Your support of Literacy Network changes the lives of more than 1,000 adults each year. About 55,000 people in Dane County struggle with low literacy skills. Help us close the gap!
Ways to give
Click on any of the links below or scroll through the page to learn more about ways you can help support this work.
Invest in Literacy!
Give from your Donor-advised Fund
Refer a Learner
Gifts can also be mailed to Literacy Network, 701 Dane Street, Madison, WI 53713
Click here for a printable donation form.
How your investment makes an impact:
- $25 covers the cost of one hour of tutor training
- $50 covers two hours of tutor training
- $100 covers one evening of our Community Literacy tutoring program
- $250 covers initial training and lesson planning to prepare 15 volunteer tutors
- $500 covers one week of our English in the Schools program
- $750 covers one month of electric bills - help us keep the lights on!
- $1000 covers classroom instruction for one month
You may also contact the Madison Community Foundation at 608-232-1763 or Forward Community Investments at 608-257-3863 to request that they direct a gift to Literacy Network from your donor-advised fund.
Many employers will match employee gifts of time and/or donations, even if retired. Each company's guidelines are different so we encourage you to check with your employer about these opportunities.
Giving stock held more than 12 months offers a two-fold tax savings. First, you avoid paying capital-gains tax on the increase in value of your stock. In addition, you receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift. Subtracting the tax savings from what you originally paid for the stock can result in a gift that costs just pennies on the dollar. This is an excellent vehicle for stock that has appreciated substantially in value.
How to Donate Stock to Literacy Network
Donation to: Literacy Network, Inc.
Investment Company: Scottrade
It is important to notify Literacy Network when you have completed your request to your broker. To ensure the timely completion of your transaction, please contact Executive Director Jeff Burkhart, 608-244-3911 or
Have you considered naming Literacy Network in your estate plans? Planned gifts may be made as a current or outright gift (a complete transfer or realized gift of cash or stock) or a deferred gift (testamentary giving or life income arrangements to be realized in the future, such as a bequest or charitable gift annuity). Literacy Network staff is happy to talk with you about this opportunity. We also highly encourage you to speak with your financial or legal adviser.
Sample Language to include a planned gift as part of your will:
I/we give and bequeath (describe bequest) to Literacy Network of Dane County, Madison, Wisconsin, for its charitable purposes.
Literacy Network holds an endowment fund with the Madison Community Foundation. The Literacy Network endowment funds are part of a long-range plan to develop and maintain a broad financial base for on-going work of the agency. If you would like to make a contribution to the Fund you may contact the Madison Community Foundation at 608-232-1763 and refer to Fund #1030169.
Literacy Network is a non-profit organization and relies on community support to keep our costs as low as possible. If you are interested in supporting Literacy Network with an in-kind donation please consider purchasing a gift from this wish list. Click here to see our current Wish List or we also have an Amazon Wish List you can use as reference.
Literacy Network hosts several annual events, and each event takes a team of volunteers to plan all the details and make it a success. If you are interested in helping us plan any events or would like to discuss our current opportunities please
email Jen Davie.
- Busking for Books
- Run for Literacy
- Reading between the Wines
Learn more about the services we offer by exploring our website. Prospective students can stop by the office or call to talk with staff at any time during normal business hours. For more information check out our Contact Us page.