Thank You All for a Wonderful 2016 Gala!
SPONSORING THE GALA
WRC wishes to give a heart-felt thanks to the many people, organizations and businesses who supported our 2016 gala through a sponsorship. These sponsorships allow a higher percentage of the funds raised to go to patient care.
Many Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors:
Alan and Susan Carlson
Faricy Law Firm
Roger and Carolyn O'Shaunessy
Walt and Clara Uleland
Pat and Christee Donovan (in honor of Kerry D'Amato)
Dan and Helen Lindsay
Denise and Ryan Mallery
Marquette Financial Companies
Trust Point, Inc.
John and Ashley Anderson
Lenny and Beth Dayton
Ned and Sherry Ann Dayton
Aram Desteian and Aja Tashjian
Rick and Carmen Diamond
Steven and Cynthia Erickson
Jim and Sharon Hale
Nancy and Clarkson Lindley
Jay and Jenny Mutschler
Harry and Ginny Sweatt
Kirt and Nicole Woodhouse
Derek and Tracey Vandenburgh
Questions? Contact our Executive Director Phil Jenni via email or phone: 651-486-9410 x115.
More than 300 guests enjoyed a perfect summer evening at the 14th annual Night of the Wild Ones on August 13.
Nearly 6 inches of rain in the previous two days flooded the grass in the tent but failed to dampen the spirits of the party-goers. In fact, liberated perhaps by the fun theme, a replica of the Eiffel Tower and the wet grounds, guests kicked off their shoes and spent nearly $80,000 during the evening, most ($47,000) on the terrific live auction which featured trips around the world from Paris to Bequia to the Galapagos.
Thanks to our record 31 sponsors who contributed more than $80,000. The event was our best ever and grossed nearly $170,000.
WRC is proud to honor Kerry D’Amato in recognition of her efforts on behalf of WRC and other animal welfare causes. (Kerry, shown below, with WRC Executive Director Phil Jenni, promoting the gala's Fund-a-Need species: Red Fox.)
Many Thanks to our 2016 Event Committee!
This energized team of volunteers works tirelessly throughout the year to pull off one of the best galas in the Twin Cities.
We are so thankful for the donation of their time and the passion they hold for WRC.
GUEST OF HONOR
Barbara “Babs” Koch
Zita Hawley Wright
Barbara “Babs” Koch
A Look Back
Enjoy some of the photos from past years galas.