GALA 9.19.19

We live in a very special community with one of its primary qualities being the level of culture available here. By contributing to us through sponsorship of GALA 9.19.19, you will be supporting everything we do to enrich the lives of children and adults alike, as well as sustaining a vital resource for our community and those who visit.

John F. Bergstrom
Beth Flaherty
Kathi Seifert
Cathie Tierney


Thursday, September 19, 2019


Houdini Plaza, Appleton, WI


5 p.m.

What to Wear

Black Tie

Evening Activities

Cocktails, Dinner, Entertainment and Auction

The Night

5:00 pm – Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm – Seated Dinner & Live Auction

8:30 pm – Dessert & Coffee Reception

Tuscan Late Summer Supper


Antipasto crostini
salumi, tuna caper, zucchini, basil tomato mascapone

Fresh mozzarella cups
roast summer tomatoes

Tuscan chicken sausage
sweet corn polenta



Night out salad
lettuces, pepperoncini, tomatoes, herbs, parmesan


Braised boneless beef shortrib with pan sauce and rosemary roast prawns

swiss chard parmesan gratin


potato, carrot, chive mash


roast nardello pepper

balsamic onions



Red currant panna cotta

Almond pine nut gems

orange, thyme

Chocolate olive oil cake
hazelnut ganache

Tiramisu cups


Natural Satellite – Welcome Reception Performance

Carli Ihde – Portrait Artist during Welcome Reception and Dessert

The Harmon Boyz – Dinner Performance

Appleton Boychoir – Spotlight Moment before Auction

Lawrence University Musicians – Dessert and Coffee Performance

More information coming soon.

Sponsorship Information

Presenting Sponsor – $25,000
premium placement table for ten guests

Sponsor – $10,000
table for eight guests

Dual Sponsor – $3,000
seats for two guests at a shared table

To reserve a table, please email Shawn Thiel with the name of your organization and your level of sponsorship and we will reply promptly.

Images from our 2015 Gala.