You Make it Happen - Thank You!

The NCRC Fund allows us to deliver our model curriculum every day, to strengthen our programs, and to provide for the future of our school.

Your support is essential.

It allows us to provide a meaningful experience for today's students and future generations.

Philanthropy propelled the group of parents who, almost 90 years ago, bought our school building for their children and for others who would come after them. Today, we continue to celebrate a generous community who values philanthropy.

"As a former student, Board member, parent, and grandparent, we believe NCRC is the most outstanding school for early childhood education that we know."

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NCRC's Three Main Giving Priorities

NCRC Fund [>>>]

an annual appeal to all members of the NCRC community

Strategic Plan [>>>]

expanding opportunities for students and the key elements of the NCRC model through leadership donors

Tuition Assistance Fund & Auction [>>>]

a community-building event that funds the Tuition Assistance Fund to strengthen our commitment to diversity and inclusion

Other NCRC Funds

Liz Barclay Faculty Enrichment Fund

An endowed fund that supports faculty enrichment programs that will help keep NCRC at the forefront of current methodologies and emerging best practices in early childhood education.

Gifts to this fund acknowledge NCRC's commitment to providing students and families with an exceptional faculty.

Foret Sweeney Children's Fund

An endowed fund used for our school's special needs and counseling programs in recognition of NCRC's dedication to the inclusion of all children.

This fund supports the belief that each child is unique and helps NCRC meet each child where she or he is by providing the necessary resources.

Liz Barclay Library Fund

This fund provides additional funds for the school librarian to purchase new books for the library each year, in keeping with Liz Barclay and NCRC’s love of literature.

Ways to Give

Cash, Check & Credit Cards

Please make checks payable to National Child Research Center. We accept all major credit cards - Visa, Mastercard & American Express - online


corporate matching gifts

Many corporations provide opportunities to double your contribution to NCRC. Please contact your Human Resources department about your company’s matching gift policy.

Family foundations

Contributions from family foundations allow for multi-generational giving. A gift from a family foundation will be credited to the foundation and also to the family.

Stocks, bonds & other securities

A gift of appreciated securities could provide you with a sizable tax deduction. Contact the Advancement Office for stock transfer information.

Legacy Giving

Education is a legacy. Legacy Giving recognizes, honors and thanks donors who have made a gift through their life or estate plans.

Learn more [>>>]



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$20,000 to $39,999


$10,000 to $19,999


$5,000 to $9,999


$2,500 to $4,999


$1,000 to $2,4999


up to $999

NCRC Funds provide that margin of excellence that makes NCRC exceptional."


Advancement Office

Traci Grigg, Director of Advancement

Lindsay Rafayko, Associate Director of Advancement

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