Charity Register 2013

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January 2013

Fancy Dress Ball
for Twelfth Night 1863 Enjoy a Civil War-themed masquerade ball to benefit the mission of West Side Soldiers Aid Society, which includes outreach to veterans at Zablocki VA Medical Center. Wauwatosa Woman’s Club, 7 p.m., $15, (414) 427-3776,

Tartan Bash
Help advance technology, curriculum and personnel with the Mequon-Thiensville Education Foundation. River Club of Mequon, 6 p.m., $125, (262) 643-4161,

Evening of Jazz
Jeff Lorber, a Grammy-nominated jazz fusion musician, will be accompanied by Milwaukee’s Eddie Butts at this event by Athletes for Autism. Private home, East Side, Milwaukee, 7 p.m., $100, (414) 803-9676,


Music and Marinara
A family-friendly fundraiser includes performances from Kettle Moraine Symphony musicians, raffles and homemade desserts. West Bend Mutual Prairie Center, 5 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free, (262) 334-3469,
Auction from the Heart

This is the largest fundraiser for St. Francis Borgia School, a Catholic school in Cedarburg serving students age 3 through eighth grade. Hilton Garden Inn, Milwaukee, 5:30 p.m., (262) 377-2050,

Break the Stereotype

Lupus Foundation of America benefit fashion show by The Total ExPerience Group. Milwaukee Military Base, 7 p.m., (414) 949-0923

Sweetheart Fashion Show

Safe Babies Healthy Families presents a gourmet lunch with a raffle, auction and fabulous fashions. The Marriott Hotel, Pewaukee, 11 a.m., $45, (262) 542-4125,

Fundraising Dinner and Auction
Join the Waukesha Catholic School System for “Under the Big Top,” an entertaining evening including silent and live auctions. Country Springs Hotel, Pewaukee, 5:30 p.m., $85, (262) 896-2929,

Food & Froth Fest
Sample more than 200 beers from around the world and appetizers from the best restaurants and caterers in Milwaukee during the Milwaukee Public Museum’s 15th annual event. Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, 7 p.m., $55, (414) 278-2728,

Oscar Night America
A red carpet entrance leads to an elaborate silent auction to benefit COA Youth & Family Centers, with a formal dinner and awards show on the big screen. The Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 5 p.m., $150, (414) 263-8383,


Desert Classic
This annual golf event has raised more than $1.4 million for the Clinical Cancer Center at Froedtert Hospital. Proceeds support patients and their families, regardless of their financial situation. Gainey Ranch Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz., 10:30 a.m., $500 per golfer, (414) 805-2933,
27th Annual Used Book Sale

More than 10,000 items for purchase to support the Elm Grove Public Library. Elm Grove Public Library, (262) 786-4567,

Grand Slam Charity Jam

Don’t miss national talent, celebrity appearances, auctions, a red carpet and more, presented by Camp Hometown Heroes for children who lost a parent or sibling through service in the U.S. Military. Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, 4:30 p.m., $50-$500, (262) 377-6500,

Muscular Dystrophy Bowling Event

The National Association of Letter Carriers hosts a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association; challenge any bowler or a team. Bowlero Lanes, Waukesha, noon, $5 minimum pledge plus $10 bowling fee, $100 lane sponsorships, (414) 482-4495

Raisin’ O’ the Green
An Irish celebration with music, food and auctions to benefit the ministries of the Catholic Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, 3 p.m., $85, (414) 276-9814,
Mad Hatter’s Ball

Enjoy music and mayhem with Alice and friends in celebration of The Wisconsin Philharmonic’s 65th anniversary season. The Legend at Brandybrook, Wales, 5 p.m., $100, (262) 547-1858,

Midnight in Paris Gala
Support the Bel Canto Chorus and its 82nd season with a French-inspired evening of auctions, dinner and entertainment. The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, 5:30 p.m., $150 or $1,750 for a table of 10, (414) 481-8801,
Awear Fashion Show

Sojourner Family Peace Center hosts a celebrity fashion show to raise awareness of domestic abuse, featuring hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, auctions and more. Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, 5 p.m., $95, (414) 276-1911,

Mad Hatter’s Reception: A Very UnHappy Birthday
Join the Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation for hors d’oeuvres, drinks, auctions and raffles to raise funds and awareness for the Wisconsin bleeding disorders community. The Pilot House, Milwaukee, 5:30 p.m., $75, (414) 937-6780,

