Create a Legacy of Learning

As your child prepares for kindergarten, you can help more children prepare to flourish in school and beyond. Donate in honor of your learner today.

Where your dollars go

Donations made in honor of your pre-K graduate will help us make Day Early Learning’s educational program available to more Central Indiana children. Your support makes it possible for them to gain the skills they need for lifelong learning.

  • Children

    You support helps low-income children attend our high-quality Day Early Learning Centers.

  • Families

    Your support makes it possible for families to enroll their children in great early education.

  • Access for All

    Your support helps Indianapolis be a community that makes education a priority for all our children.

Ready to honor your child’s learning — and to give that opportunity to others?

Invest Monthly

Monthly Giving Program

Your donation to our monthly giving program helps to support a child in need. By joining the monthly giving program, you become part of a community of people who believe success starts early for children. You are helping to lay a foundation of learning that will last a lifetime.

Your Monthly Gift Works

Because we know we have ongoing support from you and our monthly giving community, we can invest and innovate in early learning and for specific projects that benefit our littlest learners.

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.

Thank you for considering joining our lifetime giving society, the Next Century Society, with a planned gift to Early Learning Indiana. 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 Indy youth is met.
What if I have already included Early Learning Indiana in your 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.

Other ways to give

Without spending an extra penny, you can make a difference and help Early Learning Indiana every time you shop on Amazon. With every eligible purchase you make, the Amazon Smile program will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Early Learning Indiana. Search “Early Learning Indiana” on to select our organization as your nonprofit of choice.