Foundation to bring back brick campaign

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The MCPASD Education Foundation will once again hold its popular Bricks to Build a Strong Foundation campaign.

New bricks will be added to existing walkways near the front entrances at Glacier Creek and Kromrey that already contain more than 300 engraved bricks that fill more than 550 spaces purchased by individuals, families, businesses and area non-profits in 2014 and '15.

“We wanted to open up these spaces so that more businesses and individuals can create a legacy in our schools,’’ Foundation board chair Courtney Ward-Reichard said. “An engraved brick allows individuals and businesses to show their support of students in our District in a very tangible way. The funds raised will continue to be used to provide even more inspiring experiences to students throughout the District.’’

Engraved bricks are available in three sizes and cost $100, $200 or $400. The paving is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018, District communications director Perry Hibner said.

An order form is available on the Foundation website. Online payments are possible through PayPal, but an order form is required for all purchases. If you would like more information or have additional questions, please call Hibner at 608-829-9014.

The Foundation has already raised close to $250,000 for its general endowment fund and more than $25,000 for a second endowment fund established in the past year to help disadvantaged students, both through Madison Community Foundation. The Foundation has awarded more than 70 grants worth approximately $72,000 since 2013. Every District school has received multiple grants. The next grant recipients will be announced in late April 2018.  

“We heard from so many people who didn't get a brick the last time that it only made sense to bring back this campaign,’’ Hibner said. “My family purchased two bricks as a way to say thank you to the District but also as a way to honor our children and the education they have received here. It was money well-spent.’’