Fundraising

“THE GRAND BAZAAR” 

OUR 23rd ANNUAL CHERRY’S JUBILEE WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!

Thank you to the entire Cherry Preschool community for making this such a special evening and for your incredible generosity! Thanks to you, we can continue to live our mission to provide a quality early childhood education to all children regardless of income or ability! Preliminary results indicate that we raised in excess of $50,000 with $38,000 of that raised at the Inclusion Paddle Call auction! If you missed the event and would like to read the moving speeches given by Inclusion Program alumni parent, Julie Vanderpoel, and our Child Development & Inclusion Director, Rhonda Cohen, you can do so here:

Julie Vanderpoel’s 2015 Jubilee Inclusion Speech

Rhonda Cohen’s 2015 Jubilee Inclusion Speech

Thank you to our hard-working, creative and dedicated Jubilee committee who made the fun-filled, successful event possible!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Eric Young & Lucky Platter
FEW Spirits
Sketchbook Brewing
Evanston Dance Ensemble
Greg Geary and Anthony Reid

Missed the event and still want to make a donation…it’s not too late!


 

PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION TO OUR ANNUAL APPEAL

Many thanks to all who have already contributed to our annual appeal. It’s not too late to make a donation to benefit our tuition Scholarship and Inclusion Program funds. 

We’re More Than Just A Preschool!

Read the STATE OF THE SCHOOL REPORT 2014

Did you know that Cherry Preschool’s Scholarship Program has grown from $2k in 1992 to $110k this school year and that our Inclusion Program enrollment continues to be 10 – 12% of our student population?

We are living our mission!!! Without the generous support of our donors this would not be possible. If you believe in our mission, click here to make a donation to our annual appeal.

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Thank you to our supporters.

HOW YOUR DONATION DIRECTLY BENEFITS CHILDREN:

A MESSAGE FROM THE PARENTS OF THE CHERRY PRESCHOOL BOARD

Being part of Cherry Preschool has been a life-changing experience that has formed a wonderful community for our children and for us. The Cherry community extends beyond the red brick building on Lake Street into the lives of past, current, and future families: It’s the friendships – children and parents – that start at Penny Park. It’s the relationship with Cherry teachers who understand the unique strengths and challenges of each child. It’s the preparation children receive by playing and learning together with children who reflect the diversity of the world in which we live.

These good things do not happen without the tremendous investment of time and resources of so many Cherry families, both past and present, as well as of the staff and friends of Cherry Preschool.  Cherry’s need for scholarship dollars has grown from $27,000 in 2004 to $110,000 for the 2014-15 year. That means that nearly 1 in 6 children are attending Cherry Preschool because of the generous support of our community. In addition, approximately 11 percent of Cherry students have identified special needs. They are learning in a community that values every child as a unique person with special gifts and talents. This program will cost $139,000 in 2014-15.

An integral part of our mission at Cherry has always been our commitment to diversity, community outreach, inclusion of children with special needs, and assistance for financially stressed families.  Please consider a gift as generous as your budget permits.  Whatever you are able to contribute will be greatly appreciated and will make a difference in the life of a child.

Best wishes!

THE CHERRY PRESCHOOL BOARD