Wine, Beer and Chocolate Tasting
St. Francis Children’s Center will have something for everyone at this 20th annual fundraising event. St. Francis Children’s Center, Milwaukee, 7 p.m., $50 or $45 for parties of 10 or more, (414) 351-8851 ext. 223,


Toast to Hope
This 11th annual event features craft beer and food sampling from area restaurants, music and auctions to benefit the ALSA Wisconsin Chapter. Hal’s Harley-Davidson, New Berlin, 6 p.m., $30 pre-register or $35 at the door, (262) 860-2060,

National Autism Month
Shine a light on autism with the Athletes for Autism, including a silent auction, music, food and celebrity waiters. Blu at The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, 5 p.m., $40, (414) 803-9676,

Spring Luncheon & Fundraiser
Help uphold the mission of Interfaith Caregivers of Ozaukee County, which provides voluntary support services to
seniors and adults with disabilities, enabling them to remain independent in their own homes. Cedarburg Cultural Center, 11 a.m., (262) 376-5362,

Once Upon a Wish Gala
Make-A-Wish Wisconsin’s annual auction, dinner and program highlighting wish children and their inspiring stories. Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, 5 p.m., $300,
(262) 781-4445,

Roll Out the Red Carpet Fashion Show
Benefit several charities with the Richfield Lioness Club at this Academy Awards-themed fashion event featuring a vendor show, hot appetizers, “paparazzi” and musical entertainment. Washington County Fair Park, Ziegler Building, 4 p.m., $15 in advance, $17 at the door, (262) 224-2783,

Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame
Recognizing the accomplishments of Wisconsin business leaders for more than 20 years, this Junior Achievement induction ceremony and benefit dinner will honor Dr. Adolf Gundersen, Bezelee Martin and Joseph Zilber. The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, 5:15 p.m., (414) 577-3800,

Spring River Cleanup

Volunteer with Milwaukee Riverkeeper to help clean up rivers, improving water quality, wildlife habitat and scenic beauty. Locations throughout Milwaukee, 8:30 a.m., (414) 287-0207,

2013 SCORES Cup America
SCORES Milwaukee, an annual six-on-six coed indoor soccer tournament, allocates 90 percent of the proceeds to fund programming for at-risk urban kids. Uihlein Soccer Park, Milwaukee, 5 p.m., (414) 881-1189,

Celebrity Waiters
Olympic athletes, local politicians and news anchors will serve as celebrity waiters, raising Tips for Chips during this memorable evening benefitting La Causa Inc. Historic Pritzlaff Building, Milwaukee, 6 p.m., $150 and sponsorships, (414) 902-1512,

A Passion for Fashion
Fashion show and luncheon featuring designer Bruce Paul Goodman and more to benefit Columbia St. Mary’s Breast Health Centers. The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, 11 a.m., $65, tables and sponsorships available, (414) 270-4910,

Bright Light, Big Dreams
Shine a light on Milwaukee’s future with this scholarship gala for Lad Lake. COA at Bayshore, Glendale, 6 p.m., $50, (414) 466-9450,

The Excalibur
An event with auctions, hors d’oeuvres and open bar before dinner and entertainment by the talented cadets of St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy. Farrand Hall at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy, Delafield, 3:30 p.m., $75 until April 1 then $90, (800) 234-9097,

Spring Splendor
This year’s “Grand Slam” casual fundraiser includes auctions, raffles and dinner with proceeds benefiting the Emergency Room/Trauma at Froedtert Health Community Memorial Hospital. Miller Park, Milwaukee, 5:30 p.m., $150, (262) 255-6704,


20th Anniversary Black-N-Blue Ball

Muscular Dystrophy Association’s event features a Harley-Davidson motorcycle theme with guests dressing the part in their black leathers and blue jeans. The Delta Center, Milwaukee, 6 p.m., (262) 432-6798,
Spayghetti & No Balls Bash

The annual fundraiser for Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center helps provide loving, permanent homes for animals and community outreach programs that secure a better future for all companion animals. Italian Community Center, Milwaukee, 6 p.m., (414) 421-8881,

Creative Fusion
Support MIAD scholarships and the 96 percent of students who receive financial aid to help them become creative leaders. Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, (414) 847-3236,

Ladies’ Spring Benefit
Dine with friends and share inspirational stories to support the American Cancer Society. Woman’s Club of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 11 a.m., $85, (414) 967-0199,

A Night to Remember Gala
An evening of gourmet food, auctions, raffles and testimonials from beneficiaries of Safe Babies Healthy Families. Marriott Hotel, Pewaukee, 5 p.m., $125, (262) 524-4125,

