The Wish Night Gala, Make-A-Wish Wisconsin’s signature event, is one of two events in March that helps grant wishes to children with life-threating medical conditions.

This year’s Wish Night Gala is the 21st annual gala. It was started in 1994 by Les Weil and Jodi Peck, who organized the first event in memory of their daughter, Kelly Weil, who had recently passed away after a long battle with bone cancer. Since then, the event has grown into Make-A-Wish Wisconsin’s signature fundraiser, raising more than $4 million and providing hope, strength and joy to more than 800 Wisconsin children.

This year’s event is Thursday, March 12 at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee (424 E. Wisconsin Ave.). The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, silent auction, raffle, wine pull, diamond dig, dinner, live auction and an inspiring program featuring wish children and their families. Wish Night will raise enough funds to help grant more than 60 wishes for Wisconsin children with critical illnesses.

Wish Night is sure to be an inspirational and uplifting event. To reserve your table for Wish Night 2015, please contact Andrea Hug by emailing her at or contact her at 262-781-4445, ext. 107.

Rock For Wishes, March 7

Rock For Wishes puts together seven of the best bands in the Appleton area for a 9-hour musical extravaganza at Tanner’s Bar & Grill in Kimberly (730 S. Railroad St.). The bands scheduled to be at Rock For Wishes are:

  • 4-5 p.m.: Hurry Up and Wait
  • 5:20-6:20 p.m.: Star Six Nine
  • 6:40-7:40 p.m.: Adams Way
  • 8-9 p.m.: Hyde
  • 9:20-10:20 p.m.: Follow Suit
  • 10:40-11:40 p.m.: Half Empty
  • Midnight-1 a.m.: Naughty Monkey

The doors open at 3 p.m., and tickets are $7 in advance at Tanner’s or $10 at the door. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, silent auction items, and much more! So be sure to come on down and help make wishes come true! This is an all ages event.

Can’t Make The Events? Help Make-A-Wish In Other Ways

You can help grant wishes whether on foot or by car! If you choose to let your car do the wish-granting, consider donating an unwanted vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. When you donate an unwanted vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, vehicles are picked up or towed away, at no charge to you, and they are either recycled and reused or auctioned off to a new owner. Earned proceeds from recycling or auctioning vehicles are then donated to Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. Plus, you get a great tax deduction at the same time! Car donation is a win-win for all.

To donate a car to Wheels For Wishes, please call 1-877-431-9474 or fill out our quick online vehicle donation form. Both methods only take a few moments of your time but can mean the world to a child with a wish. To learn more about the benefits of car donation, please visit our Benefits Of Used Car Donation blog post.