Godparents

Godparents are the backbone of our organization. They are the precious volunteers whom have chosen to make a personal commitment to St. Mary’s Child Center. Our Godparents improve the lives of our children by spending time with them in the classrooms, attending events and providing much needed funding.

When St. Mary’s Child Center was initially founded, prominent members of the community stepped forward to assist St. Mary’s Child Center with funding. In order to continue to serve at-risk children in the Indianapolis community, the center needed to involve more of the community. The founding community members understood this and created an organization to facilitate communication and collaboration between existing members. In addition, the organization’s mission was to ensure that the organization’s message and importance reached the ears and eyes of the community. As a result, the Godparent Program was formed to allow others to participate in making a difference in young lives. The program set up fundraising events such as the annual spring soiree, the raffle, the golf outing, and the Night of Miracles.

Today, over 200 Godparents are supporting the children in our scholarship assistance program who quality for free or reduced lunches.

Please review the brochure below to find out how you can join the Godparent Program and support the children of St. Mary’s Child Center.

Godparent Brochure

History of the Godparent Program

Bob Thompson and Bill Carson are two friends in construction who, by chance, were introduced to St. Mary’s because the old Child Center was in disrepair. Bob looked at it and told the Director that the site was beyond repair, but not to worry as he and Bill were dedicated to making sure a new building would be built and donated for the children. It should be noted that Bob had melted at the sight of the 20 children at play.

Eventually 32 local businessmen made the commitment to build the building. They secured the site, designed a 10,000 square foot building and called upon others in the construction industry to join in the cause. Although they had not sought publicity, the press later dubbed them Godfathers. When the building was completed, it was officially donated in 1986 in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at which Bob Thompson declared it, “The biggest little building in Indianapolis!” And because the first building quickly filled, Bob Thompson donated a second building with 15,000 square feet in 1998, located at Fort Benjamin Harrison.

 

Current Godparents

Guardian Angel - $1,000 Archangel - $2,000
Paul Arechiga Rick and Tena Albrecht
Tim and Carol Ayler Jon and Lisa Arbuckle
Bank of America Charitable Foundation Gerry and Carol Bailey
Charles S. Bath Brad Barkley
Diego Bianchetti Denny Barrett
Ronald and Virginia Bowden Michael Berghoff
Jason and Darcy Brooks BOMA Indianapolis
Brian and Bethany Burdick Dean and Julie Brackenridge
Henry and Christine Camferdam Ben and Kelly Braun
Dave Ciechanowicz Joe and Laurie Breen
Andrew and Colleen Cohoat Doug and Connie Brown
Tommy and Katelyn Cohoat Carl Bucherer
Marcus and Bethany Colson Sheri Campbell
Stephanie P. Cromer Jim and Lynda Carlino
Elgin and Sarah Curry Brad and Paige Carson
Doug and Alicia Dale Matt and Jan Cohoat
Mark and Joan DeFabis Julie Comella
Duncan Supply J. Michael Cunningham
Steve and Cathy Edwards Tom and Kristi Curran
Kurt Evans Greg Daniels
First American Title Dauby O'Connor & Zaleski, LLC
Josh and Mindy Fleming Tom and Pat deCoster
Fredrick and Nancy Frauhiger Deem, LLC
Fresh Sausage Specialists Nick and Nicole Dellen
Jeffrey and Elizabeth Garfield Brian Denney
Jane Gosling Rick and Connie Doss
Chris Grant Gary and Carol Edwards
Thomas and JoDee Grant Trut Edwards
Greg Hahn Val Edwards
Michael and Bonny Hannigan Daniel and Linda Esposito
Dan Hatfield Kimi and Bradley Fellers
Tom and Michelle Hayes First Financial Bank
Hays & Sons Complete Restoration Richard and Cathy Hahn
Cindy Hogan Brian and Jill Hall
Hank Hornaday Hamilton National Title
Mark Hosfeld John C. and Marianne Hart, Jr.
Christopher Kemp Roger and Tonya Harvey
Chris Killebrew Manny and Jessica Herceg
Teri Catterson Kraft Scott and Gayla Higginson
Wade and Candice Lange Indianapolis Automobile Trade Assoc.
Mickey Lentz Indianapolis Colts
Mike and Carla Leppert Wally Justus
Michael and Jenny Ley Larry and Colleen Kaelin
Deon Lyday Katz, Sapper & Miller
Del and Sara Mamuska-Morris Kelley Automotive Group
Don Matthews Zak Khan
Adrian McCord Klipsch Group
Richard Michaelis J. Fritz Kreutzinger
Roger and Andrea Mikels Scott and Sarah Kuester
Glenn and Brenda Miller Rick and Terry LaGore
Jeffrey Miller and Susie Kim Andy and Amy Lake
Denny and Donna Oklak Jim and Jody Lefevere
Diane Ott John A. Lienhart
David and Jennifer Paul Mark and Katherine Lux
Michael and Jody Petrie Rick and Beth Lux
Dan Power Mike and Annie Martin
Rahaminov Diamonds Melisa Martinez
Robert and Amy Rhodes Bob and Diana Maxam
Terry and April Richard David and Karen McDowell
Dick and Caryl Richwine Gary and Sherry McNutt
Sagamore Ready Mix Peter and Jessica Mills
Larry Scripp David J. Moore
Pat Sheehan Frank J. Moran
Roger and Janine Sheppard Dan Moyer
Larry Siegler Anthony and Liza Najem
Shaun Souers Bill and Jenn Nicholls
Jake Taylor Butch Nuckols
Esme Tebbe Wayne and Julie Pack
Steve and Brenda Walker Bob and Dawn Passander
Tom and Mary Walsh Chuck and Carrie Pennington
Gary Warfield Prime 47 Carmel, LLC
Gary Weaver Pete and Susan Quinn
Eric Webb John and Karen Rademaker
Allen Weisenburger Ray Skillman Performance Ford Hyundai
Dustin Weisenburger Jim and Rhonda Read
Trace and Breena Yates Bill and Rhonda Redman
Yourline Jewelry Paul Rioux
Darell Gene Zink Sanborn Family Foundation
  Doug Schubert
  Shadowood Golf
  Smart Age Solutions, LLC
  Bruce and Terri Stauffer
  Steve and Betty Sterrett
  Randy Stokely
  Michael and Terry Thayer
  Bob Thompson
  Bobby and Ann Thompson, Jr.
  Mark and Shanna Thompson
  John Jester and Angela Tomlin
  Johnny and Lisa Trepcos
  Rick and Lynn Wajda
  Jim and Rita Zink Sr.
  Tom and Carrie Zupancic