KidsVoice could not accomplish all we do for children without the generous support of our donors. Whether you contribute generally to our work, support the Lipman Youth Fund, or join the Guardian Society, please know that your generosity makes a real difference in the lives of abused and neglected children.

Donate to KidsVoice

The generous support of KidsVoice donors helps us to keep 3,000 abused and neglected children safe from harm each year and provide them with the chance for a better future.

While that is the core of our work, KidsVoice also helps children move beyond solely being safe from abuse and neglect so that they can heal and become productive citizens. Our clients don't always have the kind of parental support you may have received, or provided to your children. Thank you for making that possible.


The Lipman Youth Fund

The Lipman Youth Fund at KidsVoice was established in December of 2008 to honor the life of Sue Lipman.  Since its inception, the Fund has raised a significant amount of money to sponsor projects and programs to help teenagers in foster care better access resources to assist then in a successful transition to independence outside of the child welfare system.  This is an extremely vulnerable, but often overlooked, population. 

To date, the Fund has enabled KidsVoice to completely redesign its website to make it more inclusive and user-friendly for the children who utilize their services. The site now includes a whole host of information that benefits KidsVoice's transition-aged youth, including useful links, downloads, contact numbers, and other information related to finding a job, obtaining financial aid for college or trade school, agencies and organizations that can provide assistance in emergency situations, and general information about transitioning out of the foster care system.  

The Fund also provided for the implementation of the Clean Slate Program, which ensures children charged with minor offenses have a responsible adult to support them before the magistrate when their parents cannot or will not fulfill that obligation. Although KidsVoice youth, like all children, should be held responsible for their actions, the consequences should not depend upon whether they have parental support at magistrate hearings. With the support of the Lipman Youth Fund, KidsVoice attorneys are able to attend magisterial hearings to ensure that these children receive a fair outcome that is equivalent to youth who appear at magistrate's hearings with parental support. 

Most recently, the Fund has begun supporting the Independent Living Resource Fairs, which introduce teenagers who are either currently in care or whose cases have closed to the wide variety of programs and services available, connecting them to important and valuable resources for their transition out of care and into living independently as an adult.

With the continued growth of the Lipman Youth Fund, KidsVoice is able to maintain its powerful advocacy, while providing new and innovative ways to help its clients.


Guardian Society

Guardian Society members are part of an exclusive group of KidsVoice donors whose support pays the cost of representing one or more abused and neglected child. Protecting one child's legal rights and physical, emotional, and medical needs costs KidsVoice $1,000 each year. As a member of our Guardian Society, donors receive:

  • Exclusive invitations to KidsVoice Guardian Society events
  • Name listed on KidsVoice website as a Guardian Society Member
  • Educational opportunities

Guardian Society members will be invited to private events at fun and unique locations. These events are designed to give one experiences that are not available to the general public, and the opportunity to mingle with other Guardian Society members along with KidsVoice advocates to learn more about our work and the children we support.


Donors

We thank the following donors for their support of KidsVoice. Without your help, we could not do all that we do for children.

This list reflects all donations received between February 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019.



Gifts of $25,000+

Guardian Society Level

  • Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust
  • FedEx Ground
  • Heyward House
  • Irene C. Shea Charitable Foundation
  • United Way of Southwestern PA


Gifts Between $10,000 and $24,999

Guardian Society Level

  • Ainsworth Pet Nutrition
  • Edwin Beachler
  • The Bergstrom Foundation
  • Raymond and Joneen Betler
  • Mary and Mark Edwards
  • Shawn Gatto & Bradley P. Reitz
  • Highmark
  • Edward and Gail Kabala
  • Rodney Lipman
  • Michael Lynch
  • The Margaret Ritchie R. Battle Family Charitable Fund
  • Thomas and Brenda Shields
  • UPMC
  • Greg and Lori Weimer


