St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care
Press Release

St. Ann Center Gala Goes Virtual This Friday!

Free event features entertainment along with some chances to win.

By - Aug 18th, 2020 12:23 pm

St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care will host its 16th Annual Dream Together Gala at 7 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 21, online because of the ongoing pandemic. Participation in the 45-minute virtual gala is free.

St. Ann Center’s world-renowned day care program serves children, older adults and people with disabilities, all in the same home-like setting, in locations on Milwaukee’s North and South sides. Part of the proceeds from the gala will support the nonprofit center as it recovers from the financial toll of being closed for three months this spring as a precautionary measure prompted by COVID-19. Proceeds will also fund early childhood education and artificial grass playground surfaces, and support compassionate care for clients in the adult day care.

This year has been challenging for everyone—including St. Ann Center,” said Casey Rozanski, Vice President of Marketing and Fund Development. “As we see more child and adult day care programs closing due to the pandemic, the need for St. Ann Center in the community is increasing. That makes this year’s gala, our biggest annual fundraiser, more important than ever.” 

The gala will be available to stream on St. Ann Center’s website–—and on its Facebook page. All who register at the center’s website will be entered into a drawing to win a $125 prize package that includes two passes for one Historic Milwaukee walking tour, a  handy tote, two cozy blankets, and more.

The evening’s program will be filled with heartwarming stories told by the children and adult clients who depend on St. Ann Center for vital health and educational services.; the event offers an up-close look at a program widely regarded as a world pioneer in day programs. Other highlights are a mask fashion show featuring local celebrities and a performance by the Milwaukee Ballet.

An online silent auction gives guests a chance to bid on exciting items, including an autographed canvas photo of Giannis Antetokounmpo, chef-prepared meals delivered to your doorstep, a golf outing and more. Designer jewelry, created  especially for the gala by St. Ann Center President Sr. Edna Lonergan, can also be purchased online.

St. Ann Center would like to thank all the generous sponsors who support the gala and the continued care for all ages and abilities at both campuses: Catalyst Construction, BMO Harris Bank, the Peck Foundation, Roman Electric, Zimmerman Architectural Studio, Lakeside Trucks, Primary Care of Milwaukee, the Lenahan Family, Scott and Lynn Molitor, Size 43 Films, Maggie Cary, MHS Health Wisconsin, Lynn & Rick Jones, Friends of Florence Nevins and Jon and Penny Harper.

Questions about the gala and other ways to support St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care can be directed to Casey Rozanski at (240) 755-1997 or

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