The 14th annual Dream Together Gala was an historic one for St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care. A record-breaking $282,857 was raised — well above the goal of $225,000, thanks to generous friends and supporters of the center who gathered Aug. 10 at Discovery World Museum.
The fundraising event, traditionally the nonprofit organization’s biggest of the year, benefits the nationally acclaimed day care program, which provides health and educational services to children, older adults and people with disabilities all under one roof.
This year, funds raised will help launch three brand-new community programs at St. Ann Center’s Bucyrus Campus, 2450 W. North Ave. They are an Aquatics Center, where children will learn to swim and adults with special needs will receive water therapy; a Dementia Care Wing, where people living with memory loss can enjoy a safe, supportive environment; and an Overnight Respite Center that gives caregivers a chance to recharge while their loved ones receive loving, professional care.
Proceeds from the gala also support St. Ann Center’s Care Champions program, which directly benefits clients who have no means to pay for services they desperately need. St. Ann Center serves Milwaukee at the Bucyrus Campus and also the Stein Campus, 2801 E. Morgan Ave.
The evening featured jewelry designed and handcrafted by Sr. Edna Lonergan, OSF, founder and CEO of St. Ann Center; live and silent auctions; a raffle; a catered dinner and music by the Wisconsin Intergenerational Orchestra.
The Big Dream Sponsors for the gala include Marji Singer, MHS Health Wisconsin, Catalyst Construction and many other generous donors. The annual gala, first held in 2005, is hosted by Carol Nevins Cannon and Craig and Susie Nevins in honor of their mother, Florence Nevins, and her devotion to St. Ann Center.
Questions about ways to support St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care can be directed to Casey Rozanski at (414) 977-5062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.