Win a Gala for Your Non-Profit at the Wisconsin Center

Announcing the Wisconsin Center’s first annual Gala Giveaway. One Wisconsin 501(c)(3) organization will be awarded a complimentary 2024 gala in the expanded Wisconsin Center’s new state-of-the-art rooftop ballroom. Eligible organizations must apply using the application below.

Applications are due on March 31, 2023.

Applications Due March 31, 2023

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The Gala Package Includes:

  • Complimentary room rental at the Wisconsin Center’s new rooftop ballroom
  • Pre-function space for registration and silent auction
  • Full use of sweeping rooftop terraces
  • A chef’s choice 3-course menu for up to 500 guests
  • Two bottles of white and two bottles of red wine per table
  • Standard tables, chairs, linens and place settings
  • Complimentary service charge
  • Conference Technologies Inc. audio-visual credit up to $15,000 dollars

Additionally, the Wisconsin Center District staff will contribute 40 volunteer hours to the winning organization’s cause.

When & Where

Wisconsin Center's New Ballroom

The WCD’s Gala Giveaway will be held in the brand-new, state-of-the-art rooftop ballroom. The new expansion opens in 2024 and we’d love to host your event on a mutually agreed-upon date.

Food by Levy

Making sure that your organization has a great party is our priority. We will provide a 3-course meal, two bottles of white and two bottles of red wine per table.

Audio Visual By Conference Technologies Inc.

A $15,000 dollar stipend for audio-visual services from Conference Technologies Inc. is included in the package.

Party Downtown!

The Wisconsin Center, located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, offers a convenient location that will include on-site indoor parking for your event in 2024. The Wisconsin Center is within walking distance of several hotels and restaurants for your pre- or post-gala festivities.

Apply now!

Please fill out: the Application

Experience-obsessed and committed to creating unforgettable moments, the Wisconsin Center District (WCD) is a quasi-governmental entity that operates the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena; the Miller High Life Theatre; and the Wisconsin Center, which is undergoing a $456 million expansion to double its size in downtown Milwaukee.

The expanded Wisconsin Center will be 1.3 million gross square feet, feature 300,000 contiguous square feet of exhibition space, 52 meeting rooms, and a spectacular rooftop ballroom with sweeping downtown views from the gracious outdoor terraces. Anticipated to open in spring of 2024, the expanded Wisconsin Center will represent Milwaukee and the region not only from the labor workforce on the jobsite every day, but in the public art which adorns the walls, the representation of Lake Michigan in the architecture, and through the economic impact that the meeting, convention and special event provides to the city we love.

Central to WCD’s focus is providing captivating and buzzworthy experiences, making Milwaukee a not-to-be-missed destination. Under the leadership of President and CEO Marty Brooks, the WCD team operates under three core values: Be Bold. Be Proud. Be Experience Obsessed., summarized as BPX. It is through these values that the Wisconsin Center delivers on some of the most exciting and talked-about events in the region.

The WCD team knows what it takes to put on a spectacular event and is excited to announce the first annual Gala Giveaway. One area non-profit will be chosen to host their 2024 gala in spectacular new rooftop ballroom of the Wisconsin Center, including complimentary room rent, chef’s choice 3-course menu, rentals including tables, chairs and linens, a credit toward audio/visual requirements and BPX delivery of service, for up to 500 people.

Applications are due by March 31, 2023; the winner will be notified by phone. We can’t wait to welcome you to the new Wisconsin Center in 2024.

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