A very abstract image of two hands holding a red heart. The image is dotted with little four-point starts in gold, salmon and sage.

Ways to Give

A full range of giving options

Whether you are already a donor or new to ILI, we hope the information below helps you decide how best to make an investment in your community language learning center. Supporters like you truly make a difference in so many lives by ensuring ILI continues as a vital part of our local communities!

Donate online
Just click DONATE and follow the instructions on our safe and secure platform. NOTE: We do not share or sell your information.

To make a bigger impact, consider signing up as a recurring donor at $10, $25 or more each month. It’s easy to do online at DONATE and goes a long way to support the ILI team all year long!

Send gifts by mail
Mail a gift via check to ILI at:
International Language Institute of Massachusetts
25 New South Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Workplace Matching
Many companies and workplaces offer matching gift programs. If yours is one, you can increase the impact of your donation with just a few clicks. Check to see if your employer has a matching gift program.

Other Options

  • transfers of stocks and securities
  • qualified charitable distributions from your IRA through charitable rollovers
  • a gift from your donor advised funds
  • arrange for memorial and honorary gifts in memory of your loved ones
  • leave bequests and legacy gifts to ILI in your will

If you are interested in exploring these options, please contact ILI executive director Caroline Gear (caroline@ili.edu; tel. 413-586-7569, ext. 103). She can provide more information and will be happy to discuss the many available choices with you!

Our Students

Six adult immigrant ESOL student graduates golding their diplomas.
Free English students who have graduated from the program.

“My teacher is the best teacher I have ever had. She always find the way makes class fun and she always makes us to use the things that we learn. Every morning I felt her energy and her will to teach. Whenever I ask something she searched for it and helped me. She is more than a teacher to me.”

Yasemin Toktemir studied English in in the IEP


Business, Foundation & State Supporters

We are deeply grateful to our business, foundation and state supporters that contributed so much to ILI’s success in 2023. Thanks to their support, we were able to continue our Free English Program for immigrants and refugees, successfully continue online and in-person classes, and ensure the health of our daily operations. Their vote of confidence in ILI made us strong. THANK YOU!

Extraordinary Voices: $10,000+
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company (Scholarship)
Public Adult Education of Massachusetts
Guiding Voices: $5,000+
Curran, Berger & Kludt – Immigration Law (Scholarship)
United Way of Franklin and Hampshire Region
Inspirational Voices: $2,500+
Baystate Health Community Benefits
Country Bank
Greenfield Savings Bank
Pangaea Sushi
River Valley Co-op
Motivational Voices: $1,000+
Dietz and Company Architects Fund at Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
Florence Bank
Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce
National Grid
Activist Voices: $500+
Aquadro & Associates Insurance Agency
Bueno y Sano
Cooley Dickinson Health Care Corporation
Whalen Insurance Agency
Leading Voices: $250+
Florence Dental Care
Florentine Films
Law Office of Peter Irvine
Legacy Counsellors, PC
Institute for Training and Development
International Student Insurance and Envisage International Company
Maple & Main Realty LLC
Peace Valley Foundation
Skoler, Abbott & Presser, PC
Webber and Grinnell Insurance
Supporting Voices: $100+
Encharter Insurance, LLC
Joyful Valley Coaching
Strada Shoes
Renew Window Cleaning
Woodstar Café
Welcoming Voices
Discovery Map of the Pioneer Valley
Homestays USA
Projeto Pro-Imigrantes UFMG Brazil

Individual Supporters

Thank You to Our 2023 Supporters

A large group of immigrant students.

The generosity of our neighbors in western Massachusetts and beyond never ceases to amaze! A big THANKS to all of you!

