POISE offers various types of funds as a long-term charitable investment vehicle to help donors meet their giving goals.

We appreciate your willingness to support POISE and the families and communities we serve through your gift.

Donate Online

POISE can accept secure online donations using your Credit/Debit Card. For your protection, all transactions are processed through a secure server site. You will only need to enter your credit card number when you reach the donation portal.

You may elect to give a one-time donation or you may setup recurring donations to show your long term commitment to the Foundation. If you'd like to learn more about establishing a fund, click here.

NOTE: The POISE Foundation will provide an acknowledgement letter for the full amount of your gift. However, please note that a credit card processing fee of 2.9% will be taken against the fund to which you are making a contribution.

A copy of our official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Traditional Methods

As always, you are welcome to mail a donation to the POISE Office. We accept checks, money orders, credit cards, and electronic bank transfers.

Please download and mail this form along with your payment to the POISE office.

If you wish to donate other types of property, such as stock, please contact our development staff at 412-281-4967.

United Way

If you regularly make contributions to the United Way directly or through your workplace, you can designate POISE Foundation through the Donor Option program. Simply select Donor Option number 1066 when completing your pledge form.

Employer Match Programs

Employers often offer donation match incentives through its workplace giving programs, to increase employees’ gifts to the charitable organizations of their choice. Ask your employer if a match program is offered. After making your contribution to POISE, notify your employer of your gift and request that the match be sent to POISE. Contact our development staff if confirmation of your gift or additional information is required.

Planned Giving

There are many ways to support POISE Foundation. In addition to donations of current dollars, there are various methods of planned giving including bequests, charitable trusts, life insurance, estate planning and other ways to provide long lasting gifts to support your charitable interests. To learn more, please contact our office.

Corporate Tax Credit Programs

POISE is a proud participant of the Education Improvement and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Programs, administered by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). These programs allow eligible businesses to provide much needed funding for scholarships in exchange for direct tax credits applied towards their PA business tax liabilities. To learn how your company can help support thousands of students seeking expanded educational options in our region, read more HERE.