Donors Change Lives

Early Learning Indiana forms a lasting kinship with those who invest in the development and success of all Hoosier children.

You are
a futurist

You see the potential in our children and how important investing in early learning is to them, their families and our community.

You are an architect

You help build a child’s brain to forge a foundation that lasts a lifetime.

You are

You exemplify a spirit of kindness even though you may or may not ever meet those you help.

You are an investor

You expect your donation will pay off for a child today, for his or her future, and have impact into the next generation.

Planned Gifts

The Next Century Society

Leave a lasting legacy by ensuring children will have access to the best early childhood education well into the future. Learn more about our Next Century Society.

The Next Century Society recognizes and honors extraordinary individuals whose estate gifts will educate young Hoosier children for generations to come. You can become part of this visionary group simply by making a planned gift to Early Learning Indiana. Membership involves no dues or obligations of any kind, and membership information is never shared with other organizations. We periodically hold special events for the Next Century Society members. Members who have given their permission may be recognized from time to time in our publications.

What is a planned gift?

A planned gift is a gift that is planned now to be given at a later time. Unlike cash donations, they are typically made from assets in your estate rather than disposable income.

How do I make a planned gift?
  • Most planned gifts are made in the form of a bequest in a will. Giving through your will or trust offers a way to support ELI’s mission for generations while meeting your current financial needs.
  • Income gifts allow you to make a gift and receive income back for you or a loved one. There are several ways to accomplish this tailored to your personal goals.
  • Other creative gift plans provide opportunities to transfer ownership of your home, farm or other treasured asset to ensure your dream of helping Indiana’s youngest learners.
What if I have already included Early Learning Indiana in my estate plans?

Please let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity, make sure the purpose of your gift is understood, and include you as a member of the Next Century Society. To join, please contact Heather Pease at 317-636-9197 x 340 or by email at


All planned gifts made to Early Learning Indiana will go into our endowment, which will allow your gift of education to grow and support ELI in perpetuity. We encourage you to talk to your financial advisor about what is right for you. If you have any questions, please contact the advancement department at 317-636.9197 x 340.

Planned Gifts

Donor Advised Fund

A donor advised fund is an increasingly popular giving program that allows you to combine favorable tax benefits with flexibility to easily support Early Learning Indiana.

If you have any questions about giving to Early Learning Indiana through your donor-advised fund, please reach out to

Give Now

Thank you to our Loyalty Society Donors!

The Loyalty Society honors individuals who have made consecutive annual gifts for more than 20 years. By providing consistent, annual financial support, the members of the Loyalty Society join in our mission of ensuring the highest quality early care and education for children in Indiana.

Thank you to our Donors!

We would like to thank the following organizations for their generosity in joining Early Learning Indiana as we strive to fulfill our mission of ensuring the highest level of care and education for children in Indiana.

Get Engaged

Ready to help us achieve our mission,

expand access to quality care

and improve outcomes for children?