Gifts Between $5,000 and $9,999

  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Law (AAML)
  • Patsy Burke
  • Charles Schwab
  • Cisco Systems Inc.
  • Jason and Heather D'Amico
  • Frank and Debra Dermody
  • Scott Frishman
  • Greg and Susan Kaminski
  • Thaddeus Merriman and Kristin Klingenberg
  • Chuck and Barbara Moser
  • Paul and Celine O'Neill
  • Daniel and Susan Rosati
  • Cynthia and David Shapira
  • Stacy Sweeney


Gifts Between $2,000 and $4,999

  • Shirley Arther
  • Charles Burke and Carole King
  • Bradley and Marne Busatto
  • Joseph and Jayme Butcher
  • Judy and Michael Cheteyan
  • Duquesne Light
  • Jeffrey Eppinger and Francesmary Modugno
  • Todd and Stacy Faulk
  • Joseph and Joanne Finan
  • First National Bank of Pennsylvania
  • Tony Foster
  • William Guttman and Kristina Rigopulos
  • Charles Harris and Darlene Nowak
  • Buddy and Susanne Hobart
  • Diane and Gerald Holder
  • Thomas Hollander
  • Bob Kirk
  • Joanne LaRose
  • Lawrence and Lynn Lebowitz
  • Medtronic
  • Wendelynne Newton and Robert Metcalfe
  • Elliott Oshry
  • Bruce and Holly Rudoy
  • John Sheehan
  • Larry and Harriet Stone
  • John and Michele Sylvester
  • Thomas and Bonnie VanKirk
  • Wabtec Corporation
  • Michael and Marcie Zanic


Gifts Between $1,000 and $1,999

  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Ann Begler
  • Annie Bilder
  • Kirk and Mary Jean Botula
  • Karin Broker
  • Ceeva, Inc.
  • Centimark Corporation
  • Alisa Cook-Roehs
  • Michael and Julie Dever
  • Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.
  • Dollar Bank Foundation
  • Catherine and Michael Duca
  • Eat'n Park Hospitality Group
  • Carol Ebaugh
  • Edward Engler
  • Enscoe Long Insurance Group
  • EQT
  • Richard and Keelie Garbee
  • Wayne and Catherine Gerhold
  • Brenda Gregg
  • Hill Barth & King LLC
  • Richard and Margaret Kotermanski
  • Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC
  • Leigh Tison Charitable Trust
  • Jeffrey and Roberta Letwin
  • Carol and Doug MacPhail
  • Patrick and Karen McElhinny
  • McGuire Woods LLP
  • Susan McNamara and Dan Wooten
  • Jeffrey Mensch
  • Metz Lewis Brodman Must O'Keefe
  • Tony Meyn and Ellen Dillavou
  • Michael Moose and Heidi Kern-Moose
  • Stephanie and Romel Nicholas
  • Parker Plastics Corporation
  • Henry and Laurie Reich
  • W. Gregory Rhodes
  • Vivian Sabatini
  • Carol and Gary Schurman
  • Janet Serafin
  • Anne Shaheen and Randy Tracht
  • David and Janice Smith
  • Solutions 21
  • Staley Capital Advisors, Inc.
  • Kimberly Taylor and Stephanie Bucklew
  • Mike and Kiya Tomlin
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Tucker Johnston & Smeltzer, Inc.
  • Sean Warren
  • Michael and Kristin Wessell
  • Bruce and Barbara Wiegand
  • The Wilson Group


