Bold Hearts Legacy Circle

The Dr. John and Sally Mielke Bold Hearts Legacy Circle recognizes those who have realized or made a planned legacy gift to invest in the future of our community and help ensure that the Building for Kids continues to serve kids and families for generations to come.

Dr. John and Sally Mielke

Dr. John and Sally Mielke articulated a vision of an Appleton with unlimited promise and worked to open doors for others in the community to realize that potential. Through decades of leadership and advocacy, they always challenged our community to lead with compassion and act boldly to transform our future by investing in young children and their grown-ups.

John and Sally have played an instrumental role in realizing the potential of the Building for Kids Children’s Museum since our early years in the 1990s. Dr. Mielke shared his passion for cardiology through the creation of one of the museum’s most iconic exhibits, The A-Maze-ing Heart Slide.

Dr. Mielke passed away in November of 2020, but his legacy lives on through the hundreds of Bold Hearts he inspired to action.

Join the Bold Hearts Legacy Circle

Consider ensuring a legacy of supporting kids and their grown-ups by joining the Dr. John and Sally Mielke Bold Hearts Legacy Circle in a way that fits your personal planning goals, financial situation, and timeline.

You might consider giving through:

  • Bequest – Leave the Building for Kids a specific dollar amount, a specific percentage of your estate, or a specific asset in your will
  • Beneficiary Designation – Name the Building for Kids as a beneficiary on an existing life insurance policy or retirement account

Interested in other ways to give? Please let us know! Additional giving opportunities are available through our relationship with the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.

Please contact Executive Director, Oliver Zornow, at 920-734-3226 ext. 111 or ozornow@buildingforkids.org for more information.

Legacy Stories

Gary and Amy Cebulski
Oliver and Rebecca Zornow
Debra McDowall and Larry Sawyer
Doug and Erin Mielke

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