Donor Recognition

Without dedicated donors, The Baby Fold’s mission would be impossible. Check out recent stories and photos of donors who are bringing transformational change to children and families. Thank you for never giving up on children!

McLean County Deputies F.O.P. Lodge #176

Aimee Beam, Director of Major Gifts, and Karen Major, Vice President of Family and Community Services, accept a gift of $5,000 to purchase car seats for our families in the Healthy Start Program. A very special thank you to McLean County Sheriff’s Deputies Jason Simmons, Ryan Homan, and Bryan Hanner!

McLean County Deputies F.O.P. Lodge #176

State Police Benevolent and Protection Association

Julie Payne and Stephanie Lewis are pictured here with Todd Keil, treasurer of the State Police Benevolent and Protection Association, and are OVERJOYED to receive a pallet of diapers and other baby items for Healthy Start from the Association! This wonderful group raises money for local charities in their specific area and chose to help The Baby Fold! Thank you so much!

State Police Benevolent and Protection Association

Progressive Impressions International

Progressive Impressions International donated new school supplies for Hammitt Schools!

Progressive Impressions International


The GROWMARK Foundation donated 5 new laptops and 5 new iPads for the high school students at Hammitt Junior-Senior High! These will greatly help the students develop their technology skills.



LeRoy First U.M.C. and High School Campers

We are so thankful for the wonderful people at LeRoy First U.M.C. who provide a pizza party for the kids here at The Baby Fold before they head to camp! We are also blessed to have 28 terrific high school helpers who will volunteer at camp. They also raised $2,860!

Jammin’ for Hammitt Benefit Concert

The 3rd Annual Jammin’ for Hammitt Benefit Concert was held on Saturday, May 30th, at the Castle Theatre. Morgan Schulte, a teacher at Hammitt Elementary School, coordinates this wonderful event and invites different musicians to perform. This year’s event featured Zach Linley, Dan Hubbard, Scott Marek,  Jeni B. and Jack Dupp & The Empty Bottles.

Fiona Way Fundraiser

Rob Parent, a board member, held at fundraiser at Merna Tap that featured the band, Fiona Way.


Donor Story

“Are there any Legos in the store?” This simple question came daily from a young Hammitt School student. Hammitt Elementary School has a very special school store. The students earn “money” for good behavior and for completing assignments. Then they get the privilege of shopping in the store for all kinds of neat things; bubble gum, potato chips, art supplies, toys (to name a few.) This is a powerful positive reinforcement to help these emotionally and behaviorally challenged students One student in Morgan Schulte’s class had been saving his “money” for a Lego set. This student would constantly ask Morgan if there were any Legos in the school store. Unfortunately, there weren’t, but Morgan is a very resourceful teacher and she knew a great resource – her friends and followers of Facebook and the Jammin’ for Hammitt Page. Dan Hubbard, a talented musician who has been a huge part of the Jammin’ for Hammitt Benefit Concert, and his wife and parents learned about this student who had been saving the “money” for a Lego set. Not only did this thoughtful family get the Lego set this student wanted, they bought all kinds of sets from the Lego Store in Chicago for the school store. Needless to say, the student was thrilled and so were all the other lego enthusiasts!

Annual Giving

Learn how our annual donors meet a Hierarchy of Needs.

Lifetime Giving

The Baby Fold honors individuals who make significant philanthropic investments in the agency, its children and families, and its programs. Nancy A. Mason Society: Recognizing donors who have included The Baby Fold in their estate planning The Baby Fold began through the generosity of Nancy Mason, who donated her residence to the Methodist Episcopal Deaconess Society in 1899. Her gift became the first home for The Baby Fold in 1902.   This Society recognizes the friends of The Baby Fold who have made a commitment through a planned gift to support the strategic initiatives and goals of the agency. Capstone Club: Recognizing donors for Cumulative Lifetime Giving of $25,000 or more The Baby Fold honors those donors whose generous and faithful giving has reached this significant level. Loyalty Club: Recognizing donors for their 20 Consecutive Years of Giving The quality of The Baby Fold’s programs and services depend on the faithful support of donors.   This club recognizes donors who have reached significant milestones in their loyal support of the children by giving each year to The Baby Fold regardless of the amount of the gift.

Giving Benefits

All Circle, Society and Club members receive the following tokens of appreciation:

  • Complimentary tickets to the annual Founders Day banquet
  • Listing in the Annual Report
  • Listing on our Donor Wall