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Pave It Forward

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 Theatre ENGRAVED 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 any time 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. A graphic can be added.     

Children and grandchildren can hunt for their parent's or grandparents' 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 its mark on us.      


New engraved legacy bricks and pavers are installed every spring.  To have one installed for Spring Commencement - Registration and payment need to reach us by March 31st to ensure 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 the registration deadline.   Indicate "brick" in the memo of check or online form. 

PAVERS - Up to 5 lines to text with 16 character spaces per line is available.    A graphic or clip art can also be added.   

TO ORDER PAVERS or have a QUESTION?   Contact:

     Thomas R. Reeves '88, Director of Planned Giving, Doane University, 1014 Boswell Ave, Crete, NE 68333

          email: [email protected] 
          phone:  402-826-8284

PAYMENT can be made:   

  • ONLINE - PAY online: LINK    Under DESIGNATION choose "Other" and in the designation field type BRICK.   
  • MAIL - 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



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 possibilities and pricing information, please contact Thomas Reeves, Director of Planned Giving [email protected] 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 this kind of campaign, 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.