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.

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.

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.  Click here for more information on PA EITC.

Estate Gifts and Gifts of Securities

The Watson Institute gratefully accepts estate gifts and gifts of securities. Please contact our Chief Development Officer at 412-749-2885 or at [email protected] to discuss your wishes.

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