Support Us

  • Ways to make a difference:

    Generous individuals, businesses and foundations support IPEI’s overall mission, programs and initiatives, and its capacity to meet the high demand for grants.
    • IPEI's 3rd Downtown Scavenger Hunt! April 29

      Be a part of IPEI’s 2rd downtown Ithaca Scavenger Hunt.
      April 29 2023.

      Register now!

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    • IPEI Charity Disc Golf Tournament

      Ring them chains!
      At the IPEI Disc Golf Tournament

      Sponsor a Tee now!

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    • IPEI's Adult Spelling Bee (a 3-event series!)

      Sign up your team for one event (or all three!)
      Our annual fundraiser for IPEI’s grants for teachers.
      March 11, 6-8 PM, Liquid State Brewing Company
      May 21, 2-4 PM, South Hill Brewing Company
      June 18, 2-4 PM, Bet the Farm winery

      Register now!

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    • Make a One-time Donation

      Give to IPEI by making a one time donation

      One-time Gift

    • Make a recurring gift

      Donors who make a monthly gift help IPEI stay focused on our mission!

      Start a Recurring Gift

    • Become a Business Partner

      Support educational opportunities, in and out of the classroom.

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    For more information about our events or to make a donation over the phone please call (607)256-4734

  • Interested in becoming a volunteer?

  • Donor Honor Roll

    Thanks to the 600 generous individuals, businesses, foundations, and other organizations providing support to the mission of IPEI and the students and teachers of the ICSD with their gifts and grants. If you would like to join our growing group of donors, please see “Make a Gift” options!

    Thank You Supporters

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    Business Honor Roll

    Our “Business Partners” make it possible for IPEI to fund vibrant educational opportunities, in and out of the classroom. When students are engaged, theyare more involved and passionate about their education and more motivated to learn. And it’s not just students: teachers are energized by IPEI grants that allow them to try new ideas and enhance the classroom experience. Learn More about becoming an IPEI Business Partner.

    Thank You Business Partners


  • Support our Future
    Make a gift that ensures IPEI can continue its mission for years to come.
    KDT! Ithaca and Affiliates
    Kids Discover the Trail! (KDT!) Ithaca is a collaboration between IPEI, the Ithaca City School District and the Discovery Trail. KDT! Ithaca provides every district elementary student with the opportunity to connect their learning to the rich learning experiences available through the Discovery Trail organizations. KDT! Ithaca field trips, books and activities are offered free to 2900 students each year in 150 classrooms because of the generosity of community supporters.
    IPEI has two affiliate organizations with missions aligned with IPEI’s and with activities focused solely on the ICSD.  The Fine Arts Booster Group and IthacaSTEM Advocates undertake fundraising efforts that target the needs of their own activities and sub-groups.

    Learn More about Affiliates