Thrive by Five Giving Day – February 7, 2019

Pre-K Kids sitting outside on bench.

Join The Celebration! Help Monroe County Kids Thrive by Age Five!

On February 7, we joined together with superheroes in our community to give children the tools they need to succeed in school and in life with this special day to raise $110,000 for high-quality early childhood education initiatives. We’re pleased to share that this goal was met and exceeded!

Thank you to our 44 superheroes, 10 partner businesses, and the more than 500 donors for helping all Monroe County kids to thrive by age five!

You can still help Monroe County kids with donations to support the Thrive by Five Campaign for Early Childhood Education:

  1. Make a gift online.
  2. Call the Community Foundation at (812) 333-9016 to process your gift.
  3. Mail a check to the Community Foundation, 100 South College, Suite 240, Bloomington, IN 47404 (include Thrive by Five on the memo line).
All donations will support the Thrive by Five Campaign for Early Childhood Education.
Thrive by Five Progress Board

Thrive by Five Superheroes

These local superheroes put on capes to help raise funds for early childhood education. Superheroes began their online campaigns on February 1 and raised funds through 11:59 p.m. on February 7. See links below to each of our superheroes’ fundraising pages. You can also view the Thrive by Five Superhero Leaderboard.

Tom BungerTom BungerBeverly Calendar-AndersonBeverly Calendar-AndersonPatty Callison & Jo WeddlePatty Callison & Jo WeddleGeorg'ann CattelonaGeorg’ann Cattelona
Niki ChaoNiki ChaoSadie ClarkeSadie Clarke Chris CockerhamChris CockerhamKyla Cox DeckardKyla Cox Deckard
Jenny DittfachJenny Dittfach Joe DoyleJoe DoyleSteve FergusonSteve FergusonSuzie FieldSuzie Field
Jessika HaneJessika HaneDebby HerbenickDebby HerbenickJim LaughlinJim LaughlinCeci Maron-PuntarelliCeci Maron-Puntarelli
Vanessa McClaryVanessa McClaryMandi McKeenMandi McKeenMona MellingerMona MellingerBeth MooradianBeth Mooradian
Bevo and Jim MuehlingJim & Bevo MuehlingGlenda MurrayGlenda Murray Meagan and Joel NieseMeagan and Joel NieseMolly OttoMolly Otto
Dan PetersonDan PetersonTina PetersonTina PetersonErin PredmoreErin PredmoreDeb PrenkertDeb Prenkert
Lauren Rapacki and Ryan KeenanLauren Rapacki & Ryan KeenanSusan SandbergSusan SandbergMaria SchmidtMaria SchmidtDrew SchraderDrew Schrader
Deb ShishmanDeb ShishmanJennifer SmallwoodJennifer SmallwoodElizabeth StelleElizabeth StelleFran StewartFran Stewart
Jennie VaughanJennie VaughanScott WaltersScott WaltersJeff WuslichJeff WuslichJeremiah YoungJeremiah Young

Thrive by Five Partners

Thank you to the following companies and organizations who partnered with the Community Foundation to support Thrive by Five Giving Day. 

Cook
Cedarview
Bunger & Robertson
Oliver Winery
German American Bank
IU Credit Union
Ivy Tech Community College
Nature's Way
People's State Bank
Riley

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