Extraordinary Voices: $10,000+
Anonymous (Scholarship)
Chia Collins & Michael Cohen
Deanne Kloepfer (Richard Martin Memorial Scholarship)
Inspirational Voices: $2,500 – $4,999
Marcy Eisenberg
Karl Moore & Kim Wolfson
Motivational Voices: $1,000 – $2,499
Deborah Alm– In honor of Joan & Walter Bojman
Cris Coffin
Mary Commager
Jane & John Dion
Ann Errichetti & Mark Keroack Charitable Fund
Emily Gladstone *
Elisa Mason
Allison Ryan
Brandy Sieber
Cher & Mo Willems
Leslie & Lyman Wood
Activist Voices: $500 – $999
Michael Buckowski
Thomas Butler
Carolyn Coffin*
Eva & Fred Fierst
Caroline Gear & Jim Olsen
Tim Gillis & Cathy Swift
Carolyn Gray & George Peppard
Katherine Irwin
Jessica & Markus Jones – In honor of Caroline Gear
Shirley Lutgen – In honor of Macey Faiella
Ellen Morrison
Kathy & Rudy Pawul
Joan Rasool
Nancy & Bruce Urbschat
Leading Voices: $250 – $499
Anonymous – In honor of Aimee Salomon
Alice Armen
Dan Berger & Laura Katz
Dennis Bidwell & Mary Ann Kelly
Tara Brewster
Daisy & Eric Broudy Charitable Fund
Don Byrum & Theresa Yesu
Leslie & Jim Frank
Ruth Folchman & Richard Wagner
Grobman and Bollinger Family Fund
Patricia Hill
Amy Landry
Patricia Lee-Lewis
Kelsey Lewis
Shirley Markham
Amelia Mosley
Alexis Page*
Bob Phaneuf
Bob Pura
Renna Pye
Martha Robert Lellman
Sonya Rumpf
Josh Seamon
Jane Sinauer
Andrea Stone
Sarah Sullivan*
Michelle Walch
Brittany Weiss
Reynolds Whalen
Tobey Winters
Meg Kelsey Wright & Jonathan Wright
Supporting Voices: $100 – $249
Gwen Agna & Tom Marantz
Lisa Baskin
Laura Battles – In honor of Andrea Raphael
Tina and Mike Berins
Steven Budd*
Kaylah Burks*
Linda Butler – In honor of Janice Rogers
Peter Cofoni
Anna Cook
Christina Cronin
Daniel Cuenca
Regina Curtis – In honor of Caroline Gear
Carrie Cuthbert*
Lawrence Dean – In honor of Bob Pura
Shiyue Deng
Eric Derman
Beth Eustis
Anne Fine & Jon Liebman – In honor of Andrea Raphael-Reily
Judith Fine
Laura Garcia
Dodie Gaudet & Michael Coffey
Marina Goldman
Bruce Goldstein*
Joan Greenfield
Shane Hammond
Kris Holloway
Martha Izer*
Alexis Johnson
Amy Kahn & Jeff McQueen
Elizabeth Kemp
Rachel Lamson*
Phil Lawrence*
Rebecca Lorimer Leonard & Ben Leonard
Judith Luddy
Cynthia Mahoney
Jake Mazar*
Kara McBride*
Sarah McKusick
Lynn McLaughlin
Dale Melcher*
Kris Moses-Libon & Rob Libon
Mary Beth Ogulewicz
Shannon Olson
Kelly & Jeff Palm
Kathryn & Raymond Perleoni
Eliza Pesuit*
Victoria Poletto
Leslie Potter & Wayne Schlegel
B.Z. Reily & Eric Stocker
John Reilly
Betsy Rider – In honor of Caroline Gear
Laura Robinson & Tank Hood*
Janice Rogers
Thomas Rowland
Laurie Sanders & Fred Morrison
Leslie Saulsberry
Ed Shanahan
Joyce Snyder
Michele Spring-Moore
Suzanne Strauss & Scott Kennedy– In honor of Andrea Raphael
Hrayr Tamzarian
Betsy Tarr – In honor of Rachel Martins & Caroline Gear
Andy Turrett
Paul Villani
Eric Wirth
Al Woodhull & Barbara Francis
Carol Young
Betsy & John Yount
Welcoming Voices
Allie Aguirre*
Samira Artur*
Beth Beede
Sira Berte – In honor of Maria Gasparoni Berte
Geriann Butler*
Robin Cabral*
Robert Cahillane
Eva Camacho-Sanchez*
Sabine Charlton Long*
Nancy Condon
Rebecca Del Rio*
Laurie DeVault
Bea Estelle
Daniel Fierst*
Linda Fry
Steven & Lisa Fuller
Michelle Goodfellow
Janet & Brian Grant
Nicole Graves
Betsy Green
Joyce & Russ Hansen
Gail Hartley
Josette Henschel
Sydney Henthorn*
Salomon Hernandez*
Edy Howe
Phelicia & John Howland*
Janet Hulnick
Yamila Irizarry-Gerould*
Annette Kowaleck*
Diana Larkin
Peter Lehndorff
Ann Lewis*
Jim Lobley*
Susette Lyons
Stephanie Maher
Flora Majumder
Patty McHugh – In honor of Deanne Kloepfer
Rosa Mendez
Lisa Newman
Joe O’Rourke
Estela Olevsky
Luis Ordaz*
Savitri Rambissoon*
Susan Reade*
Beth Reddish
Judith Roberts – In honor of Caroline Gear
Laurie Robinson
Mary-Lou Rup
Sarah Schmidt
Phoebe Sheldon
Jeff Shotland*
Emily Soltanoff*
Rebecca Thomas
Tom Tift
Janna Ugone*
Jimena Valdivia
David Valdiviezo
Patricia Wachter
James Wilk*
Koga Wright*
Susan Zarchin – In honor of Samira Artur

*New donors

Monthly donors

Questions about donations? Please contact Caroline Gear, caroline@ili.edu