The 15th annual Dream Together Gala was an historic one for St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care. A record-breaking $291,000 was raised, thanks to friends and supporters of the center who gathered at Discovery World Museum Aug. 16. The event benefits the nationally acclaimed day care program that provides health and educational services to children, older adults and people with disabilities, all under one roof.
A highlight of the evening: the donation of an accessible bus by Milwaukee-based specialty vehicle maker REV Group. The bus will make it possible for clients in wheelchairs to participate in regular outings.
Other funds raised will support the dementia care program and the Gardetto Family Dental Clinic at St. Ann Center’s Bucyrus Campus, 2450 W. North Ave. The clinic is the only one in the state that exclusively serves people with severe disabilities that prevent them from being cared for in a traditional dental clinic.
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 two facilities—the Bucyrus Campus and the Stein Campus at 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 catered dinner by Bartolotta Restaurants, and music by Adekola & Friends and The Mixx Vocal Band.
The Big Dream Sponsors for the gala include Marji Singer, BMO Harris Bank, Northwestern Mutual, Catalyst Construction and many other generous donors. The gala, first held in 2005, is an annual event 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.