2020 Virtual Gala Success!

(April 4, 2020) The community, district parents, and educators are social distancing for safety. But they certainly came together for the online auction in support of Hamilton School District students and educators! This year's support mirrored.

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!

Silent Auction & Raffle Basket Winners

Prizes can be picked up at the Associated Bank in Sussex on from 9am to noon on either April 11th or April 18th. Look for the HEF Gala signs as we will be using the deposit drive through to maintain social distancing and the welfare of our donors!

We extend our deepest gratitude to the many people who attended, donated, and bid on auction items.

The Grand Raffle winners are:

Misti Swanson $1000

Mary Coady $500

Julie Johnson $250

Chelsi Reilly $100

Raffle Basket Winners

802 – Waterpark FUN – Renee MacCudden803 – Outdoor Games – Anita Hilleman 804 – Wined Down – Julie Huebner 805 – Lannon Dodgeball Tourney – Anita Hilleman 806 – Movie Night – Claralyn Mahuta807 – “Spice Up Your Life” – Patti Nagai 808 – Car Spring Cleaning – Paul Mielke 809 – Raking in the Cash – Jason Pettit 810 – Farmhouse Chic – Wendy Mair 811 – Reduce, Reuse & Recycle – Margaret Bingen 812 – R-E-L-A-X – Tina Kurhajec 813 – “Take Me to Serenity” – Anita Hilleman 814 – Take it Outside – Angie Bilstad 815 – Charger Pride – Jessica Janiszewski816 – Welcome 2 to World of Charcuterie – Jerry Schmitz817 – Fuel UP! – Katie Bernard 818 – Charger Outback – Laura Watson 819 – All About Wisconsin! – Ann Wodarczak 820 – A Woman’s Must Have – Sheri Pellechia821 – Hobo Lookin’ Style – Shirley Adams 822 – Yeti Fun – Trisha Isaac 823 – Mixed Greens – Victoria Syslack 824 – Board & Brush Girls’ Night – Ann Ubert825 – House of Joy – Kim Martin-Drea 826 – Home is Where the Heart Is – Joel Anthony827 – Unicorns & Rainbows – Anne Deirich

Why is the Foundation Gala held?

The Foundation Gala is our largest fundraising event, so your support is especially important! Because of the generous individuals, businesses and organizations, the Foundation has funded more than $1.7 million for creative and innovative projects and programs, which offer exciting and challenging opportunities through educational, cultural and fine arts grants for students and enrichment projects, technology, and workshops/seminars for teachers to promote increased learning in the classroom.

Important Gala Update

We still have a million dreams to enrich, enhance, and extend the learning opportunities for teachers and students in the Hamilton School District!

However…. nothing is more important than safety for our district and community partners. Given the accelerating Coronavirus impact and health agency recommendations to limit large gatherings, we have decided to transition the event from an Auction Dinner to an Online Auction.

We have worked diligently to bring an updated and exciting event to you. Our community partners, parents, and school faculties have generously supported the the foundation with auction donations. So while our circumstances have changed, the need to support teachers and students remains.

Later this week will be sending more information regarding your option to refund your Gala ticket or donate the value of your dinner ticket . We will share more information regarding the upcoming online event and refund opportunities in the coming days. Thank you for your patience and support during this process.