Donor brick program a new source of revenue

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Donor brick program a new source of revenue

The new track and field facility, which is to be completed by Jan. 7, 2013, will be built using the donor bricks that are purchased this year. The remaining bricks of the total 720 that are purchased later will be installed separately. These bricks will eventually fill three entrance walkways: the football entry, baseball entry and lower field entrance. Photo taken from MVHS website.

The new track and field facility, which is to be completed by Jan. 7, 2013, will be built using the donor bricks that are purchased this year. The remaining bricks of the total 720 that are purchased later will be installed separately. These bricks will eventually fill three entrance walkways: the football entry, baseball entry and lower field entrance. Photo taken from MVHS website.

The new track and field facility, which is to be completed by Jan. 7, 2013, will be built using the donor bricks that are purchased this year. The remaining bricks of the total 720 that are purchased later will be installed separately. These bricks will eventually fill three entrance walkways: the football entry, baseball entry and lower field entrance. Photo taken from MVHS website.

The new track and field facility, which is to be completed by Jan. 7, 2013, will be built using the donor bricks that are purchased this year. The remaining bricks of the total 720 that are purchased later will be installed separately. These bricks will eventually fill three entrance walkways: the football entry, baseball entry and lower field entrance. Photo taken from MVHS website.

Karen Feng

The new track and field facility, which is to be completed by Jan. 7, 2013, will be built using the donor bricks that are purchased this year. The remaining bricks of the total 720 that are purchased later will be installed separately. These bricks will eventually fill three entrance walkways: the football entry, baseball entry and lower field entrance. Photo taken from MVHS website.

The new track and field facility, which is to be completed by Jan. 7, 2013, will be built using the donor bricks that are purchased this year. The remaining bricks of the total 720 that are purchased later will be installed separately. These bricks will eventually fill three entrance walkways: the football entry, baseball entry and lower field entrance. Photo taken from MVHS website.

As construction of the new track and field facilities continues, MVHS has followed the example of all the other schools in the district by installing donor bricks on the new grounds: 720 total on the football, baseball and lower field entrance walkways. Also similar to other FUHSD schools is where these profits will go: ASB.
“With these annual budget cuts, it’s useful to have money for any group that supports students around campus,” Dean of Student Activities and program organizer Michael Hicks said. “We kind of thought of it as a win-win: It’s a way to honor someone in our community with a brick and also a way for us to bring in some revenue to support programs here at [[MVHS]].”
Members of the Marquesas Dance Team are considering contributing to the purchase of one such brick. However, they do not plan on purchasing it individually: rather, it would be in honor of the team in general and a sign of appreciation to the school for letting the team perform on the field.
“I think [the] dance team is getting one for this year because we perform on the field and it’s fun and cool,” said Marquesas captain Rheanna Ganapathy.
Under the introductory price, which lasts until June 22, a a 4”x 8” brick will cost $125 and an 8”x 8” brick will cost $200. Prices will rise $50 to $100 after this date because already-installed bricks will need to be cut out, engraved and reinstalled. All donations are tax-deductible. Despite the relatively low costs, however, Hicks believes that the program is a long-term investment due to the large number of bricks.
“I think this is a 10-, 15-year kind of thing,” Hicks said. “We won’t sell them all: we’ll be doing this for years to come.”

Visit http://www.mvhs.fuhsd.org/donorbrick or email [email protected] for more information.