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US Open

This is your chance to experience the U.S. Open at Erin Hills like (almost) no one else for the entire week of the championship! You and a guest will have access to the course and the Reinhart Partners Inc. corporate hospitality tent on Hole 9 with this rare opportunity. Food and drinks are included.

Donated by Reinhart Partners

*This item is not eligible to be chosen as a prize in the Golden Ticket Raffle.

Holiday Magic in Maple Bluff – Dinner with the Governor and First Lady

You and a guest will enjoy an evening at the Executive Residence with Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker. Feel the magic of Christmas with uniquely decorated trees, music and fine dining. You will be joined by 24 other non-profit donors for an evening filled with holiday magic and cheer. The event will be held on November 29, 2016, starting with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a delightful after-dinner show.

Donated by a Friend of BBCM

*This item is not eligible to be chosen as a prize in the Golden Ticket Raffle.

Big Bang at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

Kickoff the 50th Summerfest with one of the best fireworks views in the city! You and 249 friends or colleagues can celebrate opening night of Summerfest 2017 from the balconies of the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. Your private event includes use of the Museum for up to 250 guests from 6-11 p.m. Ring up your caterer and rental company, and your party will be the talk of the town. Parking not included.

Donated by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

*This item is one of the prize options for the winner of the Golden Ticket Raffle. If it is chosen by the winner, it will not be auctioned off in the Live Auction.

Meat for a Year from Sendik’s Food Markets

The knowledgeable Sendik’s staff is ready to assist you in choosing from a wonderful selection of quality, seasonal meats for every month of the year. Hand-trimmed tenderloin in January, T-bone steaks in June, homemade sausage in August, and soul-warming roast in November are just a few of the favorites you’ll enjoy. Balistreri-owned-and-operated Sendik’s Food Markets have 13 locations, including Bayside, Brookfield, Elm Grove, Franklin, Germantown, Grafton, Greenfield, Hartland, Mequon, New Berlin, Wauwatosa, West Bend and Whitefish Bay.

Donated by Sendik’s Food Markets

*This item is one of the prize options for the winner of the Golden Ticket Raffle. If it is chosen by the winner, it will not be auctioned off in the Live Auction.

Milwaukee Bucks VIP Experience

VIP Bucks Experience for eight includes lower-level tickets, Milwaukee Bucks hats, pre-game entry to watch warmups and an on-court photo, and a $200 gift certificate to SURG Restaurant Group. Winner must respond within 10 days of the Gala to make arrangements.

Donated by the Milwaukee Bucks

*This item is one of the prize options for the winner of the Golden Ticket Raffle. If it is chosen by the winner, it will not be auctioned off in the Live Auction.

Walt Disney World Adventure

You and your family can celebrate the magic of Walt Disney with four complimentary Park Hopper Passes and a $750 gift card for travel and vacation expenses. Hopper Passes are good for one day full of fun at Walt Disney World. Valid for admission to the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom for one day. Expires two years from the date issued. Some blackout dates apply.

Donated by Walt Disney World and Friends of BBCM 

*This item is one of the prize options for the winner of the Golden Ticket Raffle. If it is chosen by the winner, it will not be auctioned off in the Live Auction.

Week at a Wisconsin Northwoods Cabin

Enjoy a week’s stay either in Fall/Winter of 2016 or in June of 2017 at this wonderful cabin on Butternut Lake in the Nicolet National Forest near Eagle River, Wisconsin. This three-bedroom cabin sleeps 10 (eight in the winter) and offers beautiful views of the lake from the wrap-around deck. All the amenities of home are here: dishwasher, washer and dryer, microwave and coffee/espresso maker. The lake is sandy and clear and the property has a large open lawn that leads to a long pier. The cabin butts up to the Nicolet National Forest where there are numerous hiking, biking and cross country ski trails. A pontoon boat, Boston Whaler, kayak, Sunfish sail boat and two paddle boards are available for hours of fun on the lake. Loons, eagles, otters, hummingbirds, and amazing night time stars – you will see them all! The lake is 1,300 acres and 70 percent of the shoreline is owned by the National Forest. Once you have experienced “The Nut” you will want to visit again!

Donated by Museum Honorary Board Member Molly Gallagher

*This item is one of the prize options for the winner of the Golden Ticket Raffle. If it is chosen by the winner, it will not be auctioned off in the Live Auction.

Party at Blu for 25 People

Treat your friends to an unparalleled panoramic view of downtown Milwaukee and Lake Michigan at the Pfister’s martini bar, Blu. Your party of 25 will enjoy a reserved space on a Tuesday night, $1,000 toward food and drinks and the unique opportunity to experience special musical entertainment by Marcus Corporation’s CEO Greg Marcus.

Donated by the Marcus Corporation

*This item is one of the prize options for the winner of the Golden Ticket Raffle. If it is chosen by the winner, it will not be auctioned off in the Live Auction.

WISH LIST

Donate to the Museum’s Wish List

These programs and services are central to our educational mission in the community, and are funding priorities. Contributions may be made through the BidPal system during the auction, at auction check out, or online. Each and every contribution is important to our work, and we are grateful for your generosity.

1001 Sponsor a Museum Membership for a Family in Need

Need: $150,000
Each year, the Museum’s Family Focus program provides free parenting education, Museum membership and transportation assistance to more than 1,300 local families that are struggling to raise a young child, including families living in poverty, foster families, teen parents, at-risk fathers, families with a disabled child, families that do not speak English as a first language, and others whose circumstances often limit their access to educational resources, including maker experiences that can build a child’s STEAM-based academic skills, shape their values and positively influence their lifelong capacity to learn. Each gift of $130 will support the participation of one disadvantaged family for an entire year.

1002 Neighborhood Night

Need: $87,000
The Museum must raise $87,000 to support Neighborhood Night, an evening each month when we offer free admission and enrichment opportunities such as maker programs that build on science, technology engineering, arts and math skills, to meet the needs of low-income families in our community. Individuals and organizations may elect to sponsor one month for $3,500 or contribute another amount to help support this important outreach program.

1003 Back-to-School Resource Fair

Need: $14,000
The Museum’s annual Back-to-School Resource Fair distributes free backpacks and school supplies to needy families, and provides community and social service agencies with an important opportunity to offer information about school readiness, health and safety, literacy, after-school programs and more. The Fair benefits almost 2,000 children and adults each year.

1004 Special Admissions

Need: $36,000
The Museum’s Special Admissions Program provides free/subsidized field trips to disadvantaged children and adults, including schoolchildren who participate in the National School Lunch Program, adults and children with physical, cognitive or emotional disabilities, and low-income community groups, childcare centers and neighborhood organizations. Gifts of $100 will provide a field trip for 20 children.

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