Annual Fund

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Each year, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers relies on gifts from our friends, alumni and volunteers to meet the immediate needs of our programs. The generosity of our supporters allows us to guide, teach, and support every child and their family in the best manner possible.  This critically needed support funds our two campuses in east and west Boca Raton.  You can target your gift to an area that interests you most such as a particular age-group, campus location, supplies, facilities, or wherever it is most needed.

Annual giving supports preschool scholarships, family support services, behavioral health services, afterschool programming, educational field trips and program related supplies.

Why Your Gift is Important

Government Grants and Program Fees do not cover the full cost of providing services to our children and their families. Gifts from generous donors fill the gap between the full cost of a program and what the family is required to pay. Without your support the cost could not be met and services would be greatly reduced and/or children would be turned away from receiving the quality care that they require to develop into strong and independent citizens of our community.

If the full cost of an FFCDC education was passed on to our families, each family would be required to pay almost 40% more per child. Your gift ensures that our community’s most vulnerable children have medical, nutritional and educational services they need during their formative years. Your gift is critical to ensure that our children:

  • spend 1.3 fewer years in special education classes;
  • are twice as likely to have positive relationships with their families;
  • have a 44% higher graduation rate;
  • produce 50% fewer teen pregnancies; and
  • are 46% less likely to be incarcerated.

We thank our community for its support and generosity in putting the Annual Fund gift first and remembering that a gift to the Annual Fund is the very first gift that every supporter should make to FFCDC each and every year.

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Ways to give

Outright Gift Options

Includes cash, checks, and credit cards.
Checks should be made payable to Florence Fuller Child Development Foundation
ATTN: Advancement Director
200 NE 14th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Online gifts can be made by clicking the link below:




Please feel free to contact Diane Shawcross, Development Director
dshawcross@ffcdc.org
(561) 391-7274 ext. 111

Monthly Support

Your monthly support will help us teach our children and families all they can to become independent, healthy, and successful. Monthly giving is a safe and easy way to make your greatest impact for the working poor of South Palm Beach County and their children, who deserve opportunities to be educated and happy like anyone else. Consider becoming a Champion for our Children today through your monthly support!

To learn more about Monthly Support, click here.

Monthly giving can be canceled at any time by calling (561) 391-7274 ext. 111 or emailing dshawcross@ffcdc.org. We do not share your information or sell it to any other organization.

To become a Champion for our Children, please click the Donate button below, and be sure to check the box labeledMake this a monthly donation.”




Pledge Your Gift

You may make several payments over the course of the calendar year ending December 31st.

For your convenience, the Advancement Office will send you a reminder indicating that your pledge payment is due.

Please telephone the Advancement Office at (561) 391-7274 ext. 127 to arrange for a pledged Annual Fund Gift.

Gift of Securities

Thank you for your interest in transferring stock to Florence Fuller Child Development Foundation. Please call the Advancement Office at (561) 391-7274 ext. 111 to let us know your intentions. To aid in expediting a smooth and efficient transfer, we will email you a form with specific instructions and arrange to monitor the successful transaction.

Diane Shawcross
Director of Advancement
Florence Fuller Child Development Centers
200 NE 14th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Tel (561) 391-7274, ext 111
dshawcross@ffcdc.org

A donor must not direct the broker to sell the stock for Florence Fuller Child Development Foundation. Stock sold by a donor for FFCDF is treated as a cash gift and would expose the donor to capital gains tax liability.

Matching Gifts

Your gift may be doubled or possibly tripled!

Many employers sponsor Matching Gift Programs that will match charitable contributions made by employees, their spouses, and sometimes even their retirees. Please contact your Human Resource Department, ask if they have a matching gift policy, and request their form. Please send the completed form to FFCDC, and we will do the follow-up.

Advancement Office
Florence Fuller Child Development Centers
200 NE 14th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Heart Wall Collection

Handmade by our students, these one-of-a-kind, 6” x 6” heart tiles will display your name, your company’s name, a dedication or a special message, and will join a wall collection featured in our East Campus Administration Lobby. Joining our Heart Collection Wall as tribute for a friend of loved one or as a special occasion gift offers kind and generous support to the nearly 800 children we serve and their families.

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Heart Wall Collection Form

To dedicate a heart, please return the above form to:

Advancement Associate
Florence Fuller Child Development Centers
200 NE 14th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Or select your individual or group heart order online:


Heart Wall Collection – Individual Tile(s)
Heart Tile Text (40 char. max)



By donating your gift to FFCDC, in accordance with IRS regulations we certify that FFCDC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, would not provide any goods or services to you in return for your contributions. 100% of your contribution would be tax-deductible and will be retained by this organization.


Heart Wall Collection – Tile Cluster(s)
Heart Tile Text



By donating your gift to FFCDC, in accordance with IRS regulations we certify that FFCDC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, would not provide any goods or services to you in return for your contributions. 100% of your contribution would be tax-deductible and will be retained by this organization.

 

Adopt-a-Class Program

  • For Individuals, Families or Companies
  • Introduce children to the rewards of helping others
  • Corporate Team-Building
  • Volunteer Projects and Philanthropy

Since 2011, dozens in our community have come to love the children of FFCDC through Adopt-a-Class! This unique program offers you the chance to make a direct impact on the lives of an entire classroom of children by sponsoring their class needs for a year with a minimum of $1,400 of school supplies, enrichment activities, developmental screenings, and classroom necessities. Adopt-a-Class also offers you the very special opportunity to get to know the children in the class you are sponsoring, to visit their classrooms and play with them, laugh with them, and learn with them—you may even send them on educational and cultural field trips! Our wonderful Adopt-a-Class sponsors have formed lasting bonds with our children and have watched them grow. This provides great fun for individuals, couples, families, and corporate teams.

As a class sponsor you and your family, friend or corporate team are welcome to the classroom throughout the school year, beginning the third week of August and including the summer. Classes still available for the 2014-2015 school year who need your help and would love to meet you!


 

Adopt online:




By donating to FFCDC, in accordance with IRS regulations we certify that FFCDC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, would not provide any goods or services to you in return for your contributions. 100% of your contribution would be tax-deductible and will be retained by this organization.

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