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Mary Yardumian Society

The Mary Yardumian Society, which is named for our founder, recognizes those individuals who take a leadership role in the success of Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council’s students. Annual gifts of $1,000 or more bring membership in this special society.  Members receive enhanced recognition opportunities, invitations to appreciation events and special communications about our students.

Your gift may be made by cash, check, credit card, or stock in a single payment or in multiple payments by check or through our Sustaining Success Gift Plan (automatic monthly or quarterly gifts). You may also choose to make your gift via United Way of Allegheny County’s Contributor Choice program using agency code #252 or through the Combined Federal Campaign using agency code #57474.

Membership in the Mary Yardumian Society is based on cumulative gifts received during our fiscal year of July 1st to June 30th. We ask that your gift be unrestricted so that GPLC may support the most urgent program needs at the time of your donation. 

To become a member, or for further information about the Mary Yardumian Society, please contact  Maria Polinsky, Director of Development, at 412-393-7631.

Mary Yardumian Society Members


Donald and Mary Block
Robert J. Cooper
Martin and Mary Ellen Fritz
Hugh and Eliza Nevin
Drs. Philip and Susan Smith
Wallace and Patricia Smith


Theresa Andrews and Thomas Kondrat
Liz Witzke Baum
Stacy A. Brovitz
Stan and Patti Hasselbusch
Shruti Kakar and Srikanth Jonnalagadda
Mr. and Mrs. W. Thomas McGough, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Queenan, Jr., Esq.


Ritchie M. Battle
Ron and Kim Deceder
Wayne and Regina Desbrow
Laura Ellsworth
Maura Farrell and Lawrence Feick
Richard Heiser
Jayanne Newcaster Matthis
Dr. Irene McGee
John and Peggy O'Rourke
Paul and Susan Smocer
Randy and Amy Waugaman
Mr. and Mrs. R. John Wean, III

$1,000 - $2,499

Rev. Christopher and Dr. Filitsa Bender
Nancy Bernstein and Robert Schoen
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Betler
Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson Block
Mr. and Mrs. Danny Brown
The Burke Family
Dr. Douglas Camp Chaffey
Danell Cooper
Eleanor B. Emmons-Apt
Mr. and Mrs. Roger C. Gibson
Maria and Frank Guyette
M. Charles Hardoby
Jeanine Haynes
Louise M. Herrle
Karen and Daniel Johnese
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Johnson
Jackie Kalocay Hogg
Mitchell Keefer
Michele Klingensmith
Sadie J. Kroeck
Louise C. Lehner
George and Karen Manos
Will and Karen Martin
Molly Rust Montgomery
Emily B. Naunheim
Mr. and Mrs. Paul O'Neill, Sr.
Jerome and Cynthia Richey
Dr. Merrilee H. Salmon
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Salpietro
Mrs. Fred I. Sharp
Anne B. Shearon
Gary L. Singery
Steve Sokoloski
Kathleen M. Sullivan
John P. and Elizabeth L. Surma
Thomas Sweterlitsch
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Konrad M. Weis