Date with a a Plate
ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis’ signature annual community-wide fundraiser. 5:30 p.m., The Pritzlaff Building, 305 N. Plankinton Ave.,

Fox Tail Art Fair
Fine arts fair with animal rescue groups, Aurora Therapy Dog Teams and children’s activities in a botanical garden setting to benefit the Kradwell Scholarship Fund (Aurora Behavioral Health) for children in grades 5-12. The Learning Gardens at Kradwell, Wauwatosa, 10 a.m., Free, (414) 778-0055,

Women’s Gathering
Ladies will lunch on behalf of mental health patients and programs at Rogers Memorial Hospital. Wisconsin Club, Milwaukee, 11:30 a.m., $60, (262) 646-1651,

A Night for Independence
Formerly the Power Dinner, this event features a keynote by Angela Rockwood and Tiphany Adams of the Sundance Channel’s “Push Girls,” dinner and a silent auction in support of IndependenceFirst. Potawatomi Bingo Casino, Milwaukee, 5 p.m., (414) 306-5536,


UPAF Ride for the Arts

United Performing Arts Fund with Miller Lite host this annual bike ride on 5-, 12-, 25-, 50- and 75-mile routes, followed by a Finish Line Party at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage. Summerfest Grounds, Milwaukee, 7 a.m., (414) 273-8723,

The Frosted Fairie
Be a part of the happily ever after for women and children, especially those with cancer, by purchasing artworks featuring crowns at The Grace Foundation’s auction. Villa Terrace, Milwaukee, 5:30 p.m., $100, (414) 771-1578,

Mad Hot Celebration
Danceworks’ Fifth Annual Mad Hot Celebration highlights the Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap program in Milwaukee schools with an auction and dance performances. La Lune Collection Headquarters, Milwaukee, 7 p.m., $50, (414) 277-8480,

8th Annual Broadway Bash
The Marcus Center’s only annual fundraising appeal has a unique combination of fine dining and a hit Broadway show, WICKED. Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Milwaukee, 5 p.m., $400, (414) 273-7121,

Summer Solstice Soiree
Celebrate the longest day of the year with local organic culinary delights, silent auction, music and the magic of the Urban Ecology Center. 6 p.m., $150, Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, (414) 964-8505,

A Chair to Remember
The second annual event sells one-of-a-kind chairs created by artists, designers, businesses and community members to benefit the Charles Allis and Villa Terrace art museums’ preservation and community programming. Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Milwaukee, 6 p.m., $25, (414) 278-8295,

2013 Friends of the Haggerty Spring Benefit
Join the Friends of the Haggerty for their annual Spring Benefit. Proceeds support the museum’s mission of providing exhibitions and educational programs that are designed to contribute to transformational lifelong learning and enjoyment of the arts. 6 p.m., North Point Mansion (private residence). Contact Mary Dornfeld,, (414) 288-7290,

Cheers to Chamber!
Enjoy delectable fare, lively entertainment, a silent auction and mingling with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre artists. Broadway Theatre Center, Milwaukee, 7 p.m., $95, (414) 276-8842,

Day of Action Volunteer Project
United Way of Greater Milwaukee sponsors local volunteer opportunities on this national day of service and longest day of the year. Learn more at

Zoo Ball
Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s big event celebrates its 30th anniversary as “Zoo World,” including gourmet dining, dancing and auction. Milwaukee County Zoo, 6 p.m., $300 each or $5,000 corporate tables, (414) 258-2333,

Life Church Annual Charity Golf Outing
Life Church presents an 18-hole scramble format to support the Center for the Blind. Scenic View Country Club, Slinger, 1 p.m., $100, (262) 251-5050 ext. 107,

Lake Country Art Festival

The Lake Country Women’s Club presents 150 juried exhibitors, with food and beverages, musical entertainment and a children’s area. Proceeds benefit local charities. Nagawaukee Park, Delafield, 9 a.m., $5 parking, (262) 492-8901,

Ben Marcus Memorial Variety Golf Classic
Golf ‘fore’ kids with disabilities at Variety-The Children’s Charity of Wisconsin’s outing. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva, 10 a.m., $250, (414) 266-3812,

Golf Outing
A day of golf and prizes in support of mental health and the patients and programs at Rogers Memorial Hospital. The Legend at Brandybrook, Wales, 11:30 a.m., $500 individual, $2,000 foursome, (262) 646-1651,

