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The ability to read empowers a child for a lifetime of learning, and we can’t do it without you.

Due to mail delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we highly encourage donating online when possible by clicking the relevant “Donate Now” link below. If you’d like to make a donation via wire transfer, please contact our Development Director, Rachel Mallernee, for more information.

If you prefer to pay by mail, please send checks to P.O. Box 7458 Austin, TX 78713-7458. Checks should be made out to “UT-Austin”. Please be sure to include “Literacy First” in the memo line for proper distribution of funds. Thank you!

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One-Time Gift

Make a difference in the life of a child and a tutor. Donate to Literacy First.

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Monthly Donor

Make a difference year round by becoming a monthly donor to Literacy First.

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Donate By Mail

Mail checks to:

Literacy First
Charles A. Dana Center
The University of Texas at Austin
3925 West Braker Lane, Suite 3.801
Austin, TX 78759

No other skill changes the trajectory of a child’s life more than the ability to read. You have the ability to change a child’s life by giving them the gift of reading so they may learn to read and read to learn.
Donation Matching

Click here to see if your organization will match a donation to Literacy First.

Donor Advised Funds

Literacy First and The University of Texas at Austin (EIN 74-6000203) will accept gifts via Donor Advised Funds (excluding gifts with a benefit to the donor, such as event tickets). Please include the following phrase in gift documentation to indicate the proper designee: “This gift is the result of FUND NAME and is to support Literacy First at UT Austin”. Contact our Development Director, Rachel Mallernee, with questions.

Considering making a planned gift to Literacy First?

Click here for more information or email our Development Director, Rachel Mallernee.

Are you a UT employee?

Give to Literacy First through payroll deduction. Just select “Natural Sciences, College of” in Step 1 and type Literacy First in the box in Step 2.

Literacy First, formerly ACE: A Community for Education, is a program of the Charles A. Dana Center in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. We are fully self-supporting through grants and donations from individuals.