Ways to Give

There are many ways to support Shady Side Academy. Your gift of time or financial support is invaluable. An investment today ensures that we will continue to provide the challenging and inspiring environment that makes Shady Side Academy so special.

Below are a few of the ways you can support our students, faculty and community. Shady Side Academy's Federal Tax ID is 25-096-5561.

Online Gifts

Make your gift online with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

Gifts by Mail

Checks or money orders made payable to Shady Side Academy can be mailed to:

Shady Side Academy
Alumni & Development Office
423 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Company Matching Gifts

You can double or even triple your donation with a matching gift from your employer. There are more than 4,000 companies and foundations that match gifts to independent schools. Enter your employer's name below to search if your company offers a matching gift program!

Gifts of Stocks or Bonds

Gifts of stocks for bonds are best made electronically through Fidelity Investments; the DTC number is 0226. Fidelity's phone number is 724-940-7755 x3008 and their fax number is 724-940-7708.

Shady Side Academy's account number is X77-072508 and Federal Tax ID number is 25-096-5561. For more information, contact Lisa Fisher '84, director of database and donor services, at 412-968-3012 or lfisher@shadysideacademy.org.

Recurring Gifts

Continue your support throughout the year by establishing monthly or bi-monthly payments. Complete the Recurring Gifts or Installments Form to make an ongoing gift.

Gifts in Honor or in Memory of Someone

You may make a gift in honor of a loved one, a graduating senior, a grandchild or a favorite teacher or coach. You also may want to remember a loved one with a memorial gift. Let us know the name of the person you wish to honor or remember when you make your gift. We will send you a receipt for the gift, and we will notify the honoree or the family of the loved one of your kindness. For more information, contact Alicia Barnes, director of annual giving, at 412-968-3017 or abarnes@shadysideacademy.org.

Levels of Giving

The Founders Society

The Founders Society is a group of generous individuals who work to further Shady Side Academy with their leadership support. Matching gifts are credited toward society membership.

President's Circle: $25,000 and above

President's Fellow: $7,500–$24,999

Benefactor: $5,000–$7,499

Leadership Member: $2,500–$4,999

1883 Member: $1,883–$2,499

Blue & Gold Circle

Anniversary Club: $1,250-$1,882

Ambassador: $500-$1,249

Patron: $250-$499

Donor: $10-$249

Founders Walkway

The Founders Walkway is an exclusive opportunity for Founders Society members to gain concrete recognition. Serving as the entrance to the Hillman Center for Performing Arts, the walkway provides a legacy for future generations at Shady Side Academy. The walkway's historic and impressive location is ideal for donors to show gratitude and appreciation or celebrate successes and recognition.

The Founders Walkway recognizes individuals who demonstrate a special dedication
to Shady Side Academy through annual fund gifts of $1,883 or more. As part of the Founders Society, members have two options for their legacy:

  • one 4 by 8 inch brick with three lines of engraving for each $1,883 donation
  • one 12 by 12 inch brick with up to five lines of engraving for a $5,000 one time donation or a pledge of $1,000 per year for a consecutive five-year period

Founders Walkway Brick Order Form

Questions? Please contact Alicia Barnes, director of annual giving at 412-968-3017 abarnes@shadysideacademy.org.

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