MILWAUKEE, WI, February 3, 2020 — Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) held the 15th Annual Beyond Design Bike Tour (BDBT) on August 22, 2019, raising over $95,000 with proceeds benefiting local charities The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) and Operation Fresh Start (OFS). Each year, the BDBT and Eppstein Uhen Foundation select local charities that support children and families, advance education, reduce hunger, improve safety or assist in solving other community issues.
2019’s ride had over 300 registered riders and over 35 sponsors. Over the past 15 years, the ride has netted over $770,000 in charitable giving to various local Wisconsin organizations.
Rich Tennessen, EUA’s President said, “The Beyond Design Bike Tour continues to exceed expectations as it brings together a large group of our clients, partners, friends and employees to support worthy charities. We are extremely grateful to give back to The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee and Operation Fresh Start and we look forward to continuing to see the differences they are making in our communities.”
- The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) has been serving children and teens in the Milwaukee community for 132 years by providing access to high quality programming and caring adults. Today, BGCGM has grown to be the largest youth-serving agency in the city and one of the largest Boys & Girls Clubs in the country, with over 51 locations serving an average of 5,000 members each day. Proceeds from the 15th annual ride will support STEM programming and educational opportunities for the nearly 50,000 youth BGCGM supports annually.
- Operation Fresh Start (OFS) provides a path forward for disconnected youth in Dane County, ages 16-24, through education, mentoring and employment training. OFS programs offer youth and young adults’ opportunities to gain meaningful, supported work experience, while completing their high school diploma or industry certifications to continue onto higher education and/or self-sustaining employment.
For more information about the 15th annual BDBT visit eua.com/bdbt, details about next year’s ride will be available next spring.