While tuition and grants cover much of our $1.4 million operating budget, the Center must still raise over $500,000 each year from donors to make tuition affordable. It is part of the Center's mission to assist families in need with financial aid. There are a limited number of financial aid and scholarship packages available for families who qualify. Our tuition remains below market rates to ensure that a diverse population is able to enroll.

All gifts to our Center are greatly appreciated. Together we can make a difference in the life of a young child in our community.

Opportunities for making a contribution:

Your generous tax-deductible contribution can be made online using our secure PayPal account or you can mail a check, made payable to Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, to P.O. Box 63, East Hampton, N.Y. 11937.

Our Annual Appeal takes place each fall, a perfect time to make your tax-deductible contribution before year's end.

A donation of appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds can offer you significant tax benefits. Please call our Development Office for further information.

Include the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in your will or revocable living trust and make a gift that will impact future generations of children. A bequest to EWECC may also provide you with tax benefits. There are several types of bequests, which you can discuss with your financial planner or attorney.

Support our Events

Throughout the year we host a variety of fund-raising events such as our annual summer benefit, and our fall golf outing at East Hampton's Maidstone Club.  Your support of these events is greatly appreciated and the monies received will support our programming and offerings for children and families.

In addition, we are grateful to be among the nonprofits that receive proceeds from The Artists Writers Charity Softball Game --When you support this event you are also helping the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center.

Please check our Calendar page for a list of upcoming events.

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