The History

In 1964, a group of seven professionals invested $9,000 to start the Tenley Study Center. They believed in the mission of the center and thought that their investment was worthwhile. Decades later, thousands of men have benefited from the programs made available to them as the result of the generosity of these original seven. But they are not alone anymore. Now hundreds of people regularly contribute to make the programs of Tenley available to any young man who wants to develop his character.

We hope that you, too, can help Tenley with a donation, by credit card, check, or other means.

5 Easy Ways To Donate

1) Donate Online

To make a one-time online donation, please click this button:

2) Tenley Direct

Tenley Direct allows you to make recurring donations to Tenley. Your monthly contribution will be transferred directly from your credit card. A record of your gifts will appear on your credit card statement and will begin next month.

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3) Donate by check

Please make out your check to “Tenley Study Center”, and mail it to:
Tenley Study Center
4300 Garrison St., NW
Washington D.C. 20016

4) Donate through United Way or the Combined Federal Campaign

Our United Way number is 8870.
Our Combined Federal Campaign number is 37306.

5) Join the Tenley Legacy Society by donating through Estate Planned Giving

A bequest made through your will or living trust is completely free of estate tax and can be accomplished by including the following words in your will or living trust:

“I give, devise, and bequeath to the Tenley Study Center, Inc., tax ID number 52-1545933, 4300 Garrison Street, NW, Washington, DC  20016 (insert dollar amount, percentage of estate, or describe property) to be used for its educational purposes.”

To join the Tenley Legacy Society or for more information, please contact Phil Wehle, Director of the Tenley Association at 703.356.9788 or e-mail to

Thank you for your generosity!