Annual Report 2016-2017

Sunflower Creative Arts

Annual Report 2016-2017

Sunflower Creative Arts

THE POWER OF PLAY

Sunflower respects children’s choices and voices. Helping children and parents find and express their own voice has been part of Sunflower since the very beginning. Why?

Because people who know themselves are free to be themselves, and to live their lives with the confidence, creativity and compassion much needed in today’s world. Lessons learned in small moments of child-directed play make a positive impact on children and their families for years to come.

THE POWER OF PLAY

Sunflower respects children’s choices and voices. Helping children and parents find and express their own voice has been part of Sunflower since the very beginning. Why?

Because people who know themselves are free to be themselves, and to live their lives with the confidence, creativity and compassion much needed in today’s world. Lessons learned in small moments of child-directed play make a positive impact on children and their families for years to come.

Two Little Seedlings Searching for Millipedes

The sound of their laughter floats through the air

Thank you for all you do to raise your voice for play and support Sunflower as we empower children to be confident, creative and compassionate through Play, Nature and the Arts.

Thank you for all you do to raise your voice for play and support Sunflower as we empower children to be confident, creative and compassionate through Play, Nature and the Arts.

Sunflower Moments

To gain a better appreciation of how and what children learn through play, parent helpers and teachers at Seedlings preschool are encouraged to step back and observe. The Sunflower Moments shared in this annual report were transcribed from the 2016-2017 Seedlings observation books.

Sunflower Moment: Audrey sits at the art table by herself, drawing sunflowers, and laughs at the jokes she hears being told nearby. She talks openly, confidently, and quickly about her plan for the next set of drawings. She observes others around her and remains quietly content to work on her own project.

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Voices of Confidence

At Sunflower, we respect the thoughts, emotions and words of each child and give children the freedom to choose their own activities. This leads to a foundation of self-confidence children can carry with them throughout their lives.

Sunflower teaches children to embrace life, take advantage of every moment that is given to them, respect others and never lose sight of their own inner self.

Susan Saint John

Assistant Professor, Lynn University, Ross College of Education

Voices of Confidence

At Sunflower, we respect the thoughts, emotions and words of each child and give children the freedom to choose their own activities. This leads to a foundation of self-confidence children can carry with them throughout their lives.

Sunflower teaches children to embrace life, take advantage of every moment that is given to them, respect others and never lose sight of their own inner self.

Susan Saint John

Assistant Professor, Lynn University, Ross College of Education

Voices of Creativity

Opportunities for creativity help children express themselves, understand the world, and make life – and lifelong learning – all the richer. Your support helps Sunflower give children the time, space and freedom to imagine and create through free play, nature exploration and process-oriented art.

As a Seedlings Summer Camp counselor, it was such an amazing experience to see kids at the science table realizing that if you mix blue and yellow, it makes green – because I remember having that same realization when I was a Seedling. I find it incredible that they get to learn stuff like that through experience rather than being taught it in a classroom.

Amelia Glas

age 16, Seedlings Summer Camp counselor, Seedlings and Sunflower theater alum

Voices of Creativity

Opportunities for creativity help children express themselves, understand the world, and make life – and lifelong learning – all the richer. Your support helps Sunflower give children the time, space and freedom to imagine and create through free play, nature exploration and process-oriented art.

As a Seedlings Summer Camp counselor, it was such an amazing experience to see kids at the science table realizing that if you mix blue and yellow, it makes green – because I remember having that same realization when I was a Seedling. I find it incredible that they get to learn stuff like that through experience rather than being taught it in a classroom.

Amelia Glas

age 16, Seedlings Summer Camp counselor, Seedlings and Sunflower theater alum

Voices of Compassion

The ability to work together, despite differences, is a vital skill for all. At Sunflower, both children and parents have opportunities to learn and practice empathy, compassion, creative problem solving, conflict resolution, communication and respect for others.

Compassion is built into the DNA of Sunflower. Treating children with the respect they deserve, no matter how they’re behaving in a given moment, is a rare feature in today’s society, but one that is needed if we want kids to develop self-confidence and to thrive. As I look at my children now – both young adults – I know that part of what makes them the happy, successful, compassionate people they are can be traced back to their wonderful years with Sunflower.

Meryl Davids Landau

Sunflower mom and author of “Enlightened Parenting: A Mom Reflects on Living Spiritually With Kids”

Voices of Compassion

The ability to work together, despite differences, is a vital skill for all. At Sunflower, both children and parents have opportunities to learn and practice empathy, compassion, creative problem solving, conflict resolution, communication and respect for others.

Compassion is built into the DNA of Sunflower. Treating children with the respect they deserve, no matter how they’re behaving in a given moment, is a rare feature in today’s society, but one that is needed if we want kids to develop self-confidence and to thrive. As I look at my children now – both young adults – I know that part of what makes them the happy, successful, compassionate people they are can be traced back to their wonderful years with Sunflower.

Meryl Davids Landau

Sunflower mom and author of “Enlightened Parenting: A Mom Reflects on Living Spiritually With Kids”

Thank You

Sunflower has a diverse volunteer corps and donor base, including current families, alumni and other members of the community. Your generous donations of money and time make everything we do possible.

Your Support in Action

Programs

As more and more families seek enrollment, you help us meet that need by providing additional opportunities for hands-on experience with Sunflower’s philosophy. Last year your support made a difference in the lives of 277 families – the largest number enrolled in Sunflower programs in our history – in classes ranging from parent/child to preschool to after-school to summer camp.

Your Support in Action

Programs

As more and more families seek enrollment, you help us meet that need by providing additional opportunities for hands-on experience with Sunflower’s philosophy. Last year your support made a difference in the lives of 277 families – the largest number enrolled in Sunflower programs in our history – in classes ranging from parent/child to preschool to after-school to summer camp.

Sunflower Moment: Susan is at the table with cornstarch, glitter, water, watercolors, and shaving cream. She is with a group of nine Seedlings. One only wants dry cornstarch and rubs it all over her body and runs off. Some want it really wet and others not. The kids watch as Susan adds blue dye to yellow water. Some say it is turning green, others say black or blue. One says it looks like oil.

Parent and Teacher Education

Parent education is an important part of what we do at Sunflower. Your support helped us deliver education to families through social media and email, as well as 67 hours of formal parent education, including Parent Toolbox workshops and one-on-one conferences with Seedlings and Little Seedlings parents. In addition, Sunflower teachers offered hundreds of hours of informal support throughout the year.

You helped Sunflower spread the message that play is learning to 23 student observers, from Lynn University College of Education and Palm Beach State College, exposing future teachers to an alternative and proven educational model.

Volunteering

As parent helpers, event organizers, and in countless other ways, you donated nearly 4,000 hours of your time and talents.

You supported Sunflower Roots & Shoot’s partnership with the Delray Beach Children’s Garden, which gives club members, ages 5-12, the opportunity to learn through community service.

Community

Community has always been at the heart of everything we do at Sunflower. Last year, you helped us grow this sense of connection by bringing play, nature and art to over 900 families at free community events like Gather in the Garden monthly potlucks, Let’s G.O.! (Get Outside!) family nature exploration, BYOPicnic to the Beach and the annual Ice Castle Festival & Play Day.

Generosity

273 families leaped to the challenge at our annual Hop, Skip & a Jump-A-Thon playful walkathon. You helped raise a record-breaking $21,476 for Sunflower programs, with over 300 donations from 80 participating teams.

You were a Superhero for Play! In a mere 24 hours during Great Give 2017, you helped raise $14,259 in support of Sunflower’s need-based Scholarship Fund, which also is supported by a generous $20,000 grant from the Batchelor Foundation.

Financials, July 2016 – June 2017

Sunflower had an operating surplus in 2016-2017 due to a one-time special gift. We do not anticipate an operating surplus in 2017-2018. The Board has allocated most of the surplus to establish an operating reserve fund and a deferred maintenance fund. The remainder will be spent on the purchase of new long-lasting classroom materials, computers for staff, and new play advocacy and outreach efforts in honor of Sunflower’s 25th Anniversary.

Reviewed statement and all financial documents are available at www.guidestar.org

 

Operating Income

Program   $466,577 
Donations & Fundraising $100,870 
Total Operating Income$567,447    

 

Operating Expenses

Program$424,119
Administrative$63,291
Fundraising$19,735
Total Operating Expenses$507,145

Financials

July 2016 – June 2017

Sunflower had an operating surplus in 2016-2017 due to a one-time special gift. We do not anticipate an operating surplus in 2017-2018. The Board has allocated most of the surplus to establish an operating reserve fund and a deferred maintenance fund. The remainder will be spent on the purchase of new long-lasting classroom materials, computers for staff, and new play advocacy and outreach efforts in honor of Sunflower’s 25th Anniversary.

Reviewed statement and all financial documents are available at www.guidestar.org

 

Operating Income

Program   $466,577 
Donations & Fundraising $100,870 
Total Operating Income$567,447    

 

Operating Expenses

Program$424,119
Administrative$63,291
Fundraising$19,735
Total Operating Expenses$507,145

Sunflower Moment: In tears, Katie says: “Nobody wants to play with me.” Dakota is quietly observing Katie being sad. Ten minutes later, he kneels in front of Katie and says: “Katie, I want to play with you.” The two children walk away hand-in-hand and go on to dance at the top of the hill.

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All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Sunflower Creative Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization (FEI #16-1656606) which provides its services and benefits to children and families without regard to race, color, nationality, religion, gender or ethnic origin. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free, 1-800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Florida registration #CH18855.

2016-2017 Sunflower Donors

Circle Members

Valerie Bell

Marybeth Busby

Susan Caruso

Genevieve and Shawn Cipes

Simone Chin and Mahesh Neelakanta

The Cid Family

Carlee Cohen and Jeremy Barr

Paula and Dennis Cohen

Meryl Davids and Gary Landau

Joyce Doppelt

Natalie Ewing

Barbara Feehan

 

Astrea Hupfel

Lynn Jones

Alan and Elisa Leavitt

Tayler Mariner and Martin Lee

Martin Lipschultz

Barbara Miles

Lillian Murray

Lenore Odendaal

The Pleasants Family

Lia Schultz and Tyrone Halfhill

Anna Sullivan

Batya Weisskoff

Operational and Scholarship Donors

L. Adair

Esther Adams

Judy and Andy Adelson

Gloria Agudelo

Adalayde Rose

Natasha and Justin Ahles

Lynn Allison

Linda Alvarez

Iris Alvarez and Tomasz Matusiak

Jennifer Alvarez

Amazon Smile

Jane & Richard Ambrose

Gabriella Amendolaro

Amy and Edgar An

Derek Anderson

Marion and David Anderson

Dr. Demetri Andreadis

Angela Andreadis

Vaso Andreadis

Kathy & Dean Andreadis

Samara and Peter Andreadis

Lauren Andrews

Anonymous Donors (15)

Gayle and Louis Appel

Amanda Arapoglou

Milania & Mateo Araujo

Stephanie & Jeff Arsht

Maria and Kourdsh Askari

The Atchison Family

Kelly Austen

June Backer

Charlotte Bahm and Jennifer Minogue

The Batchelor Foundation

Dana Bathurst

Danielle and Thomas Baugh

Lindsay Bell

Benny’s on the Beach

Anna Benyo

Doris Berge

Scott Berge

Steven Berger

Carole Berthiaume

Tamara Biehl

Ryan Bogert

Claire & Nick Bollettieri

Callie and Matthew Bosch

Debbie Lee and Mike Bradley

Mrs. Linda Bradley

Erin Broadus

Pam and Ted Brown

Edwardine Bruder

Michael Bruder

Christine Buchan

Bonnie Buchanan

Matthew Buchholz

Orlando Buitrago

The Bullocks and Romigs

Orlando E. Burgos

Dilcia Burgos and Joshua Borthwick

Jennifer and Lawrence Burke

Melissa Burney

Nicole& Steve Busby

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Bush

Beau Butger

Cassandra and Ariel Cabrera

Mary and Bob Cadwell

Ileen Carter

Erin Carter

Ashley Caskill

Eleni and John Chalvadakis

Dave Chapman

D. Charbonneau

Connie and Jim Chester

Selina & Hernando Chong

The Chong Family

Dr. Hernando Chong Sr. and family

Gaetano Cipriano

Lori and Nicolas Cleary

Clothpromotions Plus®

Kathleen & Douglas Colson

Linda and James Colucci

Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

Nancy and Ed Cooksley

Maria Alejandra Correa

Donald Cramer

Bruce Creager & Brian Carr

Corinne Creager

Doug Creager

Adriana Crisan and Steven Burstein

Teresa and Chris Cummings

Jacqueline and Donnell Cusaac

Chris D’Antonio

Diane Daley

Cecilia and Brian Dan

Patricia Danias Simonyan

L Daniel

Abbe Daniel

The Davis Family

Nikki and Daniel Dean

Kerri and Steve Deitsch

The Delaney Family

Delivery Dudes

Desiree Dawn Events

Michelle Diaz and Terri Finnigan

Rhyan Dildine

Lee DiPietro

Sandra Dohnert and Scott Bourne

Jeannie & Bob Donovan

Lynn Dolan

Susan and David Dubbin

Sarah DuBerry

Kimberly and Jeremy Dudley

Stephanie and Aubrey Dunham

Karen and Tom Dye

Chrissy and James Eaves

Maria and Benjamin Echevaria

Eleanor

Karen and Bill Epstein

Cathy Fant

Carolina Feijo and Nathan Greenberg

The Fine Family

Bridget Finelli

Katerina Firoozkoohi

Elaina& James Fischer

Claudia and Jeff Flamm

Florida Hearing Matters, LLC

Frank, Weinberg & Black, PL

The Franklins

Wendy Franklin

Jennifer and Patrick Freeland

The Friedman Family

Friend of the Arshts

Mary Gaglianello

Marilyn Gaglianello

Joseph Gaglianello

Nicole Gamma

Maria Viviana Garcia

Camile Gayle and Anthony Blake

The Gayle Family

Theresa Gayle

Bella Geisen and family

Cecilia and Ron Geraci

Steven, Barbara, and Peter S. Gerald

Diana and Carl Geren

The Gerlitz Appel Family

Christa and Mark Gerrard

Stephanie Gilli-Sanfilippo

Jennifer and JP Gilli

Seran and TJ Glanfield

Reinaldo Gonzales

Nathan and Molly Good

Patricia Gordon, LCSW-R

Elena Gorkovenko

G. Gorkovenko

Elena and Leon Gorkovenko

Victoria and Vince Green

Jaime, Brett, Suzie & Sierra Greenberg

Amy Greene

Burton Greene

Jarrod Greene

Margaret and William Greenfield

The Guelig Family

Barbara Haensel

Julia P Haensel

Maria Hamilton

Ed, Barb, Annie, and Elizabeth Hammel

Leigh Handrigan

Colleen Haney

Tiffany Hanlon

Kristin Harkness

Josh and Rosie Harris

Rebecca and Mark Harvey

Lisa Hergo

Yina Herrera

Shelly and Billy Himmelrich

The Hinshaw Family

Cindy Hirsch

Diana Hristova

Debbie and John Hughes

Kelly Huntt

Iafrate

Jared

Namma

Heather Jensen

Dana and Brad Johnson

Aaron Jones

Linda Jones

Kelly and Mark Jones

Linda and Otis Jones

The Joy Family

Justin and Jade

Kyle and Rea Kanouse

The Kattermann Family

Jill Adrian Kay and Stefano Papaleo

Maya& Crosby Kayne

The Kelly Goldman Family

Kristine and Harry Keshishian

Mr. and Mrs. Munzer Khalidi

Samer Khalidi & Family

Patricia and Paul Kilgallon

Kelly Kingston and Neily Buff

Amanda and Robert Kirk

Robin and Steve Klein

Eric Knoerr

Allison and Gregory Koslowski

Doug Koval

Greg Krevko

Mary Krevko

Judy Labo

Michele Lanfrank

The Langford Family

Merideth Dee Larrieux

Brooke and Mike Lavelle

The Lawrence Family

Elisa and Alan Leavitt

Katherine LeNeave

The Leonards

Liana Leongomez Andreadis

Beth and Steve Licht

Jennifer and George Ligeti

John Lombardo

Augusto Lopera

Karen Lopera

Jessica Lopera and Michael Foelster

Carter and Braxton Maass

Mabel’s Labels, Inc.

Christina and Aki Manolis

Carolynn Martinson

Valerie and George McArdle

Loren and Michael McArdle

Gerrard McAteer

Lora and Jim McCoy

Meade Peers McCoy

Jessica and Brian McDeavitt

Saskia Meckman and Fares Khalidi

Ben Meckman

C. Meckman

Katherine Medina

Brenda Medore

Miranda Mehlhaff

Maria and Gian-Paolo Melis

Irene Menegas and Manuel Vasquez

Mia

Carolyn Miller

Natalie Mitchell

Irfan Mohammed

Mia & James Moore

Tatiana Mora

Carmen Morales

Mother Earth Diapers

Michael Mouw

Courtney Mullen-Francisco and David Francisco

Lillian Murray

Alan and TerriAnne Murray

Ryan Murray

Jessica and Austin Murray

Perambur Neelakanta

Jaime Nelson

Network for Good

The Newmeyer Family

Charlene and Billy Nikolakopoulos

The Nissley Family

Keila Nomura

Danielle and Darrell Noonan

Candice Norman

Oakerson Family

Maxine Ofsowitz

Rose & Scott O

Debbi and Norm Opper

Janine and Jared Opper

Orchid Nest

Michael Ortiz

Suzanne Overholt

Laura and Bill Owen

Wayne Paglieri

Paradise Bank

Laura and Jesse Patterson

Lourdes and Jorge Pedroso

Mr. and Mrs. Andres Pedroso

Charlotte Pelton & Associates, Inc

Mette, Emma and Andrew Petersen

Susan and Bruce Peterson

Joseph Pettit

Casey and Sean Philbrick

Kenny Phillips

Izabella Piasecka

Maria Fernanda Pineda

Brian Pintor

Ami Polonsky

Tomer and Jennifer Porat

Rick and Barbara Powers

Jennifer and Francisco Prettel

Kellie Raszewski

Linda and Jim Ray

Bob Raymer

Luke Raymer

Jeremy Raymer

Anna Reardon

Danielle Rebuck

RedSteel Properties

Delroy Reid

Nicole and Omer Reiner

William and Hope Riley

A. Ringel

Gloria Rivera

Talia Roberts

Andrea Rodriguez and Camilo Jimenez

Marty Rogge

Mercy Romero

Arin and Jeffrey Roos

Audra and Roberto Rovegno

Royal Life Centers

Helen Rubin

Jessica Saavedra de Balzan

Wissam & Kareem Saidi

Courtney Salamone and Joseph Snider

Salastech

Marina Santiago

Christina and Martin Saucedo

Patricia and Robert Schaaf

Julia and Liam Schereschewsky

Schrier Family Chiropractic

Elan Schrier

Tricia and Bill Seery

The Seigfreid Family

Elizabeth Selya

Karan Seneca

Nicole and Michael Seneca

Patricia Sharon

Sue and Robert Shattuck

The Shattucks

Ilysia Shattuck and Stephen Charbonneau

Marc & Barbara Shein and Family

Shtulman Family Chiropractic

Sasha and Ian Shtulman

Adena Simmons

Richard Smith

The Smith Family

Jennifer Sneeden

Christine B. Solovich

Songbirds Music

South Florida Air Conditioning

Vanessa and Dave Spector

Alan and Cynthia Sperling

Jenny and Tom Stancampiano

Danette Stasko

Courtney and Jesse Stein

Brett Steinberg

Kremena Stephanova

Nedialka Stephanova

Marshall and Ellen Stone

Diana Stoyanova

Studio Sprout

Anna Sullivan

Suncoast Contractors

Surf Shack Subs Smoothies & Bowls

Tara and Cass

The Tempesta Family

Tanil and Trey Tidwell

Randi Tobman

Dolores Tortora

Angela Towne and Gus Martinez

Linda Tran

Tommy Tran

Brandy Truex

Meaghan Trust

Kathy Valdez

Shelley and Roger Valdez

Heather and Leor Veleanu

Sandra Vessecchia

Marjorie and Joseph Viens

Glenda Hurtado-Vo and Quang Vo

Jackie and Brian Wagener

Opal Wagnac

Namaw Wagner

Joanna Walker

Anne and Jim Wallender

Rona Walters

Chrissy Warr

David Warr

Jennifer Weinstein

Beatrice Werhahn

Geraldine Werhahn

Patricia Werhahn and Richard Viens

Lisa and James Wheeler

C. White

Paul Wickel

Leanore and Charles Williams

The Woessners

Fernanda and Ezra Wolfson

The Woodburns

Tehmina and Erik Wytenus

Nelly Yotova

Young Dentistry

The Zacks Family

Sue & Jon Zoole

Jennifer and Peter Zoole

Jon Zoole

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All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Sunflower Creative Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization (FEI #16-1656606) which provides its services and benefits to children and families without regard to race, color, nationality, religion, gender or ethnic origin. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free, 1-800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Florida registration #CH18855.

Donations by check: Sunflower Creative Arts, 227 N Dixie Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33444. 

Credit Card/PayPal: donations are handled by PayPal with a processing fee of 2.2%. Please consider adding 2.2% to your total donation so that Sunflower gets 100% of your intended donation.

Sunflower Creative Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (FEI #16-1656606). All donations are fully tax-deductible.

All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Sunflower Creative Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization (FEI #16-1656606) which provides its services and benefits to children and families without regard to race, color, nationality, religion, gender or ethnic origin. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free, 1-800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Florida registration #CH18855.

A Home for Sunflower: Capital Campaign

In 2015 Sunflower purchased and renovated a property, creating our current home in Delray, which allowed us to grow from serving 133 children in 2014-2015 to 304 in 2016-2017. Our Seedlings preschool has nearly doubled in size from 40 children to 78 children in the same time frame. We added a second two-morning session of Little Seedlings for two-year-olds and a full summer camp program, as well. Our multi-year Capital Campaign is underway! Capital gifts allow us to reduce the debt we acquired with this purchase, freeing resources to invest in our children for even greater community and family impact. Thank you to all who have supported this important goal so far.

Total Project Expenses: $1,371,971

Capital Campaign Goal: $1 million

Money Raised to Date: $370,928.35 (including donations, pledges and grants)

Capital Campaign Committee

Jesse England, Chair

Jennifer and George Ligeti, Honorary Co-Chairs

Victoria Green

Martin Lipschultz

Saskia Meckman

Tom and Michele Peel

Gretchen Perry and Rick Leger

Patricia Werhahn and Richard Viens

Capital Campaign Donors

2016-17 marked with *
Amy and Edgar An *
Keith Backer
Sharon and Scott Baker
Kim and Mark Bauer
Jill and Walter Baum
Bridges, Marsh and Associates, Inc. *
Stacy Brown and Steve Goldner
Mike Budd
Ileen P. Carter
Angelo Caruso
Steven Caruso
Susan Caruso *
Danielle Casale
Carlee Cohen and Jeremy Barr
Mary L. Cohn
Nikki and Daniel Dean
Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
Kerri and Steve Deitsch
Jeanette and Dr. Mark Denker
Suzanne Deutch
Dockerty Romer & Co
Susan and David Dubbin
Stephanie and Aubrey Dunham
Wynna and Gary Dunmyer
Carmen and John Edelson *
Dionne Ekendiz
Meredith and Jesse England
Karen and Bill Epstein and family *

Ilana Foglia (in memory of her mother, Ginny Moro)

Rebecca Follo and J. Thomas Bentley

Barbara Fuller Powers

Kate and Chris George *

Lisa and Michael Glas

Glidden Spina and Partners

Connie and Barry Gluck

Victoria and Vince Green

Jaime, Brett, Suzie & Sierra Greenberg *

Margaret and William Greenfield

Kristin Harkness *

Sharon and Richard Holt *

Astrea Hupfel

Angela and Dante Ionata *

Sylvia and Michael Jameson

Rosemary Justice

Patricia and Paul Kilgallon *

Candy and Martin Kopczak

Marcia Lazar

Le Petit Prince

Luciana and Eran Levy

Beth and Steve Licht

Jennifer and George Ligeti

Martin Lipschultz *

Little Seedlings Class of 2014-15

Tayler Mariner and Martin Lee

Thomas and Denise McMurrain

Lora and Jim McCoy

Meade Peers McCoy *

Kirsten McKeen

Saskia Meckman and Fares Khalidi

Mendelson Consulting

Natalie Mitchell

Katie and John Murphy

Nationwide Interpreter Resource, Inc.

Native Choice Nursery

Native Green Cay Nursery

Rosario and Ernest Orphanos

Michele and Tom Peel *

Charlotte Pelton & Associates, Inc

Gretchen Perry and Rick Leger

Virginia Perz

Evan Phalon

Ami Polonsky

Helena Redman

Emma Risley and Scott Schereschewsky

Dany Schaper

Kathleen and Spencer Seery *

Ilysia Shattuck and Stephen Charbonneau *

Sue and Bob Shattuck *

Shauna of the Star

Ellen and Marshall Stone

Laura and Mark Swauger

Dorota Szladewska and Ernesto Salas

Elisabeth and Ken Teelucksingh

Christine Templeton

Sharon Rosenthal and Roy Trachtenberg

Maria and Manuel Vergara

Patricia Werhahn and Richard Viens *

Sunflower Teachers

Sophie Backer

Michelle Barrett

Callie Bosch

Susan Caruso

Annette Gerlitz Appel

Bryanne Gordon

Irena Lawrence

Beth Licht

Michele Service

Haidor Truu

Annike Venoy

Sunflower Administrative Staff

Susan Caruso, Executive Director

Ashley Caskill, Office Administrator & Family Liaison

Jaime Greenberg, Communications Director

Meade Peers McCoy, Director of Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives

Ilysia Shattuck, Operations and Development Director

Dorota Szladewska, Financial Director

Jennifer Zoole, Office Assistant

Board of Directors

Jennifer Ligeti, President 

Edgar An, Ph.D., Vice President

Tayler Mariner, Treasurer

Susan Dubbin, Secretary

Susan Caruso, Executive Director

William L. Epstein 

Lora Peers McCoy

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Donation Total: $100

All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Sunflower Creative Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization (FEI #16-1656606) which provides its services and benefits to children and families without regard to race, color, nationality, religion, gender or ethnic origin. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free, 1-800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Florida registration #CH18855.

Donations by check: Sunflower Creative Arts, 227 N Dixie Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33444. 

Credit Card/PayPal: donations are handled by PayPal with a processing fee of 2.2%. Please consider adding 2.2% to your total donation so that Sunflower gets 100% of your intended donation.

Sunflower Creative Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (FEI #16-1656606). All donations are fully tax-deductible.

All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Sunflower Creative Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization (FEI #16-1656606) which provides its services and benefits to children and families without regard to race, color, nationality, religion, gender or ethnic origin. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free, 1-800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Florida registration #CH18855.

A Home for Sunflower: Capital Campaign

In 2015 Sunflower purchased and renovated a property, creating our current home in Delray, which allowed us to grow from serving 133 children in 2014-2015 to 304 in 2016-2017. Our Seedlings preschool has nearly doubled in size from 40 children to 78 children in the same time frame. We added a second two-morning session of Little Seedlings for two-year-olds and a full summer camp program, as well. Our multi-year Capital Campaign is underway! Capital gifts allow us to reduce the debt we acquired with this purchase, freeing resources to invest in our children for even greater community and family impact. Thank you to all who have supported this important goal so far.

