Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin, in partnership with the Green Bay Packers, held its 27th Annual Green & Gold Gala on the evening of Saturday, September 19th at the Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay. This year’s event raised record proceeds of $274,810, which will be used to fund Family Services programs that keep homeless youth safe, provide a healing place for abused children, and help high-risk families with young children succeed.
We had nearly 700 guests in attendance, including 41 Packers Hall of Fame and Super Bowl I Alumni. Guests enjoyed great food, a silent and live auction, raffles, and, back for another year... an Alumni Panel discussion featuring four well known Packers Alumni: Donny Anderson (1966-71), Zeke Bratkowski (1963-68, 71), Lynn Dickey (1976-77, 79-85), and Antonio Freeman (1995-01, 03), with Larry McCarren as the moderator. (Click here to view a complete list of Packers Alumni in attendance).
A brief program featured the work and mission of Family Services, while also honoring Cathy Dworak and Prevea Health for their outstanding contributions to kids and families in our communities. Guests also heard from Elizabeth, a former client of our Transitional Living Program. She told the story of a troubled childhood and how our staff helped her find a safe place to live, graduate from high school and get into college. She is now happily married with two children, and working for Family Services, and the very program she credits with saving her life! Her story is truly inspirational and a demonstration of the life-changing impact those services have in our community.
We extend a special thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, volunteers and guests that helped make the event a great success!
Green Bay Packaging
Green Bay Packaging Coated Products
Procter & Gamble
BMO Harris Bank
Nicolet National Bank
Schreiber Foods, Inc.
United Tank Systems, LLC
Brown County Sheriff's Benevolent Association
Dr. Eric & Mary Erickson
Aon Risk Solutions
Bank First National
DeLeers Construction, Inc.
Godfrey & Kahn, SC
Green Bay Area Exchange Club
Green Bay Title Company
Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin
Leonard & Finco
Master Fleet, LLC
Navigator Planning Group - Susan Porath
NFL Alumni Association
Saranac Glove Company
Sash & Bow
Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Wisconsin Public Service
A special thank you also to our volunteer planning committee: Cathy Dworak (Chair), Jeff DeBakker, Allison Kline, Barbara Koldos, Sherry Lau, Tonya Lloyd, Kristy Maney, LuEllen Oskey, Tina Pietsch, Sue Porath, Pat Scott and Julie VanLaanen
For more information about the Green & Gold Gala or to participate as a sponsor or volunteer in next year's event, please contact Patricia Heeg, Special Events Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-436-4360 ext. 1242.