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Become a Monthly Donor

For as little as $10 a month, your recurring contributions add up over time and provide hours-, semesters-, and years-worth of free literacy education to Dane County adults.

  • You will provide year-round hope and help
  • You will become part of a community of sustaining donors
  • It’s easy, automatic, and will help cut down on administrative costs

5-Star Rated Non-Profit

We are committed to improving lives through literacy.

“LNI (Literacy Network) is amazingly strong financially, thanks in part to your commitment to financial controls and procedures. You have also built up an outstanding financial and volunteer support structure. I’ve never seen a better managed organization, profit or non-profit.”

– Will Hogoboom, Accountant/CFO

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    Donate supplies

    We accept donations of new flash drives, spiral notebooks, writing utensils and many other items to help make classes and tutoring possible at Literacy Network. Contact us directly to learn about what supplies are most-needed today!

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    Employer matches

    You can double or triple your impact with a matching gift from your employer! Find out if your company will match your generous donation by contacting your HR department.

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    Donate stock

    Donating stock that has significantly appreciated in value can have two-fold tax savings benefits: you avoid capital gains tax on for those securities and receive a tax deduction for your contribution.

    Please give the following information to your broker:
    Investment Custodian: National Financial
    DTC: 0226
    Account: TD5-010716, Literacy Network Inc.

    Please contact Literacy Network to inform us of your stock donation after you have completed your request to your broker. We will inform Custer Financial Services of your stock transfer to National Financial. Contact either Robin Ryan, Executive Director, at 608-268-6539 or robin@litnetwork.org or Jane McGowan, Director of Development, at 608-268-3177 or jane@litnetwork.org.

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    Donations from corporations

    Literacy Network receives vital support from businesses large and small in support of adult literacy learners. If you represent the charitable giving arm of a corporation, please feel free to get in touch with us any time. If you are interested in receiving marketing benefits for your gift, we are also happy to discuss opportunities to sponsor an upcoming Literacy Network event.

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    IRA rollover contributions

    IRA-holders of 70½ years of age or older may make charitable contributions from their IRA to qualified organizations (up to $100,000 per year). This is a fantastic way to make an impact through your contribution without treating the donation as taxable income. Talk to your financial or legal advisor about making this type of contribution today.

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    Literacy Legacy Society

    Have you considered naming Literacy Network in your estate plans? Planned gifts are a truly special way to ensure you can make an impact well into the future of our community. Find out more about the Literacy Legacy Society here

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    Donor-advised funds

    Contribute to Literacy Network’s success through your Donor Advised Fund. Contact your fund’s administrator to give to Literacy Network. Our EIN is 51-0180488.

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    Endowment gifts

    Literacy Network endowment funds are part of our long-term sustainability plan to support adult learners for generations to come. 

    Please give the following information to your broker:
    Investment Custodian: National Financial
    DTC: 0226
    Account: TD5-010716, Literacy Network Inc.

    Please contact Custer Financial Services at 608-287-3007 when you have completed your request to your broker.

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    Honorary and memorial gifts

    Making a donation in honor or in memory of someone is a wonderful way to mark a special occasion or to celebrate the life of a loved one. You can indicate your desire to dedicate a donation on our donation page. 

  • Hold a Facebook fundraiser

    Facebook fundraisers are an easy way to spread awareness and raise support with your personal network! Check out our step-by-step guide on how to create one in fewer than five minutes here

Privacy Policy

We keep your personal information private and secure. When you make a payment through our site, you provide your name, contact information, payment information, and additional information related to your transaction. We use this information to process your payment and to ensure your payment is correctly credited to your account.
Literacy Network does not share any personal information collected about our learners, donors, or volunteers. All data collected is stored in encrypted databases. Access to donor data is limited to a few trained staff members. Donor data is secured with 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer / Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) encryption, a PCI and industry-standard level of security and privacy for those wishing to conduct secure transactions over the internet. The SSL/TLS protocol protects HTTP transmissions over the internet by encrypting all data in transit, ensuring that your transactions are not subject to “sniffing” by a third party.

To review how your personal information is collected, please contact us:
Literacy Network
701 Dane Street
Madison, WI 53713

Questions about how to make an impact?

Contact Robin Ryan, Executive Director, at (608)244-3911 to discuss how your contribution today can change the lives of adult literacy learners working toward their goals with Literacy Network.

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