A new campaign targeting the future needs of the Fairplex Child Development Center kicks off this month with the announcement of a 2-for-1 matching program made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor.
The CDC Endowment Fund has set a goal of reaching $1 million by 2006. Efforts were boosted considerably with the anonymous donation.
“This is extraordinary,” said Susan Dowler, director of development at Fairplex. “It is wonderful that the donor thinks so highly of our facility as to create such an opportunity: for every $1 donated the donor gives $2. One thousand dollars becomes $3,000.”
The CDC was established in 1979 and transferred to a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization in 1999. The center is considered to be a model for the industry. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers from throughout the community receive the best in childcare and early childhood education from an experienced, professional staff. The center is operated in partnership with the University of La Verne, with child development and child life students from the university training at the CDC.
Contributions to the endowment fund will assist the foundation in achieving its goal of “making the future shine,” said Molly Johnson, chairwoman of the CDC Board of Directors. The endowment fund will address the center’s ongoing need for modern equipment, supplies and advanced training for staff. Tax-deductible gifts will help ensure that the CDC continues to provide quality, developmentally appropriate programs for future generations of children and their families.
When Fairplex and the University of La Verne merged their child development programsin 1991, it signaled a partnership between two of the most respected, innovative and firmly established child development programs in the Inland Empire. The CDC’s vision is one of happy, healthy children who have developed a love for learning and a value and respect for others, and of healthy families who are emotionally and economically stable and have the resources they need for good parenting.
Both Fairplex and ULV have long histories in their shared commitments to the care and development of young children. The center receives California Department of Education Child Development Division funds to provide subsidized care and expanded services to children of low-income families. Other major funding comes from the state, tuition paid by parents, Fairplex and ULV as well as several smaller grants, fundraisers and donations.
The newly created endowment fund will ensure that children and families can be served well into the future. Whether it is in the form of cash, a funded scholarship, an annuity, a trust, a life insurance policy or a simple bequest, participation in the endowment fund will make a difference in the lives of children to come.
For more information, contact Susan Dowler at (909) 865-4205 or email@example.com. For information about the CDC, contact Fairplex at (909) 623-3111 or visit the Web site at www.fairplex.or