Leadership Campaign invests in Creating Leaders for a Brighter Future
The Child Development Center at Fairplex will publicly launch its first Leadership Campaign, “Creating Leaders for a Brighter Future,” at a Jan. 24 groundbreaking ceremony at the center. The ceremony will include an announcement that the center has received $1.3 million in donations to date. The goal, which will go toward two new classrooms, expanded learning space for 24 new preschool students, dedicated adult learning space and expand the endowment fund, is $2 million.
Heidi and Dan Hanson of Glendora gave an unusual matching gift to the Campaign. At the Center’s Annual Auction in September, they committed to donate a dollar to the Capital Campaign for every auction dollar raised – a total of $225,000. Mrs. Hanson is the chairwoman of the capital campaign cabinet and a long-time supporter of the CDC. The couple has a daughter who attends the center.
“We wanted to energize people to give, and they have,” Heidi Hanson said of her donation. “With the silent phase of the campaign being so successful, we’re confident the public phase will help us meet our goal.”
The CDC, in partnership with the University of La Verne, serves nearly 200 children ages 8 weeks to 6 years, providing a safe and supportive educational environment of the highest quality. The demand for the center’s services, including early childhood and parenting education, continues to grow each year. Funds generated from the Leadership Campaign will be used in several areas to meet these needs:
• Reduce preschool class size from 32 to 24 students – A smaller class size will make the quality of the CDC’s education even better.
• Construct two new classrooms – Reduced class size requires an additional two classrooms and the requisite playground space.
• Add adult learning space – A dedicated learning space to accommodate leadership training for teachers, improved learning space for ULV students and parenting education classes for CDC parents is extremely valuable.
• Expand the CDC Endowment Fund
“Providing our children with an early education is a challenge for any new parent. We all
want the best for our children and spend countless hours finding just the right program,” Hanson said. “Fortunately, families in our community have an opportunity for quality education and care at the Child Development Center at Fairplex.”
The expansion and the endowment will be appreciated by the community as more children will have an opportunity to enroll each year.
To contribute to the CDC Leadership Campaign, contact Susan Dowler at (909) 865-4205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Web site, www.fairplex.com, to donate online. Is there an easier link to donate now?
The Child Development Center at Fairplex Leadership Campaign Groundbreaking Ceremony
Thursday, Jan. 24, 11 a.m.
1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona