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Your Generosity Transforms Lives

Thanks to your generosity, SHARP students have bright futures!

Your donation to SHARP truly makes a difference in our ability to transform lives. Your gift will directly engaging STEAM workshops, Design Through Code lessons, educational tours, community art projects and more.

Please consider making a gift today.

Other ways to donate that will make a positive impact include:

Annual Campaign: Please join 100% of the SHARP Board of Directors and staff in donating to the annual campaign.

Checks: Please make checks payable to SHARP Literacy, and indicate the purpose of your gift in the memo line. Mail checks to: SHARP Literacy, Attn: Development Department, 5775 N. Glen Park Road, Suite 202, Milwaukee, WI, 53209

Credit Card: SHARP accepts American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa to process online gifts. Click here to donate and support SHARP programming.

Stocks: SHARP accepts donations of stocks. Click here for directions on how to donate stock. For questions or additional information, please contact Vice President of Operations and Development Catherine Best at catherine@sharpliteracy.org.

In-kind Gifts: SHARP welcomes in-kind gifts that will benefit our students and educators. Please note that SHARP reserves the right to decline items. To receive a written acknowledgement, please inform us of the recorded value of your in-kind gift. In-kind gifts are acknowledged in our annual report.

Bequests: To make a lasting impact, please include SHARP in your will. The advantages of a bequest are that no gifts are made while you’re still living and estate taxes are avoided. Distributions can be made either as a specific dollar amount or as a percentage of the estate. Please inform us of any estate gifts made in favor of SHARP by calling Nandini Sinha at 414.410.3203.

Founder’s Circle: This is SHARP’s Leadership Giving Circle, recognizing special benefactors who provide significant support. The Circle is named in honor of SHARP’s founder, Marlene Doerr Kreilkamp, who served as the organization’s Executive Director through 2012. A gift to the Circle ensures that our students continue to have access to a quality visual arts based literacy education that enables them to thrive intellectually and emotionally. Members will be acknowledged in all print and electronic communications. Membership in the Circle requires an annual, non-event, unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more.

Matching Gifts: Please check with your employer to inquire whether your (or your spouse’s) gift will be matched. If matching gifts are available, you will need to complete a matching gifts form and inform our Development Department. Our Federal Tax ID number is: 39-1963963. Please note that our annual report will acknowledge you for the full value of your gift, plus the completed match.