Give STL Day

What is Give STL Day?
Give STL Day is a 24-hour, online day-of-giving event coming up May 7, 2020. The day is designed to ignite the spirit of giving across the region and support causes in the St. Louis area, where we live, work, and play. You can either donate on the day itself or make your donation ahead of time! Just visit this link for Give STL Day to make your pledge or create your own personal campaign for Cornerstone. (P.S. Detailed instructions for how to create your own campaign are available here.)

What is Cornerstone Center for Early Learning?
Cornerstone Center for Early Learning provides licensed, award-winning, and affordable childcare and pre-kindergarten education for working families of all economic backgrounds. Cornerstone empowers parents and guardians to remain in the workforce or pursue additional education while enabling children and families to experience diversity and to embrace the understanding and acceptance that follows. Learn more here.

What is Cornerstone’s goal for Give STL Day?
To help address the financial challenges that have come up as a result of COVID-19. Our biggest annual fundraiser, the Celebration for Children gala, has been indefinitely postponed and mandated closure of our facility has made collection of regular funding sources uncertain. Through Give STL Day, we aim to raise $40,000 toward this goal. (A generous anonymous donor has committed to matching Give STL Day donations up to $20,000, so if we can raise $20,000, we will reach our goal!)

What is Cornerstone’s strategy to achieve this goal?
Cornerstone is working to build a team of 100 Cornerstone Ambassadors for Give STL Day. Each Cornerstone Ambassador will commit to securing at least 5 gifts of any amount. The Ambassador Team will be made up of FoCC, Governing Board, and Celebration Committee members as well as Cornerstone parents, staff, volunteers, donors, and friends. With 500 gifts, we are confident that we would be able to raise $20,000, secure the match, and reach our goal of $40,000. (To become an Ambassador, all you have to do is create your own campaign. Click here for detailed instructions!)

What should my campaign page look like?
Click here to see one example of an Ambassador campaign. Feel free to copy text from it if you like, or write something new for your campaign!

What will Give STL Day donations support?
All funds raised on Give STL Day will go directly toward: (1) continuing to provide basic necessities (diapers, wipes, formula, food, and more) to Cornerstone families who need them during our facility’s closure; (2) continuing to provide tuition assistance and relief to families experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19; (3) continuing to provide our teachers and staff wages and benefits during this time of uncertainty; and (4) making sure that Cornerstone remains financially healthy and able to continue supporting families and children when this situation does pass.

How can I or my campaign supporters make a donation?
Donations can be made through any of the following platforms:

Questions? Contact Dani Smith at (636) 484-2500 or


Thank you to our Cornerstone Ambassadors!