Day Nursery Federal Center Director Sarah Parks (left) with Brenda Roldan, Regional Child Care Coordinator, GSA Public Buildings Service
Facilities Mgmt & Services Programs
Last month, two Day Nursery Association of Indianapolis centers were presented with a Keystone Award by the General Services Administration in recognition of our commitment to provide quality child care through the achievement of re-accreditation from the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs. NAEYC accreditation is an achievement reached by only 10% of child care centers nationwide, so we are very proud that 100% of our seven Day Nurseries in Indianapolis have reached this goal. The two centers recognized are those we operate in partnership with the Federal government. Congratulations to Sarah Parks and her staff at the Day Nursery Federal Center downtown and to Debra Ballard and her staff at Day Nursery Start Smart 4 Children at Ft. Harrison.
(Left to Right) Jessica Stewart, Assistant Director and Debra Ballard, Director, Day Nursery Start Smart 4 Children at Ft. Harrison; Myrine Callihan, property manager at the Major General Emmett J. Bean Federal Center at Ft. Harrison; and Patty Fisher, Director of Center Adminstration, Day Nursery Association.
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Tagged Brenda Roldan, child care downtown Indianapolis, child care for federal employees Indianapolis, Day Nursery Association of Indianapolis, Day Nursery Federal Center, Day Nursery Ft. Harrison, Debra Ballard, Myrine Callihan, NAEYC, National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, Patty Fisher, Sarah Parks, Start Smart 4 Children Indianapolis
Day Nursery Executive Director Carolyn Dederer (left) with event hosts David and Nancy Berst
- (L to R) Donna Oklak, Chair, Day Nursery Philanthropic Leadership Team; Honoree David Hillman, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and Shirley Bishop, President, Day Nursery Association Board of Directors
We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather for Friday night’s first Leading the Way donor recognition event. Day Nursery supporters David and Nancy Berst opened their home and their beautiful garden for a reception to honor the first group of donors inducted into the Leading the Way society, a group of loyal and generous supporters. After enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Sam Brown (a former Day Nursery parent) and his assistant, the guests gathered to listen to Day Nursery Executive Director Carolyn Dederer introduce each donor and tell a bit about their history of support of our organization. Each honoree was presented a signed, limited edition Leading the Way print by Indianapolis illustrator Candice Hartsough McDonald. The event was underwritten by Goelzer Investment Management, Ogletree Deakins and NCB Consulting. Special thanks to Chef Sam Brown and Bruce Westphal at the Great FrameUp for their support of the event.
Honoree Dr. Jacquelyn E. Clency, respresenting Indianapolis Public Schools
Day Nursery Board Member-elect Valerie Erb Tully, Honoree Wanda Fortune and Day Nursery Director of Development Beth Rodriguez
Honoree Debbie McGuire representing Clarian Health Partners
Honoree Ellen Annala representing United Way of Central Indiana
Honoree Gene Tanner representing Nicholas H. Noyes Jr. Memorial Foundation
- Honoree Leisa Richardson, representing the Indianapolis Star Season for Sharing and the Gannett Foundation
Honoree Julie Manning Magid, Vice-chair of the Advisory Board of the Women's Fund of Central Indiana
Honoree Brian Turley of Edwards-Rigdon Construction
Honoree Joanna Nixon, Fund Manager, Efroymson Family Fund
Honorees Joan Lyday and Spencer Scott, Co-Presidents representing the Day Nursery Auxiliary
Event sponsor Greg Goelzer of Goelzer Investment Management and and our host David Berst
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Tagged Brian Turley, Bruce Westphal The Great Frame Up, Candice Hartsough McDonald, Chef Sam Brown, Clarian Health Partners, David Berst, David Hillman, Day Nursery Association of Indianapolis, Debbie McGuire, Donna Oklak, Edwards-Rigdon Construction, Efroymonson Family Fund, Ellen Annala, Gene Tanner, Goelzer Investment Management, Greg Goelzer, Indianapolis artist, Indianapolis Star, Jacquelyn E. Clency, Joanna Nixon, Julie Manning Magid, Leading the Way, Leisa Richardson, Nancy Berst, Nicholas H. Noyes Jr Memorial Fund, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Ogletree Deakins, Shirley Bishop, United Way of Central Indiana, Women's Fund of Central Indiana
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