ANNUAL FUND Q&A

Q: Why do we have to fundraise?
A: Non-profit Early Learning organizations like ours receive no government or public funds, and thus all of our operating expenses must be covered by tuition revenue and other sources of funds. Typically, tuition revenue covers about 90% of total operating expenses and programs such as ours must turn to fundraising to raise the remaining income. In our case, tuition covers 97-98% of our expenses; therefore we fundraise for the final 2-3% to ensure we can keep the EELP vision moving forward.

Q: Can my donation be matched?
A: Check with your employer. Because EELP is a 501(c)(3) organization, many employers will and do match donations!  

Q: What is the suggested donation? What if my family cannot make the suggested contribution?
A: If we raise $385 for each child enrolled this year, we will reach our goal and close our operating deficit. We appreciate that not all families are able to afford the suggested donation, but to meet our 100% participation goal, we ask families to consider giving whatever they are able to give…all gifts make a difference!  

Q: Can I spread my donation out over the school year?
A: Absolutely! Just indicate on your donation card the number of months over which you want to spread out your donation, and we'll add it to your monthly tuition statement.

Q: Can I pay by credit card?
A: Yes! Make your gift here.

Q: Is my donation tax-deductible?
A: Yes! Epiphany Early Learning Preschool is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your donation may be tax deductible.