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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!


About the Event

The Life Saver River Cruise is unlike any other in Northeast Wisconsin. It is held annually at the St. Norbert College Marina and features boat cruises along the Fox River, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a whole lot of fun for a great cause!

Proceeds of the Life Saver River Cruise benefit Willow Tree Cornerstone Child Advocacy Center to protect, heal, and care for children who experience abuse, neglect, or other forms of child maltreatment.

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors, donors, attendees and volunteers. We hope to see you again next year on August 3, 2022!

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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.

    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 2021 Sponsors

    Thank you to the many businesses and individuals who sponsored the 7th Annual Life Saver River Cruise in support of children at Willow Tree!


    Admiral Sponsor:



    Live Saver Sponsors:





    Anchor Sponsors:





    Buoy Sponsors:



    Michael & Leanne Haddad  |  Jim & Jan Hurd  |  Charlie & Janet Lieb  |  Jennie & Mark Moran  |  James & Kathlin Sickel  |  Kenneth & Virginia Trudell


    Beacon Sponsors:

    Dean Distributing  |  David & Caitlin Groteluschen  |  Kids Dental Experts  |  Hank Kollross & Mary Gronnert  |  Karen McDiarmid  |  Dave & Sue White

    Life Saver River Cruise Committee

    Co-Chairs: Christy Policy, Tim Kneeland

    Amanda Auricchio

    Erin Enright

    Kathy Hartman

    Sherri Hoyman, MD

    Chad Jeskewitz

    Kristy Maney

    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.