How to Donate

DEF launched in the spring of 1989 with the goal of benefiting the community by funding innovative educational programs.  Since we operate entirely by a dedicated group of volunteers, nearly all of the money we raise is funneled back into the community, where educators and learners are eager to put your contributions to work.

DEF is a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN #04-3069483.  Thank you for your donation.

  • Donations in any amount may be made online via credit card by clicking the donate button below.
  • Checks payable to Duxbury Education Foundation may be sent to:

Duxbury Education Foundation
P.O. Box 1264
Duxbury, MA 02331

Gifting Levels

  • Summa Cum Laude $5,000+
  • Magna Cum Laude $1000+
  • Cum Laude $500+
  • High Honors $250+
  • Honors $100+

We welcome donors who would like to make a long-term commitment to supporting the DEF.  There are opportunities to establish DEF funds to underwrite certain types of teaching and learning activities in the name of a family member or friend. For more information about named funds or other aspects of giving, please contact DEF via e-mail at


Matching Gift Programs

Many companies have matching gift programs where the company will match an employee’s contribution to a 501(c)(3) corporation. DEF, a non-profit educational charity, is a 501(c)(3) corporation and is therefore eligible for matching gift contributions from companies that have such a program. Some of the information that employers ask for in matching gifts is:

  • Charity Name: Duxbury Education Foundation
  • Description of Charity: The Foundation funds innovative educational programs in the Duxbury Community, including proposals that support lifelong learning. 
  • Tax ID (EIN): 04-3069483
  • Address: PO Box 1264, Duxbury, MA 02331
  • Contact Email Address:
  • Web Site:

If your company asks for additional information for matching gifts, please contact us.

Thanks for your support!

Below is a list of just a few of the many companies that match employees' gifts!

  • 3M Foundation
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Acadian Asset Management Inc.
  • Accenture
  • ACE Group
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • American Express
  • Ameriprise
  • Apple Computer, Inc.
  • Aquarion Water Company
  • The Arbella Insurance Group
  • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
  • AT&T
  • Aventis Pharmaceuticals
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
  • BlackRock, Inc.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Boston Mutual Life Insurance Co.
  • Boston Scientific
  • Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
  • Charles Schwab
  • ChaseManhattan
  • Citigroup
  • Citizens Bank
  • Citizens Capital
  • Comcast
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Eastern Bank
  • Eastern Mountain Sports
  • Eaton Vance
  • Ernst & Young, LLP
  • Fidelity
  • Genzyme Corporation
  • The Gillette Co.
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Google
  • Haemonetics Corp.
  • Hewlett-Packard Co.
  • Highland Capital Partners
  • Honeywell Foundation
  • Houghton Mifflin Co.
  • H&R Block, Inc.
  • IBM
  • ING
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • John Hancock
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Loomis Sayles & Co.
  • Marriott Corporation
  • Mass Mutual
  • MasterCard International, Inc.
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Merck
  • Merrill Lynch & Company Inc.
  • MetLife, Inc.
  • MFS Investment Management
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Grid
  • New Balance Athletic Shoes
  • New England Biolabs, Inc. Foundation
  • NSTAR Electric and Gas
  • Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research Inc.
  • OppenheimerFunds Inc.
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Pioneer Investments
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Procter & Gamble Co. Inc.
  • The Prudential Insurance Company of America
  • Putnam Investments
  • Quest Diagnostics, Inc
  • Raytheon Company
  • Reebok International Ltd.
  • Ropes & Gray
  • Sovereign Bank
  • Starbucks Corporation
  • State Street
  • Stop & Shop
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Vanguard Group, Inc.
  • Wellington Management Company, LLP
  • Wells Fargo