Day Nursery donors lead the way to support children

 

Day Nursery Executive Director Carolyn Dederer with event hosts David and Nancy Berst

Day Nursery Executive Director Carolyn Dederer (left) with event hosts David and Nancy Berst

Award presentation to Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
(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.

Dr. Jacquelyn E. Clency

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

Day Nursery Board Member-elect Valerie Erb Tully, Honoree Wanda Fortune and Day Nursery Director of Development Beth Rodriguez

Debbie McGuire

Honoree Debbie McGuire representing Clarian Health Partners

Ellen Annala

Honoree Ellen Annala representing United Way of Central Indiana

Honoree Gene Tanner representing Nicholas H. Noyes Jr. Memorial Foundation

Honoree Gene Tanner representing Nicholas H. Noyes Jr. Memorial Foundation

Honoree Leisa Richardson, representing the Indianapolis Star Season for Sharing and the Gannett Foundation
Julie Manning Magid

Honoree Julie Manning Magid, Vice-chair of the Advisory Board of the Women's Fund of Central Indiana

Brian Turley

Honoree Brian Turley of Edwards-Rigdon Construction

Joanna Nixon

Honoree Joanna Nixon, Fund Manager, Efroymson Family Fund

Joan Lyday and Spencer Scott

Honorees Joan Lyday and Spencer Scott, Co-Presidents representing the Day Nursery Auxiliary

Greg Goelzer of Goelzer Investment Management and and our host David Berst

Event sponsor Greg Goelzer of Goelzer Investment Management and and our host David Berst

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