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A Look Back at Our 2016 Gala

October 24th, 2016

In case you were not able to attend our Gala on September 24th, here is a little recap by our Special Events Coordinator, Sara Topp.

It’s hard to truly identify what made this year’s Gala – “Gather at our Table” – such a success.

270 friends in attendance at Shully’s Cuisine & Events in Thiensville, WI,

105 silent and live auction packages,

a farm-to-table inspired meal, locally sourced from our friends at Mantoan Sauve Terre Farm & Three Sisters Community Farm,

the personal stories and friendship shared by former guest families Phyllis Sommer and Kimberly Cluff,

or the dancing to the sounds of the Stray Voltage Band to end the night.

I am certain that each component, in addition to  many more, all played a part in creating an unforgettable and fun evening.

The annual Gala serves as the largest fundraising and friend-raising event the Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin hosts each year. It is a year-long effort that involved a team of dedicated individuals who give generously of their time, talent and treasure to support the families we serve. I have the privilege and honor of working with the talented hands behind the scenes to ensure a successful event for the House. We are  proud to announce that we have raised a record-breaking amount of more than $330,000, enabling RMHC to continue to keep families close. We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to our sponsors, guests, vendors and suppliers, dedicated committee members, RMHC staff and volunteers as well as everyone at Shully’s who helped make the night possible!

We hope you will save the date and join us in next year’s fun on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at The Pfister Hotel downtown Milwaukee.


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