Planning study supports $2M fundraising campaign for Riverfront Park – WEAU

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (RELEASE) — The City of Chippewa Falls approved a contract Tuesday with Crescendo Fundraising Professionals, LLC, to initiate a $2M capital campaign to raise funds for Chippewa Riverfront Park based on positive input from the philanthropic community. Leaders who have been involved in past fundraising endeavors were interviewed and the firm prepared their recommendations based on these results and input from an online community survey.

Revitalizing the former dilapidated area off Highway 29 entering downtown has been a vision of city and community leaders for more than 20 years with the last 10 years witnessing $11M pumped into the riverfront to purchase, demolish, reclaim and restore it for the park’s final completion.

The biggest favorable factors to moving forward with the campaign were…

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