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Help us grant transformational wishes, today.

This this time of unprecedented change, we could all use a little hope. Help us bring hope to the more than 500 kids waiting to have their wish granted right now.

April 11, 2024, 5PM - THE PFISTER HOTEL


Wish kids at Wish NightWish Night 2024 is sold out. If you'd like to be added to the waitlist, please email Kelsey Rice at [email protected].

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 31 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. Confirm your sponsorship now.


Wish Night 2024 Chairs

This year's event is chaired by Make-A-Wish Wisconsin champions Dennis & Pam Klumb and Chuck & Toni Palmer. Click below to read more about our 2024 Chairs and their support of the Make-A-Wish mission.




W.I.S.H. Award Winner - Yacht Blast for Kids

Yacht Blast for Kids has engaged an entire community with the Make-A-Wish mission, and we are delighted to present them with this honor. 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
  • 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.


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.



Wine Pull

Wine Pull
Purchase a numbered wine cork for $25 and win a bottle of red wine, white wine or sparkling wine valued between $20 and $700+! MUST be purchased in person at the Pfister to be eligible.




Kesslers Diamond Pull

Diamond Pull
Purchase a light-up ring for $35, or 2 for $70, or 3 for $100, for a chance to win a $1,500, $2,500 or $4,000 Splurge Card from sponsor Kesslers Diamonds! Winners will be drawn at the end of night's program. FIRST name drawn receives: $1,500 Kesslers Splurge Card; SECOND name drawn receives: $2,500 Kesslers Splurge Card; THIRD name drawn receives: $4,000 Kesslers Splurge Card. Must be present to purchase and claim raffle tickets. 



Support the Make-A-Wish Wisconsin mission today by giving directly to support the wish of a child with a critical illness!

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!


Wish Night 2024 Sponsors

Hosted By

Make-A-Wish Wisconsin
Questions? Please contact Kelsey Rice


The Pfister Hotel, East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, USA

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