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Support Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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Millions of people visit Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations each year, ranking the Library higher in attendance than Pirate or Steeler games, the zoo, the aviary or the museums. And according to a 2006 economic impact study (PDF), the Carnegie Library system averages 6,142 daily visits and generates more than 132 million in economic return to the community each year. But to continue to support the communities in which we operate, we need your help. Please choose from a donation method below.

Give Online

The easiest and fastest way to donate, Online giving is safe and secure. Clicking on the link will take you to a secure site where you can make your tax-deductible donation.

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Give by Mail

To contribute by mail, please print out our Donation Form (.pdf format) and supply all requested information, including total amount of gift, credit card number and expiration date. If you prefer to pay by personal check, please make the check payable to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and mail it, together with your completed form, to:

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080

Give by Phone

We are in our office Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. You may call during those hours or leave a message and someone will get back to you.

Give by Fax

To contribute by fax, please print the Donation Form and supply all requested information, including total charge, and credit card number and expiration date. Fax the completed form to our private fax line: 412.688.8617.

Give Monthly

You may elect to spread your total donation over a period of 12 months by giving us permission to charge your credit card each month. This online transaction will be secured and confidentiality will be maintained.

For more information, please call 412.622.6276 or email us at donors@carnegielibrary.org.

Receive a Business Tax Credit

Perceptive businesses understand that a healthy library system brings them many benefits. It's not just the wealth of business information we offer: CLP also helps make our communities stronger and more attractive to potential employees-and our promotion of literacy, computer usage, and internet access are important factors in workforce development.

Business contributions to the Library help preserve and extend these benefits. There's also a compelling financial incentive to support the Library. Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program gives businesses that contribute to CLP up to a 90% tax credit on state income taxes. That's an excellent return on investment! For more information on business giving, please call us at 412-622-6276 or send an email to donors@carnegielibrary.org

Leave a Legacy

You can ensure that Andrew Carnegie's dream lasts for generations to come by leaving a bequest to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in your will. If you require additional information, please contact Larry Karnoff, Director of Development, at 412.622.8873.

Make a Gift of Stocks, Bonds,
and Other Securities

Receive a charitable tax deduction while avoiding capital gains taxes on appreciated long-term securities with a gift of stocks, bonds or other securities.

  1. Please provide your broker with the following transfer information:

    PNC Investments
    4600 5th Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Account Number 20685740
    DTC #0768
    Broker: Loren Paul Fiffik

  2. Please provide Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh with notification of your intent via:

    Email: karnoffl@carnegielibrary.org
    Larry Karnoff
    Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
    Development Department
    4400 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Attn: Larry Karnoff, Director, Development
For questions regarding closely held stocks, restricted shares, mutual funds or other specific types of securities, please contact Larry Karnoff, Manager, Capital Campaign, at 412.622.6276 or email at karnoffl@carnegielibrary.org.

Make Gift a Tribute

Contributions may be made in memory, honor, or celebration of a loved one, or to commemorate a special occasion. As part of this program, you can elect to put a name in a book for a gift of $25 or more. You may give a tribute online.

For more information about designating Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in lieu of gifts or flowers, please call 412.622.6276 or email us at donors@carnegielibrary.org.