Milwaukee Academy of Science raises $1 million in capital campaign

The Milwaukee Academy of Science recently reached its target $1.1 million mark in its capital campaign, thanks to significant support from PAVE, a nonprofit organization committed to making quality education accessible to all students in Milwaukee.


With a financial contribution from PAVE, the Milwaukee Academy of Science was able to meet the demands of a matching grant from the Todd Wehr Foundation, which added substantially to fundraising dollars acquired from community donors.

“PAVE delivers its commitment to Milwaukee students through sustained financial support, superb leadership training and strong community advocacy for improvement in educational outcomes,” said Mike Jones, chair of the Milwaukee Academy of Science.

The K4-12 independent charter school, which specializes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programming, has funneled dollars toward upgrades in high school classrooms and will also pump funds into the expansion of the Todd Wehr Gymnasium to provide room for about 300 spectators. Fundraising dollars will also update entryways and corridors within the school, which is located at 2000 W. Kilbourn Ave. in Milwaukee.

Classroom improvements have already been completed, and the gymnasium will likely be expanded by the end of October.

In advocating for quality education, PAVE works with about 40 partner schools, including the Milwaukee Academy of Science, and conducts training programs and assessments of school boards and administrators.

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