The Loyola Early Learning Center (LELC) is a private, independent Jesuit preschool serving students primarily from low-income families. Operating costs are funded through the philanthropy of generous friends and supporters. This model allows our school the independence to create a curriculum and program that offers an invaluable educational opportunity to our students. LELC is not funded by the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Our school receives public support from the Maryland State Department of Education through the food reimbursement program and the Maryland Childcare Scholarships program.

Maximize the impact of your giving by becoming a monthly donor online. When adding your credit/debit card information in our online form, please select your preferred recurring gift schedule from the “Donation Frequency” drop-down menu.

There are many ways to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduations! You can make a gift that not only celebrates the recipient but has a positive impact on the children in our school.  Whether you give online or by mailing a check, please provide a mailing address for the person we should notify.

Sponsors fund scholarships to offset the cost of tuition.  Sponsors are invited to meet the family of their student and are invited events throughout the year at LELC.

Generous friends of LELC have remembered our school in their estate planning.  Bequests naming LELC as a beneficiary of your will, retirement plan, or life insurance can have an enormous impact on our small school and may provide substantial tax savings to your estate.

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Matching Gifts

Gifts to endowment provide a sustainable source of income for LELC.  Endowment funds can benefit a student's education or provide operating revenue for the academic program. Named funds can be created once a donor's endowment gifts reach $50,000. To learn more, please contact Candra Healy at ​443-563-2589 or via email.

Gifts of appreciated securities held for longer than one year enable the donor to receive an income tax charitable deduction for the fair-market value while avoiding capital gains tax. Gifts of securities can fund a student sponsorship, establish an endowment fund, or help support LELC operations. To make a gift of securities, please provide the below information to your broker:

     Account: Loyola Early Learning Center 4765 3590

                            Broker: Brown Advisory
                            DTC #: 0141
                            LELC Tax ID/EIN: 81-3725495

                            Contact for Assistance: Carly Neidecker, Brown Advisory, 410-895-4888

In order to receive a timely tax receipt, please contact Candra Healy at ​443-563-2589 or via email, and confirm your name, mailing address, and the number and type of stocks donated.

Qualified Charitable Distributions from your IRA

Make a gift to support a child's participation in our summer early learning program. Your gift will fund the cost of field trips, enrichment activities, and supplies to ensure that our students don't experience what researchers refer to as a "summer slide," or a regression in academic gains made the previous school year.


Keep LELC in mind as you make your annual disbursements from your donor advised fund.

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If you are 70½ years of age or older and looking to fulfill your annual required minimum distribution, you can give directly to LELC through a qualified charitable distribution. 

Gifts to the LELC annual fund provide critical resources for our students and programs, supporting the academic program, faculty professional development, and activities. You can give to the LELC annual fund online or via check. Checks can be made payable to either "LELC" or "Loyola Early Learning Center" and mailed to the below address:

                            Loyola Early Learning Center
                            Attn: Development Office
                            801 St. Paul Street
                            Baltimore, MD 21202

Give Through Your Donor Advised Fund

You can double your gift to LELC with a matching gift from your company! Check with your employer to see if they match employee gifts to eligible nonprofits.

For questions or assistance, please contact Candra Healy, Development Director, at ​443-563-2589 or via email.

LELC's Tax ID/EIN is 81-3725495.

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