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Our Roots Run Deep

In 1902, Mary Irwin Laughlin established the Memorial Home for Cripple(d) Children to care for Emile, a six-year-old boy who lost his legs in a train accident. Since our founding, The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh has seen many changes, but has always remained committed to Mary Irwin Laughlin's mission of supporting kids with special needs and their families. 

When you make a legacy gift, you are welcome to join the Mary Irwin Laughlin Society in recognition of you furthering our mission. Together we can heal, teach, and empower amazing kids for generations to come.


These Legacy Gifts Make an Amazing Impact

Bequest Intentions

Bequests allow you to leave a future gift as part of your will or estate plan. Bequest gifts are a simple way to make a big impact for years to come.

IRA Distributions
If you are 70 1/2+ in age, a donation made directly from your IRA can help you save valuable income tax dollars while supporting our amazing kids today.

Charitable Trusts
Annuity trusts or Unitrusts allow you to make a notable donation that will benefit our amazing kids either now or in the future.

Insurance Designations
Life insurance designations allow you to make a significant gift for a minimal investment, which will support our mission for years to come.

Your Planned Gift

We encourage those interested in making a planned gift to work with their personal financial and legal advisors on their estate plans. 

For more information or if you have already made planned giving arrangements that benefit our amazing kids, please contact Sara Dickey, Individual Giving Director, at sdy@the-institute.org or 412.420.2201.



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