Giving to Cherry

Cherry Blooms!

This Spring, Join Us in Celebrating our Staff


Since 1992, Cherry teachers and staff have nurtured and cared to help preschoolers learn and grow. We are dedicated to being an inclusive, accessible, and affordable school community for families.

We rely on donor support to secure and strengthen programs at the heart of Cherry like the Laurie Levy Scholarship Fund and The Rhonda Cohen Inclusion Program.

With your support, we can cultivate a brighter future!



Your investment in Cherry Preschool makes a difference

An investment to our General Fund matches resources where the need is greatest to enable us continue to provide a quality preschool program.

Support to programs like the Laurie Levy Scholarship Fund and Rhonda Cohen Inclusion Program is vital to our mission of creating a diverse school community where children learn to value and respect themselves and others. In our Evanston community, children with limited resources as well as children with disability and development delays are at a higher risk of struggling academically and developmentally when they enter area schools. An urgent need facing many families is the need for increased scholarship support.

Our priority remains to provide an affordable and accessible early childhood education. The need is often greater than the resources we can provide, but we make every effort to meet the needs of every family regardless of their ability to pay. During the 2021-2022 school year, in addition to Cherry underwriting the cost of all inclusion aides, 25% of families with children in our Inclusion Program also qualified for financial need scholarships.

Thank you for your support!

It has been a very hard year on our family financially and worrying about how to afford preschool for our daughter added to our financial stress. When we received notification of her scholarship, I began to cry. Knowing that there is someone who is able to help us financially and help our daughter attend preschool means so much — we are so grateful.

Cherry Preschool is more than an amazing school. It is a warm, loving community that embraces all. Our daughter has begun beautiful friendships and has blossomed within this community and this could not have happened without your scholarship. We are forever grateful for your generosity. Thank you!

Cherry Preschool Parent