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Yardumian Society

Named for our founder, the Yardumian Society recognizes individuals who take a leadership role in the success of Literacy Pittsburgh’s students. This society includes those who give $1,000 or more on an annual basis. Members receive invitations to appreciation events, special communications about our students, and additional recognition opportunities.

Membership in the Yardumian Society is based on cumulative gifts received during our fiscal year, which runs from July 1 to June 30. We ask that gifts be unrestricted so that Literacy Pittsburgh may support the most urgent program needs at the time of the donation.

Our Remarkable Founder

Learn more about Mary Yardumian, an unsung hero whose vision and compassion enriched the lives of so many in Allegheny County.

Yardumian Society Members


Donald and Mary Block
Mr. and Mrs. W. Thomas McGough, Jr.
Hugh and Eliza Nevin
Dr. Philip and Dr. Susan Smith
Patricia O. Smith


Liz Witzke Baum
Stan and Patti Hasselbusch
Theresa Andrews and Thomas Kondrat
Louise C. Lehner
Jayanne Newcaster Matthis
John and Peggy O’Rourke


Scott Bartlett
Ritchie M. Battle
Joseph Belechak
Danell R. Cooper
Richard Heiser
Jackie Kalocay Hogg
Julia G. Kant
Will and Karen Martin
Dr. Irene E. McGee
Kathleen M. Sullivan
Sunthar Tharmalingam

$1,000 - $2,499

Rev. Christopher and Dr. Filista Bender
Nancy Bernstein and Robert Schoen
Ellie K. and Robert S. Bernstein
Phil and Karen Bolden
Mrs. Gibson P. Buchanan
Lori Como
Edward W. Denton
Normandie Fulson
Carey Harris and John Werling
Mitchell Keefer
Sadie J. Kroeck
Thomas M. O’Boyle
Mr. and Mrs. Paul O’Neill, Sr.
Siddharth Pant and Andrea DiMartini
Henry Posner and Anne Molloy
Mary Richter
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Rudoy
Dr. Merrilee H. Salmon
Gary L. Singery
Paul and Susan Smocer
Steve Sokoloski and Derick Stalker
John and Becky Surma
Cate and Jerry Vockley

*as of June 30, 2019

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