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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 Golf Outing, the Night of Miracles and the Speaker Series Event.

Today, over 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
Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Richard Arnos
Gerry and Carol Bailey
Rex and Cynthia Barrett
Matthew and Amanda Barth
Larry Barthuly
Craig Baumgartner
Thomas F. Bedsole
Holly Belton
Phillip and Janice Binder
Elizabeth Bingman
Sky Block
BMO Harris
Rie Bobish
Ronald and Virginia Bowden
Robert Bowen
Daniel and Robyn Bowers
Jay and Katherine Brehm
Leann Brown
John Bruch
Caleb Bullock
Katherine Carey
Julie Carpenter
Jim Cline & Michelle Zimmerman
Coca-Cola Consolidated
Chris Conwell
Jay and Susann Thomas Crannell
Maria Crowe
Brendan Crowley
Nancy G. and Michael S. Curless
Tom and Kristi Curran
Todd Daily
Doug and Alicia Dale
Greg Daniels
Bob Danielson
Barbara Danquist Mitchell
Ryan and Jill Davis
John and Heather Dietz
Michael Durs
Ivan and Marcy Ekhaus
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Sara Fehsenfeld Morris
Rod and Mary Francisco
Keith and Carol Gambrel
Michael Gargano
Georgia Pacific
Steve and Cindy Gillman
Matt Godbout
Mark and Kara Gore
Jane Gosling
Thomas and JoDee Grant
Chad and Laura Gray
Bob and Darcy Griffin
Charles and Catherine Haddad
Greg and Libby Hahn
Eric Handy
Elizabeth Hansen
Rick Hawley
Hays & Sons Complete Restoration
Scott Heinemeyer
George Hepburn
Sonya Hopkins
Kyle and Lauren Hughes
Brian and Annie Hunt
Indy Steel Erectors, Inc.
Eli Isaacs
Mark and Allison Juleen
Matthew and Julia Kaercher
James J. Kelley, Jr.
Ryan and Emma Kelly
JR Kendall
Charles Kennedy
Kurt and Celeste Kleinhelter
Teri Catterson Kraft
J. Fritz Kreutzinger
Jeff and Julie Kweder
Wade and Candice Lange
Lantern Digital Marketing LLC
Steve and Tiphany Leppert
Michael and Jenny Ley
Reid Litwack
Eleanor Lopez
Eddy Lux
Deon Lyday
Lance and Julie Lyday
Marian Inc.
Mike and Annie Martin
Lou Ann Mason
David Mennel
Gary and Tamea Miller
Rez and Jessica Mollabashy
Patrick and Rita Murphy
Matt and Hannah Ott
Shawn and Lindsey Parslow
Natalie Platt
Dustin Pugh
John and Nicki Reddington
Chris Reid
Retain It Landscaping, Inc
Dick and Caryl Richwine
David and Amanda Ross
Bruce Rulman
Peter and Andrea Santiago
Scannell Properties
Catherine Scionti
Kevin and Clare Sheddy
Pat Sheehan
Julie Siegler
Steve and Reannon Smiles
St. Richard’s Episcopal School
David Stamper
Bruce and Terri Stauffer
Donielle Stewart
Tim and Nancy Story
Studio M Architecture and Planning, LLC
Scott and Tina Swisher
Danny Terril
Jeffrey Thomasson
John Jester and Angela Tomlin
Steve and Brenda Walker
Pete and Lena Ward
Gary Weaver
Mike Weiss
Curt and Linda White
Wild Ridge Lawn & Landscape
David and Debbie Wills
Mike and Charlene Witka
John and Suzanne Wolski
Mark Writt
Lyndsay Younce
Yourline Jewelry
Stephen and Grace Zanolini
Tom and Carrie Zupancic

