2005 The Center is renamed after receiving a $2.1 million gift.

McCormick Tribune Center for Early Childhood LeadershipThe Center is renamed after receiving a $2.1 million gift from the McCormick Tribune Foundation. An additional $1.5 million gift from the Josephine P. and John J. Louis Foundation and the Michael W. Louis Charitable Trust also established an endowed chair. Dr. Bloom was named the first recipient of the Michael W. Louis Endowed Chair of the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership.