Your gift to Erikson Institute provides the vital resources we need to provide advanced knowledge to those who work with children in the critical early years of life.

How you can help

Erikson’s annual fund

We count on donors who give every year, providing a stream of sustaining, unrestricted income for essential student and programmatic support.

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Project support

While unrestricted giving sustains Erikson’s ongoing activities, there are also dozens of specific research projects and student support initiatives that rely on designated funding. Browse our areas of support

Erikson’s faculty is generating new knowledge and improving services to children and families and the ways we enhance our preparation of early childhood professionals. We owe tremendous thanks to the donors who fund these projects. Contact us now if you wish to contribute

Planned gifts

Deferred gifts support Erikson while offering significant estate planning and tax advantages for you and your family. If you are interested in learning more about making a bequest of cash, property, or securities, funding gifts with retirement assets or insurance policies, or creating charitable trusts that allow you to draw benefits from assets during your lifetime, contact us now

The Legacy Society honors and recognizes the generosity and vision of those who have chosen to leave a legacy to Erikson Institute through their estate or deferred gifts. Legacy donors receive special recognition in Erikson publications and through invitations to special activities. The Institute will also honor requests for donor anonymity. Members of the society may choose to designate their gifts as unrestricted or direct them to a permanent program. Staff can assist donors in providing options and making that decision.

Membership in this honorary society is simply a matter of advising us of the creation of a legacy gift: a bequest in a will or living trust; a charitable remainder trust; or designation as beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy. Please contact Cheryl Mendelson, vice president for institutional advancement, at (312) 893-7110 or [email protected].