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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We invite you to a magical evening of cocktails, wine tasting,
dinner and dancing in the beautiful gardens of Villa Terrace!
Shelly & JD Culea
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
Megan Holbrook & Eric Vogel
Jola & Douglas Rose
Thank you to our generous sponsors, donors, and table captains so far!
Presenting Sponsor: A. O. Smith Foundation
Chicago Community Trust * Margarete & David Harvey * Susan Strecker
Chris & Jennifer Abele * Angela Johnston * Megan Holbrook & Eric Vogel
Rose & DeJong, S.C. * Paul Westphal-RBC Wealth Management
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
Laura Emory * Moira Fitzgerald
Thank you to our generous auction item donors so far!
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
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!
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!
Thank you SO much for your support!
No act of generosity is too small to make a difference!
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.