Your Gift Can Make A Difference in the Lives of Children Today!
NAEYC is the only organization that sets high quality standards, recognizes excellence, provides training and support through the lens of child development, and convenes important stakeholders to further research-to-practice and public policy on behalf of children birth through age eight. We invite you to make a tax-deductible contribution today as an investment in NAEYC, the quality of children's early experiences, and the early childhood profession. On behalf of NAEYC, thank you.
The Building a Lasting Legacy Campaign
Given the economic challenges we face, a tax deductible gift of any size to NAEYC’s Building a Lasting Legacy Campaign is all the more important to our ability to create innovative programs and initiatives for our members in the early childhood education field, and most importantly, for our young children. And it’s a perfect way to let the early childhood educator in your life know how much you appreciate the work he or she does on behalf of children.
The growing body of research demonstrating the benefits of high quality programs for young children is creating enormous new opportunities for advancing NAEYC’s mission to serve the needs of our children and the early childhood profession. This research helps us inform public opinion, teacher education, government policies, and program practices. Our leadership in these areas will influence and shape our field for years to come. More important, it will benefit our nation’s children.
To ensure our organization is prepared to make the most of these opportunities, NAEYC has launched the Building a Lasting Legacy Campaign – an annual giving program that provides NAEYC leaders, members, early childhood education advocates, and others a way to support and advance the field of early childhood education.
Your gift can truly make a difference in the lives of young children. For that reason, we invite you to make a contribution today as an investment in the future of the Association and the early childhood profession, and in educators who will help many more young children learn and grow.
Honor and Memorial Giving
Gifts to the Building a Lasting Legacy Campaign can be made in honor of or in memory of a colleague, mentor, teacher, family member, or friend. It is a thoughtful and meaningful way to recognize service, leadership, retirement, and volunteer service. NAEYC members made gifts in honor of their staff and colleagues in lieu of a holiday gift or to celebrate special people during the Week of the Young Child celebrations.
Be certain when making a gift in honor or memory of that you include the complete names and addresses of honorees or their loved ones so appropriate acknowledgements can be made.
Monthly Giving Program
Become a member of the NAEYC monthly giving program by authorizing a monthly credit card charge. Complete the contribution form to join. For information on how to make a gift of stock, please contact Kathleen Cassidy Donato, CFRE, at NAEYC at 1-800-424-2460 x8824 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Circle of Leadership Society
Circle of Leadership Society Donors who contribute $1000 or more annually are recognized as members of the Circle of Leadership Society. Society members will be invited to special events, be listed prominently in the Honor Roll Listing of Donors, and receive regular campaign updates.
The Legacy Society
NAEYC is pleased to announce the creation of the Legacy Society to recognize individuals who have informed the Association that they have included it in their wills or estate plans. Two of our Charter members share why they chose to support NAEYC in this way.
“As a former NAEYC Governing Board member, I knew the importance of having additional resources to assist the board and staff in achieving our goals. That’s why I decided to provide a bequest that will help NAEYC continue to be a strong voice for early childhood education and will provide resources for future generations of NAEYC leaders to address issues they will face.”
NAEYC President, 1978-1980
“After providing for family members in my will, I wanted to also remember some organizations and institutions that played an important part in my professional life. My involvement with NAEYC, which dates back to its earlier time as NANE (National Association for Nursery Education), served me well throughout my more than 30 years teaching at the University of Texas-Austin.”
NANE/NAEYC Governing Board Member, 1961-1965
For those who might be interested in including NAEYC in their wills and estate plans, here is the official language to use:
“I give, devise, and bequeath to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, a tax-exempt organization, located at 1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005, the sum of $_______ or percentage of (cash, real or personal property herein described) to be used for the general purpose of the National Association for the Education of Young Children at the discretion of its board of directors.”
For information on how to become a Charter Member of the Legacy Society, contact Kathleen Cassidy Donato at email@example.com or 1-800-424-2460, x8824.
Programs Supported by Lasting Legacy Donations
Building a Lasting Legacy Scholarship Fund
This Summer, NAEYC will award six conference registration scholarships for members to attend the 2013 NAEYC Professional Development Institute in San Francisco, CA. These merit-based scholarships are generously funded by contributions made to the Building a Lasting Legacy Campaign and are designed to give future leaders the opportunity to develop skills needed to advance the field of early childhood education.
The purpose of the Legacy Leader Fellows Program is to improve the quality of early education and care services through the creation of a cadre of emerging leaders who will serve as role models, advocates, and leaders in their communities and the early childhood education field.
The first class of three fellows was selected in early 2010.
This leadership development program is made possible due to contributions to the Building a Lasting Legacy Campaign.
More information for the 2013-2014 Fellowship to come.
Click on the Donate Now button and make a gift online. Complete the contribution form and send it to NAEYC, P.O. Box 96577, Washington, DC 20077-7255.
NAEYC is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization (Federal EIN 366009499) and as such gifts to NAEYC do qualify as charitable contributions and are deductible for federal income tax purposes to the maximum extent provided by federal law.