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One City Capital Campaign

In March 2015, One City launched its Capital Campaign to secure financial support for the renovation and opening of its first preschool in South Madison.

Built and financed by the Attic Angel Association of Madison in 1969 as a contribution to the community after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the South Madison Day Care facility where One City is located was the first freestanding childcare facility in Dane County. One City will make necessary renovations to the facility, bringing it up to code by adding an elevator and ADA bathroom, and upgrading the commercial kitchen, playgrounds, flooring, ceiling tiles, lighting and paint.

To learn how you can support One City’s Capital Campaign, please contact Melissa Scholz at or 608.268.0076; or Kaleem Caire at or 608.268.8004.

Capital Campaign Co-Chairs:

Joseph Krupp, founder of Krupp General Contractors, Prime Urban Properties and co-founder of Food Fight Restaurant Group

Melissa Auchard Scholz, Principal, Scholz Nonprofit Law

Committee Members:

  • Brenda Brown, Retired Administrator, State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation
  • Kaleem Caire, President & CEO, One City Early Learning Centers 
  • Gordon Derzon, Retired President & CEO, UW Hospitals & Clinics
  • Sue Krug, Retired Co-founder, Ancora Coffee Roasters
  • Marlo Mielke, Vice President/Center Director, One City Early Learning Centers
  • Michael Williamson, Executive Director, State of Wisconsin Investment Board 
  • Kennan Wood, President & CEO, Wood Communications Group

Staff Support:

  • Derrick Smith, Start-up and Development Manager
Note: Each committee member represents themselves as part of One City’s Capital Campaign Committee, not the agencies their names are affiliated with.

To learn more about our capital campaign and share our literature with your friends, please click on the links below:

Overview of One City Early Learning Centers

One City Capital Campaign Materials

General Pledge Form 

Pledge Letter of Intent (larger, multi-year gifts)

Current list of One City’s Financial Supporters