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Ways to give

Thank you for your interest in supporting the life changing programs of Manchester Bidwell Corporation. Your support will provide the resources needed to help people find dignity and purpose, learn new skills, connect to one another, and achieve a better life.

Send a Check by Mail

Please make checks payable to Manchester Bidwell Corporation and mail to:

Manchester Bidwell Corporation

1815 Metropolitan Street
­­­Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Attn: Development Office


Call our development office at

412-323-4000 ext. 261

if you have any questions or to make a gift by phone via credit card.

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In Honor or Memory

Giving to MBC in someone's name is a meaningful way to celebrate a friend or remember a loved one.


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William E. Strickland, Jr.
Building Fund

Gifts to this Fund support facility improvements and maintenance to ensure that MBC’s beautiful light, art, and music-filled home will remain a vibrant and inspiring place of hope for generations to come.

For more information on how to contribute to this fund, please contact Karen Linscott in the Development office at 412-323-4000 ext. 264 or


Employer Matched Gifts

Does your employer offer a charitable match program?


Many businesses and foundations offer to match the donations of their staff and trustees. If your employer has a matching gift program, please send us the appropriate form along with your gift, which will be doubly appreciated.

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Corporate Giving and Sponsorships

Every year, our corporate partners help make our programming possible.


There are several ways your company can support our mission, while realizing tax credits, marketing opportunities, and alignment with your community giving priorities.


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Include a Bequest in Your Will or Trust

By including MBC in your estate or other long-term giving plans, you can ensure the future of our powerful model of mentorship, education, beauty, and hope.


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Additional Ways to Give

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Make a Gift to our Endowment

One of the most impactful ways you can support MBC is by making a gift to our permanent endowment.


These funds help ensure the security and availability of our programs into the future. 


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Contribute Stock

An outright gift of appreciated securities, or stock, is a quick and easy way to make a meaningful gift and to receive an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift. 


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Contribute Stock


Giving a gift of appreciated stocks or bonds or may provide a greater tax benefit than giving cash. Because incoming stock transfers do not contain donor information, it is very important for you to notify MBC when you are making a gift of securities. Without such notice, our broker may not know that a gift of stock is intended for MBC – and we won’t know who to thank for the donation. Please contact the Development office at 412-323-4000 ext. 264 to let us know of your gift, or email

Delivery Instructions:

All deliveries must include the donor’s name and FCC account number.


Your stock broker can transfer all DTC Eligible Securities to:

DTC #: 8275
Account/Reference # 1026-034731-0

Include a Bequest in Your Will or Trust


You don’t have to be a certain age or very wealthy to plan a gift that changes lives. The only requirement is your thoughtful intention to make a difference. Supporters who have made a provision in their estate plans for MBC or one of its affiliates – Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (which includes MCG Jazz and MCG Youth & Arts); Bidwell Training Center; Drew Mathieson Center for Horticulture and Agriculture Technology; and the National Center for Arts and Technology – have made an investment in the future of the programming and empowering educational environments MBC brings to our community. We recognize these visionary supporters as members of our Legacy of Hope Society. For further information about making a planned gift, please contact Karen Linscott in the Development office at 412-323-4000 ext. 264 or


This website is not intended to give legal or tax advice. Please consult with your tax or financial advisors to determine the best charitable giving strategies for you.

Make a Gift to our Endowment

When you make a gift to our endowment, you help ensure the long-term financial health and stability of MBC. Your gift is added to our permanent endowment fund where the principal remains invested and a percentage of the earnings supports annual needs. A strong endowment provides a measure of independence from economic, governmental, and political forces and allows MBC the flexibility to meet new challenges by providing greater financial flexibility and self-sustaining income streams.  A healthy endowment will ensure that we are here for those in need of hope for years to come. To discuss making an endowment gift or for more information, please contact Karen Linscott in the Development office at 412-323-4000 ext. 264 or




Corporate Giving and Sponsorships

There are several ways your company can support our mission, while realizing tax credits, marketing opportunities, and alignment with your community giving priorities.


Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC), a program offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, allows businesses to receive significant tax credits when they contribute to state-qualified educational programming at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild. Participating businesses can earn up to $300,000 in tax credits per tax year, earning a 75% tax credit on their single year gift, or a 90% tax credit on their gift with a two-year commitment.

Please visit PA DCED website for more information:

Corporate Sponsorships

Specific benefits for your business could include access to MBC’s diverse audience, recognition on our websites, email or onsite signage, onsite events, and custom-designed packages to creatively meet your marketing and community relations goals. Below are seasonal recurring sponsor opportunities, but we’d be happy to talk with you about other ways to partner with us! Please contact Karen Linscott at 412-323-4000 ext. 264 for more information.

MCG Jazz Season

The MCG Jazz performance series, one of the oldest in the nation, is an anchor of Pittsburgh cultural and community life. Join us in presenting top musicians from the spectrum of jazz styles.


MCG Invitational Art Exhibition

The MCG Invitational Arts Exhibition continues a long-standing tradition of recognizing artistic excellence by youth from urban and economically disadvantaged communities in Allegheny County. Students compete for scholarships and cash prizes, which are presented at the MCG Invitational awards ceremony each spring.


Bidwell Training Center Commencement Ceremony

Each spring, we recognize our students’ successful completion of their programs and invite them to celebrate, with their families, this meaningful milestone that will lift them into a better life. The program includes the annual presentation of the Jessie W. Fife, Jr. Fabric of our Community Award, which honors those that embody our mission of changing lives by providing access to career training for adults in transition in the Pittsburgh region.


Bidwell Training Center Corporate Program Partners

Does your company manufacture, sell, or have excess uniforms, equipment, or tools that are used in Bidwell’s programs (i.e. chef uniforms, chemistry equipment, gardening tools, stethoscopes, lab coats, scrubs, etc.)? By partnering with one of our programs (listed below) to make a tax-deductible contribution of necessary equipment for our students, you help us continue to deliver BTC’s quality programs to qualified Pennsylvania students at no cost. The significant barrier of student loans is eliminated for our students, many of whom are in transition and taking this important step to lift themselves into a better life. BTC’s programs are:

  • Chemical Laboratory Technician

  • Culinary Arts

  • Horticulture Technology

  • Medical Assistant

  • Medical Coder/Biller

  • Pharmacy Technician

Please contact Karen Linscott at 412-323-4000, ext. 264 for more information about Program Partners opportunities and program needs.





Additional Ways to Give


Workplace Giving Through United Way

Use the following codes to direct your gift:

  • Bidwell Training Center Incorporated (7716)

  • Manchester - Bidwell Corporation (371658)

  • Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (25965)

  • National Center for Arts and Technology (12949491)

Name Us as a Beneficiary of Retirement Plan Assets 

These assets remain taxable when distributed to a loved one but are tax-free when given to a nonprofit.


Give from your IRA (if age 70½ or older) 

Regardless of whether you itemize your taxes, this gift helps you fulfill your required minimum distribution and is not considered taxable income.


Please consult with your tax or financial advisors to determine the best charitable giving strategies for you.

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Will or Trust
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