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Godparent Program

Godparent Program

Godparents are the backbone of our organization. They are the precious supporters whom have chosen to make a personal commitment to St. Mary’s Early Childhood Center. Our Godparents change the lives of the children we serve by providing much needed funding, attending events and even spending time with them in the classrooms.

The Godparent Program was created by a group of committed supporters interested in changing the lives of the children at St. Mary’s. The building at 901 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. was built and handed over debt-free by prominent members of the community to St. Mary’s Early Childhood Center in 1986. In order to continue serving children living in poverty through our programs, this same group created the Godparent Program to raise funds. Initially, Godparents focused on support through events, which include the Spring Soiree, the Raffle, the Golf Outing, the Night of Miracles and the Speaker Series Event.

Today, 300 Godparents are supporting the children living in poverty that attend our Preschool Program through our scholarship assistance. We now include all donors in the Godparent Program within the various giving levels. The five levels of giving include $1,000-$1,999, $2,000-$4,999, $5,000-$9,999, $10,000-$24,999 and in excess of $25,000 annually. The $25,000 level is dedicated to the legacy and commitment of RN Thompson. Giving levels are determined through all donations between January 1 and December 31 each year.

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Godparents support the children at St. Mary’s Early Childhood Center through all five levels of commitment. Donations can be made through events or direct donations. Direct donations are welcome to be made through the website or sent to the Center. Event support includes donations through sponsorships, reservations, ticket purchases and item purchases. One unique feature of this program is that the money can be raised instead of donated directly from your pocket. For example, selling raffle tickets with each person paying for their own ticket would go towards the commitment. Another example is using a foursome in the golf outing sponsored by your company to entertain clients. All combinations of donation methods will be used to determine the annual level. Additional information is available through our brochure or by contacting Shannon Mason at 317.361.4882 or smason@stmarysecc.org.



$1,000 – $1,999

Mike and Jan Arbuckle
Richard Arnos
Gerry and Carol Bailey
Rex and Cynthia Barrett
Matthew and Amanda Barth
Larry Barthuly
Thomas F. Bedsole
Holly Belton
Phillip and Janice Binder
Sky Block
BMO Harris
Ron Bohl
Ronald and Virginia Bowden
Daniel and Robyn Bowers
Doug and Connie Brown
John Bruch
Caleb Bullock
Brian and Karen Candlish
Katherine Carey
Jim Cline & Michelle Zimmerman
Jay and Susann Thomas Crannell
Maria Crowe
Brendan Crowley
Nancy G. and Michael S. Curless
Tom and Kristi Curran
Todd Daily
Greg Daniels
Bob Danielson
Fred Day
Adam and Julia Ehret
Ivan and Marcy Ekhaus
Paul Estridge
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Michael Gargano
Georgia Pacific
Steve and Cindy Gillman
Matt Godbout
Jane Gosling
Thomas and JoDee Grant
Chad and Laura Gray
Charles and Catherine Haddad
Greg and Libby Hahn
Elizabeth Hansen
Hays & Sons Complete Restoration
Scott Heinemeyer
George Hepburn
Sonya Hopkins
Kyle Hughes
Brian and Annie Hunt
James and Jerilyn Huntington
Eli Isaacs
James J. Kelley, Jr.
JR Kendall
Charles Kennedy
Chuck Kimmel
Rolan and Lou Ann Kjosen
Charles and Jami Kurtz
Jeff and Julie Kweder
Wade and Candice Lange
Lantern Digital Marketing LLC
Bill and Kathleen Leppert
Michael and Jenny Ley
Eleanor Lopez
Eddy Lux
Deon Lyday
Lance and Julie Lyday
Marian Inc.
Mike and Annie Martin
Lou Ann Mason
Tim and Jane McGinley
David Mennel
Nancy Molitor
Rez and Jessica Mollabashy
Patrick and Rita Murphy
Anthony and Liza Najem
David and Katherine O’Connell
Matt and Hannah Ott
Wayne and Julie Pack
David and Jennifer Paul
Retain It Landscaping, Inc
Dick and Caryl Richwine
David and Amanda Ross
Bruce Rulman
Mac and Morgan Schilling
Catherine Scionti
Pat Sheehan
Paul Shoopman
Julie Siegler
Steve and Reannon Smiles
David Stamper
Bruce and Terri Stauffer
Donielle Stewart
Edwin L Stohlman IV
Tim and Nancy Story
Scott and Tina Swisher
Danny Terril
Dick and Susan Tetrick
Jeffrey Thomasson
John Jester and Angela Tomlin
Johnny and Lisa Trepcos
Tom and Cynthia Uhrig
Steve and Brenda Walker
Pete and Lena Ward
Gary Weaver
Allen Weisenburger
Mike Weiss
Curt and Linda White
David and Debbie Wills
John and Suzanne Wolski
Mark Writt
Trace and Breena Yates
Lyndsay Younce
Yourline Jewelry
Tom and Carrie Zupancic

