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Day Nursery Thankful Thursday

Day Nursery Auxiliary Diamond Jubilee artwork by Candice McDonaldThank you to the sponsors of the Day Nursery Auxiliary Diamond Jubilee celebrating 75 years of supporting the youngest children of Indianapolis.

The Auxiliary’s Diamond Jubilee fashion show and luncheon will take place on Friday, October 4th at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. Fashions will be provided by Secret Ingredient and Day Furs. Highlighting the anniversary event will be fashions from years past. Dotty Reehling and Sandy McCuen are event co-chairs. For ticket information, please click here or contact Sarah Ferguson at (317) 636-9197, extension 240 for more information.Day Nursery Auxiliary of Indianapolis Style Show sponsors

Thankful Thursday: A salute to the Leap into Art committee

This Thankful Thursday we want to thank our Leap into Art committee who helped to raise the necessary funds to provide year round Arts for Learning programming for Day Nursery children. The following committee members hosted more than 150 guests at our IU Health Early Learning Center on Saturday, May 18th: Amy Cavin, Carolyn Dederer, Denise Hancock, Denise Holder, Doyia Turner, Ebony Reid, Jessica Barth, JoEllen Florio Rossebo, Joli Heavin, Kathy Drewes, Megan Hacker-Schnitzler, Sarah Ferguson, Susan Davis, Tami Earnhart, Kathy Wall and Olivia Roney. Special thanks to Chef Sam Brown, his Ivy Tech Culinary Arts students and to our Day Nursery cooks: Suzanne Carroll, Dollie Smith and Angie Brown. Here are a few pictures from the event.

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Day Nursery Indianapolis Thankful Thursday

Leap Into Art event logoThis Thankful Thursday we would like to recognize the sponsors who have stepped forward to support Leap Into Art, our collaborative fundraising event with Arts for Learning. Thank you to Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Ice Miller LLP, ADP, Ogletree Deakins, Printing PartnersUS FoodsSun King Brewery and The New Wishard – Eskenazi Health. Leap into Art will be held Saturday, May 18.  Tickets are on sale now. Proceeds will provide arts programming for youth.  Visit our event page for more information.

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Sarah Ferguson

For information about becoming a sponsor or to learn more about this fun, adult only event, please contact  Sarah Ferguson, sarahf@daynursery.org or (317) LogoBlockFeb21 2013636-9197, ext. 240.

Day Nursery Indianapolis Thankful Thursday

In anticipation of April showers, the support is raining on Day Nursery and we are so grateful! Thank you to the Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, and Shaw-Burckhardt-Brenner Foundation, Inc. for supporting Day Nursery’s Tuition Assistance Program. Their tremendous support provides scholarships for young children to attend Day Nursery.

Simona De SilvestroWe are excited to announce a new event, Race into Reading, which will take place on Wednesday, May 9th at Riverwalk Banquet Center in Broad Ripple.  Race Into Reading is a celebration of early childhood literary. Day Nursery is honored to have Indy 500 2010 Rookie of the Year Simona De Silvestro, as honorary chair and emcee, Bob Jenkins, for this special evening. Tickets are on sale now. If you need more information  on this event, please contact Sarah Ferguson at sarahf@daynursery.org or (317) 636-9197, extension 240.

Day Nursery funders give support to program upgrades and tuition assistance

Today’s guest post is from Sarah Ferguson, Day Nursery Director of Development

Greetings from the Day Nursery Development department! Spring is here! We want to take this time to appreciate the generosity of our supporters.

Efroymson Fund logoFirst, we want to thank the Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund, for their generous support in awarding a $45,000 grant for the Tuition Assistance Program, which currently supports more than 150 families annually.

Lilly Endowment LogoNext, we would like to extend our appreciation to the Lilly Endowment for supporting the transformation of our Ruth A. Lilly Center’s outside playground area into the Reggio Emilia model. The Endowment made a $25,000 commitment to this project.

We would also like to thank the United Way of Central Indiana and all of the many donors who have contributed to the annual campaign. Your generosity allows us to continue our mission of assuring excellent early care and education of young children in central Indiana.

Join us in welcoming new Day Nursery Development Director Sarah Ferguson

Please join us in welcoming Sarah Ferguson to the Day Nursery Association senior management staff.  Sarah started Monday as our Director of Development taking over for Beth Rodriguez who is relocating to Bloomington. Sarah comes to us from the Riley Children’s Foundation where she served as a Riley Society Gift Officer. During her career she also worked for the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, as Development Director for six years. Sarah has been an active volunteer in our community with affiliations to Junior League of Indianapolis, United Senior Action, Community Health Charities, and A Caring Place – Adult Day Service.  Sarah is married and has two young children.  She can be reached at (317) 636-9197 ext. 240 or sarahf@daynursery.org.