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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 Speaker Breakfast, the Golf Outing, the Raffle and the Night of Miracles.

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

Advanced Structural Detailing LLC
Mike and Jan Arbuckle
Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Richard Arnos
Jim and Barb Austin
Rex and Cynthia Barrett
Larry Barthuly
Craig Baumgartner
Jack Bayt
Thomas F. Bedsole
Ben Hur Construction Company
Phillip and Janice Binder
Sky Block
BMO Bank
Rie Bobish
Vincent and Taylor Bonacorsi
Ronald and Virginia Bowden
Daniel and Robyn Bowers
Nicholas Bozzelli
Jay and Katherine Brehm
Leann Brown
Michael Browning
John Bruch
Steve Burns and Kathryn Stuart
Antonio Burse
Rich Buus
Phil and Roberta Caito
Julie Carpenter
Daniel Church
Jim Cline & Michelle Zimmerman
Jimmy and Alli Cohoat
Julie Comella
Tom and Mary Alice Cooler
Randy and Jo Craig
Jay and Susann Thomas Crannell
Maria Crowe
Nancy G. and Michael S. Curless
Todd Daily
Greg Daniels
Joe and Haley Day
Dustin and Hilary Denton
Kevin Disinger
Michael Durs
Ivan and Marcy Ekhaus
Robert and Stephanie Ewing
Georgia Pacific
Grant and Danielle Gernhardt
Thomas and JoDee Grant
Chad and Laura Gray
Bob and Darcy Griffin
Brian and Julie Gulden
Charles and Catherine Haddad
Allen and Mandy Hanavan
Elizabeth Hansen
Kevin Harris
Michael and Brittany Hart
Rick Hawley
Joe Helbig
Joel Henney
Alan and Connie Herbert
Scott and Gayla Higginson
Mark and Patty Hildebrand
Gary and Katherine Hoefle
Mike Keller
Ryan and Emma Kelly
Charles Kennedy
Chuck Kimmel
Teri Catterson Kraft
J. Fritz Kreutzinger
Jeff and Julie Kweder
Wade and Candice Lange
Lantern Digital Marketing LLC
Kelli Lawrence
Bill and Kathleen Leppert
Eleanor Lopez
Russ and Leigh Ann Louderback
Deon Lyday
Lance and Julie Lyday
Leigh Lynch
Marian Inc.
Brian and Mary McCoy
Tim and Jane McGinley
David Mennel
Metropolitan Steel, Inc.
Midwest Design Group
Tom and Kathleen Miller
Rez and Jessica Mollabashy
David J. Moore
Doug Moore
Chad Morris
Patrick and Rita Murphy
Kevin Murray
Anthony and Liza Najem
Kevin  and Theresa O’Brien
David and Katherine O’Connell
Thomas and Patty O’Connor
Matt and Hannah Ott
David and Jennifer Paul
PMP & Company
Michael and Wendy Pottratz
Dustin and Kaylee Pugh
Jeff Reed
Chris Reid
Kirk Reis
Retain It Landscaping, Inc
Terry and April Richard
Margo Richter
Dick and Caryl Richwine
Theresa Ritz
Kevin Robinson
Bruce Rulman
Chris Rust
Joe and Kari Sandifer
Peter and Andrea Santiago
Louis and Shannon Saul
Vince and Ellen Saul
Mac and Morgan Schilling
Kevin and Clare Sheddy
Pat Sheehan
Ryan and Tricia Shepherd
Randy and Lee Ann Sherman
Martha Shuck
Shuel Family Foundation Fund for Hamilton County
William A. Shumaker
Daniel and Janyce Smith
Bruce and Terri Stauffer
Eric and Lemita Steel
Tim and Nancy Story
Noel Terry-Thimlar
V&S Columbus Galvanizing LLC
Mike Weiss
Curt and Linda White
John and Suzanne Wolski
Jacob Woodward
Yourline Jewelry
Stephen and Grace Zanolini
Daniel Zone
Tom and Carrie Zupancic

