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Rosemount Center's Annual Fund

What inspires you to give to Rosemount?

An education is one of the most important gifts you can give to a child. Research shows that the first few years of a child's life are the most critical-and offer the biggest opportunity to make a lifelong impact.

Your donation to the Annual Fund will help prepare each one of Rosemount's diverse group of 240 children for success in school.

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Will you give a child a chance for a better future today? Please make a gift by clicking here or making a check payable to Rosemount Center. Thank you for your support!

What is the Annual Fund?

Rosemount Center's Annual Fund is the most important fundraising initiative of the year. Donations to the Annual Fund support general operating expenses-everything that has kept the Center strong and thriving on a daily basis for over 40 years. While Rosemount does receive funding from a number of sources both public and private, we could not provide such high quality service to all 240 families without your support!

Why is it important to support the Annual Fund every year?

Every year Rosemount relies on the vital support of donors like you to help raise the quality of each child's education and experience at Rosemount.

Can I designate my gift to a specific need?

Gifts to Rosemount's Annual Fund are unrestricted and not specifically designated. Your gift will provide classroom enrichment activities and materials, additional teacher trainings, building and playground enhancements, socialization opportunities, and much more. See opposite for more examples of what your donation supports.

What is the deadline for making a contribution?

Donations are accepted any time throughout the year, but why wait? Make a difference in a child's life today!

Who can I contact with further questions?

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

Your Donations Make A Difference

Because Rosemount is a small organization, you can be sure your donation is really having an impact. Gifts of all sizes matter to Rosemount. See opposite for examples of what your donation supports.

Your Gift Supports...


  • helps maintain House of Mercy's historic Mount Pleasant building
  • supports the Center’s technology upgrades and new computer purchases


  • covers speech-language therapy for three children for a year
  • provides sixteen teacher training workshops


  • maintains Rosemount’s tile roof and gutters
  • buys one set of Creative Curriculum teacher materials


  • provides food for monthly home-based family socializations
  • sends eight classrooms on field trips


  • helps replace used toys, books and equipment
  • outfits first aid backpacks for fifteen classrooms


  • buys flowering bulbs to beautify the grounds
  • covers the cost of diapers for infant/toddler classrooms


  • purchases nine soft cotton blankets for naptimes
  • purchases eight new, colorful, fabric books for our infant classes


  • buys four gallons of tempera paint for preschool classrooms
  • provides rice cereal for three infant classrooms for one month


  • buys ten pounds of Play-Doh for our toddler classes
  • covers the cost of thirty watercolor trays