Waunakee Public Arts Committee Sculpture Campaign

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$33,705

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508

Days remaining

$100,000

Goal

29

Supporters
33.70497% Complete
34% to goal

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  • Waunakee Community School District
  • Waunakee, WI

About this campaign

The Waunakee Public Arts Committee (WPAC), along with several active and retired business leaders, educators and volunteers, have come together to ask for your support in commissioning a major art work/sculpture to be placed at the Waunakee High School West entrance. The WCSD Board has approved the site.

This will be an excellent location that families and residents in the school district and community will inevitably pass, attending events and meetings. It is, of course, the high school students’ daily path. The sculpture's theme is to celebrate teachers/staff and education excellence in WCSD. It may consist of bronze, metal, stone, etc., and may include LED or other light features. It will be a daily dedication for decades to come.

Students in the Waunakee High School advanced art workshop drafted seven conceptual ideas for the project and presented them to us and the WCSD Board. Being advised by art and sculpture Professors Aris Georgiades and Gail Simpson at the UW- Madison, we will invite local/regional artists/sculptors to submit their designs and incorporate student ideas. From several finalists, we will select an artist, who will be an artist-in-residence with the high school art class to complete the project.

Donations will be tax deductible thru our 501(c)(3).

Thanks to Waunakee Community School District's reputation of being on the leading edge academically and performing above state and national averages for generations, the Greater Waunakee area has become a highly sought after community for families and businesses. We are asking all who have greatly benefited, to help create a legacy of "excellence in education" and symbolically honor all Waunakee Community School District (WCSD) teachers and staff for their hard work and dedication in making WCSD one of the state's top school districts.

This sculpture will become a part of preserving the legacy of "excellence in education" and honoring the people that have helped make this community something our great grandparents are proud of and our great grandchildren will benefit and enjoy. It will also advance Waunakee area's nascent creative economy and become an arts destination.

Who is managing the campaign?

Waunakee Public Arts Committee: Nick Mischler (Co-Chair) and Kevin Laffey (Co-Chair)

With this sculpture we have a wonderful celebration of education excellence and honoring of teachers and staff in our Waunakee school system. Besides, the daily path of hundreds of students and teachers, for coming decades, it will become their meeting place, and a place of rest, reflection and enjoyment for thousands of students, teachers, residents and non-residents. At the same time, it advances the Waunakee area's emerging creative economy. Many thanks to you, as all the support for the sculpture project comes from you, the residents, businesses and foundations in our community.
Nick Mischler
Sculpture Project Co-chair

Checks payable to Waunakee Area Education Foundation, Inc. (WAEF).
Send to Waunakee Community School District
905 Bethel Circle Waunakee WI 53597 Attn: Rebecca McDonough.
For additional information, please contact
Nick Mischler at (608)347-0588, nicholas.mischler@gmail.com or
Kevin Laffey at (608)255-8000, k.laffey@els-law.com.
WAEF, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law.

“This sculpture will remind our teachers, staff and students daily that our community is grateful for their efforts and values education.” Kevin Laffey, Co-Chair

Campaign updates

Thank You to the Following Donors:
DeDe and Jeff Freeman
Nicholas & Elaine Mischler
Shelley Moffatt
In honor of the grandchildren of James and Linda Marty Schmitz
Kiefer Law Office LLC

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  • $104 (Monthly)

    Deirdre Garton

    Aug 11, 2017

  • $100

    Anonymous

    Aug 10, 2017

  • $250

    NORD GEAR CORPORATION

    Aug 9, 2017

  • $10,000

    Village of Waunakee

    Aug 3, 2017

  • $100

    Meicher CPAs

    Aug 3, 2017

  • $100

    Wisconsin Capital Partners, LLC In honor of Jack Heinemann

    Aug 3, 2017

  • $1,000

    In memory of Elaine Smiley

    Aug 3, 2017

  • $100

    State Farm Troy Salisbury Agency

    Jul 5, 2017

  • $250

    Joe and Bev Hildebrandt

    Jul 5, 2017

  • $1,000

    Anonymous

    Jun 27, 2017

  • $104

    Deirdre Garton

    Jun 18, 2017

  • $500

    Piggly Wiggly of Waunakee, Inc.

    Jun 12, 2017

  • $1,000

    Al & Lynn Dassow

    Jun 2, 2017

  • $100

    Douglas & Marlene Tomlinson

    May 31, 2017

  • $100

    Styles By Dave

    May 26, 2017

  • $1,000

    Michael Lee Real Estate

    May 19, 2017

  • $100

    Dick & Jean Arndt

    May 16, 2017

  • $104

    Anonymous

    May 11, 2017

  • $500

    Findorff & Son Inc

    May 2, 2017

  • $1,036

    Dann Bormann

    Apr 8, 2017

  • $104

    Jim and Jean Elvekrog

    Apr 8, 2017

  • $54

    Classmunity

    Apr 6, 2017

  • $2,500

    Waunakee Rotary Foundation

    Apr 5, 2017

  • $5,000

    Waunakee Community Foundation

    Mar 10, 2017

  • $1,000

    Anonymous

    Mar 10, 2017

  • $5,000

    Anonymous

    Mar 10, 2017

  • $1,000

    State Bank of Cross Plains

    Mar 7, 2017

  • $1,000

    Anonymous

    Mar 7, 2017

  • $500

    Rex and Brenda Endres

    Mar 4, 2017

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