Boys & Girls Club of Dane County receives $1 million donation for Sun Prairie location

Boys & Girls Club of Dane County announced a $1 million pledge toward its forthcoming Sun Prairie location Wednesday morning.

According to a news release, the donation comes from John and Jo Ellen McKenzie, and the new club will be named the McKenzie Family Boys & Girls Club pending a Board of Directors vote.

The release said the McKenzies have supported college scholarships for members and provided a $100,000 scholarship for room and board and food to a club member who is planning on graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison this year.

Boys & Girls Club of Dane County said this is the largest one-time individual gift ever given to the Dane County Club for a capital campaign.

The club needs to raise $2.9 million in order to open on time, according to the release.

The group plans on opening its new Sun Prairie location next January.

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