Ways to Give

Mainstay Life Services receives support in several ways, including federal, state and county government funding; grants from private, corporate and community foundations; and individual gifts. Because government funds cannot keep pace with inflation and are restricted in use, it is the private funding sources that mean so much to improving the quality of life for those we support and their families.

It is through your private gifts that we are able to provide supports that enhance and enrich each person’s life, such as special therapies, adaptive medical equipment, home accessibility improvements and more.

Thank you for considering making a difference in the lives of the people we support at Mainstay Life Services. You can support the agency in a variety of ways:

Area of Greatest Need

Your unrestricted gift to Mainstay will be put to use to immediately to support our mission.

Supplemental Needs Fund

The Irene and Dr. Walter Jacob Giving Fund provides for supplemental needs of the people supported by Mainstay.

Memorial Gifts

Make a donation in memory of a loved one. A letter will be sent to the family of your loved-one expressing sympathy and noting the contribution in their remembrance.

Honorary Gifts

Make a donation in honor of an achievement, milestone, or an important event or person. A congratulatory letter will be sent to the honored party.

Want to support our events?

Click here for information about the 16th Annual Golf Outing and the 2023 Highmark Walk.

In-Kind Donations

Donate tickets to sporting or cultural events or items such as like-new furniture, never or seldom-worn clothes, modern office equipment, or other still-high-quality household or office items.

United Way

Designate Mainstay Life Services to receive your support by participating in the United Way’s contributor choice program. Our contributor choice number is 959313.


Shop at 1,500 online stores; a portion of your purchases will be donated to Mainstay Life Services.

Facebook Fundraiser

Commemorate a special occasion by hosting your own fundraiser for Mainstay Life Services on Facebook. Click here to learn more about how to create your fundraiser and get started.
Your contribution, in any amount, will help to ensure that people with developmental disabilities have access to Mainstay’s important services. Please contact Dorothy Gordon at dgordon@mainstaylifeservices.org or 412.344.3640 to discuss how your gift can help further our mission.

All credit cards are welcome.

All donations to Mainstay Life Services are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. A copy of the organization’s official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free: 1.800.732.0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.