57th Decorators’ Show House funds to support nursing care at Eskenazi Health 

Indianapolis, April 9, 2018 -- This year’s St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild Decorators’ Show House and Gardens will once again allow the public to tour a classic Butler-Tarkington home with proceeds benefiting Eskenazi Health. This year’s residence is located at 4140 N. Illinois St. at the historic Wainwright-Cochran House.

Proceeds from the show house will benefit nursing at Eskenazi Health. The annual event runs from April 28 - May 13 (closed Mondays). Daily tours are open to the public from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.showhouseindy.org for $20. At the door, guests 65 and older can purchase tickets for $18 and children 3 to 12 for $5. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at select Meijer stores for $18 through April 27. Special group rates are also available. In addition to the daily tours, there are many special events to enjoy. Free parking is available on nearby city streets.

“As has been the tradition, each spring local interior designers, landscape designers, and their support teams donate hundreds of hours, as do the members of St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild, to refurbish an area home and its surrounding property,” said Aly Schroeder, director of promotions for the St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild Decorator’’ Show House and Gardens. “We are excited to share the Wainwright-Cochran House with everyone this year, featuring classic design elements combined with the latest trends.”

Interior designers and landscapers have been hard at work since February restoring and renovating the historic house. The Tudor Revival residence was built in 1925 by Guy and Jeanette Wainwright. At the time the recently-wed couple built their new home, Guy Wainwright was vice president and general manager of the Diamond Chain Company. He went on to become president of the company in 1931 and chairman of the board in 1955. The house was later purchased by Richard and Jessie Cochran. It is now owned by her son and his wife Donald and Clare Acheson.

For more than 110 years the St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild has been a key partner in carrying out Eskenazi Health’s mission. From its beginning in 1907, the guild has raised more than $13 million to support the work of Eskenazi Health. This generous philanthropic support has benefited Eskenazi Health patients directly through programs and services. The dedicated members of the guild work tirelessly and enthusiastically through the Decorators’ Show House and Gardens and many other initiatives for the benefit of Eskenazi Health’s patients and its mission.

“Many things have been made possible at Eskenazi Health solely because of the generosity and commitment of St. Margaret’s and their extraordinary show house successes,” said Dr. Lisa Harris, CEO at Eskenazi Health. “There is really no area of Eskenazi Health that St. Margaret’s hasn’t touched. We are forever grateful to the women of St. Margaret’s and those who support them for their determination, their advocacy, their enduring friendship and their devotion to Eskenazi Health.”

St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild has distributed funds to numerous areas of Eskenazi Health, including the Sandra Eskenazi Center for Brain Care Innovation, Women’s and Children’s Services and the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. The guild was also a key supporter and a strong voice for the construction of the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health campus. This year, the guild is raising proceeds to benefit nursing at Eskenazi Health.

“We are extremely grateful to St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild and the commitment they have shown to our community,” said Ernest Vargo II, CFRE, president and CEO of the Eskenazi Health Foundation. “Eskenazi Health, and what we are able to offer our patients and their families, undoubtedly benefits from the generous philanthropic support and leadership of the women of St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild.”

This year’s show house marks the 57th time the guild has hosted the event, which will feature more than 50 area designers and landscapers using their talent and creativity to transform the historic Wainwright-Cochran House. For additional information, please visit www.showhouseindy.org.


CONTACT: Todd Harper
Phone: 317.880.4785
Cell: 317.402.9327
Pager: 317.310.5972
E-mail: todd.harper@eskenazihealth.edu


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