A.J. and Jeff Pearl are passionate about the community and excited to support the “Building Futures Together” capital campaign. On Friday January 19, they hosted a social event for their clients, friends and business associates at their consulting firm, Pearl Engineering, to showcase the campaign and the positive impact it will have on our community.

Jeff, AJ, & James with Renderings of the new Boys & Girls Club building

A.J. Pearl has been at the forefront of the capital campaign by being involved as a Board Member for the Boys & Girls Club. Her commitment to the club, the campaign and our community is to be admired. A.J. said, “Being part of a community means supporting each other. We (Jeff and A.J.) are both personally and corporately committed to strengthening the foundation of our community with our personal commitment and contribution to this campaign.”

On December 4th, the Boys & Girls Club and South Wood County YMCA, announced the Building Futures Together Capital Campaign aimed at raising the final $6 million needed for the project. Individuals can make a contribution to the project online , through mail, or by phone by calling 715.818.6017. All contributions can be done now or by spreading payments over a period of up to five years.

The proposed facility will be a combination of renovated and newly constructed spaces encompassing approximately 90,000 square feet. The new facility will house both organizations and provide synergies along with numerous opportunities with surrounding service providers. It will include spaces for programs designed to address a wide range of community health, wellness and developmental needs.

Support from community partners like the Pearls and Pearl Engineering, signals a strong confidence in the campaign and the positive impact it will have on our local community and neighbors.

About John E. Alexander South Wood County YMCA

The YMCA has been serving South Wood County since 1957. The Y is the place to go for family events, activities, and fun. Annually, more than 15,000 individuals participate in YMCA programs and services where no one is ever turned away for an inability to pay. The Y offers more than 100 programs for everyone from toddlers to active older adults. In addition, the YMCA runs seven before and after school programs that serve nearly 200 families in the community. During the summer, YMCA Camp Alexander offers the opportunity for 500 young people to experience the joys of day and resident camp. You can find more information at swcymca.org.

About Boys & Girls Club of the Wisconsin Rapids Area

The Boys & Girls Club of the Wisconsin Rapids Area provides before and after-school programming for youth ages 6-18 in Wisconsin Rapids, Nekoosa and Port Edwards. The mission of Boys & Girls Club is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Club focuses programming efforts on three key outcome areas: Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Health Lifestyles. The Club serves over 2,100 youth throughout South Wood County each year through membership and additional outreach programs for non-members. Learn more by visiting bgcwra.org and facebook.com/bgcwra. The Boys & Girls Club is a proud partner of the United Way of Inner Wisconsin.