Gifts Between $250 and $999

  • Rich and Debby Adamo
  • Sarah Ahmad and James Wilson
  • Leslie and Scott Baker
  • Bruce and Nancy Bartholomew
  • Donald W. and Phyllis Beck
  • William Bevan
  • Pat and Donna Bianconi
  • Jeff and Marion Bragdon
  • Carolyn Branthoover
  • Michael Brewster
  • Vicky and Mark Brilmyer
  • Jessie and Dean Britton
  • Suzy and James Broadhurst
  • David and Susan Brownlee
  • Thomas and Mary Beth Buchanan
  • Jonathan and Lisa Budd
  • Bulldog Office Products
  • The Buncher Company
  • Robert and Louise Byer
  • Matthew Byers
  • Douglas and Susan Carlson
  • Gary and Janet Chace
  • Thomas Chang and Joan Vondra
  • Gina and Gene Clapp
  • Floyd and Tera Clutter
  • Charles Cohen
  • Danell Cooper
  • Bryan and Kate Cox
  • Mary Ellen Coyne
  • James and Melanie Crockard
  • John and Julie Cummings
  • Elisa DiTomasso and Jack Burns
  • Tara Donofrio
  • Caryn Rubinoff and Craig Dunham
  • Dana and Jill Edwards
  • Keith and Nancy Fabi
  • David Fawcett
  • Donna and Kevin Flannery
  • Giuseppe and Christine Floro
  • Robert and Patricia Forte
  • Scott Francis
  • Pasquale Gentile and Sandra Lannis
  • Gene and Jennifer Giotto
  • Marcia & David and David Gordon
  • David Gould
  • Stewart Gross and Lois Perelson-Gross
  • Robert and Deborah Guild
  • Donna Gurleyik
  • Marlene and Labib Haddad
  • William and Helen Hamel
  • Sanford and Dora Harvey
  • Linda Hedin
  • Ed and Sarah Heres
  • Peter and Elisabeth Hess
  • Judy Yanowitz and Harry Hochheiser
  • Scott and Teofila Hollander
  • Kenneth and Joan Horoho
  • John Houston
  • Jewish Healthcare Foundation
  • James Keller and Mary Ellen Hoy
  • Alfred L'Altrelli
  • Pamela and David Lasorda
  • Justin Lauver
  • Diana Leech
  • Legume Bistro Inc.
  • Sarah Lewensohn
  • Deborah Little
  • Michael Long
  • Lacey and Brendan Lupetin
  • Emily Lyons
  • Craig and Diane Markovitz
  • Jami Marlowe
  • Thomas Martynuska
  • McGee Maruca & Associates PC
  • Susan McGivern
  • McKnight Development Corp
  • Joan Miles and Clifford Bob
  • Bryan Opalko
  • Charles and Deborah Pascarella
  • Michael and Kimberly Pavlick
  • Janis and Marc Pereira
  • Sam and Ruth Perelson
  • Thomas Peterson
  • Nicole Phatak
  • Sharon Phillips
  • Mark Phillis
  • The Pittsburgh Foundation
  • Todd and Batia Rascoe
  • Miguel and Carol Regueiro
  • Pierce and Karen Richardson
  • Beth and Kenneth Rom
  • Patrick and Julie Rooney
  • Mary Rothenberger
  • Linda and Scott Schober
  • Sean and Amy Sebastian
  • Neill and Alex Simakas
  • Simpson & McCrady, LLC
  • Joseph and Wendy Skalniak
  • Peter and Susan Smerd
  • Emily Soonthornchai
  • John and Karen Staley
  • Kimberly Stenzel
  • Robert and Andrea Stiegel
  • Jane Stoltman
  • Maria Swanson
  • Linda Taylor
  • Stefanie and Darren Traub
  • Stephen and Teresa Tunick
  • Wallingford Studio
  • Jeff and Suzanne Watters
  • Mike and Denise Weidmann
  • Robert and Jacqueline Weinberg
  • Beverly Weiss-Manne
  • Tom and Carolyn Welshonce
  • Thomas and Caroline Wentling
  • White Oak Advisors
  • Peter and Dana Winslow
  • Howard and Mary Wolf


