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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 encourage donating online.

Click here to make a one-time gift online.
Click here to become a monthly donor online.

To speak with a UT Giving representative, call toll-free 1-866-4UTEXAS with your credit card 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.

If you’d like to make a donation via wire transfer, please contact our Development Director, Rachel Mallernee, for more information.

If you’d like to make a gift of stock, please refer to the information/steps outlined in this document.

Thank you for supporting Literacy First and our community’s youngest readers during this especially challenging time.

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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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Become a
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.