Fundraising Events

Like most not-for-profits, WisconSibs must rely on the generosity of volunteers, and individual and corporate donors to carry out its mission.  In fact, nearly 70% of the funds needed to make sibling programs possible come from our fundraising events.

But our events are not just about the money.  We go to great lengths to create fun experiences that reinforce our mission of connecting people with each other and with resources to help their families.

Here are a few examples:

Celebrate Sisterhood
This annual luncheon and silent auction/raffle celebrates “purse-onality”, increases awareness, and provides lots of fun for the 300 guests.  It has raised nearly $150,000 since 2006.  The next Celebrate Sisterhood event is Oct. 20, 2015.

Mardi Gras
Casino-style games, bingo, a cake walk, raffle and lots of other fun, fun stuff for people of all abilities held on Fat Tuesday evening (the evening before Ash Wednesday).  Mardi Gras 2015 is Feb. 17.

Human Race
5K Walk/Run (non-competitive) organized by the Volunteer Center of East-Central Wisconsin and co-sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Cares and Thrivent Financial.  Held the first Saturday in May at the Thrivent Financial Operations Center in Appleton, it provides non-profits a way of fundraising via a run without having to organize one themselves.

We invite all WisconSibs and WisconSib Fans to join us.  Click here for details


Upcoming Fundraising Events

  • Mardi Gras Celebration – Feb. 17, 2015
  • Celebrate Sisterhood – Oct. 20, 2015
  • Human Race – May 2, 2015

Celebrate Sisterhood
More than 300 women – and a few men! – had a great time at the Celebrate Sisterhood Fundraising Luncheon on Oct. 21, 2014!  More than $32,000 was contributed through a silent auction of purse packages, Encore purse purchases (gently used purses at significant savings), and a raffle, and direct contributions deposited into emcee Bill Jartz’ man-purse!

Those funds will support WisconSibs programs for children such as Sib Camp, Sibshops, and an expanded SibDays of Summer, plus the Teen Sib Leadership program. It also provides seed money to expand programs to reach more children, teens and adults.


A BIG thank you to our lead Celebrate Sisterhood sponsors:

We also thank our Sibling’s Choice Award sponsors:

  • Bassett Mechanical
  • Katapult
  • Prospera Credit Union
  • Schenck Business Solutions
  • SCA

What We Hear

Celebrate Sisterhood

“The experience was uplifting and fun.”
“Wonderful experience – my first time attending and learned a lot.”

Mardi Gras

“Great event! All of the people that help are fantastic!”
“Chance to have fun with my teenage sib/son.”

Human Race

“Loved seeing all the participants supporting this great cause!”