Giving

You’ve made the choice to give, we want to make it easy to follow through. Your gift provides one-third the cost of each child’s education. Thank you for your commitment to early childhood education. No other gift has the potential to make as big an impact in a child’s education as your investment today.

How to Give

Online

Make a one-time gift or set up a recurring gift safely, securely online, HERE.

Transactions must be dated December 31st of each year in which you wish to take the IRS charitable deduction.

By Check

Gifts by check should be made payable and sent to:

Lumin Education
Attn: Development
924 Wayne St.
Dallas, TX 75223

All envelopes must be postmarked by December 31st of each year in which you wish to take the IRS charitable deduction.

By Phone

Give us a call! Make a gift over the phone at 214.924.0500 x 256.

Wiring

To give by EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) or wire transfer, please ask your broker to donate through Pegasus Bank.

Financial Institution Name: Pegasus Bank
Financial Institution Address: 4515 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75209.

Beneficiary Name: Lumin Education
Beneficiary Address: 924 Wayne St., Dallas, TX 75223

For questions or concerns, please contact the Pegasus Bank Wire Department at 214.353.3000, or email Gifts@LuminEducation.org.

Matching Gifts

Double your impact with a matching gift! Check with your employer, or contact the Lumin Education Development Department at Gifts@LuminEducation.org or by calling 214.964.0500 x 256 for more information.

Non-Cash

In-Kind gifts such as books, supplies, landscaping materials, technology, and more can be donated by contacting the Lumin Education Development Department at Gifts@LuminEducation.org, or by calling 214.964.0500 x 256.

Future Gifts

Leave a legacy at Lumin Education.

  • Bequests
  • Retained Life Estate
  • Retirement Plan Designation
  • Other Future Gifts with life income

For more information about Future Gifts, please contact Gifts@LuminEducation.org.

Types of Giving

Current Use

Your gift today matters. When you make a current use gift, you help fund scholarships and programs that close the achievement gap between students from at-risk neighborhoods and those from more affluent areas.

Have questions about the impact of current-use funds? Contact Gifts@LuminEducation.org.

Endowment

You can create a permanent named endowment to support future generations and earn tax benefits on your gift now. An endowment allows Lumin Education to invest for the future and impact generations to come.

Questions about endowments at Lumin Education? Contact Gifts@LuminEducation.org for more information.

Gift Planning

Your generosity helps to ensure that Lumin Education will always be here to provide the educational foundation future generations will need. Some of the ways you can help:

Bequest from your Will or Living Trust

You can easily make a charitable gift of a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate/trust, a certain asset, or you can designate Lumin Education as a “residual beneficiary” of your estate. In addition to contributing a generous charitable gift, your trust or estate receives an estate tax benefit as well.

Beneficiary designation from Retirement Plan

By designating Lumin Education as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, you support not only the children and families we serve, you also avoid both estate and income tax consequences.

Charitable gift of a Life Insurance Policy

You can assign whole life insurance policies by naming Lumin Education as the beneficiary. In return for your generosity, you receive a tax benefit for the premiums paid on the policy.

Questions about Gift Planning at Lumin Education? Contact Gifts@LuminEducation.org for more information.

The Impact

This is what you help accomplish.

Your gifts fuel bright futures for multiple generations.

Your gifts create a pathway to success.
Your gifts create a pathway to success.

96% of Lumin Education students graduate high school or earn a GED, and 89% of former Lumin Education students attend college.

Up to 90% of a child’s brain development is completed by age five.
Up to 90% of a child’s brain development is completed by age five.

Your gifts now have the highest impact on a child’s brain development and likewise, his or her future success.

“Starting Young” and “Involving Parents” pays dividends.
“Starting Young” and “Involving Parents” pays dividends.

Your gifts simultaneously impact two-generations by empowering parents to be active leaders in their child’s education and development.

Giving Societies

Lumin Education Sustainer

Become a Lumin Education Sustainer with a monthly or quarterly gift. Your regular contribution lowers administrative costs and builds the foundation for Lumin Education to:

  • Staff classrooms with AMI-certified Montessori teachers
  • Utilize a research-based home visitation program with parents
  • Create well-equipped and inspiring classrooms
  • Provide services for disabled and at-risk children

Lumin Circle

Those who give over $1000 or more per year will be designated as Lumin Circle Members. Membership listings are determined by the sum of all annual gifts received during the calendar year.

Lumin Legacy Society

The Lumin Legacy Society was established in 2017 to honor the generous individuals and families who have made long-term commitments to Lumin Education through planned gifts such as bequests, retirement assets, or insurance policies.

The Lumin Legacy Society provides a way for us to recognize and thank donors during their lifetimes, as well as honor their memories after death.

Development Team

Tricia Barnett Monfrey

Chief Development Officer

Linda Sheldon

Manager of Foundations

Sydney Chipman

Development Associate
  • 214.964.0500 x Ext. 249

Julia Black

Development Associate
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