A Fundraiser to Support the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
October 7, 2017 at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
from 6 p.m. to midnight


Our biggest fundraiser of the year features an amazing dinner, spectacular silent auction, live music & dancing and much more!

In addition to supporting our commitment to early learning and school readiness, the Gala reflects how the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum’s involvement in the Maker Movement and our community outreach efforts are shaping and strengthening our educational mission. The Museum is a proud co-host of the annual Maker Faire Milwaukee, a family-friendly event that reflects our commitment to hands-on learning.

Since opening in 1995, the Museum has benefited almost 4 million children and adults, including 700,000 participants in programs designed to help families in our community that are struggling to raise a young child. Because the Museum does not receive funding from the United Way, UPAF, or from city, county or state governments, contributions provide critical support for Museum experiences that can positively influence a young child’s academic and lifelong success.

If you are unable to attend the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum’s 2017 Gala, you are still invited to participate in the event’s online auction in support of the Museum’s educational mission. Bid online to snag an item from the Museum’s packed auction – with great items for him, her and the kids, the home, sports memorabilia, unique ticket and travel experiences, a variety of handmade work by local artists, and more!

Browse our 2017 Gala silent auction


Tickets and table reservations are no longer available for this event. 


Please consider supporting the Gala with a donation.
Make a monetary gift to the Gala


Please call the Museum’s Director of Events at 414-390-5437, ext. 237.


Please join our 2017 Sponsors, reserve your table or give to improve early education for children in our community.

Co-Chairs: Jessie Lochmann Allen & Jason Allen and Kelly & Jeff Bradford



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