Improving quality of life for the differently abled Children & Adults



First off, thank you so much for considering a donation to Lauren’s Institute for Education. As a 501c3 Not-For-Profit, it is donations like yours that allow us to go beyond the normal level of service, and do things that are truly remarkable for this special population that we care so much about. Having said that, here are some ways that you can give, and information about giving, that we hope you find useful.

Benefits of giving:

As a 501c3 any donation given to Lauren’s Institute for Education is entitled to a tax deduction. For donations of over $250 you will receive a donation letter from L.I.F.E. confirming your contribution that you can use when filing your taxes. Donations of under $250 can still receive a donation letter, it must simply be requested. To request such a letter please e-mail

Also, we would love to set up tours and other opportunities for you to be able to see where your donations go. To schedule a tour, or discuss other opportunities, please call our front desk at 480-621-8361.

Financial One Time Giving:

This is the simplest and easiest way to donate to Lauren’s Institute for Education. At your discretion, any time you can make a one-time donation to our organization. Here are ways you can do this.

You can send in a check or cash to:

Lauren’s Institute for Education
Attn: Donation
1305 South Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296

If paying cash we would love if you would include a note with your name and contact information so that we can send you a donation letter.

You can call and make a card payment over the phone. Please call 480-621-8361, and either follow the prompts to the donation line, or dial 0 and ask to be connected to the person in charge of processing donations.

You can donate online by going to the “donate now” tab. This will take you to a place where you can make a card donation. Cards currently accepted include Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Make sure to put in your address information so that we can send you a donation letter.

Monthly Giving:

To set up a recurring monthly contribution, please call 480-621-8361 and either follow the prompts to the donation line, or dial 0 and ask to be connected to the person in charge of processing donations. From there we can set up a recurring monthly donation to be pulled after either the 1st or 15th each month, in an amount you select, from a card you designate. Monthly Contributions can be started and stopped anytime throughout the year.

Donate Time and Resources:

There are many ways to donate your time and resources to L.I.F.E. ranging from volunteering at a fundraiser, volunteering to do your own fundraiser for us, donating special skills like photography, piano tuning, construction, and the like, all the way to donating items that we can use for our clients or for fundraising auction baskets. These are just some of the ways, and our needs are constantly changing. The best way to find out where your time and resources can be used best right now is to call our main office at 480-621-8361, and then just dial 0 and let our receptionist know you are interested in helping. We can direct you from there.

Valley of the Sun United Way:

If you would like to give through Valley of the Sun United Way we are listed under Lauren’s Institute for Education, Account Number 5611751.

Corporate Matching:

Many corporations participate in matching programs, where you can designate part of your check to an organization and they will match your donation up to a certain dollar amount. Others allow you to donate to us directly, and then will contact us for information in order to process their match. Every organization is different, but we would love if your company did this if you would consider having them add us to their list of recipients. For questions or concerns about this please call 480-621-8361 and follow the prompts to the donation line, or dial 0 and ask to be connected to the person in charge of processing donations.

Tax Credit Donations:

NO COST! Participating just redirects funds that must already be paid to the state, and in doing so allow children to come to our school and get the support they need without the strain of high tuition costs that normally come with this high level education. Lauren’s Institute for Education is eligible for individual (single and couples) tax credit donations to support tuition costs for students of our Private School. Keep in mind there are many different tax credit programs in the State of Arizona, and most can be contributed to simultaneously. We qualify under the Private School Tax Credit Program, not to be confused with Public School Tax Credits or Charter School Tax Credits. Please see the Tax Credit Tab under our Donation header for more information about this. These tax credit donations can be reimbursed dollar for dollar, as long as the donor has a tax liability in the State or Arizona, when made through a Student Tuition Organization (STO). Lauren’s Institute works with a number of STO’s. In particular, on the individual side we partner with Tuition Organization for Private Schools  and Arizona Tuition Connection. There is more information on their website about the yearly limits to giving. When applying you simply check “Lauren’s Institute for Education” under the School Fund in the Recommendation section, and our eligible students are able to benefit from your giving. If you have questions about the tax implications, please consult your Certified Public Accountant.


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