WISH NIGHT GALA
March 9, 2023, 5PM - THE PFISTER HOTEL
In 1994, Les Weil and Jodi Peck put forth extraordinary effort to create Make-A-Wish Wisconsin's first-ever gala. The event was founded in memory of their daughter Kelly Weil, who had recently passed away after a long battle with bone cancer. Now 30 years later, Wish Night has grown into an annual highlight of the fundraising calendar.
Make-A-Wish Wisconsin's mission is to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Wish Night helps fund the wishes of more than 100 children and we need your help to make that happen!
The Wish Night gala features powerful storytelling and many opportunities to make an investment in a child's future, for their hope, strength and joy.
Give joy today. Restore hope for tomorrow. Donate now.
All of this year's Silent Auction bidding will be conducted through the GiveSmart service, accessed with your own smartphone or through text messaging. A listing of all Silent Auction items will be available here at a later date. Any questions? Please see our FAQ Section.
Purchase a numbered wine cork for $25 and win a bottle of red wine, white wine or sparkling wine valued between $20 and $401!
Purchase a light-up ring for $35, or 2 for $70, or 3 for $100, for a chance to win a $1,000, $2,000 or $3,000 Splurge Card from sponsor Kesslers Diamonds! Winners will be drawn at the end of night's program. FIRST name drawn receives: $1,000 Kesslers Splurge Card; SECOND name drawn receives: $2,000 Kesslers Splurge Card; THIRD name drawn receives: $3,000 Kesslers Splurge Card.
Support the Make-A-Wish Wisconsin mission today by giving directly to support the wish of a child with a critical illness!
Wish Night 2023 Chairs
Ann and Warren Pierson have a heart for children and all things that bring joy, hope, health and well-being, especially to those facing challenges. Click below to read more about our 2023 Chairs and their support of the Make-A-Wish mission.
W.I.S.H. Award Recipient
Jerry and Becky Jendusa of Waterford, along with their 5 children, began their relationship with Make-A-Wish Wisconsin in 2015 through an annual fundraiser hosted by Mukwonago High School basketball. Click below to read more about our 2023 W.I.S.H. Award Recipient and their support of the Make-A-Wish mission.
- Complimentary valet, courtesy of Subaru, is available at the Pfister entrance on Jefferson Street.
- The Pfister also offers paid parking within their attached structure on a first-come, first-served basis.
- There are multiple parking lots within walking distance of the Pfister Hotel. For a complete listing of Milwaukee parking options and rates, visit parkmilwaukee.com.
- Consider riding The Hop streetcar which runs just one block away.
- TIP: Download the Park MKE app!
Wish Night follows a cocktail attire dress code. Cocktail attire is a balance between formal and casual and elegant and comfortable. For visual examples, click here.
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors
We would like to thank the following businesses who are helping to make Wish Night possible. Thanks to these generous companies, ALL of our event expenses have been completely covered. That means that EVERY DOLLAR we raise will go DIRECTLY to granting children's wishes!