Grand Event 2020

by Grand Avenue Club

Grand Avenue Club has surpassed the goal of Virtual Grand Event 2020!  

Thank you to our sponsors and donors, and those who contributed auction items and art. Your generosity has provided us with critical operating revenue. 

We thank Peggy Williams-Smith, President and CEO of VISIT Milwaukee, and Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas for their insightful remarks. 

We thank Michael Schlesinger of Channel 58, a new friend, for spirited emceeing.  

For the production of the event, we are grateful for the guidance of Tri-Marq Communications.  

ADDITIONAL DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED at this site until Monday, November 30, 2020.

We wish all our friends a safe and satisfying Thanksgiving and are grateful for your support.  


All Milwaukeeans who have experienced mental illness would be able to live lives that are satisfying and purposeful. No longer isolated, Clubhouse members have found work, friendships, education, and a strong sense of belonging to a community. No longer do they wonder "Is there a place on earth for me?" Grand Avenue Club genuinely needs and counts on them to pitch in and work side by side with staff to run all necessary aspects of this organization.

For over 20 years Grand Event gala has been held at the Pfister Hotel. This year there will be no dinner, no cash bar, no dessert, and no mingling. But the goal is the same: to raise essential support so that the Doors of Opportunity at GAC will remain open to members today and tomorrow.

Click the links below to donate to a specific fundraising page of your choice! The table with the most donations wins a cake made by our Culinary Unit baking wizards!

RACHEL FORMAN & BOAZ AVITAL's FUNDRAISING PAGE

GAC STAFF & MEMBER's PAGE

ELIE ZAREM's PAGE

THE HOY FAMILY's PAGE

HON. PAUL D. CHRISTENSEN's PAGE


Grand Event donations will be accepted until November 30th. Checks can be made out and mailed to: Grand Avenue Club- Grand Event 2020

Grand Avenue Club*210 E Michigan St*Milwaukee, WI*53202

Thank you to our "behind the scenes" and corporate/business sponsors:

Anonymous #1

Anonymous #2

Deborah & Russell Borkin 

Mary K & James Braza

Paul Brodwin, PhD.     

Hon. Paul D. Christensen  

Dave & Judy Dorner

Shana Elias

Kevin Ellis

Rachel Forman & Boaz Avital     

Rick & Alex Graber

Dennis Hanson

John & Kathy Housiaux

Terry & Holly Hoy

William Hughes 

Dr. and Mrs. Harry Kanin

Moshe & Deb Katz

Gail & Marty Komisar

Anne & Fred Luber Foundation

Josh Minkin                                    

Amy Moller

Lynne Oehlke & Tom Marlett

Tim & Michele Murphy

Lori & David Nicholas

Fred & Janelle Robinson

Mark Rose

Pastor Mark & Pam Weisser

Anne Witzcak

Elie & Rachel Zarem

Marshall Zarem

AURORA HEALTH CARE

BADER PHILANTHROPIES

BAIRD

BAYSHORE DENTAL

BILTRITE-FURNITURE-LEATHER-MATTRESSES     

BRIDGEWOOD ADVISORS

FIRST MIDWEST BANK

FOLEY & LARDNER, LLP

JOHNSON FINANCIAL GROUP

LA FLEUR LAW FIRM -Attorney Catherine A. La Fleur

LEAH OGDEN INTERIOR DESIGN

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