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Explore the Pro Deo Youth Center Capital Campaign Case Statement

Explore Our
Case Statement

The proposed 7,000 sq foot new building will allow Pro Deo Youth Center @ The Wesley Place to expand programming activities to serve more teens in grades 8 through 12, as well as partner with mental health professionals to deliver counseling to families in need of those services.  Costs associated with new building construction include such things as ground work, construction materials, architecture, engineering, permits, furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Pro Deo Youth Center - Capital Campaign Goal Update

Ways You Can Help

Honor Someone Special

Donations can be given in honor or in memory of someone who would have benefited from the services Pro Deo provides or who would support Pro Deo’s impact. Honorary and memorial gifts will be commemorated on Pro Deo’s virtual giving wall on the Wesley Place website and can be viewed by supporters across the United States and around the world.


Naming Opportunities

The Wesley Place holds many special places such as counseling and tutoring rooms, Maker Space, Entertainment Zone, outdoor recreation area, podcast studio, patio/garden/meditation space, event space, kitchen/dining areas, study pods and Upper Hangout and Lower Hangout spaces – all of which have naming opportunities attached to them. Please contact Pro Deo to discuss your interest in naming opportunities.


In-kind Support

Opportunities to provide products or services that will help us reach completion of our goal is important to the campaign. In-kind opportunities include landscaping and irrigation, basketball court, picnic tables, benches and outdoor seating, outdoor and indoor signage, parking lot paving and striping, storage equipment, fire extinguishers, audio/visual equipment, HVAC, bathroom fixtures, 3D printers, small and large appliances, podcast equipment, flooring, furniture, gaming equipment, and more! Please reach out with products or services you may have to offer!



Pro Deo encourages donors to consider making this project the beneficiary of your gift of stock or your Required Minimum Distribution. Please consult with your investment professional.


Participate in your employee gift-matching program

Some employers offer gift-matching programs, which means they’ll match the amount of

your donation up to a certain amount. This can effectively double your contribution.

Check with your HR department.

Support from the Community

Wesley's Story

Pro Deo Youth Center at the Wesley Place will impact youth for generations to come. The Wesley Place is named after Jane and Bob Rutherford’s son, Wesley. The Rutherfords feel strongly that Wesley would have really found a place to “fit in” at Pro Deo, had it been available when he was a teen. Pro Deo is a place where all teens can feel loved and supported and know that they really matter.

Amy Cox

The Goal for the Capital Campaign

Dr. David Buck

Partnership with Lee's Summit R-7 School District

Bill Baird

Mayor and the City of Lee's Summit Supports Pro Deo

Amy Cox

A Model of Excellence for Teen Centers

Ashley Curtiss

Pro Deo is the Light in the Community

Amy Cox

Teens are Important to Lee's Summit

Capital Campaign News

Pro Deo Youth Center - Capital Campaign
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