2019 CSMF Gala

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We are so excited and humbled by the generosity of those that attended our Gala on October 19th!  Together, you raised more than $547,000 for Women & Infant Services, specifically, the renovation of the Labor & Delivery Unit at Ascension Columbia St. Mary's and our Women & Infants community outreach efforts.


Thanks to you, our community will create more healthy families! 


 CLICK HERE for event night photos.


Tamara's Story


Sometimes, we need a shoulder to lean on.  Tamara received just that when she attended the Ascension community outreach program, Blanket of Love.

CLICK HERE to hear more about Tamara's journey.



Special Thanks!


2019 Transformation Gala Co-Chairs: 


 Dr. Jonathan & Elissa Berkoff 

 Tracy & Jim Johnson

Dr. Allison & Brandon Ring

 Bob & Brenda VanHimbergen


Benefitting Causes:

Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee Labor & Delivery Renovation

In everything we do, our work is a labor of love. 

We are transforming the birthing experience for our moms, babies and families through the development of an all new Labor & Delivery floor.  This space, along with our expert caregivers and continued attention to safety and quality of care, will make Ascension Columbia St. Mary's the #1 place where families in our community go to get the right start.

Reducing Infant Mortality

FACT:  Milwaukee has among the worst infant mortality rates in the nation.

Tragically, each year, an average of 100 African-American Milwaukee infants die before their first birthdays.

ACTION:  Let's work together to improve the conditions for some of the most precious citizens of Milwaukee.

We will enhance Ascension community outreach programs and collaborative partnerships aimed at supporting new moms, dads and their babies:

  • Blanket of Love: Providing support and resources for expectant moms and families.

  • Pack N Play Program:  Providing babies with a safe place to sleep.

  • Baby Bucks Program & Boutique:  Encouraging expectant moms to complete prenatal efforts in order to receive supplies to care for their newborn. 

  Questions?  Contact Karla Schultz, Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation, at 414-585-4910 or karla.schultz@ascension.org.

Thanks to our Sponsors!





Dr. Jonathan and Elissa Berkoff


Rob & C'za Helf

 Dr. Guillermo Martinez-Torres & Ms. Julie Brockhus

Metropolitan Anesthesiologists

North Shore Pathologists

Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin

 PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP



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