Switzer Learning Center’s Annual Fund is the organization's most vital fundraiser each year. It is essential to organizational sustainability and ongoing programmatic success. The cost of education and related services for neurodivergent and special needs students far exceeds that of a neurotypical student. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, Switzer Learning Center engages corporations, foundations, and individual donors to help provide a range of clinical and educational services and programs to meet the needs of our student body.
Your gift to our Annual Fund will make a difference in the quality of the educational and clinical services provided to all students. It will also provide necessary unrestricted operating support for initiatives that grants and school district partnerships don’t cover. To meet the ever-growing needs of our student body, Switzer Learning Center is faced with the challenge of raising these unrestricted donations each year.
Switzer Learning Center’s Annual Fund secures unrestricted donations to pay for programs, facility maintenance/upgrades, and staffing not funded by other sources. Annual Fund contributions help to cover priorities that will allow us to continue providing our specialized academic and clinical programs to special needs children, teens, and young adults.
Support for Switzer Learning Center comes in many forms. Our inclusive community's hallmark is that every gift is meaningful and makes a difference in the lives of the children, teens, and young adults we serve.
Donations determine our annual giving levels to Switzer Learning Center within the fiscal year. These donations include support to the SLC Annual Fund, events, and various initiatives during the year. Donors with a lifetime cumulative giving level of $100,000 or over will receive recognition at our Annual Meeting and induction into our Marcil Giving Society.
Switzer Learning Center welcomes your contributions to support our mission in serving special-needs children, teens, and young adults. We are grateful for the chance to learn more about our donors' intent and become partners in building a better society. Your contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. A formal letter recognizing your contribution will be sent to you promptly for tax purposes.
In addition to cash donations and grants, we also accept:
Tribute gifts are an excellent way to honor or memorialize someone special. Recognize a loved one or friend on a birthday, anniversary, holiday, or a day special to that individual. Switzer Learning Center recognizes tribute gifts by sending a letter to the honoree or their representative and in regular communications with donors and constituents.
Bequests and planned gifts are an excellent way to make a lasting difference long after you have departed. Without a will, your interests and the interests of the charities you support will not be honored. If you would like a referral to a licensed estate planner, contact us at 310-328-3611 x332 for the names of attorneys and estate planning experts who have worked with Switzer Learning Center in the past.
Stock, IRA, or investment transfers to Switzer Learning Center may be a way of contributing to the Center without impacting your cash on hand. Contact us at 310-328-3611 x332 for a referral to a wealth planner who can assist you with a transfer of stock to the Center.
Scholarships for graduates are a way of making a directed gift to the Center’s graduating seniors. Scholarship contributions support Switzer Learning Center graduates in continuing their educational pursuits.
Event Sponsorships are a unique way of supporting Switzer Learning Center. Contact Talia Sandoval at 310-328-3611 x332 to discuss your interest in sponsoring an event and learn about the VIP packages available to you.
Contact us for assistance with planning your contribution to Switzer Learning Center