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Memorial Gifts

Memorial Gifts to IDA are typically done as a gift in memory of a deceased family member or friend. That person is memorialized and their name remains a part of the gift whenever it is acknowledged publicly.  Memorial gifts are a wonderful mechanism of tribute to honor a person, their life's accomplishment and their dedication to helping those who struggle with dyslexia and language-based learning differences.

IDA will send a Tribute card to that person's family acknowledging your thoughtful gift. You will receive a letter confirming your gift has been received and that a Tribute card has been sent.

We will ask you for your name and address, the deceased's name, and the name and address of the person to whom you would like the Tribute Card sent.

Thank you in advance for your gift on behalf of all those served.

To make a Memorial Gift, simply make an Online donation or print-out the Gift Form and mail it to us with the required information.  A representative of IDA's Development Office will personally contact you with our acknowledgment and to answer any questions you may have.

Online Donation

Gift Form (pdf)

IDA Membership application 

Many IDA donors prefer to discuss their giving options in person.  We welcome that dialogue with you. To discuss your giving options with us personally, please contact:

Kristen Penczek, Interim Executive Director
The International Dyslexia Association
40 York Rd., 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21204
410-561-6411 (phone)
410-321-5069 (fax)


The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is the recipient of the "Best in America" seal from Independent Charities of America, a distinction awarded to less than 1% of charities. That means we make the most efficient use of your donation, ensuring your dollars are making an impact on all struggling readers, their families, and the professionals who serve them.