The Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy

Promoting Effective Civic Engagement through Leadership and Research

Maps & Directions

Support Us

We welcome your financial support in the following areas:


Research and Development

We can use this fund to launch promising research initiatives and projects  that are timely and responsive to the needs of the community.

The Latino Leadership Opportunity Program (LLOP)

This is the Institute’s signature program, which provides leadership and public policy training for undergraduate Latino/a students at UMass Boston.

The Andres Torres Paper Series on Latinos in the U.S. 

Endowed through an initial grant by Robert Hildreth and matched by donations by a broad cross-section of our community, the Torres Series sponsors a competition for research on Latino in the U.S. in honor of one of the Institute’s former directors.

You can make your gift by check, credit card, or money order by following the instructions below. You will be able to direct your gift to one of the projects mentioned above.

Send a check


You can send your check made out to UMass Boston/Gaston Institute to:

Donations — Gaston Institute, UMass Boston
University of Massachusetts Boston
Healey Library, 10th Floor
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125

To make a gift by check to one of the projects above, please include a note with your check indicating your selection. If no specific selection is made, the donation will go towards Core Support.

Give Online 


To make your gift online please visit the Giving to UMass Boston page: 

  • In the section "I would like to donate to", please select "Other"
  • Then, next to "Other", please write "Gastón Institute"
  • Continue to fill personal, contact and additional gift information

In-kind Gifts and Planned Giving


If you would like to make a gift other than cash, for example a piece of art, books, antiques, equipment, or other items, or are interested in planned giving, please contact Maria Idali Torres (617-287-5790) for additional information. You can also visit the UMass Boston Planned Giving pages for more information on how to make these types of gifts to the Gaston Institute.

Giving to UMass Boston

Support public policy development for Latinos in Massachusetts through a gift to the Gastón Institute.

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