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Life Saver River Cruise

An annual event benefiting Willow Tree Cornerstone Child Advocacy Center, a program of Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin. Featuring boat cruises along the Fox River, hors d’oeuvres, and live music!


The Life Saver River Cruise returns once again on Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 to help ensure that abused and neglected children have hope for a bright future. This year, we’re focusing all of our efforts on the water! Guests will meet at the Ennis Inn Marina in De Pere to enjoy our signature boat cruises along the Fox River complete with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a whole lot of fun for very important cause!

To join us, register for our Captain & Crew package, hosting a boat and bringing up to 9 friends along for the ride!

*In the interest of the health and safety of our guests, volunteers and staff, this year’s event will not include a traditional reception on land.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Life Saver River Cruise is a great way to promote your business while helping raise vital funds in support of children who have been abused, neglected, or who are living in unsafe environments. View our Sponsorship Opportunities for more details, or click the button below to register as a sponsor.

About Willow Tree

Willow Tree is a non-profit program of Family Services that provides intensive support to victims of child abuse, neglect and unsafe living environments.

Through its uniquely child-centered approach, specially trained Willow Tree professionals have interviewed more than 3,000 children since opening in January 2011.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

The 6th Annual Life Saver River Cruise would not be possible without the support of the following businesses and individuals.


Admiral Sponsors:


Green Bay Packers Give Back logo

Humana logo

Life Saver Sponsors:

Associated Bank logo
Miriam & Jim Mulva

Anchor Sponsors:

Casey Cuene
Jack & Inky Meng

Buoy Sponsors:

Cloud Family Foundation
Bob & Carol Gafvert
Michael & Leanne Haddad
Jim & Jan Hurd
OSMS – Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists

Beacon Sponsors:

Mary Gronnert
Mark & Marisa Hanson
Wisconsin Public Service

Life Saver River Cruise Committee

Co-Chairs: Christy Policy, Tim Kneeland

Erin Enright

Kathy Hartman

Sherri Hoyman, MD

Chad Jeskewitz

Kristy Maney

Lora Matzke

Charlie Millerwise

Courtney Peirce

Stacy Stecker

Contact Us

For more information or to participate as a sponsor in next year’s event, please contact Tim Kneeland, at (920) 619-5662.