4 Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does Rosemount Center need an Annual Fund?

Rosemount's Annual Fund plays a critical role in sustaining the work of the Center—providing exceptional early childhood education and family support services. Gifts to annual giving are put to use immediately and have a direct and crucial impact on every child and family's experience. While Rosemount Center does receive funding from a number of sources both public and private, private charitable gifts from individual donors, allow Rosemount to go above and beyond providing basic services to its 240 children and families.

How can I make a gift?

Rosemount Center offers a variety of ways to give. You can make a gift by clicking on the Donate Now button on our secure giving site or learn about other Ways to Give including gifts of stock, gifts-in-kind, and planned gifts.

How can I increase the impact of my support through a matching gift?

Many companies offer matching gift programs that can double or even triple the charitable contributions made by an employee. Please contact your employer to see if they participate in a matching gift program. Then simply submit the matching gift form along with your contribution.

Is it really important to support the Annual Fund every single year?

Yes! Every year the Center relies on the vital support of Annual Giving to sustain and support its mission, and every gift is put to immediate use to support the daily operations of the Center. 


What is a leadership gift?

Gifts of $5,000 or greater are considered leadership gifts. Leadership gifts are crucial to the success of the Annual Giving program.

Does a small gift make a difference?

Absolutely! Participation from everyone in our community is meaningful, and every gift made to the Center, at any level, is appreciated. Many small gifts add up to important support of the work we do here, and each and every gift has a direct impact on our children and teachers every day. For example, a $25 gift buys:

  1. Rice cereal for our infant classrooms for one month

  2. Ten pounds of Play-Doh for our toddler classrooms

  3. Thirty watercolor trays for our preschoolers

Why should I consider a recurring gift?

Recurring gifts are a convenient and easy way to spread your gift out over time, enabling you to give more generously. By making a monthly or quarterly donation by credit or debit card, you provide consistent support of Rosemount's early childhood education and family support programs.

Can I designate my gift to a specific need?

Gifts to Rosemount's Annual Fund are unrestricted and not specifically designated. Annual gifts are always put to usewhere the need is greatest.

What is the deadline for making a contribution?

While donations are accepted anytime throughout the year, we strive to acknowledge donors in our Annual Report, which is printed in the Spring.

Who can I contact with further questions?

We are more than happy to answer any questions you might have and are grateful for your support of Rosemount Center. Please contact Martha Johnson, Chief Development Officer and Deputy CEO at 202-265-9885 ext. 116.