Portal Fish Day Run/Walk
This 8K run or 2 mile fun run/walk through Port Washington benefits Portal inc., a non-profit agency that serves adults with disabilities. Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center, Port Washington, 8 a.m., $20 before July 12, then $23, (262) 377-4410,

The evening begins with a special Mass followed by silent auction, dinner, reverse bingo and live auction to benefit St. Camillus Foundation. San Camillo, Wauwatosa, 4 p.m., $50, (414) 259-8335,

Tailgate for Peace at Miller Park

Join Sojourner Family Peace Center for an afternoon of food, fun and Brewers baseball at Miller Park’s exclusive Gehl Club. Enjoy first-class amenities and a variety of seating options, a premium buffet, raffle prizes, silent auction, diamond dig and more! 11:30 a.m., $130,
(414) 276-1911,

The Taste of Wellspring
Local chefs serve gourmet dishes featuring Wellspring’s organic foods in this fundraiser in support of education classes and program growth at Wellspring Organic Farm and Education Center. (847) 946-5565,

Celebrity Golf Classic
Participation will support Alzheimers and dementia care programs and services for Clement Manor residents, families, staff and community. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., $300 per golfer or $75 per dinner guest. Wisconsin Country Club, 6200 W. Good Hope Road, Milwaukee. Contact Maria Watson at, (414) 546-7351,

Discovery World Gala
This annual black tie gala benefits educational programs and summer camps at Discovery World. Discovery World, Milwaukee, 6 p.m., $350, (414) 840-5000,


Whole in One Golf Outing
CORE/El Centro’s Thriving with Cancer Program benefits from this golf outing and 19th hole celebration. Midlane Golf Resort, Wadsworth, Ill., 11 a.m., $150, (414) 225-4260,

Dream Mile 10K/5K Run, 5K Walk
Voted as one of the top 11 charities to run for by, Dream Mile is hosted in several cities across Unites States. 7 a.m., Veteran’s Park, 1300 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., Milwaukee, $35 for 10K and $25 for 5K. Contact Harvinder Bhatia,, (414) 339-3811,

5K Trot for Tots
This family-friendly run/walk supports the mission of Safe Babies Healthy Families. Frame Park, Waukesha, 9 a.m., $20 individual, $30 family, $130 team (up to 10 people), (262) 524-4125,

Connections Golf Experience
Blue Lotus Farm & Retreat Center and Funjet Vacations partner for a golf outing that benefits a day camp enhancing the lives of special needs individuals. Hidden Glen Golf Club, Cedarburg, 10:30 a.m., $300, (414) 273-7980,

Milwaukee Masterpiece
Jewish Family Services presents a Club Day featuring regional vehicles, and the Concours d’Elegance to celebrate automotive art and history from the United States and Europe. Veterans Park, Milwaukee, 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, $20, (414) 225-1344,

Fondy Farm Feast
Celebrate food and community with a harvest dinner created by Milwaukee’s finest chefs to benefit Fondy Farmers Market and Fondy Farm. Fondy Farm, Port Washington, 3:30 p.m., $100, (414) 562-2282,

Community Campaign Kickoff
Join United Way of Greater Milwaukee for its annual campaign goal reveal. Community dollars raised help 400,000 people each year across four counties.


Spirit of Volunteers of America Fall Benefit
Volunteers of America of Wisconsin invites you to benefit low-income seniors and adults with physical disabilities or mental illness. Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, Milwaukee, 6 p.m., $50, (414) 847-1515,

Zoo Debut 2013
Party under the stars on the shores of Lake Michigan at this premiere gala event for the Racine Zoo. Racine Zoological Gardens, 5:30 p.m., $100, (262) 880-9929,

Cercle d’Or
This annual fundraiser supports quality language classes provided by Alliance Française de Milwaukee. Alliance Française de Milwaukee, 4 p.m., $125, (414) 964-3855,

Refashion for Life
Callen hosts a fashion show combining the latest in fall apparel with fashionable products for the home to benefit CommonGround Ministry and Elena’s House. Callen Construction Inc., Muskego, 5:30 p.m., $40, (414) 529-5509,

Challenger Event Life Navigators,
formerly ARC of Greater Milwaukee, presents a golf outing, dinner and auction to benefit children and adults with disabilities. Blue Mound Golf & Country Club, Wauwatosa, 10:30 a.m., $150, (414) 774-6255,

