Cary, NC - April 12, 2010 - The Lucy Daniels Center announced today the top sponsors for the inaugural event and fundraiser Lucy’s Book Club presents: Bookmarked! A celebration of reading with children. 

Cargill, The Umstead Hotel and Spa and Herons, The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation, Finley Commercial Realtors, AlphaGraphics, Clancy & Theys Construction Company, Kilpatrick Stockton LLC, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLC, and Time Warner Cable have all made generous monetary or gift-in-kind donations for the Bookmarked! event. The festival, will take place May 22 – June 6, 2010, and will feature a Lucy’s Book Club book fair at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh and more than 20 celebrity hero readings for young children and their parents at venues across Wake County.  The festivities will culminate with An Evening with Judith Viorst, a fund raising lecture, book signing, and reception at Peace College.

"Cargill is pleased to be the presenting sponsor of Bookmarked! We have an amazing amount of respect for the work that Lucy Daniels Center is doing in our community every day to help young children and their families live emotionally healthy lives. Giving the money is the easy part, all of the hard work that goes in to making this community stronger is where the real effort comes in. The Cargill Cares Team at Raleigh is truly blessed to work for a company like Cargill that strives to make a difference in the communities where we do business and provides the resources to make it happen. Along with the company's commitment, we have a great group of Cargill employees who want to be involved and play a role in helping the children and families in our community thrive."  --Don Camden, Southeast Region Commercial Manager

The presenting sponsor, Cargill, is located in Raleigh and is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. This latest donation to the Bookmarked! Fundraiser is just another example of how Cargill is committed to working together with a diverse group of partners to support responsible economic development and to bring positive, measurable improvements to the communities where they live and work.

A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are still available including:

  • Event Sponsors$10,000 will help cover the cost of 375 therapy sessions
  • Platinum Sponsors: $5,000 will help cover the cost of 165 therapy sessions
  • Gold Sponsors: $2,500 will help cover the costs of 80 therapy sessions
  • Silver Sponsors$1,000 will help cover the cost of 35 therapy sessions
  • Bronze Sponsors: $500 will help will help cover the cost of 17 therapy sessions
  • Supporters: $250 will help will help cover the cost of 8 therapy sessions 

Benefits include premium seats to the June 6, “An Evening with Judith Viorst,” and recognition and visibility throughout the two-week festival. Bookmarked! sponsors will also be recognized as sponsors of the Lucy’s Book Club throughout the 2010-2011 year.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities please contact Lucy Daniels Center,  Director of Development, Joyce Watkins King, at 919.677.1400, x120 or

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The Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood is a nationally recognized model for childhood mental health education and services. The Center is the largest, and most comprehensive nonprofit agency focused on providing mental health services to young children and their families in the Triangle, conveniently located at 9003 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513. For more information visit      

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