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Pave It Forward Bricks & Naming Opportunities

Pave It Forward Bricks & Naming Opportunities

CASSEL OPEN AIR THEATRE - is one of the most beautiful sites on campus.  It's where Doane holds it's annual commencement as well as other events during the year.   Many graduates have come back to Doane to get married in the beautiful tree lined outdoor amphitheater.   It is in the heart of the campus and overlooks the Sally Smith Memorial Fountain and Doane Lake.    

Pave it Forward, Brick Campaign, Cassel TheatreENGRAVED LEGACY BRICKS AND PAVERS are a great way to commemorate someone or something special and to leave a lasting tribute on campus.  They line the outer sidewalk perimeter of Cassel and are a lasting tribute that can be enjoyed for years  to come.  Bricks can be ordered at anytime but are installed only once a year in time for Commencement in the spring.    

  • BRICKS - $150 - 4-x-8 bricks personalized and engraved in up to three rows of 16 characters per line.
  • PAVERS - $500 - 1 ft x 1 ft pavers personalized and engraved with up to five rows of 16 characters per line.    

Children and grandchildren can hunt for their parent's or grandparent's brick and families can see their name immortalized on a paver.   The engraved bricks and pavers truly leave a mark on campus, just as Doane has left it's mark on us.      


New engraved legacy bricks and pavers are installed every spring.  To have one installed for Spring Commencement - Registration and payment needs to reach us by March 31st to insure enough time for the production, engraving, shipping and installation.


ORDER engraved legacy bricks ONLINE  When ordering online, indicate how you will be paying.   Because of the options available or payment, you will NOT be automatically directed to an online payment site.   Once you have placed your order, you will need to return to this page to PAY.  It is an extra step.  Our office will match the information on your order and your payment.    

Payment is required on or before registration deadline.   Indicate "brick" in the memo of check or online form. 

PAYMENT can be made:   

  • ONLINE - PAY online: LINK    Under DESIGNATION choose "Other" and in the designation field type BRICK.   
  • MIAL - Pay by Mail - send a check to:  Advancement, Doane University, 1014 Boswell Ave, Crete NE 68333  or
  • CALL - Call Doane Advancement at 402-826-8665

TO ORDER PAVERS or have a question?   

Thomas R. Reeves '88,
Director of Planned Giving
Doane University
1014 Boswell Ave
Crete, NE 68333
phone:  402-826-8284


This wall is designed to recognize Doane athletes who have passed.  The Cody Fanning Athletic Memorial Wall can be found on the east side after entering the south entrance of Doane's Memorial Football Stadium and Track.   It features names engraved in granite at the cost of $250 each.   

Naming Opportunities at Doane:

Naming opportunities exist at Doane.  From buildings, classrooms, offices and spaces, to benches and trees, it's possible for a name to be placed and grace something or someplace special at Doane, forever leaving a remembrance and legacy on our campuses.   For possibiliites and pricing information, please contact Thomas Reeves, Director of Planned Giving or 402.826.8284.

Photo of patio outside Perry Campus Center
Photo of stage in Cassel Theatre
Patio Outside Perry Campus Center (Plaza) Stage
Photo of Tiers in Cassel Theatre
Photo of Light Pole in Cassel Theatre
Tiers in the Amphitheater (9) Light Poles (5)
Photo of Large Pavers in Cassel Theatre
Large Pavers - 1 ft x 1 ft (159) $500  


Updates, renovations, additions and new buildings are always a part of the future plans for Doane.   Some are still just wishes and thoughts, some are being planned or organized.  With these kind of campaigns, institutions need at least half of the cost of construction in hand before it can be announced.   Do you have the means and want to see something happen on campus?  Contact our Advancement team at Doane.