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2016 Milwaukee Empty Bowls

MILWAUKEE EMPTY BOWLS

“THE POWER OF 25!”

A $25 donation to The Gathering can provide:
· Hot, freshly prepared breakfast for 10 guests
· Fresh milk for 125 guests
· 4 days of food purchased from a local food bank

The Gathering is grateful to be a recipient of a portion of the proceeds from the 2016 Milwaukee Empty Bowls.  Please come and join us at this fun, meaningful event.  

EAT AT PANERA AND HELP THE GATHERING!

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You have to eat, right?  Why not have a great meal and support The Gathering at the same time?! 

Next Tuesday – May 3 - bring your family and friends to

Panera Bread Bakery/Café at
600 East Ogden Avenue in Milwaukee
between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. 


Bring a printed copy of the attached flyer or an electronic version on your phone or tablet and present it upon ordering.  When you do that, a percentage of what you pay for your meal will go to The Gathering’s work of feeding Milwaukee’s hungry and homeless – if we have 50+ flyers turned in that night we will receive 20% of the proceeds.
Click here or on the flyer below to get a printable version.

DON'T FORGET! Bring a printed copy of the attached flyer or an electronic version on your phone or tablet and present it upon ordering. 

Mark Your Calendar: 2015 Gathering Golf Classic

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

The 2015 Gathering Golf Classic will be Monday, June 22 at the Evergreen Golf Course in Elkhorn, WI. Starting time is 1:30pm. The cost is $125 per golfer which includes lunch, 18 holes, golf cart, dinner and two drink tickets.

All proceeds benefit the Gathering meal programs.

You can help by putting together a foursome, sponsoring the event or donating an item for the event raffle.

Contact the Gathering for questions at (414) 272-4122 or email at soulfood@thegatheringwis.org.

$4,720 Raised During Challenge Grant Campaign

On May 21st, the Gathering launched a Challenge Grant campaign. Through this campaign, an anonymous donor promised to match donations from new donors dollar-for-dollar for up to $5,500. That meant any $25 donation, which can provide breakfast for 10 Gathering guests, became a $50 donation or breakfast for 20 Gathering guests. This was an exciting opportunity for the Gathering and the ultimate purpose of this campaign was to attract new donors and supporters in order to widen our community of people feeding the hungry. We set the bar high and waited for our supporters to answer—and they did!

When the campaign closed on June 30th, forty new donors had given generous gifts for a total of $2,360. With the match, this means that $4,720 total was raised for the Gathering’s programs to feed the hungry and homeless. While we did not meet our ultimate match goal, we are still incredibly grateful for the donations and support of all those who participated. THANK YOU for helping to keep our mission alive! And keep your eyes peeled for the next exciting Gathering opportunity.

2014 Gathering Golf Classic Recap

We raised $20,138.73! Our most successful Golf Classic to date!

At 1:30 on the dot, the sun came out from behind the rain clouds and shined down on the 75 golfers as they headed to their assigned tees. The Gathering’s 8th annual Golf Classic was held at Elkhorn’s Evergreen Golf Course on Monday, June 23. Over the years this special event has generated $112,787 for the Gathering’s work. The dollars raised this year were the most ever, thanks to the generosity of our major sponsors. Dollars were also raised from registration fees, wine ring toss, and a raffle offering everything from a Kindle Fire to a Brewers’ Tailgate. Sponsors and raffle donors are listed on the next page.

After the event, Cathy Stagmer, Manager-Global Community Relations for Joy Global (a Gold Sponsor since 2008) stated, I’m glad the event was the success you hoped it would be. Our golfers had a great time. One of the members of our foursome was new to the company and new to the Gathering. He was very impressed with you as an organization and passionate about the work you do to serve our community. We look forward to joining you on the greens again next year!”

The view from the hole-in-one tee at Evergreen Golf Club in Elkhorn, WI

The view from the hole-in-one tee at Evergreen Golf Club in Elkhorn, WI

Holz Chevrolet supplied the car for our hole-in-one, but, alas it was not won. Other winners included Cameron Brady – longest drive; John Gardipee – longest putt; Dan Kiernan – closest to the pin; Muldoon (Tom)/Wiesneth/Rogaczewski/Rogaczewski foursome - highest score (last place); Morrison/Brady/Wickett/Sievert foursome - lowest score (1st place). Thanks to The Gathering’s Board of Directors who drive this event and to Gathering staff for their support work. Mark your calendars for next year – Monday, June 22! We would love to have you join us.

The talented golf foursome from Joy Global, one of the event's gold sponsors

The talented golf foursome from Joy Global, one of the event's gold sponsors

Mike takes a swing

Mike takes a swing

Special Thanks to our 2014 Gathering Golf Classic Sponsors and Raffle Donors

Double Gold Sponsors:

CHUCK & EILEEN STONER

Gold Sponsors:

ZACHER TRUCKING SERVICES

Silver Sponsors:

Law Office of Eugene E. Detert, Mel & David Johnson, Mike & Ginny McBride, Milwaukee Capital, Inc., Ab Nicholas

Hole Sponsors:

Advocacy Investment LLC (1)

Anytime Fitness Sussex (2)

BE Repaired Auto and Truck (1)

Data Financial, Inc. (1)

Steve & Ricka Long (1)

Harry & Ellie Moseley (1)

Nordco, Inc. (2)

Ruby Isle Auto (1)

Weber & Rick, S.C. (1)

Wixon, Inc. (1)

Raffle and Prize Donors:

Anodyne Coffee Roasting Mike & Sue Carnahan

Charles Allis Villa Terrace Art Museum Colectivo Discovery World Doubletree by Hilton Florentine Opera

Fred Astaire Dance Company Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens German Fest Green Bay Packers

Mel & David Johnson

Joy Global

Klement’s Sausage

Lakefront Brewery

Jim Leurquin

Lowe’s – Franklin Store

Lucille’s Rockin’ Pianos

Mike & Ginny McBride

Menards

Milwaukee Admirals

Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee County Parks

Milwaukee Irish Festivals

Milwaukee Public Museum

Milwaukee Repertory Theatre

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Milwaukee World Festival

Next Act Theatre

Polish Fest

Present Music

PRP Wine International

Sazerac

Ginny Schrag

Six Flags Great America

Skydive Milwaukee

Sprecher Brewing Company

Transfer Pizzeria

Teresa Trostmiller

Wisconsin Athletic Club

Wisconsin Hospitality Group

Check out all of our golfers from the event! Thanks to everyone who came out and golfed - we had a great time.

Not pictured: Joe, Som, Michael and Bill

Camron, Mike, Chris and Shane - golfers extraordinaire

Camron, Mike, Chris and Shane - golfers extraordinaire

Greg, Ben, Mike and Tom - Showing off their golfing prowess

Greg, Ben, Mike and Tom - Showing off their golfing prowess

Ray, Jim, Lisa and Deb - go for the hole-in-one

Ray, Jim, Lisa and Deb - go for the hole-in-one

George, Kyle, Carl, Bob - golfing up a storm

George, Kyle, Carl, Bob - golfing up a storm

Bob, Patrick and Bill - golf their way to the top

Bob, Patrick and Bill - golf their way to the top

Jim, Jason, Darin and Rolf - golf as great as their style

Jim, Jason, Darin and Rolf - golf as great as their style

David, Bob, Hap and Dan - a committed foursome

David, Bob, Hap and Dan - a committed foursome

Janice, George, Mike and Ginny - gettin' it on the green

Janice, George, Mike and Ginny - gettin' it on the green

Gunnar, Tucker, Jim and Candace - show off their serious golf skills

Gunnar, Tucker, Jim and Candace - show off their serious golf skills

Clark, Kathy, John and Terri - So good, they're practically pro

Clark, Kathy, John and Terri - So good, they're practically pro

John, Dick, Dick and Joe - a talented golf foursome

John, Dick, Dick and Joe - a talented golf foursome

Jeff, Cindy, Mike and Mike - Got great swings

Jeff, Cindy, Mike and Mike - Got great swings

Wayne, Jim, Jeff and Kyle - formidable golfing opponents

Wayne, Jim, Jeff and Kyle - formidable golfing opponents

Scott, Dave, Greg and Mark - They know how to drive a ball

Scott, Dave, Greg and Mark - They know how to drive a ball

Gene, Brian, Dennis and Brandon - Golfing in style

Gene, Brian, Dennis and Brandon - Golfing in style

Mike, Jon and Everett - Taking care of the course

Mike, Jon and Everett - Taking care of the course

Scott, Hank, Brian and Randy from Zacher Truck Service

Scott, Hank, Brian and Randy from Zacher Truck Service