- all the talented artists who contributed original artwork, workshops and gift certificates.
- Those who donated tickets for students to attend this event.
- The planning committee who worked tirelessly to make this a success!
Improv - Amber Dernbach
Landscape Consultation - Melissa Marjamaa
Spanish Lessons - Dale Gable
Bike Tour of Eau Claire - Jeremy Gragert
Card Making - Bev Hilton
Lathe Woodworking - Bernie Hoefgen
Landscape Consultation - Daria Hutchinson
Drawing Lessons - Nishant Jain
Music Serenade - Larry Past
Tour of Artisan Forage - Greg Johnson
Houligans Steak House
Chippewa Valley Museum Annual Family Passes
Eau Claire Jazz Festival Headliner Concert Tickets
Chippewa Valley Theater Guild
Forage - Wine Wednesdays!
Keynote speaker: Lieutenant Governor, Mandela Barnes
He became the first African American Lieutenant Governor in the state of Wisconsin
He served as a two-term state legislator elected to the State Assembly at the age of 25, serving from 2013-2017. He emerged as a champion on issues of the economy, criminal justice reform, and healthcare.
Mandela worked as a policy professional, engaging throughout the country with state legislators and advocacy groups to develop progressive policies and platforms in an effort to counter ALEC policy development in the deep South, and back home in the Midwest.
He became the chair of the legislature’s Black and Latino Caucus in his first term, became a national leader on gun violence prevention, and was recognized as one of the top pro-growth progressive leaders in the country. A Milwaukee native, he was born in the city’s poorest and the nation’s most incarcerated zip code. He worked with Mayor Tom Barnett as a community organizer.
Mandela felt the difference for him was opportunity. He was raised in a middle-class union household and learned the value of hard work early in life. Having attended both public and private schools, education has always been important to him and making sure that every child in our state has a fair shot remains a top priority.