The future generation of The Society at the 2015 President's Picnic.
The future generation of The Society at the 2015 President’s Picnic.


The Society of California Pioneers relies on the generosity of our donors to continue our historic mission to preserve, promote and enjoy our California heritage for current and future generations. The Society is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

Our administrative staff is happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you have about your options to support The Society. We can be reached Tuesday through Saturday at (415) 957-1849.



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Whether you are interested in supporting The Society’s general operations or in designating your gift, please consider the following convenient options:

• Give Online

• Mail your gift to:

The Society of California Pioneers

101 Montgomery, Suite 150

The Presidio of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA 94129

Payments should be payable to The Society of California Pioneers. Our office will promptly issue an acknowledgement letter for your tax records.

• Matching Gifts

If you work for, or are retired from, a company with a matching gift program, your gift may be eligible for a match. Please obtain the proper forms from your Human Resources department.

• Memorial Gifts

If you wish to honor the memory of a family member or friend by making a contribution to The Society of California Pioneers, please write us at the above address and include the name of the individual you are honoring. Please state the designation of the gift, if you wish. We will contact the family to inform them that a donation has been made.

• Securities: Stocks/Mutual Funds

To transfer securities electronically from a brokerage account, you will need the following information:

City National Bank #19355

DTC# 2039

The Society of California Pioneers Account #4824 3510

On the date of transfer, please contact Mercedes Moore Devine, Managing Director, at

• Join The Pioneer Legacy Circle through Planned Giving

By including The Society of California Pioneers in your estate plan, you can both honor the past and bring it to life for future generations. Many tax-wise options are available for planned giving, such as bequests, charitable remainder unitrusts (CRUT), charitable remainder annuity trusts (CRAT) and gift annuities. You will need to seek the advice of a qualified estate and/or tax professional when considering any form of a planned gift. To learn more about the Pioneer Legacy Circle, please contact the Managing Director at (415) 957-1849 or

The Society of California Pioneers’ Donor Privacy Policy

The Society of California Pioneers values our donors’ privacy. We will not sell, trade or share a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send mailings on behalf of other organizations. We will only share personal information once the donor has given The Society specific permission to do so. Additionally, any credit card information a donor provides for online donation transactions is immediately destroyed and used only for that transaction.