Get Involved

Your support is what makes PSD a vibrant and nurturing place where Deaf and hard of hearing children can learn, grow, and thrive! Click on the buttons below to learn more about the many ways you can get involved to support PSD.

There are many ways to support PSD:

Donate Online

To make a tax-deductible donation to PSD.

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Donate By Mail

Mail your check, payable to PSD, to: Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, 100 West School House Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144, ATTN: Annual Fund.

Gifts in Tribute

Contributions to PSD in tribute or in memory of someone special are a thoughtful way to honor family or friends, celebrate a special occasion, or express sympathy on the loss of a loved one. When you make a gift in tribute, a personalized acknowledgement is sent to the individual or family being honored. The size of the gift is not mentioned but the family receives a listing of donor names and addresses for their personal acknowledgement. Tribute gifts are 100% tax deductible, and will support the Annual Fund unless otherwise designated by the donor. To make a tax-deductible tribute gift, click button below or mail a check payable to PSD to: Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, 100 West School House Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144, ATTN: Development, and be sure to include the name and address where you would like your acknowledgment to be mailed.

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Scholarships and Awards

provide financial support and incentives for students transitioning into postsecondary education, training, or employment. Click here for the full list of scholarships that you can support. To learn more about how you can endow or support a specific scholarship fund, please contact Amy Levine at alevine@psd.org.

Gifts of Stock or Appreciated Securities

PSD gratefully accepts gifts by cash, check or appreciated securities. We will provide all of the details your broker needs to complete the electronic transfer. Please email Amy Levine, Director of Institutional Advancement, for information and instructions on transferring stock to the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.

Workplace Giving Campaigns and Matching Gifts

PSD is eligible to receive donations through the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania via the Donor Choice program (simply choose campaign #737). We are also eligible to receive donations through the Philadelphia Area Combined Federal Campaign (choose campaign #87714). PSD may also receive matching gifts from employers. Please email development@psd.org if you would like to have us present at your company’s Employee Affinity group on ways you can support PSD.

EITC

Pennsylvania School for the Deaf is an approved 2022 Educational Improvement Organization under the Education Improvement Tax Credit program offered through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. This tax credit program allows businesses to contribute to approved non-profit educational organizations, which can then be used against their tax liability for the year in which they make their contribution. For more information on the tax credit program, please email Amy Levine, Director of Institutional Development.

Amazon Smile

PSD participates in the Amazon Smile program, under which Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to PSD for new fees and no extra costs. You can also order items from our Amazon wish list. Click here to learn about and shop Amazon Smile or to purchase one of our Wish List items!

Donate through AmazonSmile

Planned Giving

Planned gifts usually go toward PSD’s endowment, but they may also be earmarked to support special school activities if you wish. Sample language for an unrestricted bequest is included below, but our office can also guide you through other options. PSD will work with you to set up planned or deferred gifts including bequests, life insurance, balance of qualified retirement accounts or IRAS, or charitable gift annuities. Please contact us at development@psd.org to schedule a time for us to chat!

Attend or Sponsor an Event

PSD hosts events throughout the year, including our signature Golf Outing. Please visit www.psd.org/golf to learn about sponsorship opportunities, foursomes, and tickets! Throughout the year, PSD occasionally hosts events open to the public that include performances, celebrations, and partnerships with other local organizations. Please subscribe to our newsletter if you wish to be kept informed of upcoming events and how you can get involved.

Volunteering

PSD truly values the countless individuals who lend their time and share their talent with us to better serve our students. Volunteers support PSD in many ways based on their availability, skills, and proficiency in ASL. All volunteers are required to complete a Criminal History Clearance Form and a Child Abuse Clearance. For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact Karen Leslie Henry at klesliehenry@psd.or at 215-754-4772 (V), or 267-331-4349 (VP). To stay up to date on volunteer opportunities, sign up for our newsletter here.

Annual Report

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