Beauty Sponsor - Refresh Aesthetic Center Platinum Sponsor - A. O. Smith Foundation Sponsor - Events By Design Gold Sponsor - Angela Johnston Gold Sponsor - Margarete & David Harvey Gold Sponsor - Susan Strecker Benefactors - Gail & Jeff Yabuki Benefactors - Jane & Tom Lacy Platinum Sponsor - Chicago Community Trust Bronze Sponsors - Laura & Mike Arnow Gold Sponsors - Megan Holbrook & Eric Vogel Gold Sponsors - Chris & Jennifer Abele Silver Sponsors - Rose & DeJong Silver Sponsors: Paul Westphal-RBC Wealth Management Bronze Sponsors: Dorothy Inbusch Foundation Bronze Sponsors: The Frieda and William Hunt Memorial Trust Bronze Sponsors: Peabody’s Interiors Bronze Sponsors: Michelle & Dan Malik Bronze Sponsors: Bobbi & Jim Caraway Bronze Sponsors: Shelly & J.D. Culea Bronze Sponsors: Colectivo Coffee Bronze Sponsor: Teresa Manns Bronze Sponsor: Nancy Linzmeyer Benefactors: Art & Rhonda Downey Benefactors: Emily & Mike Robertson Benefactors: Mary & John Emory Benefactors: Patti Keating Kahn & Chuck Kahn Benefactors: Sarah McEneany & Robert Smith Benefactors: Suzanne & Thomas Roepsch Benefactors: Kay & Richard Yuspeh Benefactors: Bill & Mary Walker Benefactor: Anne Vogel Benefactor: Alicia Vogel Benefactor: Elizabeth Elser Benefactors: Gillian & Bill Wigdale Benefactor: Peter Goldberg Benefactor: Wendy Walcott Benefactors: Nancy & John Snyder Benefactor: Elaine Burke Benefactor: Hattie Purtell Benefactors: Beth & G.J. Myers Benefactor: Barry Mandel Patrons: Moira Fitzgerald & Peter Kammer Donors: Sarah & Robert Schmidt Donor: Wendy Eldridge Donors: Donna & Tony Meyer Donors: Deborah & Jamshed Patel Donor; Deanna Braeger

Friends of Villa Terrace Gala in the Garden: A Night of Wine and Roses

July 23, 2022 5:30 - 11:00 pm

2220 N Terrace Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA

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Ticket sales have now ended. If you have a question, please contact Megan Holbrook at 414-248-6777 or [email protected]

We invite you to a magical evening of cocktails, wine tasting,

dinner and dancing in the beautiful gardens of Villa Terrace! 


Shelly & JD Culea

Susan Strecker

The Garden Committee

MC Kyle Cherek

Special wine tasting experience presented by Waterford Wines

Musical performances by Mark Davis & The Eddie Butts Band

Delicious cuisine by Shully's Catering and Events

Gala Co-Chairs:

Megan Holbrook & Eric Vogel

Jola & Douglas Rose

Honorary Co-Chairs:

Mary Emory

Margarete Harvey

Emily Robertson


Thank you to our generous sponsors, donors, and table captains so far!

Platinum Level:

Presenting Sponsor: A. O. Smith Foundation

Gold Level:

Chicago Community Trust * Margarete & David Harvey * Susan Strecker

Chris & Jennifer Abele * Angela Johnston * Megan Holbrook & Eric Vogel

Silver Level:

Rose & DeJong, S.C. * Paul Westphal-RBC Wealth Management

Bronze Level:

Dorothy Inbusch Foundation * The Frieda and William Hunt Memorial Trust

Peabody's Interiors * Michelle & Dan Malik * Bobbi & Jim Caraway

Shelly & JD Culea * Laura & Mike Arnow * Colectivo Coffee * Teresa Manns

Benefactors, Patrons & Donors:

Events by Design - Design Sponsor * Refresh Aesthetic Center - Beauty Sponsor * US Bank Private Wealth

Emily & Mike Robertson * Mary & John Emory * Patti Keating Kahn & Chuck Kahn

Sarah McEneany & Robert Smith * Suzanne & Thomas Roepsch * Kay & Richard Yuspeh

Anne Vogel * Alicia Vogel * Elizabeth Elser * Gail & Jeff Yabuki

Jane & Tom Lacy * Peter Goldberg * Wendy Walcott * Nancy & John Snyder

Elaine Burke * Hattie Purtell

Moira Fitzgerald & Peter Kammer * Robert & Sarah Schmidt

Deborah & Jamshed Patel * Linda Frank

Table Captains:

Laura Emory * Moira Fitzgerald 


Thank you to our generous auction item donors so far! 

