Ways to Give

Your financial contribution to the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers makes a statement that supporting creativity among our nation’s teens, and in our schools and communities is important, and it will directly impact young people’s lives. Your gift will ensure that young people are encouraged, recognized, and applauded for their unique voices, and that students across the country are being prepared to compete in a global, challenging environment. Your support, at any level, and in whatever manner you choose, makes a difference. There are a variety of ways to help, allowing you to contribute in a manner that bests suits your philanthropic interests and abilities:

Cash Gifts

Making a simple gift by check or by credit card is easy and quick. You can give online, or send your check to Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, 557 Broadway, New York, NY  10012.

Gifts of Stock

By making a gift of your appreciated securities, your investment goes further, both for you and for our nations’ most creative teens. You get the tax benefit of the value of the gift on the date of transfer, and you may even pay no capital gains tax.

Matching Gifts

Is your company as generous as you are? You might be surprised to learn that your employer may match the gifts you’re already making to the Alliance and the Awards. Many companies encourage employee philanthropy by matching the charitable contributions made to qualified organizations. If your company has a matching gift program, your impact on creative teens could be doubled or even tripled. And it’s easy to do.

Request a “matching gift form” from your company (typically from your Human Resources office) and send it completed and signed along with your gift. That’s all you need to do to maximize your contribution. We’ll do the rest.

Planned Giving

Making a bequest or other planned gift to support the Alliance and the Awards is a great way to ensure your legacy makes an indelible mark on creative students everywhere. And, there may be tax and other financial benefits to you as well.

For more information or to discuss your giving options, please contact Virginia McEnerney, Executive Director, at vmcenerney@scholastic.com.