$2,000 – $4,999

Chad and Summer Ayres
Charles S. Bath
BDO Digital
Ron Berry and Sandy Bryant
Steve and Kimberly Boesing
Dean Brackenridge
David and Tracey Brown
Doug and Connie Brown
Brugh Family Foundation
Shawn and Laura Bullock
Melissa Caito
Brad and Paige Carson
David Cavanagh
Dave Ciechanowicz
Adrienne A. Cohoat
Andrew and Colleen Cohoat
Jimmy and Alli Cohoat
Julie Comella
Brian and Wendy Perez-Contreras
Dauby O’Connor & Zaleski, LLC
Fred Day
Donna Dellen
Brian and Lynda Denney
Steve and Cathy Edwards
Pat and Kim Egan
Adam and Julia Ehret
Kevin and Diana Ephlin
First Financial Bank
Charlie and Angie Frankenberger
Jeffrey and Elizabeth Garfield
Matthew and Megan Goins
James W Gordon
Jeremiah Hamman
Michael and Bonny Hannigan
Michael and Brittany Hart
Steve and Mina Hawk
Tom and Michelle Hayes
Manny and Jessica Herceg
Scott Higginson
Gary and Katherine Hoefle
Hank Hornaday
IWIS Drive Systems, LLC
Jeff and Gina Jinks
Irving S. and Alwyn N. Johnson Family Foundation
Katz, Sapper & Miller
Keller Williams
Christopher Kemp
Katherine Kruse
Scott and Sarah Kuester
Charlie and Jami Kurtz
Andy Lake
Adam and Laura Lawrence
John Lee
Jim and Jody Lefevere
Bill and Kathleen Leppert
Mary Leppert
John A. Lienhart
Mark and Katherine Lux
Rick Lux
Del and Sara Mamuska-Morris
Melisa Martinez
Bob and Diana Maxam
David and Karen McDowell
Gary and Sherry McNutt
Glenn and Brenda Miller
Michelle Miller
Peter and Jessica Mills
David J. Moore
Doug Moore
Ryan Myers
Bill Nicholls
Denny and Donna Oklak
Opus Design Build LLC
Wayne and Julie Pack
Jake and Kelly Peacock
Dale Pike
John and Karen Rademaker
Rahaminov Diamonds
Bill and Rhonda Redman
Republic Airways INC.
Margo Richter
Kevin and Gail Schaefer
Creighton and Lindsey Shook
Jim Shook
Larry Siegler
Jennifer Simon
Brian and Gina Spacey
Monte and Kris Spence
Steel House
Sterling Investors Life Insurance Company
Randy Stokely
Sycamore Hills Golf Club
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Daniel Towriss
Amy Traub
Johnny and Lisa Trepcos
Glen and Sarah VanDerMark
Rick and Lynn Wajda
Wallington Assets
Charles and Vicki Ward
Dustin and Meghan Weisenburger
Robert and Jane Wildman

$5,000 – $9,999

Chris and Brittany Allen
Jon and Lisa Arbuckle
Ben and Kelly Braun
Joe 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 DeCoster
Val Edwards
Richard and Cathy Hahn
Brian and Jill Hall
Roger Harvey
Rick and Laura Huser
Indianapolis Automobile Trade Assoc.
Indianapolis Colts
Larry and Colleen Kaelin
Kelley Automotive Group
Rick LaGore
Mike and Carla Leppert
John F McGinty
Gabriel and Maria Montalvo
Anthony and Liza Najem
Ryan and Christy Owings
Bob and Dawn Passander
Ray Skillman GMC Truck
Ray Skillman Performance Ford Hyundai
Paul Rioux
Tom and Kassie Ritman
Doug and Jennifer Swain
Michael and Terry Thayer

$10,000 – $24,999

Tena Albrecht
BOMA Indianapolis
Matt and Jan Cohoat
Tommy and Katelyn Cohoat
Trut and Jordan Edwards
FC Tucker
Josh Fleming
Brian and Julie Gulden
Derek and Kelly Hawkins
Ken and Sue Kopecky
William and Wendy Kortepeter
Lenex Steel Company
Frank J. Moran
Jim and Katie Naughton
Andrew and Hermiene Ording
Joe and Margita Osborne
Marianne and Frank Price
Pete Quinn
Roger and Janine Sheppard
The Forest Fund, Inc.
Vision Communities

$25,000 and Up

RN Thompson Level

Sally Barrett
Deem, LLC
Nick and Nicole Dellen
Gary and Carol Edwards
The Estridge Family Foundation
Fischer Homes
Jeff and Pamela Greenwalt
John C. Hart, Jr.
Keith Hockett
Wally Justus
John and Sarah Lechleiter
Dan Moyer
James Reis
St. Mary’s Endowment
Bobby and Ann Thompson, Jr.
Jim Zink Sr.