Capital Campaign

Running Rebels Community Organization (RRCO) has occupied a 95+ year old building since 1999 and was able to purchase it in 2005, fulfilling the vision of a permanent home for our agency. A Capital Campaign Committee was created in 2005 which identified the needs and developed a strategic plan to renovate the building.

The Capital Campaign began on April 26, 2006 and has raised over $600,000 in cash donations, contributions & in-kind services. The total project cost is $2,595,000 to renovate our existing facility and build a new basketball/fitness center addition.

The campaign will benefit the 1300+ youth that we will serve annually, along with the local community. Our employees will benefit by having updated facilities to do their work.

  • Design/Architectural Plans
  • Project Cost Estimate/Obtain Bids
  • Roof Repair/Replacement
  • Window Sill Replacement
  • Installation of New Windows
  • Installation of New Gate and Fence
  • Outdoor Basketball Court

  • Electrical System Replacement
  • Plumbing System Replacement
  • Fire Protection System Replacement
  • Elevator Replacement
  • 1st & 3rd Floor Bathrooms

  • HVAC System Replacement
  • Floor by Floor Room Renovations

  • Exterior Building Renovations
  • Front Parking Lot

  • Gym/Fitness Center Addition

There are two major components of the capital plan:

  • Renovate existing building
  • Construct new building addition

RRCO continues to make progress in achieving the goal of renovating the existing facility. The economic downturn however, has made fundraising more challenging. Due to the cost of Phase I and other capital expenses, RRCO has only $117,000 applied to the Phase II goal of $929,516. However, RRCO was fortunate to receive word of a $300,000 grant from the Elizabeth Brinn Foundation before year’s end. RRCO will continue the efforts to raise funds for this important phase of work.

  • Ben Clark, GSI General Contractors
  • Chester Ozkandy, MLG
  • Troy Reese, T.L. Reese Corporation
  • Doug Reiske, Marshall &Ilsley Bank
  • Steve Smith, Stephen Perry Smith Architects
  • Margene Zimmer, MLG
  • Cecelia Smith-Robertson, Cecelia Smith-Robertson Consulting LLC.
  • Gabriele VanderVeen-Prochnow, Couri Financial Services
  • Mike Zimmer, MLG
  • Victor Barnett, RRCO
  • Dawn Barnett, RRCO
  • Robert Matuszak, RRCO

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Captial Campaign!

  • Ralph Evinrude Foundation
  • Gardner Foundation
  • Helen Bader Foundation
  • The Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation
  • Bert & Patricia Steigleder Trust
  • Natasha Coe
  • Edward Kurhajetz
  • Chuck Adams
  • Amos Ashford
  • Frederick Caulder
  • Glenn Coleman
  • Gerald Donley, Jr.
  • Edward Easley, Jr.
  • Robert Matuszak
  • Donald Moss
  • Amanda O’Day
  • Michael Peeples
  • Stanley Shelton
  • Damon Shoates
  • Dennis Spears
  • Robert Wollner
  • Chester Oszkandy, MLG
  • Troy Reese, T.L. Reese Corporation
  • Doug Reiske, Marshall & Ilsely Bank
  • Steve Smith, Stephen Perry Smith Architects
  • Margene Zimmer, MLG
  • Elizabeth A Brinn Foundation
  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation
  • Richard & Ethel Herzfeld Foundation
  • Ralph Evinrude Foundation
  • Avan & Marion Helfaer Foundation
  • Charles D. Jacobus Family Foundation
  • Krause Family Foundation
  • Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation
  • Rexnord Foundation
  • Suzanne & Richard Pieper Foundation
  • Michael & Margene Zimmer
  • Chuck Adam
  • Frederick Caulder
  • Rolunda Dixon
  • Gerald Donley, Jr.
  • Jerome Drinkard
  • Karen Ottoson
  • Clifton Phelps
  • Stanley Shelton
  • Wireless TOyz
  • Sheila Boyd
  • Aristea George
  • Quincy Young
  • Marshall Williams
  • Connie Evers
  • Amy Leitner
  • Patricia Thompson
  • Karen Ottoson, Karen Ottoson & Associates
  • Angel Rosario, Build Your Dreams Co.