Ways to Give

Make a gift to our Annual Fund

By giving to our Annual Fund, you are impacting nearly every aspect of the student experience at Literacy Pittsburgh. With your unrestricted gift, you are joining other Literacy Pittsburgh friends who make a difference in the lives of our students. Your gift may be made by cash, check, credit card, or stock in a single payment or in multiple payments. Our Sustaining Success Gift Plan allows you to make convenient automatic monthly or quarterly gifts via credit card.

Join the Mary Yardumian Society

Named for our founder, the Mary Yardumian Society recognizes individuals who take a leadership role in the success of Literacy Pittsburgh’s students. This society includes those who give cumulative gifts totaling $1,000 or more on an annual basis. Learn More

Give through United Way

You can make a gift to Literacy Pittsburgh through your employer’s United Way campaign using the Contributor Choice option. You can use code 252 to designate your gift to our students through United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Host an Event

Each year, local schools, businesses and individuals share their time and talents by organizing fundraising events on our behalf. We've seen so many creative ideas, from a prom do-over to a literary tea to a used book sale to a brownie bake-off. Large or small, simple or elaborate, your event will make a huge difference in the lives of our students.

Include Literacy Pittsburgh in your will or estate plan

Celebrate your passion for literacy and learning by including Literacy Pittsburgh in your will or estate plan. Individuals who include Literacy Pittsburgh in their estate plans are honored and recognized as members of our Heritage Society. Planned gifts can take many forms, including some that can result in tax benefits and even income during your lifetime. Please give us the opportunity to thank you personally for your extraordinary support. Informing us of your intentions today also ensures that we fully understand how you would like your gift to be used. Learn More

Donor Spotlight: The Smiths
"The capacity to negotiate the world through words is essential for an individual's survival, the survival of families and, of course communities. Literacy Pittsburgh provides critical programs to those ends."
— Dr. Susan Smith, Literacy Pittsburgh Donor
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