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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

Larry Barthuly
Jim Bates
Keith and Susanne Baughman
Thomas F. Bedsole
Phillip and Janice Binder
Sky Block
Ron Bohl
Ronald and Virginia Bowden
Robert Bowen
Daniel and Robyn Bowers
Jason and Darcy Brooks
David and Tracey Brown
Doug and Connie Brown
Michael Browning
John Bruch
Cain Corporation
Brian and Karen Candlish
Kristin Cavolick
Daniel Church
James Cline & Michelle Zimmerman
Jimmy and Alli Cohoat
Vince and Terry Cohoat
Marcus and Bethany Colson
Count on Me Lacrosse
Creative Assembly & Packaging
Maria Crowe
Brendan Crowley
Tom and Kristi Curran
Elgin and Sarah Curry
Greg and Cynthia Daniels
Fred Day
Steve M. Dellinger
Brian Denney
Adam and Julia Ehret
Ivan and Marcy Ekhaus
Peggy Elson
Paul Estridge
Kurt Evans
Stephanie Forestal
Wayne Fuson
Georgia Pacific
Matt Godbout
Jerome A. Gordon
Jane Gosling
Thomas and JoDee Grant
Chad and Laura Gray
Charles and Catherine Haddad
Greg and Libby Hahn
Michael and Bonny Hannigan
Hays & Sons Complete Restoration
Shane and Catina Headlee
Scott and Gayla Higginson
Hank Hornaday
Kyle Hughes
James and Jerilyn Huntington
James J. Kelley, Jr.
Chuck Kimmel
Rolan and Lou Ann Kjosen
Charles and Jami Kurtz
Jeff and Julie Kweder
Andy Lake
Steve Lamotte
Wade and Candice Lange
Bill and Kathleen Leppert
Michael and Jenny Ley
Eleanor Lopez
Deon Lyday
Lance and Julie Lyday
Art Mamot
Del and Sara Mamuska-Morris
Lou Ann Mason
Don Matthews
W. Greg McAtee
Tim and Jane McGinley
David Mennel
Richard Michaelis
Gary and Tamea Miller
Jeffrey Miller and Susie Kim
Nancy Molitor
Monarch Beverage
Patrick and Rita Murphy
David and Katherine O’Connell
Denny and Donna Oklak
Pacers Sports and Entertainment
Wayne and Julie Pack
David and Jennifer Paul
Michael and Jody Petrie
David and Elizabeth Pike
David Piker
Robert Pruitt
Rahaminov Diamonds
Bill and Rhonda Redman
Dick and Caryl Richwine
Steven and Heather Riddle
David and Amanda Ross
Bruce and Brit Rulman
Mac and Morgan Schilling
Pat Sheehan
Connie Sherman
Paul Shoopman
Julie Siegler
Bruce and Terri Stauffer
Edwin Stohlman
Tim and Nancy Story
Dick and Susan Tetrick
John Jester and Angela Tomlin
Johnny and Lisa Trepcos
Tom and Cynthia Uhrig
Steve and Brenda Walker
Gary Weaver
Eric Webb
Allen Weisenburger
Dustin Weisenburger
John P. Wolski
Trace and Breena Yates
Lyndsay Younce
Yourline Jewelry
Tom and Carrie Zupancic

$2,000 – $4,999

Rich Buus
Andrew and Colleen Cohoat
Dan and Lynn Dimond
Mary C Grau
J. Fritz Kreutzinger
John Lee
Gary and Sherry McNutt
Shadowood Golf
Jennifer Simon
Adaptive Trading Solutions Inc.
Chris Allen
Shelli and Kelly Austin
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Tucker and Sierra Barnhart
Charles S. Bath
Vinny and Taylor Bonacorsi
Dean and Julie Brackenridge
Brugh Family Foundation
Brad and Paige Carson
Central Supply Co.
Dave Ciechanowicz
Adrienne A. Cohoat
Julie Comella
Brian and Wendy Perez-Contreras
Tom and Mary Alice Cooler
Jay and Susann Thomas Crannell
Create A Space
Todd Daily
Dauby O’Connor & Zaleski, LLC
Don and Kathleen Dunbar
Kevin and Diana Ephlin
Kimi and Bradley Fellers
First Financial Bank
Lee R. Ford
Charlie and Angie Frankenberger
Fredrick and Nancy Frauhiger
Jeffrey and Elizabeth Garfield
James W Gordon
George Hepburn
Manny and Jessica Herceg
Adam Hill
Seth Hinshaw
Gary and Katherine Hoefle
Michelle Miller
Indianapolis Automobile Trade Assoc.
Jeff and Gina Jinks
Irving S. and Alwyn N. Johnson Family Foundation
Katz, Korin, Cunningham
Keller Williams
Christopher Kemp
Matthew and Allison Koscal
Teri Catterson Kraft
Kyle Krisiloff
Scott and Sarah Kuester
Rick and Terry LaGore
Mary Leppert
Mike and Carla Leppert
John A. Lienhart
Mark and Katherine Lux
Rick Lux
Ron and Karla Marburger
Mike and Annie Martin
Melisa Martinez
Matthew and Allison Koscal
Bob and Diana Maxam
David and Karen McDowell
Glenn and Brenda Miller
Michelle Miller
Gabriel and Maria Montalvo
David and Andrea Moore
Anthony and Liza Najem
Bill and Jenny Nicholls
Ryan and Christy Owings
John and Karen Rademaker
Ray Skillman GMC Truck
Creighton and Lindsey Shook
Jim Shook
Brian and Gina Cadili Spacey
Monte and Kris Spence
G. Donald and Alison Steel
Sterling Investments
Randy Stokely
Doug and Jennifer Swain
Michael and Terry Thayer
Bobby and Ann Thompson, Jr.
Rick and Lynn Wajda
Wallington Assets
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
Phil and Bridget Caito
Tom and Sheila Callaghan
Care Institute Group
Jim and Lynda Carlino
Tom and Pat DeCoster
Val Edwards
Josh and Mindy Fleming
Richard and Cathy Hahn
Roger and Tonya Harvey
Rick and Laura Huser
Indianapolis Colts
Larry and Colleen Kaelin
Kelley Automotive Group
Bill and Wendy Kortepeter
Jim and Jody Lefevere
Peter and Jessica Mills
Greg and Cami O’Herren
Bob and Dawn Passander
Ray Skillman Performance Ford Hyundai
Paul and Lisa Rioux
The Forest Fund, Inc.
Daniel Towriss
Vision Communities
Curt and Linda White

$10,000 – $24,999

Rick and Tena Albrecht
BOMA Indianapolis
Trut and Jordan Edwards
FC Tucker
Brian and Julie Gulden
Brian and Jill Hall
Derek and Kelly Hawkins
Ken and Sue Kopecky
George and Melanie Lauck
Lenex Steel Company
John F McGinty
Jim and Katie Naughton
Andrew and Hermiene Ording
Marianne and Frank Price
Pete and Susan Quinn
James Reis
Rob Steigerwald

$25,000 and Up

RN Thompson Level

Matt and Jan Cohoat
Deem, LLC
Nick and Nicole Dellen
Gary and Carol Edwards
The Estridge Family Trust Foundation
Fischer Homes
Elaine and Henry Fischer
Jeff and Pamela Greenwalt
John C. Hart, Jr.
Keith Hockett
Wally Justus
Frank J. Moran
Dan Moyer
Joe and Margita Osborne
Jim and Rita Zink