$2,000 – $4,999

Associated Bank
Charles S. Bath
Ron and Sandy Berry
Brett and Elizabeth Bingman
Steve and Kimberly Boesing
Dean Brackenridge
David and Tracey Brown
Doug and Connie Brown
Brad and Paige Carson
Dave Ciechanowicz
Adrienne A. Cohoat
Andrew and Colleen Cohoat
Marcus and Bethany Colson
Brian and Wendy Perez-Contreras
Brian Conway
Chris Conwell
Tom and Kristi Curran
Fred Day
Donna Dellen
Steve M. Dellinger
Brian and Lynda Denney
Brian and Tracy Disney
Kevin and Diana Ephlin
First Financial Bank
Charlie and Angie Frankenberger
Jeffrey and Elizabeth Garfield
Matthew and Megan Goins
Jane Gosling
Guardian Care
Greg and Libby Hahn
Jeremiah Hamman
Eric Handy
Michael and Bonny Hannigan
Tom and Michelle Hayes
George Hepburn
Manny and Jessica Herceg
Hank Hornaday
Rick and Laura Huser
Indianapolis Colts
IWIS Drive Systems, LLC
Jeff and Gina Jinks
Katz, Sapper & Miller
Keller Williams
James J. Kelley, Jr.
Christopher Kemp
Scott and Sarah Kuester
Charlie and Jami Kurtz
Rick and Terry LaGore
Adam and Laura Lawrence
Kirk LeBlanc
Jim and Jody Lefevere
William and ElizBeth Leonard
Mary Leppert
John A. Lienhart
Mark and Katherine Lux
Rick Lux
Del and Sara Mamuska-Morris
Bob and Diana Maxam
David and Karen McDowell
Gary and Tamea Miller
Glenn and Brenda Miller
Peter and Jessica Mills
Gabriel and Maria Montalvo
Bill and Jenny Nicholls
Sean O’Connor
Denny and Donna Oklak
Wayne and Julie Pack
Dale Pike
Nate Price
John and Karen Rademaker
Michelle Radomsky
Rahaminov Diamonds
Bill and Rhonda Redman
Republic Airways INC.
Rick Rhodes
Scannell Properties
Kevin and Gail Schaefer
Creighton and Lindsey Shook
Jim Shook
Julie Siegler
Jennifer Simon
Brian and Gina Spacey
Monte and Kris Spence
Star Financial Bank
Sterling Investors Life Insurance Company
Randy Stokely
Doug and Jennifer Swain
Michael and Terri Thayer
Johnny and Lisa Trepcos
Rick and Lynn Wajda
Steve and Brenda Walker
Charles and Vicki Ward
WesBanco Bank, Inc.
Joe and Julie Whitsett
Robert and Jane Wildman
Lyndsay Younce

$5,000 – $9,999

Chris and Brittany Allen
Aaron and Kelly Boyle
Ben and Kelly Braun
Joe and Laurie Breen
Brugh Family Foundation
John T and Sheila Callaghan
Care Institute Group
Jim and Lynda Carlino
Matt and Jan Cohoat
Tommy and Katelyn Cohoat
Dauby O’Connor & Zaleski, LLC
Tom and Pat DeCoster
Bill V and Jane C Drew
Steve and Cathy Edwards
Val Edwards
Richard and Cathy Hahn
Roger Harvey
Indianapolis Automobile Trade Assoc.
Tommy and Casey Jacobs
Irving S. and Alwyn N. Johnson Family Foundation
Larry and Colleen Kaelin
Kelley Automotive Group
Klipsch Group
Andy and Amy Lake
Anthony and Kayla Lazzara
John Lee
Jim and Melisa Martinez
Gary and Sherry McNutt
Ryan and Christy Owings
Landon Paddock
Ray Skillman GMC Truck
Ray Skillman Performance Ford Hyundai
Paul and Lisa Rioux
Tom and Kassie Ritman
Roger and Janine Sheppard
Jeffrey Thomasson
Daniel Towriss
Amy Traub
Wallington Assets

$10,000 – $24,999

Paul Ahern
Tena Albrecht
Jon and Lisa Arbuckle
Jeffrey M Bladen
BOMA Indianapolis
Trut and Jordan Edwards
FC Tucker
Josh Fleming
Brian and Jill Hall
Steve and Mina Hawk
Derek and Kelly Hawkins
Kyle and Lauren Hughes
Ken and Sue Kopecky
William and Wendy Kortepeter
Jim and Katie Naughton
Joe and Margita Osborne
Bob and Dawn Passander
Marianne and Frank Price
Pete and Susan Quinn
The Forest Fund, Inc.

$25,000 and Up

RN Thompson Level

Sally Barrett
Deem, LLC
Nick and Nicole Dellen
Gary and Carol Edwards
Jeff and Pamela Greenwalt
John C. Hart, Jr.
Keith Hockett
Wally Justus
Lenex Steel Company
Marie Maltz and Micci Louden
Dan Moyer
James Reis
Schwarz Family Foundation
St. Mary’s Endowment
Bobby and Ann Thompson
Jim and Rita Zink