2017 Tradition of Caring Celebration

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  Thursday, June 22, 2017
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

The Watermark at Shully's
146 Green Bay Road, Thiensville, WI 



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Benefiting Cause

The Tradition of Caring Celebration proceeds will support Emergency Department renovations at Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Premier, VIP, Supporting and Event Sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here for sponsorship details.

Schedule of Events
5:30 p.m.
Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres Reception

6:45 p.m.
Live & Fund-a-Cause Auctions
Doerr Tradition of Caring Award Presentation

8:00 p.m.
Auction Close

Valet Parking Available  



2017 Doerr Tradition of Caring Awardee: 

The Sommer Family

The Sommer family has lived in Mequon since 1848.  John, Wally Sr. and Erna Sommer started the
Sommer tradition of family-owned local business, from a family farm and operating a gas and service station. 
The family continues to be a force in the Mequon business community, currently through Sommer’s Automotive.   

Not only did the Sommer family believe believed in expanding their community.
Wally Sr., along with many others, was active as Mequon grew from a farm community into a flourishing suburb. 

The family has also enhanced the lives of the Ozaukee community through their involvement.
The family belief in the importance of education is seen through their support of numerous schools such as Homestead High School,
Kettle Moraine High School, Lumen Christi School, St. Marcus Lutheran School and the Mequon- Thiensville Education Foundation.

The family, personally and numerous events and organizations.
They have been involved with both local Rotary clubs, the local Chamber of Commerce, Gathering on the Green,
Family Fun before the Fourth, Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation, Portal Inc. and have had a long relationship with
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Ozaukee County.

Accepting this year’s award, on , will be Don and Wally Sommer.

Daniel and Christopher Doerr initiated the Doerr Tradition of Caring Award in 2002 to
honor those who share their passion for the Ozaukee community and best exemplify leadership,
commitment to others, and an unwavering philanthropic spirit


Thank you to our VIP Sponsors:  



  Al & Sally Kastelic 



Thank you to our Supporting Sponsors: 

Lakeside Development Company
Levy & Levy, S.C.
Newman Chevrolet 
Port Washington State Bank 


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