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Donating to Danville Child Development Center

When you donate to Danville Child Development Center, you’re ensuring present and future children in our programs continue to get the best possible start in life. As a private, not-for-profit corporation, DCDC has been designated a 501(c) 3 charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service and registered with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations. Your tax-deductible gift to DCDC will continue our mission of providing our community’s children with fantastic early learning opportunities.

Please Consider Donating to One of the Following Funds:
Capital Campaign Fund: "Building Our Future"

Danville Child Development Center looks to our friends and families to assist us in our continued growth. With your help, DCDC can offer area children extensive learning opportunities and give their parents peace of mind. We employ only experienced staff with a passion for helping youth learn and discover their surroundings. Your donations enable us to provide more opportunities and offer parenting workshops, on top of the numerous educational benefits.

The “Scholarship Fund” campaign began as a way to build our second location. With the opening of this facility on Bloom Road in Danville, we are able to provide our services and programs to more children in our community. This wouldn’t have been possible without our loyal donors who helped us achieve this goal. We thank you and hope you will still continue to donate to our Capital Campaign Fund, and allow us to continue building our future!

Scholarship Fund

Danville Child Development Center’s Scholarship Fund assists families in affording high-quality child care and early learning experiences for their young children while they are working or in training for employment. These funds are used for children whose families may not be eligible for other funding subsidy, or are on a waiting list for government subsidy, yet are clearly unable to pay private child care tuition rates. The goals of the scholarship program are to ensure:

  • That families who otherwise could not afford it will have access to high-quality child care at DCDC.
  • That parents are able to remain working/training because of availability of this care.
  • That children are safe, well cared for, and participating in age-appropriate learning activities.
  • In some cases, that children who may have special needs can spend time with peers in a group setting and receive individual support to help them to thrive.
Operating Fund

By donating to the Operating Fund, you support the DCDC child care program’s annual Operating budget. This fund gives the non-profit DCDC that something “extra” that makes it the special, accredited, four-star early learning environment it is today. 

DCDC ‘s enrollment is a mix of children from lower-income working families who receive state subsidies and children whose families pay the full private tuition rates. Neither of these sources of tuition fees covers the high cost of high-quality early childhood education. Teachers in the field of early learning are largely underpaid compared to others with similar qualifications. DCDC works hard to reward these educators, but parents’ tuition dollars are unable to absorb the full cost of care.

Through the Operating Fund, DCDC seeks the grants and donations that fill that funding gap. This support will ensure that DCDC will remain a financially stable, high-quality child care organization. 

DCDC Endowment Fund

Of course, providing the highest quality early education as a non-profit organization requires a continuous source of funding – over and above what tuition payments can cover. That is why DCDC launched an endowment fund in 2004 on its 30th anniversary with a “30 for 30” goal – $30,000 in endowment principal for 30 years of service to the community. And the “30 for 30” Endowment Fund begun by the Board of Directors back then has more than doubled now!  

The DCDC Endowment Fund is managed by the Community Giving Foundation – Danville (CGF), affording DCDC the benefit of professional investment management and community outreach to help build the fund over time. The endowment principal is restricted; the interest and earnings from the fund will one day provide continuous and substantial income to support DCDC programming.

The fund has grown through smart investing, but more importantly, through the donations of community leaders, local businesses, parents, neighbors, and friends of DCDC. 

As you make your own philanthropic plans, please consider a donation to the DCDC Endowment Fund. You will be ensuring a long future of education and care for children in the Danville area. Donors are recognized through newsletters and annual reports, and can be afforded other opportunities for more permanent recognition on a case-by-case basis.

Click on the link below to be directed to DCDC’s Endowment Fund Page at CGF. 

Danville Child Development Center Endowment Fund (Danville) (fcsuite.com)

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