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Because all of Women In Transition’s services are provided free of charge to women and families in the Philadelphia area, Women In Transition relies on individual contributions, business and corporate support, in-kind donations, foundations and United Way pledges. A contribution of any amount is greatly appreciated. To make a tax-deductible contribution to Women in Transition, please send a check or money order made out to: Women In Transition, 21 S. 12th Street, 6th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Gift Levels
Matching Gifts

Does your employer have a matching gifts program? Many companies match any gift or gifts made by their employees to not-for-profit organizations. WIT is qualified to receive such gifts and is grateful for them. Please submit any matching gift paperwork that your company uses when you send a donation to WIT.

Wenonah B. Sharpe Fund

Wenonah Sharpe was a long-time WIT volunteer and staff member. In her memory, WIT established this endowment fund in her name. To make a contribution to the fund, please note so on the check or money order (or contribution envelope) that you send to WIT (checks should be made out to Women In Transition).

Memorial / Tribute Giving

WIT gladly accepts gifts in honor and in memory of important persons in your life. When you make a contribution of $100 or more in honor of a significant woman in your life, WIT will place her name on a plaque on the door of one of our Lifeline Peer Support Group rooms:

  • The Flo Kennedy Conference Room: Advocate Florynce R. Kennedy – lecturer, attorney, and catalyst – was an outspoken advocate for women’s rights and one of the first African-American women to graduate from Columbia University Law School. In the 1960′s, she was a delegate to the Black Power Conference, then took up the battle against sexism and racism by founding the Media Workshop, the Feminist Party, and the Coalition Against Racism and Sexism.
  • The Barbara Jordan Room: Stateswoman Barbara Jordan – lawyer, educator, congresswoman – was also a staunch advocate for women’s rights. As an attorney in Texas, Ms. Jordan was involved in the massive voter registration drives that fueled the Kennedy-Johnson civil rights agenda of the 1960s. As a Democratic U.S. Representative from Texas (the first African-American woman elected to the House from the South), Ms. Jordan served on the Judiciary Committee which debated President Nixon’s impeachment. After she left Congress, she became a professor at the University of Texas’ Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, teaching political ethics and intergovernmental relations.
  • The Jane Doe Room: The Jane Doe Room is representative of the countless women who have lost their lives to domestic violence and substance abuse.
  • To make a donation through the Tribute Program, please include:

    1. The name of the woman you would like to honor;
    2. On which room plaque you would like her name to appear;
    3. The name and address of the person or persons to whom you would like WIT to send an acknowledgment card regarding this tribute; and mail this information, with your check (for $100 or more), to: Women In Transition, 21 S. 12th Street, 6th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
    IRA Gifts

    New IRA rollover legislation, signed into law on August 17, 2006, gives donors the opportunity to make direct gifts to a charity during their lifetime from IRAs without income tax consequences. Donors 70½ years old or older can now give up to $100,000 per year from their IRAs and exclude the distribution from income. The gift must be to a public charity, such as Women In Transition. This new law applies only to traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs. Please contact your personal tax adviser to determine if this type of gift is right for you.