Ways to Give

A Simple Way to Show Your Support

Early Connections Learning Centers was founded by fourteen generous and visionary women who saw the need for child care for working families, particularly working mothers. Through the decades, our donors have been the backbone of our organization. Our loyal supporters believe in our mission and recognize that our efforts on behalf of the youngest members of our society will pay long-term dividends for children, families and the community as a whole.

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The gifts we receive go directly to support the high quality, comprehensive and affordable services we provide for children and families. Below are seven different giving opportunities for you to consider:

1. Share A Future Annual Giving Campaign

A portion of the income we receive from individual donations is generated through this campaign. Donors have the opportunity to honor or remember friends and family members through their contributions. A number of employers will match donations made to charities by their employees. Please check with your employer as this is a wonderful opportunity to double or triple your contribution.

2. Legacy & Vision Women’s Giving Circle

Women are actively engaged in philanthropic giving. Our Legacy & Vision members are committed to our children’s future and contribute $1,000 or more annually. Legacy & Vision members have several opportunities to share in special activities throughout the year. More information on Legacy & Vision is available here.

3. In-Kind Donations

Gifts in-kind from individuals and businesses are always welcome and help extend our resources.

4. Corporate Sponsorship and Donations

We offer sponsorship opportunities to area businesses and companies in support of our Gingerbread & Jazz Gala and our Adopt a Classroom program.   We also welcome individual donations from companies.

5. Pikes Peak United Way

We have been a United Way Member Agency since 1922.  Many companies participate in the annual community campaign and we receive numerous contributions through employee designations.

6. Appreciated Stock or other Securities

Your gift of appreciated stock or other securities may mean you get to benefit! It means not reaching in to your immediate cash flow, and you may receive some tax benefit (please consult with your tax professional for this). Or, you may wish to fund a Charitable Gift Annuity, which would give you fixed, regular income for the rest of your life while allowing Early Connections to benefit from the principal of the annuitized asset. We hope you’ll talk to your tax professional about these options that have the potential of benefiting Early Connections, and you!

7. Planned Giving

There are many ways to remember Early Connections Learning Centers through planned giving options. We are honored and grateful to receive gifts through bequests and trusts. If you would like to learn more about planned giving opportunities, click here.

Please remember to make any decisions to give before December 31, 2016, to receive any applicable tax credits for this year!

For more information about giving opportunities, please contact Rebekah Gans at  (719)632-1754 x1003 or rgans@earlyconnections.org.

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