Education and Recreation Center

Giving our kids a better environment to heal, learn, and grow.

Fundraising continues for our Education and Recreation Center which will include our schools designed to provide the highest quality, most appropriate educational environment to meet the needs of our students. Cunningham’s schools serve students who need intensive special education services as well as therapeutic treatment for their emotional and behavioral challenges.

The Ripple Effect

Jennifer Lane of Westville never imagined the ripple effect that would be created from what started out as a difficult conversation with her 10-year-old son, Carson. Because of some unfortunate circumstances in their life, Jennifer had to tell Carson that he would not be getting as much for Christmas this year.

Board of Directors

2018 Officers

Janet Ruckman, President
Ron Hoyne, Treasurer
Bianca Green, Secretary
Cheryl Van Ness, President Elect 
Marcellos Gray, Treasurer Elect

2018 Committee Chairs

Linda Danz, Advancement
Carl Hudson, Asset Management
Marcellos Gray, Audit
Bobby Walker, District Representatives
Janet Ruckman, Executive

Strategic Plan


During Cunningham’s 122 year history, our programs, and services have evolved to address our top priority-the needs of kids, especially those who are most vulnerable. That’s why our vision is straightforward. We want to see every child thrive. And our mission builds on that idea by stating that we want to nourish hope through effective solutions so children thrive and families flourish.

Festival of Quilts

Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


A Cunningham Children’s Home tradition, now in its 14th year, attracted nearly 1,400 visitors and raised more than $76,000 in 2017 to help bring hope to hundreds of youth and families.  

For a suggested donation of $5 for admission,the Festival, our signature fundraiser, features something for everyone: