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With your help The Rendell Center can continue our mission to educate and inspire the next generation of citizens.

Take a look at the meaningful work we have done this past year. Read our Year in Review letter.

The Rendell Center is a registered 501(c)3 corporation with a Federal Tax ID of 47-1905724.

If you would like to make a financial gift to the Rendell Center you can do so in the following ways:

To Make a Donation by check

Please make checks payable to The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement and mail to:

The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement
c/o 571 Cassatt RdBerwyn, PA 19312.

To Make a Donation through our secure PayPal Button

Donate Button with Credit Cards

To Make a Donation of Stocks or Securities CLICK HERE

The Rendell Center graciously accepts donations of securities, such as stocks or mutual funds. Donating appreciated securities is a way for you to give to The Rendell Center while recognizing numerous tax benefits yourself.

Making a gift of long-term appreciated stocks and mutual funds provides attractive tax advantages that are unique to such gifts. The benefits available to you when making a contribution of appreciated securities include:

  1. Making a gift that is larger in value than the original cost to you.
    • Example: You purchased 100 shares of ABC Corp. in 2010 for $10,000. By 2017, the value of your 100 shares of ABC Corp. has appreciated to $15,000. If you contribute these 100 shares to The Rendell Center, you are able to claim a charitable contribution on your income tax return in the amount of $15,000, even though the stock only cost you $10,000 at the time of purchase.
  2. Receiving an income tax deduction for the full market value of the gift.
    • Example: In 2017, you contributed 100 shares of ABC Corp. to The Rendell Center, which you purchased in 2010. The value of these shares at the time of your contribution was $15,000. You itemize your deductions on your 2017 federal income tax return and claim a $15,000 charitable income tax deduction. Assuming that you fall in the 28 percent federal income tax bracket, your charitable contribution of appreciated securities saves you $4,200 of federal income tax ($15,000 x 28%). You may also realize state tax savings.
  3. Avoiding federal and state tax on the capital gain.
    • Example: In the example above, you contributed 100 shares of ABC Corp. to the Rendell Center, which was valued at $15,000 at the time of contribution and was purchased in 2010 for $10,000. Assume that, in lieu of making a donation of the stock, you sold the stock for $15,000 and contributed the cash to The Rendell Center. Upon sale of your shares of ABC Corp., you would recognize a gain of $5,000 ($15,000 value – $10,000 cost). This gain would cost you federal and state income taxes of roughly $750 and $250, respectively (assuming a federal capital gains tax rate of 15% and a state rate of 5%). By contributing stock instead of cash from the sale of stock, you avoid this tax on the capital gain.

DISCLAIMER: The Rendell Center does not provide tax or accounting advice. This website has been prepared for informational purposes only. You should consult your own tax advisor before engaging in any transaction.

How to Donate Stock or Mutual Funds

To help you facilitate a gift of stock or mutual funds, please use the following three simple steps:

  • Step 1: Initiate the Transfer
    • Securities can be gifted to The Rendell Center via electronic transfer. It is necessary for you to contact your broker to initiate the transfer.
  • Step 2: Send the Securities to The Rendell Center
    • You or your broker should contact The Rendell Center at beth.specker@rendellcenter.org in order to obtain the information necessary to donate the securities.
  • Step 3: Notify The Rendell Center
    • Email The Rendell Center at beth.specker@rendellcenter.org and provide the following information:
      • Your name
      • Your address
      • Your email address
      • Name of security donated and number of shares
      • Transferring broker’s name
      • Transferring broker’s firm
      • Transferring broker’s telephone number

To Make a Donation through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) CLICK HERE



The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement has been approved by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) as an Educational Improvement Organization (EIO)

By making a tax deductible donation to the Rendell Center through the EITC program, not only do you receive a reduction in your tax liability, but your company is helping us to educate the next generation on the knowledge, skills and dispositions of responsible citizenship. Businesses making an EIO donation may be eligible to receive a tax credit of 75% for a one year commitment or 90% for a two year commitment.  Eligible companies may take up to $750,000 in tax credits per fiscal year.

Businesses authorized to do business in PA who are subject to one or more of the following taxes are eligible to apply:

  • Personal Income Tax
  • Capital Stock/Foreign Franchise Tax
  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Bank Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance & Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premium Tax (excluding surplus lines, unauthorized, domestic/foreign marine)
  • Mutual Thrift Tax
  • Malt Beverage Tax
  • Retaliatory Fees under section 212 of the Insurance Company Law of 1921

Guidelines are available at the DCED website.

To Make a Donation through the AmazonSmile Program CLICK HERE




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When you sign up through the AmazonSmile program, and whenever you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Rendell Center For Civics And Civic Engagement.  It’s a great way to help support the work we do!


Other Ways to Donate

To make a donation by phone, or find out more information about donating, please contact Beth Specker:

Email – beth.specker@rendellcenter.org

Office Phone – 215-746-6336
Mobile Phone – 484-568-3910

In accordance with IRS regulations, no goods or services have been provided in consideration of this contribution. We are funded solely through private donations.

Thank you for supporting The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement!