Annual Report 2008
Manager, Abilene Human Resources Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas
Yvonne Batts V.P. and Co-Owner Batts Communications, Inc.
Kim Bosher Sales & Marketing Star Dodge-Hyundai
Duane Donaway Information Systems Hendrick Medical Center
Director, Medical/Surgical Nursing Hendrick Health System
Terry Grosvenor Head Start Director Region XIV Education Center
CaSaundra Johnson Community Volunteer
Early Childhood Education Consultant Region 14 Education Service Center
Dottie Preston, O.D. Optometrist Family Vision Associates
Director of Sales, Revenue & Marketing MCM Elegante Suites
Daniel Santee City Attorney City of Abilene Anna Sigala District Manager
Taco Bueno Elizabeth Wagstaff
Attorney Community Volunteer Keith White President/Owner
PRESIDENT Dr. Marianna Rasco Retired Professor/Dept. Chair,
Abilene Christian University VICE PRESIDENT
Alan Davis, CPA Controller Smith Pipe & Supply
SECRETARY and PAST PRESIDENT Beverly Stevens
VP In-Store Marketing First Financial Bank
TREASURER Kari Polk, CPA
Abilene Bone & Joint Clinic MEMBERS-AT-LARGE
Penny Bivens Systems Initiatives Coordinator
San Angelo State School Valentin Hernandez
Plant Leader Bandag Inc.
Jeff Messer Practice Administrator
Texas Oncology EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
& THE FUTURE WE ANTICIPATE
In 2008 Day Nursery of Abilene celebrated its 35 years of child care service to the Abilene community. The agency’s roots date back to a humble beginning in 1933,
when Mrs. Morgan Jones founded the Negro Day Nursery. Its original location at 1202 Ash Street was closed in 1969 by the Taylor County Health Department. The center was re‐opened under the Day Nursery of Abilene name in 1973. In 35 years the Day Nursery grew from one location serving 25 children to four locations serving over 600 children each month.
To commemorate this milestone, the board and advisory board hosted a celebration luncheon in October 2008 to tribute the 35 years of Day Nursery’s existence. Keynote speaker Dian Stai addressed a crowd of 300 specially invited guests and unveiled a “sponsor‐a‐child”
fundraising campaign to provide operational support and endowment match for current and future needs of Day Nursery children. Individuals and foundations provided $75,000 toward this effort. Generous grant funding from the Community Foundation of Abilene supports current expenses and the Dian Graves Owen Foundation goes into the endowment fund to insure future support of children. A grant received from the Junior League of Abilene supports current and future children.
Founding Executive Director, Bea Ganson’s 75th birthday was celebrated during the spring. A reception was held in her honor at the administration office. Many friends and supporters honored Bea by contributing gifts totaling close to $12,000 to the Bea Ganson Endowment Fund benefitting the Day Nursery of
Abilene. This fund was set up in Bea’s honor upon her retirement in 1994 after she lead the organization for 21 years. Earnings are targeted to meet operational needs of the organization.
The 2008 AT&T phone book featured a picture of the Day Nursery of Abilene centers and the children on the cover.
More than 228,000 copies were distributed beginning in March 2008 .
Day Nursery was awarded the 2008 Abilene Reporter News “Reader’s Choice” award in the “best day care” category, a coveted recognition achieved because of newspaper
Taco Bueno benefit night proved to be successful with Day Nursery receiving 10% of the proceeds from two stores during evening sales once a month.
Shalis Stevens, ACU student volunteer, painted a mural on the Myrle Greathouse Gym wall. After volunteering several years ago in the night and weekend program she later proposed the idea to design and paint a mural at one of the centers. Shalis designed the artwork, secured all of the supplies and volunteer assistance.
The Shelton Family Foundation funded a $50,000 grant request in 2008 with a pledge to provide $50,000 in 2009 as a matching grant. The funding assists Day Nursery with the financial impact of minimum wage increases. New infant/toddler curriculum, resource materials and training were provided through grant funding from the Community Foundation of Abilene.