Auction Donors:

Julia & David Uihlein * Julia Taylor * Michael Horne * Andy Nunemaker * Cynthia Stoll

Dick Blau * Steven Bell * Stacey Schmidt * Molly Gallagher

Thomas Haneman * Mary Carroll * Bernard Zinck * Elizabeth Elser * Tiffany Weber * Stacey Schmidt

Elsa Hall * Winnie Au * Marie Tallmadge * Jim Walczak * Heather Eiden

Ellen Irion * Charmaine & Kurt Gunderson * Megan Holbrook & Eric Vogel * Debra Brehmer

Wendy Sheridan * Connie & Charles Bailey * Cheryl Vermillion * Mark Davis * Geoff Pontus

Bounce Milwaukee * Burke's Chocolates * Charles Allis Museum 

Florentine Opera * Freedom Physical Therapy * Glorioso's * Hounds around Town 

Johnson Nursery * Kinn Hotel Milwaukee

Lake Park Bistro * Laura Foote Designs * Leaf Land Landscape Design * M2057 by Maria Pinto 

Mark Pasch Ltd * Megababe

Milwaukee Repertory Theater * Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra * Nail Bar * Odd Duck * Pete's Pops 

Present Music * Refresh Aesthetic Center * Rex Salon 

Sail Loft * Shully's * Ten Chimneys * The Brewers Community Foundation * The Hoan Group * Villa Terrace

Vitti Cycling * Waterford Wines * While You Were Out Pet Sitting * Zarletti

Rose Dedications

Megan Holbrook donated two seafoam roses in honor of 

FOVT past presidents, Stephanie Van Alyea and Alex Chou

Jody Steren donated a seafoam rose in honor of 

Suzy Ettinger's 85th birthday

The Friends of Villa Terrace Gala in the Garden on Saturday, July 23rd will be a wonderful evening of cocktails, wine-tasting, dining and dancing! We are so looking forward to holding a fun event that will be mostly outside, where we can all gather and enjoy a lovely summer night in the beautiful Renaissance Gardens of Villa Terrace! This will be a party that you don't want to miss!

I can't tell you how many people have said they truly love Villa Terrace and its splendid Renaissance Garden. Many couples have fond memories of their wedding held in such a gorgeous location. I've just become president of the Friends of Villa Terrace board, and look forward to helping the organization thrive and succeed, but I'd love your help.

The Gala occurs every other year and raises the money necessary to take care of the Renaissance Garden for two years. We had to postpone last year's event due to COVID, so we have had to stretch our budget to cover three years of costs. At the same time, our budget for garden maintenance next year has increased significantly due to increased costs as well as some pruning and replanting projects that are overdue. The Garden Committee does an amazing job and tells us that these projects just can't be put off any longer. We need to raise $150,000 to cover these next two years of garden maintenance, so that everyone can enjoy the beauty and serenity of these lovely gardens. 

At the same time, the beautiful marble Hermes sculpture in the courtyard is facing an imminent threat. This sculpture is a true hidden gem in Milwaukee. It is comprised of a 1st c. Roman torso and 17th c. Italian additions, attributed to that most famous of sculptors, Bernini. This is a very important part of Milwaukee's cultural heritage! Years of being outdoors and the fact that it has interior iron rods that are decaying is causing the sculpture to slowly degrade. In fact, a piece of the base came off while a conservator was examining the sculpture recently! We have two very generous donors, Margarete Harvey and Susan Strecker, who have each offered to provide a $15,000 challenge grant at the Gala to raise funds for the sculpture's conservation, which will provide a significant part of the funds needed by the Charles Allis Villa Terrace Museums to conserve the sculpture so that it can be enjoyed by future generations. 

We would so appreciate anything you can do to make a contribution to the Gala, and help us raise money to cover garden maintenance and the conservation of the Hermes sculpture! 


Megan Holbrook

President, Friends of Villa Terrace


Help Friends of Villa Terrace support the beautiful Renaissance Gardens and the conservation of the Hermes Sculpture by creating your own fundraising page today!

We will be highlighting our top fundraisers at the Gala to thank you for making our event such a success! Please create a fundraising page where you can share why you think Villa Terrace, with its gardens, is such a Milwaukee treasure. Be sure to share your fundraising page far and wide!

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Thank you SO much for your support!

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Gifts ending in $0 will count towards our Renaissance Garden upkeep.

Gifts ending in $5 will count towards the challenge grants to fund the restoration of the Hermes Sculpture.

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