer reading books for one STRP site

Tenacity is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization in accordance with the IRS Code. Our EIN number is: 04-3452763.

Consider a Planned Gift Today

Unfortunately, inequities in education are projected to persist for years to come. Students within the city of Boston deserve the same access as children elsewhere to an adequate education, sufficient fitness, and a supported pathway to post-secondary success.

Fortunately, forward thinking and acting philanthropists can ensure Tenacity programs and services remain vibrant and available for future students so that one day the opportunity and achievement gaps will close.

Please let us know if you’ve already established Tenacity as a beneficiary in your estate plans. If you haven’t, consider how a planned gift in your estate plan will perpetuate your legacy as someone who cares about the future of education and children in Boston.

Please contact Brendan McCue at (617) 756-1145 or to share your long-term philanthropic goals and for assistance. If you’d like to take action today for tomorrow’s students, consider naming Tenacity a beneficiary by simply contacting your estate planner or attorney and providing the information below with the request to amend your will. Please let us know of your planned gift commitment so that we may properly acknowledge your generosity.

Legal name: Tenacity, Inc.
Location: 38 Everett Street, Suite 50, Allston, MA 02134
Federal tax ID number: 04-3452763

“I give to Tenacity, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 38 Everett Street, Suite 50, Allston, MA 021344, or its successor thereto, ______________* [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.“

Other ways to donate

Donate with a check

If you prefer to mail your donation to Tenacity directly, please forward your check, made payable to “Tenacity,” to the following address:

*Please specify if your donation is meant to support the Worcester Summer Tennis & Reading Program

Tenacity, Inc.
Attn: Development Department
38 Everett Street, Suite 50
Boston, MA 02134

Please include a letter with your name, address, phone number, email address, and donation amount, so we can show our gratitude for your support.

Donate by phone

If you would like to donate over the phone, please have your Visa or MasterCard information available and contact our Development Department at (617) 562-0900 x 2001 to complete your contribution.

*Please specify if your donation is meant to support the Worcester Summer Tennis & Reading Program

Donate stock

Stock that has increased in value is a wonderful asset to use for charitable giving. Once it has been held for a minimum of a year, making a gift of securities to Tenacity offers you the chance to help our organization while realizing many important personal benefits.

Why pay taxes if you don’t have to? A charitable gift of stock completely avoids the long-term capital gains tax, allowing the full value of the asset to benefit Tenacity.

For more information on this type of donation opportunity, please contact our Development Department at (617) 562-0900 x 2002.

Donate through an IRA Rollover

Make the Gift of a Lifetime

Tenacity can help turn your individual retirement accounts (IRAs) into tax-saving charitable gifts. As part of the 2015 PATH Act, legislators passed a permanent extension of Charitable IRA legislation, making it easier for Americans to give to causes they care about. The Charitable IRA provision has the power to help local charities like Tenacity strengthen their communities by allowing individuals who are age 70½ or older to roll over up to $100,000 and married couples to roll over up to $200,000 from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) annually to charity without being federally taxed.

Why Make an IRA Charitable Rollover Gift?

An IRA rollover gift is a way for you to support Tenacity today without impacting your checking or savings account balance. Gifts made from your IRA (up to $100,000 per year for individuals and $200,000 for married couples) are not reportable as taxable income. They also qualify for your required minimum distribution (RMD) which can lower your income and taxes.

IRA Charitable Rollover Tools

Click below to download helpful tools.

Sample letter to IRA custodian or administrator for a charitable distribution from an IRA

FAQ fact sheet

This information is not intended as tax, legal or financial advice. Gift results may vary. Consult your personal financial advisor for information specific to your situation.

Donate through a Donor Advised Fund

What is a donor-advised fund?

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAFs are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.

How does it work?
  • Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program
  • Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax-free)
  • Recommend grants to qualified public charities of your choice
Main advantages of a donor-advised fund

Simplicity — The DAF sponsor handles all recordkeeping, disbursements, and tax receipts.

Flexibility — Timing of your tax deduction can be separate from your charitable decision making.

Tax efficiency — Contributions are tax-deductible, and any investment growth in the DAF is tax-free. It is also easy to donate long-term appreciated securities, eliminating capital gains taxes and allowing you to support several charities from one block of stock.

Family legacy — A DAF is a powerful way to build or continue a tradition of family philanthropy.

No start-up costs — There is no cost to establish a donor-advised fund. However, there are often minimum initial charitable contributions to establish the DAF (typically $5,000 or more).*

No transaction fees — Once approved, 100% of your recommended grant goes to your qualified public charity of choice.*

Privacy if desired — Donors may choose to remain anonymous to the grant recipient.

* Sponsoring organizations generally assess an administrative fee on the assets in a DAF. These fees vary by the charity that sponsors a DAF program.

Want to learn more?

For additional information, you might want to see our most recent financial statements and our 990.