Foundation News


Thank you to the many generous donors who continue to support the Foundation/Rec.  From significant donations to your extra change at Mann’s Store (thank you for sharing, Mann family!) it makes a wonderful difference for a place that means so much to so many.

2018 Revenue Challenge – It’s for your good health, and the health of the Rec!

The W. I. Foundation and Rec Center have received a second challenge grant from the same anonymous donors who provided matching funds of $100,000 in 2015.  To successfully meet the 2018 Revenue Challenge, the Rec Center must double its paid-in revenue from members and guests for 2018 as compared to 2016, such as membership dues, daily passes and Rec Run registrations.  The Rec would realize a matching donation of $55,000 of unrestricted funds if we meet the challenge.  We will be announcing plans that will involve the Washington Island community – full-time and summer residents, visitors and guests to meet this goal.

Specials for the 2018 Challenge year!  

The first 10 NEW* annual memberships in 2018 (paid in full) get a $25 value gift certificate donated by local businesses.

There are limited financial scholarships available for NEW* individual and family annual memberships.  The scholarship is for ½ the cost of the membership.  Applications are available at the Rec, Nicolet Bank lobby and Mann’s Store.  (The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, January 24th at 12pm.)

Become a Challenge Member!  Members can add any dollar amount to their membership.  By doing so, you will receive a special bonus item from daily passes to Rec merchandise and help meet the challenge.

(NEW* members are those who have never been a member or who have not held a membership since December 31, 2014.)

The Rec Run is one event that will help earn revenue towards the challenge.  Mark your calendars now for July 28 and plan to participate!

For two complimentary ads regarding the Challenge, the W.I. Foundation thanks the W.I. Observer.

Carolyn Foss, President