Gifts Between $100 and $249

  • Dolores Alioto
  • Rachel and Brian Allen
  • Susan Altman
  • John and Nancy Artz
  • Mary Austin and Ron Shapiro
  • Andrew Baram
  • Esther Barazzone
  • Raymond and Harriett Baum
  • Jill and Patrick Beck
  • Susan Berman and Douglas Kress
  • Jamie Bishop and Mike Feeney
  • Barbara Blackmond and Costas Karakatsanis
  • Evan and Lauren Bloch
  • Jason Blough and Jackie Thayer Blough
  • Denise Bowland
  • Charles and Jill Brodbeck
  • Kimberly Brown
  • James and Noel Browne
  • John and Nancy Bunce
  • Jane Burger
  • Mollie Burnett
  • Lisa and Chip Burrows
  • Barbara and David Burstin
  • Eleanor Bush and Jonathan Cox
  • Sheldon Catz
  • Robert Christmas
  • Pamela Clouner
  • Herbert and Susan Cohen
  • Judy and Ira Cohen
  • Michele Cole
  • Brian and Holly Collins
  • Elizabeth Connors
  • Jolene Dames
  • Cynthia Danel
  • Dara DeCourcy
  • Trina DeMarco Preffer
  • Anthony and Jill DiPasquale
  • Harry and Christean Dugan
  • Nancy Elman
  • Eugene and Roz Feingold
  • Robert and Cynthia Feldman
  • Tony and Annette Ferrieri
  • Laurel Flaherty
  • Walter Fowler
  • Steve and Sundee Gable
  • Brian Gabriel
  • Kenneth and Laura Gormley
  • Joseph Gramc
  • Carey Harris and John Werling
  • Malcolm Harris and Amy Lipshie
  • Susan Hartman
  • Clayton Heberling
  • Jane Cieslak Hellmann
  • Dennis and Kristine Henley
  • The Hillman Company
  • Ellen and Jack Kessler
  • Sara Klein
  • Sonya Koros
  • Jessica Ann Kovacs
  • David and Diane Lassman
  • Stanley and Nancy Lehman
  • Mindy Lowther
  • Mark and Alice Mahler
  • Deborah and Charles Mahoney
  • Neysa and Mark Maisel
  • Evelyn Majoris
  • Kevin and Dana Marraccini
  • Elizabeth Mavero
  • Julie and David McCulloch
  • Michelle and Patrick McCully
  • Ann McGuinn
  • Thelma Melendez
  • Mark and Jane Mendlow
  • Jacob Mercatoris
  • Metro Benefits
  • Liz Miller
  • Robert and Judi Miller
  • Laura Miller
  • Timothy and Laurie Millett
  • Alice Mitinger
  • Stephen Nimmo
  • John Obrist
  • Kristen and Gino Ornato
  • Keith and Kristen Overstreet
  • Mitchell and Rae-Gayle Pakler
  • Charles Pascarella
  • Lisa Pegden
  • Steven and Cynthia Perry
  • Joseph Purdy and Anthony Pontorno
  • Miriam Rader and Richard Bowers
  • Kenneth and Jody Reichel
  • Louis Reis
  • Melaine Rothey and Gretchen Schumacher
  • Gerald and Marcia Rubenstein
  • Tiffany Simone Russell
  • Thomas Ryan
  • Amy Sarkett
  • Gary and Dode Scheimer
  • Bonnie and John Schlueter
  • Eileen and Joseph Sisca
  • Prudence Sloan
  • Marty Sloan
  • Bruce and Martha Smith
  • Kevin and Lori Smith
  • Ruth Snyder
  • Gerri Sperling and David Slesnick
  • Michael and Suzanne Steger
  • Gary and Suzanne Stone
  • Edwin and Mona Strassburger
  • Sharon Sweeney and Stephen Trunick
  • Naju Tata and Brad Billig
  • Robert Thaw and Barbara Cooley Thaw
  • William and Susan Thompkins
  • United Way of Greater Atlanta
  • Laura Vassamillet
  • Kelly Waldron
  • Dodi Walker Gross and Daniel Edelstone
  • Lu-in Wang
  • Scott Ward
  • Jeff and Debbie Welshonce
  • R. Stanton Wettick and Nancy Hazlett
  • William White
  • Florence Zeve


