Annual Giving

Friends of UD

Friends of UD provide our program financial stability by pledging an annual donation of $300 or more, enough to fund one classroom’s lessons for a year.

Joining the Friends of UD is the best way to ensure the continuance of our program and its success in teaching children all that people with disabilities can do and promoting a culture of inclusion and respect.

Understanding Disabilities, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Donations are tax-deductible.

Does your employer match gifts? Please file on our behalf.

Sponsorship Levels

Classroom Champion – $300
Fund UD lessons in one Reading classroom this year

Grade Level Advocate – $750
Fund lessons for one grade at one Reading elementary school this year

Middle School Sponsor – $1000
Fund middle school speaker at both Reading middle schools this year

Lesson Unit Patron – $2000
Fund one lesson unit across the entire district this year

School Benefactor – $3500
Fund all lessons at one of the 5 Reading elementary schools this year

Benefits of sponsorship (based on level of contribution)

  • Social media and school newsletter post to highlight your support

  • Your business added to our Corporate Partnership page

  • Business spotlight in an e-newsletter
  • Sponsorship recognition in all UD marketing materials and at UD events

For more information contact our Sponsorship Administrator at

Past Supporters

Contributed $2000 or more

The Whitelam family
The Brandt family

Contributed $250

Barry Berman and Laura Gold
Birch Meadow Elementary School PTO
Matt and Kelly Digby, MJ Digby Plumbing and Heating
Andrew and Alison Friedmann
Bo Garrison and Gina Snyder
Evan Golini, Golini Painting LLC
Joshua Eaton Elementary School PTO
Killam Elementary School PTO
The Maids, Donnelly Service Group
Michael and Barbara McDade
Alan and April Northrup
Heidi and John O’Connor
Dr. and Mrs. Roberto Olivardia
Walter S Parker Middle School PTO
Meagan and Matt Putney
Reading Lions Club
Rotary Club of Reading
Doug and Liz Rogers
Karen M. Sawyer
Karen and Justin Serevitch
Priscilla and Bill Squires
Brian Tobin, Guaranteed Rate
Paula and Ken Tucci
Elaine and Doug Webb
Laura and Christopher Wilson
Wood End Elementary School PTO
Young Women’s League of Reading
Robert Cahill
Marcel and Diana Koster
William and Nancy Benson