Thanks to all Friends of Neighborhood who helped make the 27th Annual Gala Harvest of an incredible success and a night to remember. We’d like to recognize those who shared their stories – Salim, an International Learning Center student whose story of perseverance and hard work in a new country is the epitome of the American Dream; Markelio, a parent that has trusted Neighborhood House with the care of all four of his children; and Reinhart Scholarship Winner Lanear Rucker, who credits our organization for exposing him to opportunities he might not otherwise have had. Your voices, and the exciting performance by Neighborhood House youth, inspired us to remember and act on our interconnectedness.
Together we raised over $170,000 in support of programs for Neighborhood House children and families. Thank you to all who celebrated with us in person and online through our silent auction- donors, bidders, and sponsors. Your generosity makes an incredible difference!
Check out these shots from the 2017 Annual Gala!
With your donations given at our gala:
- … you’ve strengthened families. Our top-rated child care, Early Head Start, and multifaceted after-school programs help parents and children thrive regardless of income.
- … you’ve opened doors through education. Our early child care and youth programs help kids develop their innate curiosity, along with the social and academic skills they need to succeed. Parents learn ways to be their child’s first teacher, and teens learn to set goals and plan for their futures.
- … you’ve built community. Our programs encourage people of all ages to connect and invest in the greater community through service opportunities, internships, community gardening, neighborhood forums, nature outings, and monthly family-friendly events. Neighborhoods improve when people develop a sense of ownership in their environment.
Thank you to the following sponsors for making our 2017 Annual Gala possible:
Medical College of Wisconsin
Northwestern Mutual Foundation
Quarles & Brady LLP
Robert L. Smith & Sarah McEneany
Ayco Charitable Foundation
Foley & Lardner
Hupy & Abraham, S.C.
Joel & Audra Brennan
Judy & Don Shane
Marth Brown & Tony Lam
North Shore Bank
Kevin & Gina Rich
Stephanie & Jay Radtke