Yardumian Society

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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

Gifts may be made by cash, check, credit card, or stock. Our Sustaining Success Gift Plan allows you to make convenient automatic monthly or quarterly gifts via credit card. Gifts may also be made via United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Contributor Choice program using agency code #252.

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.

Yardumian Society Members

$10,000+

Mr. and Mrs. W. Thomas McGough, Jr.
Hugh and Eliza Nevin
Drs. Philip and Susan Smith

$5,000-$9,999

Ms. Liz Witzke Baum
Donald and Mary Block
The Burke Family
Ms. Joyce S. Chalfant
Stan and Patti Hasselbusch
Patricia O. Smith

$2,500-$4,999

Theresa Andrews and
Thomas Kondrat
Ritchie M. Battle
Nancy Bernstein and Robert Schoen
Danell Cooper
Julia Kant
Mr. and Mrs. Doug Maloney
Dr. Irene E. McGee
John and Peggy O’Rourke
Mr. Gary L. Singery
Ms. Kathleen M. Sullivan

$1,000 - $2,499

Ms. Karen A. Barringer
Mr. Scott Bartlett
Joseph and Michelle Belechak
Rev. Christopher and
Dr. Filitsa Bender
Mrs. Ellie K. Berstein
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Betler
Phil and Karen Bolden
Mrs. Gibson P. Buchanan
Ms. Lori Como
Mr. Edward W. Denton
Carey A. Harris
Mr. Richard Heiser
Dr. Robert Herdt
Ms. Louise M. Herrle
Jackie Kalocay Hogg
Mrs. Shruti Kakar and
Mr. Srikanth Jonnalagadda
Sadie Kroeck
Will and Karen Martin
Jayanne Newcaster Matthis
Ms. Molly Rust Montgomery
Mr. and Mrs. Paul O’Neill, Sr.
Mr. Charles A. Oshurak
Mr. Siddharth Pant and
Ms. Andrea DiMartini
Jennifer and Bill Rabold
Dr. Merrilee H. Salmon
Paul and Susan Smocer
Steve Sokoloski and Derick Stalker
John P. and Elizabeth L. Surma
Mr. Sunthar Tharmalingam
Mr. and Mrs. R. John Wean, III
The Wilke Family Foundation

*as of June 30, 2019

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