The Dubuque Jaycees announced the launch of a $400,000 capital campaign to purchase and renovate a facility located on the corner of 9th and Iowa to serve as The Jaycee Center.
The property, located in the heart of Dubuque and formerly occupied by Chuck ‘n’ Jo’s Restaurant, will provide a permanent space for the chapter to hold board of directors meetings, membership meetings, socials, and professional development events. Remaining funds from the campaign will be used to establish an endowment fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, which will provide a permanent source of income for the chapter to maintain the center. The Jaycees have partnered with the Community Foundation to create a temporary project fund to assist with their fundraising efforts.
The Jaycees organization is a worldwide community of young active citizens between the ages of 18-40 who share the belief that, in order to create positive change, they must take collective action to improve their community, the world, and themselves. The goal of the Jaycees is to provide leadership training through community service. The Dubuque Jaycees have impacted many community events including: 3rd of July Fireworks, Haunted Forest, America’s River Festival, Chili Cook-Off, Community Garden, Dubuque and All That Jazz, Hills and Dales Easter Egg Hunt, Hooley Hustle 5K, Sandbox Fill, and Washington Park Christmas Decorating. In addition, the organization provides networking opportunities and the chance to build lasting, life-long friendships.
Community members can give online to the Dubuque Jaycees Center Fund at www.dbqfoundation.org/give, or mail checks payable to CFGD/Dubuque Jaycee Center Fund to the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, 700 Locust St., Suite 195, Dubuque, IA 52001.
For more information on the Dubuque Jaycees Center Project, visit www.dubuquejaycees.org, call the Jaycees at (563) 583-5555 or contact the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque at (563) 588-2700.