In the spring of 2004, the Mayor of Fenton, Missouri, Dennis J. Hancock and the members of the Park Board (Board Chair–Glen Scholle, members Jeff Bodi, Charles Jahneke, Mike Lucas, Steve Covault, Gregg Cleveland, Diana Biras and Nannette Clark), determined that their city should build a memorial to the victims of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. It was also determined that the memorial would honor police, firefighters, EMS personnel and all veterans.
The concept for the Remembrance Clock and FundRaiser Engraved Brick project was an excellent opportunity to involve our members, recognize our loved ones and build a timeless treasure for Columbia Country Club, while providing an on-going way to honor special occasions in our lives with engraved bricks.
Thanks to the dedicated members of Columbia Country Club, their families and friends, we began our Remembrance Clock and FundRaiser Engraved Brick Project, “For the Members by the Members”, and raised over $25,000 to purchase the clock, the bricks and pay for all expenses.
The clock was purchased from Verdin Clock Company and the bricks were purchased through Fundraising Brick. The design for the beautiful base clock was created working with FundRaising Brick and the first installation of eighteen engraved bricks has been accomplished. “I have traveled all over the world and seen clocks of all shapes and sizes, but I have never seen one so beautiful as the clock at Columbia Country Club. The clock, the brick base and the setting is just breathtaking.”
This Remembrance Clock project is a true “labor of love” and is an incredible honor for our loved ones. It is a timeless treasure and a valuable centerpiece for Columbia Country Club.
Our hope is that selling engraved bricks from Fundraising Brick will also generate funds to sustain the clocks future expenses and provide funds to assist with club projects. The engraved brick phase will keep our project dynamic well into the future as members recognize special events and people – like marriages, birthdays or a hole in one!
Remember, the clock is always ticking so spend your days making memories…because time steals everything but our memories; and FundRaiser Bricks are engraved to last a lifetime. The friendly, professional assistance provided by Jenny and Karen at Fundraising Brick exemplifies customer service through and through.
Lewis and Clark Expedition
Student generated art work was collected from local schools in celebration of the Lewis and Clark Dedication. The winning drawings were inscribed in brick and placed along the river font. This was a donation to the community by Fundraising Brick LLC.
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
Honoring our Heroes Installation at Hutchinson, Kansas Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Raised $30,000.00.
The Muny at Forest Park – St. Louis, Missouri
The Muny has raised nearly $350,000.00 with their ongoing laser engraved brick fundraiser. They sell their 4X8 bricks for $250.00 each and their 8X8 bricks for $1000.00 each.
Nearly 1,000 Muny lovers have been recognized for their contributions to The Muny with inscribed bricks. Some inscriptions are in memory of a family member, a loved one or a friend. Others send messages to The Muny or future audiences, like the ones that read:
“THANKS FOR THE FREE SEATS” and “THANK YOU FOR 50 WONDERFUL MUNY SUMMERS”
The Sandwich Glass Museum – Sandwich, Massachusetts
Join this unique Museum and explore the world of glass. You can play a vital part in supporting the Museum, preserving the history of Sandwich and expand its educational programs. We invite you to join our nationwide and international family of members. Your purchase of a membership provides essential operating funds for the Museum. Patron members receive an engraved brick in your name to be placed in the Museum lobby.
Gerald Veterans Memorial – Gerald, Missouri
The Gerald Veterans Memorial is located in the heart of Gerald City Park. The memorial encompasses a walkway, flags, pillars, lamp posts, benches, and the laser engraved bricks memorial. The fundraising efforts earned over $40,000.00 in revenue for the City of Gerald to build this memorial park.