2018 Chippewa Valley

Annual Gala


Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern WI as we prepare to celebrate our 5th annual Gala, the second-largest fundraising event we host all year. This year’s event will take place on November 1st, 2018 and will feature keynote speaker Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger; whose life was brought to the big-screen in the hit 1993 movie “Rudy.”

The Annual Gala raises funds that Big Brothers Big Sisters uses to provide mentoring to youth facing adversity in the Chippewa Valley. Our programs are funded through donations from our community donors and sponsors, and our services are provided at no cost to the family of the child enrolled in the program. The Annual Gala also kicks off Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Fall Giving Campaign.

The event also honors people who make a difference in the community. Awards include The John Kell “Making a Difference Award”, Best Big Benefit Award, Big of the Year amongst others.

“Big Brothers Big Sisters provides no cost services to families with children facing adversity,” said Teri-Gene Conlin, Fund Development Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin. “Mentoring is essential to changing a child’s trajectory before it’s too late.  We’re thankful to all of our partners who see the necessity and power of Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring.”