Individual Giving

Gifts from individuals and families provide approximately one-third of all Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia revenue support in a typical year.

A donation to Breakthrough is an investment in the future of high-potential, motivated, underserved Philadelphia students whose pathways to college are not always clear.  Every gift helps us empower future leaders and innovators, and engage new communities around the goal to attend a competitive high school and set the foundation for college and career success.

Direct Giving


Individuals can make a direct donation to Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia through mail, online via check or credit card, or via gift of stock.

By Mail:

Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia

34 West Coulter Street

Philadelphia, PA 19144


Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia processes payments online through Click and Pledge. Gifts may be made via major credit card or e-check.

Gift of Stock:

Making a gift of stock is simple and offers a number of valuable advantages:

  • You can donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds
  • Your gift is tax-deductible, as allowed by law
  • There may not be an obligation to pay capital gains tax on your gift

Gifts of securities may be made to Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia – a subsidiary of
Germantown Friends School – by contacting the school’s broker:

Raymond James

Address: One Pitcairn Place, 165 Township Line Road, Suite 1500, Jenkintown, PA 19046

Contact: Jean Schneider

Phone: (267) 633-3426  Toll free: (844) 298-7486  Fax: (844) 599-3796

DTC Number: 0725
Credit GFS Account No.: 168-TT910


For Wire Transfers:

Bank: Silicon Valley Bank – Boston Private

Bank Address: 3005 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Routing # 011002343

Account # 953393844

Beneficiary Name: Breakthrough Business Checking Account


STEP 2 – Notify Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia

So that we can accurately identify, allocate and acknowledge your gift, please contact Michelle Palmer via or (267) 323-3286.

Indirect Giving

Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia participates in several workplace employment giving programs.

United Way:

Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia participates in the Donor Choice program for the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.  Our United Way Donor Number is 12575.


Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia is registered with YourCause, a workplace donation and engagement tool with zero processing fees.  If your employer uses YourCause, you can sign up for payroll deductions — and if your employer offers a donation matching program, it will automatically be processed by the company.

Corporate Matching:

Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia is happy to receive additional contributions through the Corporate Matching Program of the organizations and companies where people work. Matching gifts multiply the impact of your original support.  To determine whether your company or organization has a matching gift program, check with your Human Resources department at your company.  If necessary, you can obtain a matching gift form to complete and to include with your gift. If you are making a donation online, indicate that on the donation form and just send the matching gift form to us afterwards.

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