The Spring Gala begins at the Madison Concourse Hotel in the Grand Ballroom on the Second Floor. Complimentary shuttles are provided from the Concourse to the Capitol, first come, first served. Visit the hotel website for overnight accommodations.
In honor of our 20th Anniversary, the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation would like to formally thank the community partners that have helped make twenty years of our women’s health programs possible. WWHF, led by Sue Ann Thompson (WWHF President & Founder), will highlight these women’s health leaders, groups and individuals that have made an impact on our organization and remember the past while looking forward to the future.
*Due to space limitations for the ceremony, this portion of the Spring Gala will be invitation only*
All guests are invited to begin the evening with an action packed silent and live auction. Come for complimentary appetizers and bid on a variety of unique items including tours, trips, services and products. Your purchase supports Wisconsin businesses and help us raise profits to support Wisconsin communities.
Wisconsin State Capitol
The highlight of the evening is attending the historic Wisconsin State Capitol to celebrate women’s health in the rotunda. The Capitol remains open to the public during the day, then closes and remains private for the event at dusk. Doors to the event do not open until 7:30pm.
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In the Rotunda
The main event takes place on the ground and first floor in the rotunda at the Wisconsin State Capitol. First floor tables and the VIP Golden Circle are reserved for event sponsors and their guests. Ground floor tables are available on the main floor and all table reservations and locations will be communicated prior to the event. Guests are invited to explore both the ground floor and the first floor of the Capitol as there are a variety of food and beverage stations throughout the space.
All tickets include unlimited food and beverage throughout the evening. There are gourmet savory and sweet food stations throughout the rotunda provided by Hoffman House Catering. Guests are invited to explore both the ground floor and the first floor of the Capitol.
We receive many donations from a variety of beverage vendors including Starbucks, MillerCoors, Break Thru Beverage, Coca-Cola and Pepsi. There are multiple hosted bars with wine, beer and champagne throughout the Capitol. Keep your eyes peeled for our Specialty Cocktail which changes every year! Complimentary champagne buckets are provided to sponsored tables and all guests can enjoy the Starbucks coffee bar on the first floor.
The Capitol is first filled with the sounds of the Jon Hoel Quartet. They pass the stage to the live band Universal Sound, who plays a variety of hits from every era. Badger State DJ’s rounds out the evening fulfilling your song requests to keep the dance floor full throughout the night.
Dine, Drink and Dance
The main event takes place in the rotunda of the historic Wisconsin State Capitol. Gourmet food stations, appetizers and desserts will be placed throughout the beautifully transformed Capitol. Enjoy live music, entertainment, and dancing. Join us in celebrating women’s health!
Nicole Fulton of Nest Interiors (Sun Prairie, WI) donates the creative vision and implements the design for the Spring Gala. A new theme is envisioned to transform the Capitol for a new experience every year.
Brad Harnisch of Floral Expressions (Janesville, WI) donates his time to design the floral installations throughout the Capitol. WWHF’s Julie Whitehorse takes the design and works with a team of volunteers to put together the centerpieces the week of the event.
Todd Jordan of Event Essentials (Windsor, WI) works with us to provide all the chairs, tables, linens and decor needs at a discounted rate. Their crew, along with several WWHF volunteers, set up all of the rentals in the Capitol.
Clint Whitehorse and his team run all of the event tech and sound production including lights, a/v, dj and photo booth services provided at a discounted rate.
Tickets on Sale February 20, 2017
General Admission Tickets: $125
General Admission tickets include complimentary food and beverages throughout the evening and admittance to both the Concourse and the Capitol events. There is no formal sit down down dinner, guests are invited to graze at food stations throughout the Capitol. Limited cocktail seating available first come, first served.
Purchase a Table: $1200 or $1500
Purchase a ground floor table for 8 or 10 people. Table tickets include complimentary food and beverage and admittance to both the Concourse and the Capitol events.