Announcement of Capital Campaign

Red Door Early Learning Center is excited to announce the launch of “Investing in Young Minds”

 

A Campaign for Red Door Early Learning Center

Red Door has been a staple of our community for over 50 years, and in 2016 two of Red Door’s families, The Fistners and the Perrottas pledged their support for a new school facility. Red Door Early Learning Center is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501C3 non-profit organization. Your gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Read Their Story


A Campaign for Red Door Early Learning Center We are honored to celebrate two such families who are deeply committed to the future of Red Door Early Learning Center. The Fistner and Perrotta families entrusted the teachers of Red Door with their children’s first introduction to education. What they found was so much more than a pre-school. Red Door teachers became an extension of their family and the school became a second home. They witnessed their children flourish and develop a deep love of learning, and for that, they will be forever grateful to those who inspired their children. In the summer of 2016, the Fistner and Perrotta families were presented with a challenge. Red Door Early Learning Center could no longer remain in Hellertown and was in need of a new location for the 2017 school year, or it would cease to exist. There was no time for a traditional capital campaign, so both families committed to funding a full renovation of the building at 4777 Saucon Creek. The creation of a non-profit Early Childhood Private Preschool implementing a state-of-the-art, STEAM-influenced program designed to engage young minds and create a life-long love of learning was reborn. In only 9 short months Red Door was ready to accept its first camp of students at the new location. It was clear from the very early stages that this project was turning into much more than just a new facility. The Fistner and Perrotta families recognized that they had the unbelievable opportunity to design a space around how children play and learn. Inspiration is found in every corner and the space invites children to be curious, to touch, to investigate, to explore, to have moments of quiet and moments of wonder. Equally important is the fact that the space matched the caliber of the teaching staff. The space allows our highly qualified teachers to teach in a multitude of environments. The classrooms are imaginative spaces full of opportunities to explore. The flex space is perfect for getting little bodies moving. The creations that are produced in the science and art lab are incredible, and the nature playground is a multifaceted outdoor learning space that functions as an extension of the classroom for the teachers as well as a space where children can explore, take risks, and use their imaginations. Red Door is like no other place when it comes to early childhood education. The teaching staff recognizes that every child’s journey is different and they focus on educating the whole child. They are passionate about developing each child at their own pace. The result is an environment where every child succeeds, regardless of their abilities. The STEAM-based curriculum offers a unique blend of imagination and discovery. This curriculum stimulates new ideas and critical thinking that the students take part in and bring to fruition. The addition of Sara Kimble as Executive Director ensured a future for Red Door where the teaching staff was given the facility and the stability that it deserved, and where families in the community could count on Red Door for generations to come.





Our Capital Campaign Goal

The school is looking to raise $1.5 million over the next 5 years.
The wonderful news, is that to date, Red Door has raised over $500,000!

 

Naming Opportunities

Founder’s Level

John and Trisha Fistner and Joe and Sarah Perrotta


Building                                                                       
 

$400,000

Chairman Level

 

Parking Lot Expansion                                                  
Oak Classroom                                                                
Walnut Classroom                                                          
Poplar Classroom                                                           
Hickory Science/Art Classroom                            
Maple Classroom                                                            
Birch Classroom                                                              
Pine Classroom                                                               
Hemlock Classroom                                                       

$75,000

$50,000
$50,000

$50,000

$50,000

$50,000

$50,000

$50,000

$50,000

Benefactor Level


 

Paul and Kym Farr           

 

Auditorium/Flex Space                                         
Natural Playground               

$100,000

 

$100,000
$100,000

Patron Level

 

Adam and Erin Stauffer  

 

Kitchen

Natural Playground Extension

Raised Bed Gardening Area

Administrative Office                                                     
Teacher Work Area                                                          
                                       

$25,000

$25,000

$25,000

$25,000

$30,000

$30,000


J.B and Kathleen Reilly

Gregory and Regina Carolan

Mark and Penelope Tervalon 

Security Enhancements                                                
Outdoor Classroom Area                                           
Hammock/Relaxation Area                                        
Sand Play Area                                                                   
Outdoor Music Area                                                      
Climbing/Sliding Hills                                                 
Outdoor Toy Storage Area                                         

$10,000

$10,000

$10,000

$10,000
$10
,000

$10,000

$10,000

$10,000

$10,000

$10,000

 

The Spillane Family                                                     

 

Classroom Manipulatives                                       
Smartboards                                                                     
iPads                                                                                      
Art and Science Supplies                                            
Kids in Kitchen Supplies                                             
Sensory Toys       

Raised Gardening Beds                                                                   
Multi-purpose Recreational Area                          
Greenhouse                                                                        
                        

$5,000

 

$5,000
$5
,000/class

$5,000/class

$5,000

$5,000

$5,000

$5,000

$7,500

$7,500

Friends Level

Associate Level


Tony and Adrienne DaRe                                    

Rocco and Annie Policare                                       

Benches     

Picnic Tables                                                                       
Trees                                                                                                                                                         

 

$2,500

$2,000

$2,000/each

$4,000/each

$3,000/each

The Cubby Club

Mike and Daniele Fistner                                         
Linda and Denny Gold                                               
Anthony and Megan Ochotorena                    
Greg and Cyndy Ortwein 

                               

Storage Cubby                                                                    
                                                            

$1,000
$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000/each

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