Hobe Sound Early Learning Center


Ways to donate

    Please send your check to:

    11580 S.E. Gomez Avenue Hobe Sound, Florida 33455

    How YOUR Gifts Can Make A Difference

    “We never want to turn away a child because of a parent’s financial status. We do everything in our power to serve all of the families who need us.” Loretta Kocik, former board president.

    Whether upholding an atmosphere of imagination or adhering to the healthy principles of conscious discipline—where conflict is resolved through understanding and empathy—Hobe Sound Early Learning Center does things differently.

    And that speaks to every aspect of our operations, which includes deriving much of our funding from a very generous and supportive community.

    If you believe in the difference we’re making for the youngest among us and feel called to contribute, we welcome and deeply appreciate your tax-deductible gift. When you invest in the safety, well being and potential of a child, you invest a better future for everyone.

    Annual Gifts: Including HSELC in your annual charitable contributions ensures there will always be resources to continual our stellar programming.

    Monthly Giving: By choosing to make a monthly gift through a credit card or automatic bank transfer, you help HSELC receive a consistent source of revenue year-round.

    Mary King Award of Excellence Fund: This Fund was established in 2021 in honor of Mary King, the long-serving Executive Director of the Hobe Sound Early Learning Center in Hobe Sound, Florida.  This fund shall provide an annual monetary award to one Hobe Sound Early Learning Center teacher or staff member each academic year.

    Memorial Gifts: By giving a gift in memory of another you create a thoughtful remembrance. Memorial gifts will be graciously acknowledged to the family, and you will receive a tax-deductible donation.

    Special Gifts: By giving a gift to honor of someone special, you embrace a meaningful way to celebrate a birthday, wedding, anniversary, retirement, or notable achievement.

    Matching Gifts: Many employers will match a gift to HSELC made by an employee, employee’s spouse or a retiree. Please let us know if you work for a matching gift company as this can potentially double or triple your charitable donation.

    Gifts of Stock & Securities: There are advantages to donating stock directly to HSELC rather than liquidating and donating. You can claim the full market value of the stock on the day it was given, and you do not have to pay capital gains tax when stock is donated. Appreciated stock held over time could have a significant savings. Please consult your financial advisor.

    IRA/Retirement Assets: Charitable IRA Rollover legislation allows for donors 70 ½ or older to make cash gifts totaling up to $100,000 from a traditional or Roth IRA without incurring income tax on the withdrawal. Please consult your financial advisor for further information.

    In-Kind Donations: In-kind donations are important and provide vital budget relieving goods or services. In-kind donations are tax-deductible at the depreciated value of the donation and allow the Center to concentrate our resources to fund our children’s programming.

    Bequests & Planned Gifts: Your lifetime of good work can become a legacy. Estate provisions often can make gifts possible that might not have been possible during your lifetime. Deferred gifts can be made through bequests in a will or trust, and include gifts of appreciated stock, bonds, mutual funds, life insurance or another planned giving vehicle. Please consult your financial advisor and contact HSELC for transfer instructions.

    donation levels

    • $1,000 Building Block Society
      • $750+ Red
      • $500+ Yellow
      • $250+ Green
      • $100+ Blue
    • $5,000 Growing Society
    • $10,000 Learning Society
    • $25,000 Achieving Society
    • $50,000 Accomplishing Society
    • $100,000 Graduating Society
    *1962 Society = $50,000 in lifetime gifts to HSELC
    *Early Learning Advocate Society =10+ years of consecutive gifts to HSELC regardless of amount
    *Founder’s Circle – HSELC included in Estate Plans/Planned Giving