Ways to Give

Support the Education Law Center-PA today. Together, we can shape the future of public education.

Advancing the Education Law Center-PA’s mission – to ensure every child in Pennsylvania has access to a quality public education – would not be possible without the steadfast commitment and generosity of our donors. With your support, we are working to boldly transform school funding policies, address educational barriers experienced by underserved students, and advocate for lasting systemic reforms.

We hope you will join us.

There are many ways to support the Education Law Center-PA:

Cash gifts: Whether online or in the mail, we are grateful for your generous contributions.

  • Please make checks payable to Education Law Center-PA and mail to 1800 JFK Blvd, Suite 1900A, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
  • Our online donation form is a convenient, paper-free way to give and offers you the option of covering the transaction fee, among other features.
  • To wire cash from your bank or brokerage account, please email [email protected] for assistance.

Monthly Giving: Become a monthly partner to help us advance our mission in an easy and hassle-free way. Your ongoing support has a year-round impact, enabling us to meet our most pressing needs.

Employee Matched Giving: Many employers will offer to match your charitable contribution, allowing you to double the impact of your gift. Contact your Human Resources office for more information.

Giving Through United Way: Designate the Education Law Center-PA when you contribute to United Way #1873 in Philadelphia.

Giving Through Penn’s Way: For University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine faculty and staff, designate the Education Law Center-PA when you contribute through Penn’s Way.

Donor Advised Fund: Please consider recommending a grant to the Education Law Center-PA. You can also create a lasting legacy by naming ELC as the beneficiary of the entire account or percentage of the fund. Click here for Fidelity, Schwab, or BNY Mellon, or contact your fund administrator for a beneficiary form.

Honor & Memorial Giving: A tribute or memorial gift is a meaningful way to honor or remember a loved one.

  • Make a gift in honor of a loved one’s birthday, retirement, wedding, or any special milestone.
  • Many families ask others to make donations to special causes. Simply include the following language: In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to the Education Law Center-PA, in memory of (honoree’s name). Contributions can be made at www.elc-pa.org/donate. Or mail checks, payable to Education Law Center-PA, 1800 JFK Blvd, Suite 1900A, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Please include the honoree’s name in the memo line.

Planned Giving: Legacy gifts are one of the most meaningful investments in ELC-PA’s mission and ensure that we remain at the forefront of education advocacy for future generations. We are privileged to be a recipient of your long-term financial and charitable goals. Please contact your personal advisors to discuss the potential tax implications of any option you are considering.

  • Retirement Assets: Name the Education Law Center-PA as a beneficiary of your IRAs, 401ks, 403bs, pensions, and other retirement plan assets.
  • Wills, Bequests, and Trusts: You can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to ELC-PA as part of your estate plan.
  • Securities and Other Property: Donating gifts of securities, such as appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds, can benefit your financial plans, while making an important impact for ELC-PA.
  • Establish a Charitable Gift Annuity or a Charitable Trust: Life income gifts help safeguard education justice, while offering income and immediate tax benefits to you and/or a loved one.
  • Life Insurance: Consider designating ELC-PA as a beneficiary.

Create a Fundraising Event: Support ELC-PA through peer-to-peer fundraising and share why our mission matters to you. There are countless ways you can help raise critical funds to advance our work. Every dollar counts!

  • Set up a Facebook fundraiser. You can easily share your request with family and friends and streamline donations directly to ELC-PA.
  • Host an event: Please consider hosting a house party or other friend-raiser to share information about ELC-PA with your peers.

Attend our Signature Event

  • Join us on September 25, 2024, for the Education Law Center’s 49th Anniversary Celebration. Tickets and sponsorships are available.  All proceeds will help sustain ELC’s mission and commitment to over 1,000 families and child-serving professionals seeking support each year, as well as ELC’s systemic advocacy benefiting thousands of children across the Commonwealth.
  • Our annual celebration generates valuable exposure for sponsors and serves as a great opportunity to meet key stakeholders in education advocacy and reform.

Please note: The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Laws and regulations governing all gifts and availability of certain life income gifts vary by state.

The Education Law Center-PA is a registered charitable organization. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.