Upcoming fundraisers and nonprofit events you should know about
- Saturday, Sept 19 the fifth annual Latino Arts’ Noche de Gala will kick off Hispanic Heritage month at the Latino Arts Auditorium and Gallery, 1028 S. Ninth St., beginning at 8 p.m. The annual fundraiser will feature a performance by Diego Del Real and His Orchestra and the exhibition opening of “Welcome to the Holy Land” by Luis De La Torre. The proceeds of the event will directly benefit the Latino Arts Strings Program, recognized last year at the White House with the 2008 Coming Up Taller Award for excellence in arts education. Guests will also be treated to a brief performance from the Latino Arts Strings Program, a dance demonstration led by Dan Balderas’ Salsabrosa Dance Company, and a variety of appetizers from the United Community Center’s Café el Sol. There will also be a raffle, the prizes for which include round-trip airfare for two from AirTran and a Sony laptop including one year of wireless internet service provided by Time Warner Cable. Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the main reception area in the United Community Center for $1 per ticket or $5 for a pack of 6. Winners will be picked at 10:00 p.m. during Noche de Gala but need not be present to win. Individual seats for the fundraiser are $50 each, and a table of four is $175. Raffle tickets sold separately.
- Saturday, Sept. 26 The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Milwaukee invites corporations and Milwaukee residents to participate in its 2nd Walk for the Poor. The one or three mile Walk for the Poor begins at St. Francis Seminary, 3257 S. Lake Drive, and begins at 10:15 a.m., with an optional Mass to celebrate the feast of St. Vincent de Paul, founder of the Society that begins at 9:30 a.m.. Enjoy time with families, friends, neighbors, parishioners, co-workers, along with Milwaukee’s famous Klement’s racing sausages, and complimentary chair massages. Proceeds from the event go to basic aid, food, clothing, furniture for areas in Milwaukee with the highest poverty rates. To sign up visit www.svdpmilw.org or call SVDP at 414-462-7837.
- Friday, Sept. 25 Milwaukee’s Meta House’s brand new administrative center and outpatient clinic, 2625 N. Weil will host its debut open house from 2 to 4 p.m. The event, held during September’s National Addiction Recovery Month, will focus on its future visions of continuing sensitivity, innovation and success for treatment of women with alcohol or drug addictions. It will include a “recovery rally” program and presentations by Dr. Francine Feinberg, national leader in addiction recovery treatment and leader of Meta House.
- Thursday, Oct. 15 The Fall Lupus Luncheon will be held at the Radisson on Mayfair Road from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is dedicated to the support of advancing Lupus Research and includes a lunch, raffle, and a silent auction. It offers a chance to raise funds and awareness of a disease that can be devastating and deadly. The LFA, WI Chapter is proud to say that funds raised at this event have been used to support local research at the Medical College of Wisconsin for the past four years, as well as studies at the UW-Madison and University of Minnesota. For more information about lupus call the Lupus Foundation of America, Wisconsin Chapter, Inc. at 414-443-6400 or log onto www.lupuswi.org.
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