Total Project Expenses: $1,371,971

Capital Campaign Goal: $1 million

Money Raised to Date: $370,928.35 (including donations, pledges and grants)

Capital Campaign Committee

Jesse England, Chair

Jennifer and George Ligeti, Honorary Co-Chairs

Victoria Green

Martin Lipschultz

Saskia Meckman

Tom and Michele Peel

Gretchen Perry and Rick Leger

Patricia Werhahn and Richard Viens

Capital Campaign Donors

2016-17 marked with *
Amy and Edgar An *
Keith Backer
Sharon and Scott Baker
Kim and Mark Bauer
Jill and Walter Baum
Bridges, Marsh and Associates, Inc. *
Stacy Brown and Steve Goldner
Mike Budd
Ileen P. Carter
Angelo Caruso
Steven Caruso
Susan Caruso *
Danielle Casale
Carlee Cohen and Jeremy Barr
Mary L. Cohn
Nikki and Daniel Dean
Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
Kerri and Steve Deitsch
Jeanette and Dr. Mark Denker
Suzanne Deutch
Dockerty Romer & Co
Susan and David Dubbin
Stephanie and Aubrey Dunham
Wynna and Gary Dunmyer
Carmen and John Edelson *
Dionne Ekendiz
Meredith and Jesse England
Karen and Bill Epstein and family *

Ilana Foglia (in memory of her mother, Ginny Moro)

Rebecca Follo and J. Thomas Bentley

Barbara Fuller Powers

Kate and Chris George *

Lisa and Michael Glas

Glidden Spina and Partners

Connie and Barry Gluck

Victoria and Vince Green

Jaime, Brett, Suzie & Sierra Greenberg *

Margaret and William Greenfield

Kristin Harkness *

Sharon and Richard Holt *

Astrea Hupfel

Angela and Dante Ionata *

Sylvia and Michael Jameson

Rosemary Justice

Patricia and Paul Kilgallon *

Candy and Martin Kopczak

Marcia Lazar

Le Petit Prince

Luciana and Eran Levy

Beth and Steve Licht

Jennifer and George Ligeti

Martin Lipschultz *

Little Seedlings Class of 2014-15

Tayler Mariner and Martin Lee

Thomas and Denise McMurrain

Lora and Jim McCoy

 

Meade Peers McCoy *

Kirsten McKeen

Saskia Meckman and Fares Khalidi

Mendelson Consulting

Natalie Mitchell

Katie and John Murphy

Nationwide Interpreter Resource, Inc.

Native Choice Nursery

Native Green Cay Nursery

Rosario and Ernest Orphanos

Michele and Tom Peel *

Charlotte Pelton & Associates, Inc

Gretchen Perry and Rick Leger

Virginia Perz

Evan Phalon

Ami Polonsky

Helena Redman

Emma Risley and Scott Schereschewsky

Dany Schaper

Kathleen and Spencer Seery *

Ilysia Shattuck and Stephen Charbonneau *

Sue and Bob Shattuck *

Shauna of the Star

Ellen and Marshall Stone

Laura and Mark Swauger

Dorota Szladewska and Ernesto Salas

Elisabeth and Ken Teelucksingh

Christine Templeton

Sharon Rosenthal and Roy Trachtenberg

Maria and Manuel Vergara

Patricia Werhahn and Richard Viens *

Sunflower Teachers

Sophie Backer

Michelle Barrett

Callie Bosch

Susan Caruso

Annette Gerlitz-Appel

Bryanne Gordon

Irena Lawrence

Beth Licht

Michele Service

Haidor Truu

Annike Venoy

Sunflower Administrative Staff

Susan Caruso, Executive Director

Ashley Caskill, Office Administrator & Family Liaison

Jaime Greenberg, Communications Director

Meade Peers McCoy, Director of Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives

Ilysia Shattuck, Operations and Development Director

Dorota Szladewska, Financial Director

Jennifer Zoole, Office Assistant

Board of Directors

Jennifer Ligeti, President 

Dr. Edgar An, PhD, Vice President

Tayler Mariner, Treasurer

Susan Dubbin, Secretary

Susan Caruso, Executive Director

William L. Epstein 

Lora Peers McCoy

Thank You

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