Dear Friend of Child Start:

2022 was a year of change and reflection for Child Start as we prepared for the retirement and recognized the nearly 40 years of service to the community by our Executive Director, Teresa Rupp. Over these years, Teresa has made Child Start’s work her life’s work, investing her mind and heart in the community’s future with every child who is loved, cared for, educated, and nurtured by the high-quality early care and education Child Start provides and encourages.

In recognition of Teresa’s long service, Child Start has created a Legacy Fund for the continuation of services to young children. As a friend or colleague of Teresa, we invite you to join us in making a contribution to the Legacy Fund in her name. With your help, we hope to raise $40,000 for her 40 years of service!

Although Teresa has specifically asked that any gifts be sent directly to Child Start, she would be pleased to receive cards via U.S. Mail in care of Child Start, or shared memories via email at

Thank you for joining us in honoring Teresa and the difference she has made for our community’s children!


Sincerely yours,


Anna Meyerhoff-Cole, Chair

Board of Directors



Or feel free to mail checks to 1002 S Oliver, Wichita, KS 67218. Make sure to dedicate your gift to the Teresa Rupp Legacy fund. 

All gifts to Child Start are tax deductible and will be acknowledged for tax purposes.