Gifts Up To $99

  • Mark and Sharon Ackerman
  • Greg and Patty Adams
  • Aviva Alpert
  • James Arthur
  • Cynthia and Arthur Baldwin
  • Ashley Bennett
  • Carol Berger
  • Barrie Bianco
  • Marc Bilder
  • Heather Black
  • Rick and Bonnie Booth
  • Debra Brletic
  • Matthew Bucek
  • Janice Burns
  • Jon Capar
  • Sara Causey
  • John and Christine Chapas
  • Joseph and Jeanne Cirilano
  • Citizens Bank Charitable Foundation
  • Deborah Comay
  • Benjamin Cook
  • Nancy and Stephen Cooper
  • Travis and Christine Cornell
  • Joseph Crumb
  • Vikram Dasa-Rao
  • Carmen and Dorothy DiGiacomo
  • Michael and Sarah Alexia Dolan
  • Andrew Dora and Meadow Fallon-Dora
  • Cynthia Eisel
  • Jamie Englert
  • Char Fallen
  • Melody and Richard Firmani
  • Nick and Virginia Fisfis
  • Kristin Flory and Mike Duca
  • Heidi Fonzi
  • Tara Gainfort
  • Marvin Gold and Janice Penick
  • Cheryl and Gene Gorski
  • Garth Graeper
  • Frank and Bonnie Greco
  • Jane Greenberg
  • Selenna Gregg
  • Barbara and David Gregory
  • Ronald Hartman and Leslie Golomb
  • James and Margaret Held
  • Allysn Hurley
  • Carol and Ian James
  • Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
  • Sydney Jones-Shiring
  • Alice Julier
  • Carol Kaufman
  • Kathryn Kirk
  • Abigail Kirstein
  • Jean Kociela
  • Elaine and Carl Krasik
  • Joanne Laipson
  • Ali Lewandowski
  • Judy and Tom Magee
  • Amy Manning Smith
  • Anne and Robert McDermott
  • Jennifer McGarrity and Matthew Shames
  • Mary McGurk Scalercio
  • M. Ursula McKenzie
  • Tyler Middleton
  • Tiffany Mikesic
  • Shirley Milliern and John Grubbs
  • Amanda Minton
  • David and Cheryl Mitchell
  • Thomas and Constance Murray
  • Mark and Alita Naylor
  • Rhoda Shear Neft
  • Lisa Nespoli
  • Fredric Orlansky
  • Shelby Osterrieder
  • Mitali Patil
  • Anna Quattrucci
  • Rachel Rampa
  • Rhys and Yuhong Reese
  • Doug and Jan Ripper
  • Ted and Willetta Rissell
  • Stephen Robinson
  • Joel and Adele Roman
  • Janice Sarti
  • Michael Schiller
  • Sue Schmidt
  • Heather Sendera
  • Kathleen Sestili
  • Rebecca Shafer Aglietti and Billy Aglietti
  • Mark Sheatsley
  • Carol Sinatra
  • Nancy Smith
  • Lynn Snyderman and Lewis Hyman
  • Marcia and Mel Solomon
  • Adele Speers
  • Madhavan Srinivasa
  • John Stember
  • Marcia Stewart
  • Michael and Beth Stone
  • Erica Strauss
  • Frank and Elizabeth Suatoni
  • Leslie Marie Tafel
  • Julia Tedjeske
  • Anthony and Mary Sue Terranova
  • Linda Unger
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Mark Van de Venne
  • Kathryn Vargas
  • Phil Zarone



Lipman Youth Fund Donors

We thank the following donors for their contributions toward the Lipman Youth Fund at KidsVoice.

  • Jill and Patrick Beck
  • Marc Bilder
  • Douglas and Susan Carlson
  • Eugene and Roz Feingold
  • Rodney Lipman
  • Neysa and Mark Maisel
  • Kenneth and Jody Reichel
  • W. Gregory Rhodes
  • Mary Rothenberger
  • Kathleen Sestili
  • Marcia and Mel Solomon