2016 CSM Foundation Gala Post Event

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Gala raises more than $413,000 to create Miles of Smiles! 

 Thank you to all who supported the 2016 Columbia St. Mary's Foundation Gala!

CLICK HERE to learn more about how these gifts will create Miles of Smiles in our community.

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Saturday, October 22, 2016 
Milwaukee Country Club

Proudly sponsored by




Gala Benefits Miles of Smiles

Dental issues are the leading physical cause of school absenteeism in the United States, costing children 51 million hours of school each year.

When children miss school, or come to school in dental pain, they miss out on learning and fall behind in their education. In Milwaukee, more than 60,000 children live in poverty, which means they are at high risk for tooth decay and infection.

To address this urgent issue, Columbia St. Mary's Smart Smiles program visits schools and provides students with screenings, teeth cleaning, instruction in oral health, and application of flouride and sealants. Next year, Smart Smiles will treat 12,000 students in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas - up 44% over the past two years.

And now, your gift will create southeastern Wisconsin's first Mobile Dental Clinic! 

The mobile clinic will visit schools and allow dentists to treat cavities, extract teeth and complete other treatments. This Mobile Clinic will complete the treatment loop for all children in need.   


Thank you to our Premier Sponsors! 



Thank you to our VIP Sponsor! 

Thank you to our Supporting Sponsors! 



Bank of the West - Business Banking

Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman

George & Yvonne Hoff

Dr. Guillermo G. Martinez-Torres & Ms. Julie A. Brockhus

North Shore Pathologists, S.C.

Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin 

Sargento Foods 

The Sleep Wellness Institute,
an Ascension Columbia St. Mary's partner 





2016 Leadership

Gala Chair

Rick Shneyder
Vice President, Bank of the West 

Miles of Smiles Campaign Chair

Holly Ryan 

Advisory Committee

Dr. Jonathan Berkoff
Dr. Michael Brin
Kareeda Chones-Aguam
Amy Junker
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-Torres
Dr. Edwin Montgomery
Jill Pelisek
Melissa Shneyder
Bill Solberg
Bob VanHimbergen
Tom Zabjek 


Event Details

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Milwaukee Country Club
8000 North Range Line Road, River Hills

Valet Parking
Black Tie

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres
Faces of Smart Smiles Gallery
Silent Auction
Photo Booth with a Twist
Music by Marr'lo Parada

7:30 p.m.
Dinner Service

8:30 p.m.
Silent Auction Closes 

8:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Gala Program
Special Tribute to CSM Board Chairs
Fund-a-Cause Auction

9:30 p.m. to Midnight
Coffee & Dessert Bar
Whisky & Bourbon Bar
Auction Check-out
Photo Booth with a Twist
Music and Dancing with North Coast Orchestra


Hors d'oeuvres
Chilled Shrimp Cocktail 
Grilled Pear with Gorgonzola, Walnut and Balsamic
Bacon-wrapped Date with Cheese 
Caprese Skewer

Dinner Wines
Huntaway Sauvignon Blanc
Ramsay Cabernet Sauvignon

First Course (Gluten Free)
Autumn Harvest Salad
Frisee, Roasted Butternut Squash, Granny Smith Apples, Feta Cheese, Craisins, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Cranberry Vinaigrette 

Second Course (Gluten Free)
Prime Filet with Boursin Cheese
Mushroom Risotto
Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Cheese 

Dessert & Coffee Bar
Salted Caramel Cheesecake
Maple-glazed Apple Hand Pie
Peanut Butter Ganache Tart
Key Lime Tart with Raspberries
Doughnut Dipping Station with Chocolate Ganache, Salted Caramel, Toasted Pecans, Sprinkles, Oreo Crumbs, Coconut, Mini Chocolate Chips 

Now in its 19th year, the Columbia St. Mary's Foundation Gala has raised more than $4.2 million for Columbia St. Mary's programs and services that serve our patients and our community.



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