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Date(s) - June 17, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Registration Is Open Now!

Please join us at our 2021 Hope, Help and Healing Gala, a virtual event scheduled on the evening of Thursday, June 17, 2021. This special event will raise funds to support social services, mental health counseling, case management services, and affordable, supportive housing for nearly 2,500 individuals in the greater Milwaukee area.

In addition to raising awareness of the services provided by JFS, the night will feature a special presentation by local civic leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Sheldon Lubar on his newly released memoir Climbing My Mountain: My Life, Words and Values.

John Gurda, renowned Milwaukee historian, will join Sheldon in the presentation and facilitate a short question and answer session.  Climbing My Mountain: My Life, Words, and Values is published by the Milwaukee County Historical Society and a hard copy book is included with event admission for guests registered by June 10th.

Our special thanks to Herb Kohl Philanthropies for generously sponsoring complimentary copies of Sheldon Lubar’s book for event guests.

Event Schedule:

5:30 pm    Preshow, Silent Auction and Wine Pull*
6:00 – 7:00 pm    Program

*The Silent Auction and Wine Pull will be open for advance bidding on June 10th.

Individual Attendance Options:

Individual Registration: No Cost. One hardcover copy of “Climbing My Mountain”. Once copy per household.

Event Sponsorship Opportunities:

$10,000 –  Healing Sponsorship: Eight signed hardcover copies of “Climbing My Mountain”, solo verbal and visual on-screen recognition during the main program, in the supporter spotlight section of the event page and during the pre-show program; logo included in the scrolling sponsor recognition section of the event page, a twenty second sponsor spotlight video to air during the program, listing in all event promotional materials including the event invitation, press releases, email blasts, JFS annual report, donor newsletter, website, and social media. (Tax deductible amount is $10,000)

$5,000 – Help Sponsorship: Eight signed hardcover copies of “Climbing My Mountain”, shared verbal and visual on-screen recognition during the main program, in the supporter spotlight section of the event page, and during the pre-show program; logo included in the scrolling sponsor recognition section of the event page, recognition in event press releases and email blasts; listing in JFS annual report, donor newsletter, website, and social media. (Tax deductible amount is $5,000)

$3,000 – Hope Sponsorship: Four hardcover copies of “Climbing My Mountain”, shared verbal and visual onscreen recognition during the main program, in the supporter spotlight section of the event page, and during the pre-show program; recognition in JFS annual report, donor newsletter, website, and social media. (Tax deductible amount is $3,000)

$1,000 – Friends Sponsorship: One hardcover copy of “Climbing My Mountain”, listed in the supporter spotlight section of the event page.  (Tax deductible amount is $1,000)

Payment Options: Pay online with all major credit cards or mail check made payable to Jewish Family Services to the attention of the Development Department at 1300 N. Jackson Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


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