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YMCA of Dodge County

While the new YMCA of Dodge County has become a facility that will be a continuing legacy for many generations, individuals and businesses now have the opportunity to leave their own lasting legacy for all to see.

The new YMCA building was opened to members in September of 2007. Membership at the new YMCA has surpassed expectations, but there is still a need to raise 40 percent of the capital campaign to retire the debt and plan for the future.

The YMCA of Dodge County Board of Directors recently hired Lea Priewe as their new Financial Development Director. Lea will oversee all YMCA fundraising activities including the cultivation and management of funder and donor relationships, as well as the development and implementation of new and diverse fundraising strategies and programs. Just in time for the first anniversary of the new YMCA of Dodge County, the "Building a Lifetime of Opportunities Once Brick at a Time" campaign will begin.

This brick and tile campaign will be an opportunity for members, businesses and organizations to get involved. Engraved bricks, which will be placed outside of the YMCA building, will be available starting at $75. Tiles, starting at $100, will line the hallway along the outside of the gymnasium wall. The bricks and tiles can be purchased as birthday, anniversary or wedding gifts, in honor or in memory of a loved one, or as a unique Christmas present.

Company logos can be added, and replicas of the original bricks are available for home or office use as a way to show support for the YMCA. Businesses can demonstrate their patronage of the community through the purchase of a brick or tile, individuals who couldn't donate initially can purchase a brick through this fundraiser and local organizations and service groups can raise funds for the YMCA through this campaign.

The bricks and tile campaign committee members include Dev Beal-Loeck, Jen Kruel, Lea Priewe and Mary Vogl-Rauscher. This committee has elected to work with Brick Markers® USA, Inc., a company selected to be the official supplier for the Lambeau Field Commemorative Bricks and Tile Program.

More information on the "Building a Lifetime of Opportunities One Brick at a Time" campaign, including order forms, can be found o the YMCA of Dodge County website at or through flyers available at the YMCA.