Can you help make Louie’s last year at Bolton Hill Nursery the best one ever?
Louie Wilder will be stepping down as director of the Bolton Hill Nursery at the end of this school year. Her accomplishments over the past sixteen years have been many.
Under Louie’s leadership, the school’s enrollment grew from 35 children to a high of 120, before settling down to the current comfortable level of 84 children. Over the last four years, they moved from three rented classrooms and an office at Brown Memorial Church to purchasing and renovating their new home at 204 W. Lanvale.
Along with her professional and creative staff, they have earned an excellent reputation in both the neighborhood and the city at large. Plus, they have taken over sponsorship for the neighborhood’s annual Festival on the Hill, and built it up so that this fall’s Festival was the best and most financially successful ever.
Louie would like to depart on a high note, so for this year’s annual fund drive, she is focusing on two key initiatives.
Garden Fund: The garden in the northeast corner of the 204 W. Lanvale property need restoration and ongoing maintenance, both of which have been delayed due to the needs of the main building on the property, which was built in 1850. The establishment of a dedicated fund will help ensure that the garden, too, will be attended to and remain a place of restful beauty for generations to come.
Scholarship Program: Louie seeks to share Bolton Hill Nursery’s fantastic preschool curriculum with more families from the city at large. A robust scholarship program makes this great school more accessible to our neighbors.
These two projects cannot—and should not—be supported by tuition alone. Louie hopes that neighbors, alumni, Bolton Hill families and friends will help the Nursery achieve these goals before Louie steps down. “It is important to me to know these priorities, as well as the future health of the school, are well on their way to being met,” she said.