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Day Nursery donors lead the way to support children

Day Nursery Executive Director Carolyn Dederer with event hosts David and Nancy Berst
Day Nursery Executive Director Carolyn Dederer (left) with event hosts David and Nancy Berst
Award presentation to Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
(L to R) Donna Oklak, Chair, Day Nursery Philanthropic Leadership Team; Honoree David Hillman, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and Shirley Bishop, President, Day Nursery Association Board of Directors

We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather for Friday night’s first Leading the Way donor recognition event.  Day Nursery supporters David and Nancy Berst opened their home and their beautiful garden for a reception to honor the first group of donors inducted into the Leading the Way society, a group of loyal and generous supporters. After enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Sam Brown (a former Day Nursery parent) and his assistant, the guests gathered to listen to Day Nursery Executive Director Carolyn Dederer introduce each donor and tell a bit about their history of support of our organization.  Each honoree was presented a signed, limited edition Leading the Way print by Indianapolis illustrator Candice Hartsough McDonald. The event was underwritten by Goelzer Investment Management, Ogletree Deakins and NCB Consulting. Special thanks to Chef Sam Brown and  Bruce Westphal at the Great FrameUp for their support of the event.

Dr. Jacquelyn E. Clency
Honoree Dr. Jacquelyn E. Clency, respresenting Indianapolis Public Schools
Day Nursery Board Member-elect Valerie Erb Tully, Honoree Wanda Fortune and Day Nursery Director of Development Beth Rodriguez
Day Nursery Board Member-elect Valerie Erb Tully, Honoree Wanda Fortune and Day Nursery Director of Development Beth Rodriguez
Debbie McGuire
Honoree Debbie McGuire representing Clarian Health Partners
Ellen Annala
Honoree Ellen Annala representing United Way of Central Indiana
Honoree Gene Tanner representing Nicholas H. Noyes Jr. Memorial Foundation
Honoree Gene Tanner representing Nicholas H. Noyes Jr. Memorial Foundation
Honoree Leisa Richardson, representing the Indianapolis Star Season for Sharing and the Gannett Foundation
Julie Manning Magid
Honoree Julie Manning Magid, Vice-chair of the Advisory Board of the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana
Brian Turley
Honoree Brian Turley of Edwards-Rigdon Construction
Joanna Nixon
Honoree Joanna Nixon, Fund Manager, Efroymson Family Fund
Joan Lyday and Spencer Scott
Honorees Joan Lyday and Spencer Scott, Co-Presidents representing the Day Nursery Auxiliary
Greg Goelzer of Goelzer Investment Management and and our host David Berst
Event sponsor Greg Goelzer of Goelzer Investment Management and and our host David Berst

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