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An annual benefit for 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 Land & Cruise Benefit 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 from the event benefit Willow Tree Cornerstone Child Advocacy Center to Protect, Heal, and Care for children who experience abuse, neglect and other forms of maltreatment.

The 9th Annual LIFE SAVER Benefit will be held in August 2nd, 2023. 

Registration is now open! Click the button below to learn more and to register. 

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    Sponsorship Opportunities

    LIFE SAVER 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.

    2022 Sponsors

    Thank you to the many businesses and individuals sponsoring the 8th Annual LIFE SAVER Land & Cruise Benefit!


    Admiral Sponsor:


    Life Saver Sponsors:

    Associated Bank  |  Belmark  | BelGioioso Cheese  |  Khrome  |  Miriam and Jim Mulva  |  Roving Blue  |  WPS Health


    Anchor Sponsors:

    Amerhart  |  Gallagher  |  Hinkfuss, Sickel, Petijean & Wieting  |  John & Engrid Meng  |  Mr. Outboard


    Buoy Sponsors:

    BayCare Clinic  |  Engage Orthodontics  |  Festival Foods  |   Leanne & Mike Haddad  |  Jim & Jan Hurd  |  Kids Dental Experts  |  Jennie and Mark Moran  |  PDQ  |  OSMS – Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists  |  Wisconsin Public Service Foundation


    Beacon Sponsors:

    Dean’s Distributing  |  Janet & Charlie Lieb

    Life Saver River Cruise Committee

    Co-Chairs: Christy Policy, Tim Kneeland

    Amanda Auricchio

    Erin Enright

    Jennie Garceau

    Sherri Hoyman

    Chad Jeskewitz

    Charlie Millerwise

    Stacy Stecker


    Contact Us

    For more information or to participate as a sponsor in next year’s event, please contact Beth Rieth at [email protected].