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Donating to LCFC

Because our services are free for our adult learners, the Literacy Council relies heavily on financial contributions to achieve its mission. Your donation will help Frederick County residents gain the reading and English language skills they need to find jobs or to better their employment status, assist with their children’s education, get a driver’s license, obtain citizenship, read prescription labels, improve consumer skills and health outcomes, and generally become more confident, involved members of our community.

Thanks to our donors’ generosity, last year we were able to help 255 adults make progress toward their goals!

Give Any Amount

The Literacy Council of Frederick County appreciates any donation level. You may wish to:

  • Make a donation in a special person’s name.
  • Give a memorial contribution to honor and remember someone.
  • Make a general donation for the Literacy Council to apply to any need.
  • Designate a specific purpose for the use of your gift.

How Your Gift Matters

Here are just a few examples of how your donation can make an impact:

  • $1,000 supports the development of workplace literacy programs.
  • $750 enables us to keep our offices open for one week, providing a place for the tutoring of 50 adult learners.
  • $500 helps to train a cadre of 20 new volunteer tutors—essential to the achievement of our mission!
  • $260 pays for a 48-week online subscription for all of our students to News for You, a weekly newspaper specifically for adult learners.
  • $115 keeps our office open and accessible to students and tutors for one day.
  • $50 provides the first level of books for one student and tutor.
  • $30 covers the cost of workbooks for one student for one curricular level.

Ways to Give

Direct donations:   The following options make it convenient to give.

  1. Contribute online. Click here or on the button below. We accept major credit cards including American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discovery, as well as recurring donations. Your donation will be securely processed and you will receive a confirmation.
  2. Send your donation by mail. Print and complete this donation form and include it with your check, made payable to the Literacy Council of Frederick County. Mail to: The Literacy Council of Frederick County, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701.
  3. Make a donation by phone. Please call our office, (301) 600-2066.

Make a secure donation

Through your employer: We participate in employee giving programs through the Frederick County Government, Frederick City Government, and Frederick County Public Schools.

Employer matching programs: Many employers have programs to match or augment their employees' charitable giving. This is a great way to increase the value of your gift to the Literacy Council of Frederick County. Check with your personnel department for details.

Corporate giving*: We welcome the opportunity to partner with businesses to build a strong and vibrant workforce in our community through literacy. Find out more about our workplace literacy programs and sponsorship opportunities, and meet our current supporters.

Planned giving*: Including the Literacy Council of Frederick County in your estate planning can help ensure that our work in the community continues in the years to come. While the Literacy Council is always in need of current funding, if you are interested in also ensuring needed funds in the future, you can do so by contributing to the Literacy Council’s Betty Seligmann Literacy Endowment Fund. The Community Foundation of Frederick County can help you with planned giving resources, including a planned gifts calculator.

Giving Societies*:  Join our Campaign for Literacy Giving Societies based on your cumulative giving as a business, individual or foundation.

* To learn more about workplace literacy programs, sponsorships, planned giving and giving societies, or for additional information or questions about making a donation, please email Laurie Fisher, Executive Director, or Diana Halleman, Office Manager, or call our office at (301) 600-2066 during regular business hours..

In the course of its regular fundraising activities, the Literacy Council will accept donations of money, real property, personal property, stock, and in-kind services in accordance with our Gift Acceptance Policies.


The Literacy Council of Frederick County, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. View the Literacy Council’s most recent financial report.
Thank you for your support!

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