Development Office

Giving Opportunities

A Message from the Director
of Development

A Century Ago…

  • A tiny seed was planted
  • The seedling was nourished with water, sunlight, and love
  • Its roots developed and matured
  • And provided a firm foundation for the tree to grow
  • Its branches were many
  • Outstretched, reaching for the sun, moon and stars.

Today, this tree continues to sow seeds of

  • Kindness and Gentility
  • Peace and Harmony
  • Love and Faith
  • Family and Community.

This family tree represents all who enter our doors

  • To serve or to be served
  • Let us pause and reflect
  • And give thanks to God!

– Catherine M. Skurka, Director of Development

Giving Opportunities

The St. Ignatius Loyola Day Nursery relies each year on the generosity of Parents, Alumni, and Friends. This type of support enables the Day Nursery to fulfill its mission of service to children and families of all income levels. The Day Nursery community is truly humbled by the generosity of so many.

Annual Fund

The purpose of this fund is to close the gap between tuition income and the actual cost of educating every child. This fund is critical to meeting the Day Nursery’s annual operating budget and secures its future operational needs. Please make check payable to “St. Ignatius Loyola Day Nursery” and mark it “annual fund.” (Click for more information)

Matching Gifts

Many companies match contributions made by an employee or their spouse. If your employer offers this program, kindly forward the matching gift form to St. Ignatius Loyola Day Nursery. The donor receives credit for both the original gift and the gift match.

Gifts In-Kind

Gifts of equipment or service that provide operating support and meet the educational needs of the Day Nursery program. Contact the Development Office.

United Way of New York City

A donation may be made to the United Way of New York City agency and designated to the Day Nursery. The Day Nursery’s school code is #031577.

Memorial Gifts

You may make a gift to the Day Nursery in memory of a loved one.

Ladybug Fund

The Caiafa Family established a fund in the 2006/2007 school year in honor of the memory of their sister, Christine Caiafa Guarino. A teacher of young children, herself, passed away at the age of 31 years old in 2005. The purpose of this fund is to afford the teachers advanced educational opportunities. (Click for more information)

Thank you very much for your generous support!