October 6, 2022

Milwaukee Habitat HQ - SOLD OUT
Livestreamed - Register Below

Cocktail Hour: 5:30 |  Show time & live stream: 6:30  |  Dinner: 7:30

Chair: Jim Borris, Zilber Ltd.  |  Emcee: Portia Young, Sargento

Honorees: Lou & Louie Gentine, Sargento

The Silent Auction is LIVE NOW!

Get a jumpstart on the fun - BROWSE, BID, OR DONATE below!


The Framing the Future Gala is uniquely set in Milwaukee Habitat's early 20th century woodshop.

 For your dining pleasure, open bar and food prepared by Shully's Cuisine.

Browse, Bid & Buy


Donate Now

Your support will raise the walls to stable and affordable homes for local families in need.

Every gift makes a difference and will be matched by Accunet Mortgage, up to $75,000!

Presented By:

$75,000 Challenge Match:


Foundation Sponsors:





Forest County Potawatomi Community


Founders 3


 Heartland Advisors 




Mandel Group

Northwestern Mutual


Kelly Seaman - First Weber






Roof Sponsors:

Lois Bernard
Cannon & Dunphy S.C.
Colliers International
Dominion Properties
The ECAB Investment Group at Baird
Fiduciary Real Estate Development
First Weber Foundation
Interstate Partners
Johnson Controls
Johnson Financial Group
Mortenson Construction
Town Bank / Wintrust Mortgage

Hard Hat Sponsors: 

Pete & Linda Hotz
Mark & Sarah Scheiber
Noaman & Anjum Sharief
Bader Philanthropies, Inc.
Chorus Community Health Plans
CLP Capital
Fitness Together Mequon and Whitefish Bay
Harris Family Dental
JPMorgan Chase
Michael Best
Ogden & Company
PNC Bank

Complimentary Valet Parking Sponsored By:


Additional parking support provided by: Lloyd Levin

Hosted By

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
Questions? Contact Kristi Sebald

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

3726 North Booth Street, Milwaukee, WI, USA

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to bid 

The Silent Auction will open on Friday, September 30. Once you have completed registration you can begin bidding that day. You will also receive a welcome text message, linking you to the items to browse and bid.

  • Click "View Items" 
  • Click the item of interest to view the description as well as the current bid and/or price.
  • Choose your bid amount.
  • Click "Bid."

You'll be notified by text if you've been outbid.

For more on how to bid, watch this video: How To Bid

For questions about individual items, email [email protected]


Can virtual attendees participate in the live auction?

The live auction is not available for virtual attendees. However, virtual attendees can make a donation towards the Accunet Challenge Match during the Raise the Paddle portion of the program.

How to place an auto bid

You can set an amount using the Auto Bid feature and the system will automatically place minimum bids for you as needed up to that amount. The system will bid incrementally up to the amount designated as long as someone else places a bid against you. If no one bids against your Auto Bid, the price remains the same.

  • Click the item of interest.
  • Click "Auto Bid."
  • Enter in the maximum amount you would like to bid.
  • Click "Bid."

Note: When two bids are placed for the same amount, the bid placed first based on the timestamp wins. Timestamps are set when the initial bid is placed; for auto bids, this is when a maximum was set, not when the system prompted the bid to win. 

When does the auction close?

The auction closes at 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 6.

How will I get the items I win?

For in-person attendees, winning auction items can be picked up at the event at 8:30 pm.

For virtual attendees, winning auction items can be picked up at Milwaukee Habitat HQ, 3726 N Booth St, Milwaukee, WI 53212, on Friday, October 7, from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

If you need to make special arrangements to pick up your items, please contact Kristi Sebald at 414-316-5612 or [email protected]g by Friday, October 7.

Can I pay for my items another way, without using my credit card?

You will be required to enter a credit card number in order to place a bid or make a donation. If you would like to complete your transaction another way (check, donor advised fund, or other), please contact Kristi Sebald at 414-316-5612 or [email protected] by Friday, October 7 to make arrangements.

What if I want to make a donation without bidding on any auction items?

You can make a donation before the auction closes on October 7 at 8:00 pm by clicking on the Donation button. Your donation will be added to your cart, and you must check out to complete your donation.

After the event closes, you can make a donation at MilwaukeeHabitat.org.