Bethany Christian Services Golf Event
The 19th annual event features a 100-hole marathon or traditional 18-holes. Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Golf Club of Camelot, W192 Hwy 67, Lomira. (262) 547-6557 or

Rock the Green
Enjoy a new way to rock– world-class music with near-zero waste, eco stories and local and organic food on the lakefront. Veterans Park, Milwaukee, 2 p.m., $30, (414) 755-0422,

City Slickers
A dress-down gala featuring a silent auction, dinner and live entertainment to benefit Wheaton Franciscan Cancer Care. Location TBD, 5 p.m., $200, (414) 447-3198,

Monarch Ball
An elegant evening of cuisine, cocktails and an auction to benefit the older adults of Lutheran Home. The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, 5:30 p.m., $175, (414) 256-6836,

ASID/IIDA Wisconsin raises funds for Ronald McDonald House with this challenge for interior designers to create runway pieces out of product manufacturers’ materials based on a certain color and theme. Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, 7 p.m., $50, 414-708-6836,

Challenge Walk MS
A 30- or 50-mile walk through Door County supports the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter; accommodations, meals and entertainment included. Door County’s Alpine Resort, Egg Harbor, $125 registration fee, $1,500 fundraising minimum, (262) 369-4400,

RAM’s Anniversary Gala
Celebrate 10 years of the Racine Art Museum. Racine Art Museum, (262) 638.8300,

Race for the Cure
Participate in a 5K run or walk to help raise funds and awareness for Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the fight against breast cancer, celebrate survivors, and honor those who have lost their battle with the disease. Milwaukee Lakefront, 8 a.m., (414) 389-4881,


27th Annual Gala
An evening to celebrate an important educational and cultural institution, the Milwaukee Public Museum. Milwaukee Public Museum, 6 p.m., starting at $250, (414) 278-6983,

Lobster Boil
Milwaukee Community Sailing Center’s annual lobster dinner fundraiser benefits summer support programs for at-risk youth and persons with disabilities. Milwaukee Community Sailing Center, 6 p.m., $50, (414) 277-9094,

Annual Auction
Support Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity’s mission with dinner, auctions and awards. Discovery World, Milwaukee, 6 p.m., $100, (414) 562-6100,

Couture for a Cure
This fashionable event is presented by Women for MACC (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) to benefit cancer research. Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, 10:30 a.m., $90, (414) 423-1549,


Fall Gala 2013
Cedarburg Education Foundation raises funds to enhance the district’s educational success and overall achievement. Location TBA, Cedarburg, 6:30 p.m., $60, (262) 389-8397,

American Diabetes Association Annual Gala
Enjoy dinner, auctions and a few special attractions to benefit the American Diabetes Association. Discovery World’s Pilot House, Milwaukee, 6 p.m., $200, (414) 778-5500,

Feed Your Soul
Simple wooden bowls are transformed by members of Milwaukee’s art and design community and auctioned to benefit Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Flux Design, Milwaukee, 7 p.m., $25 in advance, $35 at the door, (414) 581-0891,

Red Kettle Kickoff
Contribute to the mission of The Salvation Army at this family-friendly event with music, food, games and hot cocoa. State Fair Park, West Allis, 4 p.m., Free, (414) 302-4300,

Animal Inspired Arts & Crafts Fair
Purchase handmade items for you, your home and your pet in support of Castaway Pet Rescue. Central Bark Menomonee Valley, Milwaukee, 11 a.m., (414) 902-3810,

Beaujolais Nouveau Alliance
Française de Milwaukee’s Fête du Beaujolais Nouveau celebrates the French release of the new harvest wine, and the worldwide race to be one of the first to taste it. Intercontinental Hotel, Milwaukee, 6 p.m., $45, (414) 964-3855,

Covet Closette
The Shops at Gigi  is hosting a designer resale clothing boutique from Nov. 23 through Dec. 15 to benefit   Beni’s House. 1554 W. Mequon Road, Mequon, contact Jessie Freschl and, (347) 821-7759,


Hope for the Holidays
Celebrate the season of giving with a benefit event that helps WGIRLS Milwaukee fulfill holiday wishes and needs for local children and teens. Milwaukee, 7 p.m., $25, (262) 424-2533,

Repurpose Silent Auction
ASID MATC students will repurpose/design household objects for a silent auction. MATC West Campus, West Allis, (414) 614-1078

Wishes in Wonderland
This event includes breakfast, pictures with Santa, games and activities, and raises funds for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin without incurring any administrative expenses. Dave & Buster’s, Wauwatosa, 9 a.m., $10,