Last year, Lily’s Luau raised $150,000 to support epilepsy research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. That’s a long way from the first luau in 2009, which netted about $16,000. Together with individual donors and volunteers, generous sponsors have played a key role in fueling that growth.
With preparations underway for the next luau, a record-breaking 56 sponsors, 12 first-time and 44 returning underwriters, have stepped forward to set the stage for continued success.
Lily’s Luau, a uniquely casual and uplifting midwinter party, puts epilepsy in the public spotlight while generating financial support for new UW epilepsy research projects and graduate fellowships.
Each year, the number of sponsors grow, and the overwhelming majority keep coming back because they believe in our vision and they see the value they receive for their sponsorship dollars.
A priority of Lily’s Fund is to keep ticket prices affordable since epilepsy doesn’t discriminate by income bracket. Sponsors are what keeps the luau accessible to all AND raise lots of money for research.