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Your generous gift to the CEC is meaningful and appreciated.

The Annual Giving campaign raises unrestricted funds that are integral in supporting our unique nature- and play-based curriculum. This includes a vital and vast array of program enhancements for all our children’s programs, professional development opportunities for our teachers, as well as creating stimulating learning environments and curriculum that benefit all children. Your generous gifts also help fund many of the special children and family experiences at the CEC, including the annual Pancake Breakfast, International Mud Day, field trips for our older children, and parent education seminars and meetings.

Whether you make a gift to our Annual Fund, serve as a sponsor for our Annual Benefit + Online Auction, or donate to one of our Special Funds, your tax-deductible contribution enables both current families and future generations of young children to experience the magic and warmth of the Child Educational Center.

You can Donate Now by using our easy and secure Online Gift Form to make a gift to the CEC using your credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover).

To make a pledge or to set-up a recurring payment using your credit card, please use our Pledge and Recurring Payment form.

For questions or information regarding employer matching gifts, our United Way participation, and planned giving, contact Sheryl MacPhee, Director of Development and Communications.

Thanks to everyone who helped us reach our goal of raising $135,000 for the Annual Fund in 2015-2016, and to the Infant-Toddler and Preschool parents who donated and helped us set a new CEC record of 78% participation from this program!

Currently Enrolled Families

You have the opportunity to determine your full CEC donation for the year, encompassing Annual Fund gifts, Annual Benefit & Auction sponsorships, and other giving - in advance. Your donation, whether designated toward the Annual Fund or the Annual Benefit & Auction (or both!), will provide much-needed unrestricted support to the CEC.

What Counts as my Annual Gift to the CEC? (choose one or more!)

  • Donations to the Annual Fund
  • Sponsorship of the Annual Benefit & Online Auction
  • Group Sponsorship contributions to the Annual Benefit & Auction
  • Taking Flight: gifting the CEC your tuition deposit (for Eagle, Flying Squirrel, and departing ITPS families
  • Designating the CEC through your United Way workplace campaign (Caltech employees' gifts are doubled through the Caltech 'match'.)

We hope you also support the CEC by donating auction items to our Annual Benefit Auction. Donated auction items, tuition payments, or payments to the CEC in lieu of parent participation hours are not counted as your Annual Fund gift.