Empower Children’s Futures: Support the Laughlin Children’s Center Annual Fund

For nearly 70 years, we have made an incredible impact on the lives of children throughout Western Pennsylvania. Today, we invite you to join us in a mission that truly matters: ensuring brighter futures for thousands of young minds.

What We Do

Our commitment to children’s well-being is unwavering. We provide over 10,000 appointments to nearly 2,100 children across the region each year. These children come to us seeking support in various areas, from speech and language development to academic tutoring and psychological therapy. Our comprehensive services include:

  • Speech Therapy: Helping children find their voices and communicate effectively.
  • Occupational Therapy: Enhancing fine motor skills, sensory processing, and daily living activities.
  • Psychological Therapy: Supporting emotional well-being and resilience.
  • Academic and Dyslexia Tutoring: Empowering children to overcome learning challenges.

Our Financial Landscape

Our annual budget stands at $2,500,000, but we rely on a mix of revenue sources to sustain our vital work:

  1. Revenue from Direct Services & Insurance: $850,000
  2. Annual Withdrawal from Investment Fund: $600,000

However, the heart of our funding lies in philanthropic support. We need to raise an additional $1,050,000 annually to bridge the gap.

The Power of Your Gift

Our development office is committed to raising $1,050,000 each year. We receive significant contributions from foundations but recognize the importance of diversifying our funding streams. That’s where you come in.

By contributing to our Annual Fund, you directly impact children’s lives. Here’s why it matters:

  1. Stability: The annual fund allows us to cover operating costs continuously. It ensures that our doors remain open, our therapists are available, and our programs thrive.
  2. Reducing Uncertainty: While foundation support is essential, we aim to reduce reliance on it. A robust annual fund provides stability, even during fluctuating external circumstances.
  3. Long-Term Vision: The annual fund will eventually provide 70% of our development efforts. With your help, we can build a sustainable future for Laughlin Children’s Center.

Your Gift in Action

Currently, our annual fund generates $100,000 for operations. Imagine the impact if we could increase that amount. Your generous donation of $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, or even $1,000 will directly support:

  • A child’s first steps toward clear speech.
  • A struggling reader finding confidence through dyslexia tutoring.
  • A young mind overcoming anxiety with psychological therapy.
  • A family receiving the support they need during challenging times.

How to Give

  • Online: Visit our website at Laughlin Children’s Center and click on the “Donate” button.
  • Mail: Send your check payable to “Laughlin Children’s Center” to 424 Frederick Ave, Sewickley, PA 15143.
  • Phone: Call us at (412) 741-4087 to discuss your gift or set up a recurring donation.

Your contribution matters. Together, we can empower children to reach their full potential. Thank you for being a champion for their futures.

With gratitude,

George Sebolt
Executive Director

Jerry Gaughan
Development Director

P.S. Your gift today ensures that children’s smiles light up our center daily. Join us in making a difference!


Contact our Client Information Coordinator by calling 412.741.4087 or using our convenient Contact Form.