Mary Yardumian Society

Named for our founder, the Mary 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 Mary 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.

Mary Yardumian Society Members


Donald and Mary Block
Mr. and Mrs. W. Thomas McGough, Jr.
Hugh and Eliza Nevin
Drs. Philip and Susan Smith
Patricia O. Smith


Theresa Andrews and Thomas Kondrat
Ritchie M. Battle
Ms. Liz Witzke Baum
The Burke Family
Ms. Joyce S. Chalfant
Mr. Robert J. Cooper
Maura Farrell and Lawrence Feick
Martin and Mary Ellen Fritz
Stan and Patti Hasselbusch
Ms. Kathleen M. Sullivan


Mr. Scott Bartlett
Nancy Bernstein and Robert Schoen
Phil and Karen Bolden
Mr. Edward W. Denton
Wayne and Regina Desbrow
Ms. Stephanie Green
Mr. Richard Heiser
Jackie Kalocay Hogg
Jayanne Newcaster Matthis
Dr. Irene E. McGee
John and Peggy O'Rourke
Mr. Gary L. Singery
Paul and Susan Smocer
Mr. Sunthar Tharmalingam

$1,000 - $2,499

Ms. Karen A. Barringer
Rev. Christopher and Dr. Filitsa Bender
Mrs. Ellie K. Berstein
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Betler
Mr. John Robinson Block
Stacy A. Brovitz
Mrs. Gibson P. Buchanan
Ms. Lori Como
Danell Cooper
Mr. Philip G. Curley
Ron and Kim Deceder
Nanette M.  Denton Trust
Mr. Eric Ellsworth
Ms. Normandie Fulson
Dr. M. Christina Gabriel
Mr. Charles Gerbe
Drs. Maria and Frank Guyette
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Harter
Ms. Louise M. Herrle
Mr. Samuel H. Johnson
Mrs. Shruti Kakar and Mr. Srikanth Jonnalagadda
Mr. Mitchell Keefer
Barry and Mary Kukovich
Ms. Louise C. Lehner
George and Karen Manos
Ms. Karen J. Maresch
Will and Karen Martin
Ms. Molly Rust Montgomery
Mr. and Mrs. Paul O'Neill, Sr.
Mr. Charles A. Oshurak
Mr. Siddharth Pant and Ms. Andrea DiMartini
Mrs. Beth Powers
Jennifer and Bill Rabold
Ms. Mary Richter
Dr. Merrilee H. Salmon
Ms. Catherine M. Serventi and Mr. Eugene T. Wilson
Steve Sokoloski and Derick Stalker
Ms. Barbara Hart Sturges
John P. and Elizabeth L. Surma
Ms. Susanne J. Wagner
Mr. and Mrs. R. John Wean, III

*as of March 31, 2018

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