Our goal is to never turn children away due to a lack of resources. Your support helps IEA serve highly able and creative youth of all backgrounds so no matter where they’ve been, they will have the tools to travel anywhere they want to go.

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Taya Scholarship Fund

In celebration of the life of one of our dearest Yunasa campers, this scholarship cover the tuition of one camper that may not otherwise experience Yunasa summer camp.

Nautilus Society

Join the Nautilus Society by pledging to donate to IEA for three consecutive years and show your long-term commitment to supporting this exceptional population through much-needed programs and services.

Gifts can be made in honor or memory of a friend or family member or in recognition of a significant event. Please indicate the name of the person or occasion in the comments section of the IEA donate online form or with your mailed check. You may also make an Honorary/Memorial gift by telephone (626) 403-8900.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts such as bequests allow donors to give a lasting legacy and help to ensure IEA’s ability to serve gifted children for generations to come. Gift planning choices can also present practical options for safeguarding your financial security and realizing tax advantages. Click here to learn more about Planned Giving.


Volunteers are an integral part of IEA.  Whether you’re working with students, engaging with guests at events, or performing administrative tasks, our volunteers help our programs thrive! Join IEA’s mission to ensure that each gifted child’s specific needs are met so that they can reach their full potential. 


All gifts make a difference in the lives of our students and their families.  

There are many ways to give!  Donations to IEA are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.   

IEA’s tax ID Number is #95-4695698 

IEA’s fiscal year is January 1 to December 30.  


Gifts to IEA may be made by check.  Please make checks payable to the Institute for Educational Advancement and send to:

Institute for Educational Advancement
569 S. Marengo Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106

Credit Card

Using our secure server, make an online donation using Mastercard, Visa or American Express on the IEA Website. You may also call IEA and make a credit or debit card donation over the telephone (626) 403-8900.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match an employee’s donation. This opportunity presents an additional source of income for IEA and an easy way to leverage your gift into a larger donation. 

Stocks or Securities

A gift of appreciated stock generally offers a two-fold tax savings; avoiding capital gains tax on the increase of the stock and providing an income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock at the time of the gift. For stock and wire transfers, please contact Carlos Zuniga at (626) 403-8900 in advance to receive current transfer instructions and to have your gift credited appropriately.

For more information about Ways to Give, contact Jane Laudeman, Development Manager at (626) 403-8900 or jlaudeman@educationaladvancement.org. 

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