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Online: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express for fast, secure and easy giving. Make a one-time gift, or set up a monthly, quarterly, or yearly gift to Educational First Steps using the Give Now Form.

Phone: To make a credit card gift over the phone, please call the Educational First Steps Dallas Headquarters at 214-824-7940 or the EFS Tarrant County at 817-535-0044.

Check: Gifts payable by check to Educational First Steps can be mailed to either the Dallas Headquarters at 2815 Gaston Avenue in Dallas, Texas 75226 or the Tarrant County Office at 4900 SE Loop 820, Suite 204 in Fort Worth, Texas 76140.

Wire Transfers: The fastest, most secure way to send cash. To electronically transfer cash to Educational First Steps, please contact David C. Smith, Senior Director of Donor Relations, either by phone at 214-824-7940 or email dsmith@educationalfirststeps.org.

Matching Gifts: Do you know if your company will match your gift to double its impact?  For assistance, please contact David C. Smith, Senior Director of Donor Relations, either by phone at 214-824-7940 or email dsmith@educationalfirststeps.org.

Securities: Utilizing securities allows donors to support Educational First Steps and avoid the capital gains tax. For more information about making a gift to either our Dallas or Fort Worth offices through securities, please contact David C. Smith, Senior Director of Donor Relations, either by phone at 214-824-7940 or email dsmith@educationalfirststeps.org.

In-kind: Gifts other than cash are often considered in-kind donations.  If you are interested in making an in-kind donation to either our Dallas or Fort Worth offices, please see our Donate Supplies Page and access our Online In-Kind Donation Form to ensure that you receive a tax receipt for your generous contribution in a timely manner.

For more information, please contact Erika Dzangare either by phone at 214-824-7940 or email edzangare@educationalfirststeps.org.

Planned Giving: There are several types of planned gifts that donors can select employ to make a future gift to Educational First Steps.  Examples include:

  • Bequests: Leave a legacy by remembering Educational First Steps in your will.
  • Retirement Plan Designation: Earn estate and income tax benefits through your gift.
  • Gift Annuity: Receive income from an annuity gift to Educational First Steps.
  • Trusts: Earn income and tax benefits for you and your family while you give.

For more information about planned giving, please contact David C. Smith, Senior Director of Donor Relations, either by phone at 214-824-7940 or email dsmith@educationalfirststeps.org.