Thanking Our Magic Circle Makers

Donor Recognition Breakfast for the Magic Circle Nature Playground

On Thursday, October 9, PIC recognized and thanked the many supporters who helped us create the Magic Circle Nature Playground

In honor of these important families, alumni and friends of PIC, three metal butterfly sculptures have been mounted upon wooden posts and are "flying" over the children as they play, create, and discover below.

After a light breakfast, attendees gathered among the butterflies, which have been placed where children work on nature-inspired works of art, gather for picnics, or share stories shaded by large trees.

PIC Executive Director Debbie Green welcomed everyone to the nature playground and explained the important role outdoor education and nature play have in early childhood development.

PIC Board President Carol Lerner took a moment to thank everyone for the role they played in this project. She unveiled a representation of the donor sign that will recognize the many significant gifts that were given in support of the playground. A beautiful wooden sign specially designed to fit in with the natural landscape will be installed later this year.

PIC is especially grateful for the leadership gifts made by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, a generous community partner and friend of PIC; Rebecca and Arthur Samberg, dear friends of former Executive Director Marni Sweet; and the Germeshausen Foundation with its strong interest in teaching children the importance of our environment.

We also recognized groundbreaking gifts and additional support from:

Jason and Carol Lerner
A gift made In honor of Cindy Roberts
Karl and Nancy Schultz
David Silver and Deirdre Woods
Jan Verhage
Margaret and David Balamuth
Brett, Jennifer, Talia and Drew Feldman
Lisa and David Hoke
Klavans Family
Tara Trimarchi and David Munson
Ann E. Freedman and Rand E. Rosenblatt
Santoro Family
Janet Golden and Eric Schneider
Special in-kind support came from: the Arbor Day Foundation, Julie A. Bush, The Fedirko Family, Larry Leso, LRSLAstudio, Pennoni Associates Inc., Josey and Earl Stamm, ThinkGreen, The Woodlands.
There were so many others whose gifts and contributions made this project possible. PIC is grateful for them all.
PIC Executive Director Debbie Green
Thanking donors for their contributions to the Magic Circle Nature Playground
Gathering to thank donors for the PIC Magic Circle
PIC Board President Carol Lerner says thank you
Children on the PIC Nature Playground
Guests at the PIC Donor Recognition Breakfast
Children on PIC Magic Circle Nature Playground