$2,000 – $4,999

Chris and Brittany Allen
Shelli and Kelly Austin
Chad and Summer Ayres
Tucker and Sierra Barnhart
Charles S. Bath
BDO Digital
Steve and Kimberly Boesing
Vincent and Taylor Bonacorsi
Dean and Julie Brackenridge
David and Tracey Brown
Brugh Family Foundation
Shawn and Laura Bullock
Melissa Caito
Brad and Paige Carson
David Cavanagh
Kristin Cavolick
Dave Ciechanowicz
Adrienne Cohoat
Andrew and Colleen Cohoat
Jimmy and Alli Cohoat
Julie Comella
Brian and Wendy Perez-Contreras
Dauby O’Connor & Zaleski, LLC
Brian and Lynda Denney
Dan and Lynn Dimond
Steve and Cathy Edwards
Kevin and Diana Ephlin
First Financial Bank
Charlie and Angie Frankenberger
Fredrick and Nancy Frauhiger
Jeffrey and Elizabeth Garfield
James W Gordon
Mary C Grau
Jeremiah Hamman
Michael and Bonny Hannigan
Michael and Brittany Hart
Steve and Mina Hawk
Tom and Michelle Hayes
Manny and Jessica Herceg
Scott and Gayla Higginson
Gary and Katherine Hoefle
Hank Hornaday
Indianapolis Colts
IWIS Drive Systems, LLC
Jeff and Gina Jinks
Irving & Alwyn Johnson Family Fund
Katz, Sapper & Miller
Katz, Korin, Cunningham
Keller Williams
Christopher Kemp
Teri Catterson Kraft
J. Fritz Kreutzinger
Scott and Sarah Kuester
Andy and Amy Lake
Adam and Laura Lawrence
John Lee
Mary Leppert
Mike and Carla Leppert
John Lienhart
Mark and Katherine Lux
Rick and Beth Lux
Del and Sara Mamuska-Morris
Ron and Karla Marburger
James and Melisa Martinez
Bob and Diana Maxam
David and Karen McDowell
Gary and Sherry McNutt
Glenn and Brenda Miller
Michelle Miller
David and Andrea Moore
Doug Moore
Ryan Myers
Bill and Jenny Nicholls
Denny and Donna Oklak
Jake and Kelly Peacock
John and Karen Rademaker
Rahaminov Diamonds
Bill and Rhonda Redman
Republic Airways INC.
Margo Richter
Creighton and Lindsey Shook
Jim Shook
Jennifer Simon
Brian and Gina Spacey
Monte and Kris Spence
G. Donald and Alison Steel
Sterling Investors Life Insurance Co
Randy Stokely
Sycamore Hills Golf Club
Michael and Terry Thayer
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Daniel Towriss
Rick and Lynn Wajda
Wallington Assets
Dustin and Meghan Weisenburger
Robert and Jane Wildman
Bryan and Christine Woodruff
Stephen and Grace Zanolini

$5,000 – $9,999

Jon and Lisa Arbuckle
Jean Barske
Ben and Kelly Braun
Joe and Laurie Breen
Rich Buus
Phil and Bridget Caito
John T and Sheila Callaghan
Care Institute Group
Jim and Lynda Carlino
Tom and Mary Alice Cooler
Tom and Pat DeCoster
Val Edwards
Richard and Cathy Hahn
Brian and Jill Hall
Roger and Tonya Harvey
Rick and Laura Huser
Indianapolis Automobile Trade Assoc
Larry and Colleen Kaelin
Kelley Automotive Group
William and Wendy Kortepeter
Rick and Terry LaGore
Jim and Jody Lefevere
Peter and Jessica Mills
Gabriel and Maria Montalvo
Ryan and Christy Owings
Bob and Dawn Passander
Ray Skillman GMC Truck
Ray Skillman Performance Ford
Paul and Lisa Rioux
Roger and Janine Sheppard
Doug and Jennifer Swain
The Forest Fund, Inc.

$10,000 – $24,999

Tena Albrecht
BOMA Indianapolis
Tommy and Katelyn Cohoat
Trut and Jordan Edwards
FC Tucker
Josh and Mindy Fleming
Brian and Julie Gulden
Derek and Kelly Hawkins
Ken and Sue Kopecky
George and Melanie Lauck
Lenex Steel Company
Frank J. Moran
Jim and Katie Naughton
Andrew and Hermiene Ording
Marianne and Frank Price
Pete and Susan Quinn
Bobby and Ann Thompson, Jr.
Vision Communities

$25,000 and Up

RN Thompson Level

Sally Barrett
Matt and Jan Cohoat
Deem, LLC
Nick and Nicole Dellen
Gary and Carol Edwards
The Estridge Family Foundation
Fischer Homes
Elaine and Henry Fischer
Jeff and Pamela Greenwalt
John C. Hart, Jr.
Keith Hockett
Wally Justus
John and Sarah Lechleiter
Dan Moyer
Joe and Margita Osborne
James Reis
Bob Thompson
Jim and Rita Zink