The Future We Anticipate
Day Nursery continues its efforts to provide important child care services so that parents are able to work, attend school and/or job training programs. Additionally the centers participate in school readiness activities in order to prepare preschool age children for elementary school
and success in life! Community investment funding through the United Way of Abilene assists in this effort.
Day Nursery is committed to achieve its mission. A current waiting list serves as a reminder of the continuing need for quality child care options. During 2008, over 50% of the children and families served by the agency received financial assistance for child care. Most are eligible through Child Care Services, the state‐subsidized childcare program in Texas for low‐income families. The priority of children served are referred by child protective services. Community partnerships are vital to the existence of the agency and those it serves. The Day Nursery of Abilene positively impact children so they grow, learn and develop in a positive child‐friendly environment.
The locations were some of the first to receive Texas Rising Star Provider status meaning the centers provide higher level child care exceeding minimum standards for day care centers in the State of Texas. The centers are working to achieve “Texas School Ready”
site designation by the State Center for Early Childhood to insure that children attending the centers are deemed school‐ready in Texas.
A grant request from the United Way Vision Grant funding will be funded at a level of
$40,000 beginning in January 2009 for the 2009‐2011 school years. The funds support a collaborative effort between Day Nursery, Abilene ISD and Region 14 Education Service Center to prepare preschool children for school. The total available funds of $100,000 were split among five grantees with Day Nursery’s collaborative grant receiving the majority of available funds.
Community Support—Sincere thanks to those who gave from their hearts to address and expand the Day Nursery mission in 2008
Texas State Representative Susan King visiting the Sherry Lane Center
Preparing for the World Cup
Field trip enrichment opportunities
Brenda Peak, Sherry Lane Center Director with husband Sam and Janice Gobin, Vine Street Center Director were recognized for 15
years of service to Day Nursery Staff Appreciation Picnic hosted by the Board of Directors
New Infant/Toddler Cur
riculum and Resource Materials Dian Stai, Bea Ganson, Cynthia Pearson and
Billye ProctorShaw at the Celebrate! 2008 35th anniversary event in October
Family Style Dining
December 31, 2008 and 2007
Cash $ 406,326 $ 480,498
Accounts receivable, net 45,233 49,034
Pledges receivable 4,243 4,836
Grants receivable 40,000
Inventory 3,685 2,953
Prepaid expenses 26,137 27,000
Land, buildings, and equipment, net 4,223,106 4,357,990 Beneficial interest in assets held by others 362,791 464,803
TOTAL ASSETS $ 5,111,521 $ 5,387,114
Accounts payable $ 45,517 $ 49,092
Accrued expenses 154,561 116,278
TOTAL LIABILITIES 200,078 165,370
Unrestricted net assets:
Operating 199,223 292,827
Capital assets 4,223,106 4,357,990
Total unrestricted net
assets 4,422,329 4,650,817
Temporarily restricted 156,809 140,560
Permanently restricted 332,305 430,367
TOTAL NET ASSETS 4,911,443 5,221,744
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS $ 5,111,521 $ 5,387,114
The Statements of Financial Position and the Statements of Activities were taken from the December 31, 2008 and 2007 audited financial statements.
DAY NURSERY OF ABILENE, INC.
Statements of Activities
For the Years Ended December 31, 2008 and 2007
Revenues, Gains, and Other Support Child Care Provider Operations $ 666,198 $ 692,931
Child Care Food Program 266,017 269,541
Program service fees 1,168,151 1,038,790
United Way of Abilene 118,982 107,964
Grants 199,058 242,561
Endowment earnings 12,838 10,413
Investment income 14,446 24,843
Miscellaneous income 7,718 5,128
Cash contributions and special events 80,982 69,639
Non-cash contributions 3,237 2,652
Total Revenues, Gains, and Other Support 2,537,627 2,464,462
services 2,396,532 2,235,043
General and administrative 225,398 227,417
ing 89,806 75,961
Total Expenses 2,711,736 2,538,421
Change in Beneficial Interest in
Assets Held by Others (136,192) 17,894
CHANGES IN NET ASSETS (310,301) (56,065)
NET ASSETS AT BEGINNING OF
YEAR 5,221,744 5,277,809
NET ASSETS AT END OF YEAR $ 4,911,443 $ 5,221,744
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