Make a one-time or recurring gift to the Philadelphia Education Fund through our secure online portal.

Mail a Check

Checks can be made payable to the “Philadelphia Education Fund.”
Mail to:
Philadelphia Education Fund
718 Arch Street, Suite 700N
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Give a Gift of Stock

Donors interested in making gifts of stock, click here for PEF’s Stock Transfer Instructions.

Employer Match

Increase the impact of your gift! Request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed with your gift.

Workplace Giving and United Way

If your employer holds a workplace giving campaign, select the Philadelphia Education Fund as your designated charity. Refer to our workplace giving form for charity ID numbers.

United Way (PEF) = 43136
United Way (Scholars) = 5914
PA State Employee Combined Appeal, or SECA = 4112-0036

Shop via Amazon Smile

Just visit and designate the Philadelphia Education Fund as your charity. Now, every time you shop through Amazon Smile, a percentage of your total purchase will benefit PEF.

Facebook Fundraisers

Launch a Facebook fundraiser to benefit the Philadelphia Education Fund. Tag your friends and share the post with your networks. And, don’t forget to make the first gift to your Facebook fundraiser, by clicking the donate button.

Corporate Tax Credits (EITC)

Offset your PA tax obligations through a charitable gift to the Philadelphia Education Fund under the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. The EITC program awards 75% to 90% tax credits to qualified businesses that make contributions to educational improvement organizations (EIOs), like the Philadelphia Education Fund. Click here to learn more.

Contact Alison Foster, Development Director at

Sponsor PEF’s Annual Gala Luncheon

EDUCATE PHILLY: A Gala Luncheon and Master Class is PEF’s signature annual fundraiser. This high-profile, not-to-be-missed event highlights the achievements of our students, culminates with a moderated celebrity panel discussion on a key education theme and sells out every year.

As a gala sponsor, you will enjoy a range of benefits including brand visibility and the knowledge that your investment supports PEF in its ability to serve the educational and college and career aspirations of low-income students.

For information about sponsoring the next EDUCATE PHILLY in June 2023, please contact Alison Foster, Director of Development.

Underwrite an Event

PEF events range from college and career field trips, summer work internships, financial aid and FAFSA pop-up workshops, teacher professional development, college and career fairs, our Education First Compact monthly speaker series, and four college planning intensives targeting high school ninth through 12th graders. Your support helps to defray the costs associated with producing one or more of these successful annual events. Contact Alison Foster, Director of Development.

Endow a Scholarship

Established in 1990, PEF’s Philadelphia Scholars Endowed Scholarship Program supports low-income students with a gap-filling, last-dollar scholarship. Each year, the program awards $500,000 in scholarship aid to more than 130 students. Yet, the need continues to outpace our ability to meet it.

To learn more about how you can endow a scholarship and help us meet the needs of students, contact Allison Kelsey, Senior Manager, Philadelphia Scholars Program. 

Make a Planned Gift

Leave a lasting legacy with a planned gift to the PEF and our Philadelphia Scholars Endowed Scholarship. Your gift is a critical investment in the futures of generations to come. To learn more, contact Alison Foster, Director of Development.


Philly High School students are exposed to college and career advising through PEF programming, annually


of our College Access students graduate high school on-time and ready for college