For over 100 years the Watson Institute has been providing services to children with special needs. We partner with generous individuals, corporations and foundations who invest in our mission. You can be a part of our work in a variety of ways! You can see our impact on our region, as well as our program outcomes by viewing our Impact Report.

How to Support the Watson Institute

Charitable Donations

You can directly impact our mission through your financial gift. The Watson Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization registered with the state, and gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Commemorative gifts are a wonderful way to acknowledge a milestone such as a birthday or anniversary, or to memorialize a loved one.

If you prefer to mail your contribution, please make your check payable to the Watson Institute and mail it to:

ATTN: Development Office
Watson Institute
301 Camp Meeting Road
Sewickley, PA 15143

Questions? Contact the Development Office at 412-749-2885.

United Way

You can support Watson through your workplace’s United Way:
UW Code #4591 – The Watson Institute’s Education Center
UW Code #150 – The Watson Institute
UW Code #200 – The Watson Institute’s Friendship Academy

Matching Gifts

Are you looking to make a significant impact in the life of a child with special needs? Check with your employer to see if they provide a match to double your contribution!

Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC)

The EITC allows Pennsylvania businesses to donate a portion of their state tax obligation to educational improvement organizations (EIO), scholarship organizations (SO) and pre-K organizations (PKSO).  The donation, in the form of tax credits, may be applied against the tax liability of a business for the tax year in which the contribution was made.  The Watson Institute is a qualified EIO and SO in the EITC program.  Read about the Watson Institute’s participation in the EITC programs and find out if your company is eligible to donate

Planned Giving

Estate Gifts and Gifts of Securities

How will you leave a legacy? A planned gift to the Watson Institute ensures that your legacy will live on through the important work of our educators, therapists, and behavioral health professionals, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of children with special needs. Learn more!

Donor Advised Funds

Are you looking to make a charitable contribution through your Donor Advised Fund? Log into your account directly and help the Watson Institute continue to help children with special needs achieve their fullest potential in all aspects of their lives.

Annual First National Bank Pro-Am Golf Tournament

The Watson Institute hosts its annual First National Bank Pro-Am Golf Tournament every year on the first Friday in June. This charitable event welcomes corporate and individual sponsors to enjoy a day of golf on a historic Sewickley course while supporting children with special needs served by the Watson Institute.