Capital Campaign Update


MAY, 2019

In January we reported to you that the dormitory remodeling projects had been completed, the land had been purchased and blueprints ordered. The work has continued since then and we’re pleased to update you with even more progress.

The contract for construction of the new OPTIONS Building is out for bids! Bids are due back June 13, 2019, following which we will select the general contractor for the project and break ground. The date of groundbreaking has not yet been finalized but we are very close to formally announcing it. With an expected ceremony this summer, we believe the building will be finished and ready for move-in not later than the summer of 2020.

In addition, we are very pleased to announce that the Walsh family recently notified us of their investment of $50,000.00 as a matching gift toward completion of the building. The Walshes have steadfastly supported Brehm since 2012, and we are deeply grateful for their strong commitment to transforming the lives of our students and their families.

Click here to Learn more about the Carey Marie Walsh Scholarship

We’re asking for your help now to match the Walsh family’s gift and help us close the campaign. At this point, we need to raise an additional $400,000 in investments to fully fund the building, its furniture, and equipment. 

Erin Camfield

Foundation Associate

We are committed to completing these critical projects without incurring additional debt, which we believe is important in continuing the progress we’ve made in building a solid financial platform for the future of Brehm and OPTIONS.

To make a pledge to the Capital Campaign, please contact Foundation Associate, Erin Camfield, at (618) 457-0371 or by email at