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Smart Ways to Give

If you are looking for other ways to support Literacy Pittsburgh beyond writing a check or using a credit card, there are many opportunities to explore. Click the links below to learn more about smart ways to give that may work better for you and ensure the mission of Literacy Pittsburgh stays strong for the future!

Tax-wise Gift of Stock - making a gift of appreciated assets to Literacy Pittsburgh allows you to avoid capital gains taxes. It makes an immediate impact on our students and their families.

Recommend a Grant from your DAF – Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) allow you to invest funds earmarked for charitable giving and recommend grants to Literacy Pittsburgh over time.

Use Your Retirement Fund to Make a Gift Today (QCDs)  – When age and tax laws make it essential, you can satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) from your individual retirement account (IRA) by making a tax-free gift (qualified charitable distribution or QCD) directly to Literacy Pittsburgh.

Pathways to a Brighter Future – Legacy Gifts  – Making a legacy or future gift to Literacy Pittsburgh creates better lives through learning today and in the future. Legacy gifts allow you to support a mission you care about, provide long-term funding that lasts beyond your lifetime, and, in most cases, cost you nothing now.

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Emmanuel resettled in the United States after fleeing violence in his home country of the Democratic Republic of Congo. His immediate goal upon coming to Pittsburgh was to attend college, but he lacked a high school diploma.
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