Luau raises $185,000!
Thanks to hundreds of volunteers, dozens of hula hosts, 70 sponsors, and more than 200 silent auction donors, the 2017 edition of Lily’s Luau raised more than $185,000! Watch the video to see how these donations grow cutting-edge research at UW.
Diamonds and Rubies and Cash…OH MY!
Four Drawings for Custom Jewelry:
Four lucky people (including Jane, pictured here) won $1,000 worth of bling from William Thomas Custom Jewelry! Bill Fuhrmann and his designers will work with them to create beautifully crafted, handmade rings, earrings, necklaces.
More than 200 auction items
Art, collectibles, fine dining, vacations, priceless experiences, and more — our 2017 silent auction was incredible. Best of all, every auction item was donated so all winning bids go straight to epilepsy research at UW-Madison.
Our wonderful Hula Hosts welcome new people to Lily’s Luau every year. If you would like to join their ranks for 2018, click here for more info.
Kristi and Chad Bartlett
JT and Claude Covelli
Dept. of Neurosurgery, UW
Claire Dalle Molle and Jean-Marc Ruel
Jennifer and Bruce Fox
Angie and Derek Hubbard
Marnie and Chuck Hulan
Deb and Bill Jordahl
Shannon Kenney and Robert Golden
Hilary and Tom Kleese
Mary Jo and Matt Kronberger
Elizabeth and Wendall Lake
Lisa and Matt McGuire
June and Gerry Mello
Paula Niedenthal and Markus Brauer
Nancy and Bob Nikolay
Tess O’Brien and Steve Heinzen
Patty and Allan Patek
Angie and Chris Rieger
Jessica Robbins and Joe Tavano
Amylynne Santiago Volker
Kristin and Andrew Seaborg
Kelli Simpkins and Todd LaRosa
Kristina Stadler and Brian Fick
Nicole and Patrick Tepe
Jill and Mike Weber
Kathy and Greg Wellington
Publicity: Anne Pankratz
Emcees: Adam Schrager, WISC-TV3
Invitation Design: John Huston Design
Room and Food Arrangements: Bill Mann, The Pyle Center
Entertainment: Sari Judge
Photographer: James Gill
Sponsor Recruitment: Connie Chesnik, Deb Jordahl, Colleen Penwell, Dave Penwell, Anne Morgan Giroux, Tess O’Brien, Ann McIvor, Deb Still, Marni Hulan, Shawn Guse and John Feller
Decorations: Kate Marcin and Wendy Robertson
Hula Host Recruitment: Connie Chesnik
Raffle Coordinator: Zoe Hammis
Registration Guru: Walker Crawford
Auction Table Captains: Camilla Corcoran, Laura Dunek, Kristin Guetschow, Kris Howard, Ann McIvor, Marni Hulan, Jessica Robbins
Silent Auction Guru: Tricia Gulmen
Science Shack: Dana Jacobs
Auction Team, Camilla Corcoran, Deb Jordahl, Laura Dunek, Megan Purtell, Colleen Penwell, Anne Morgan Giroux, Kelly Pfeil, Michelle Plummer, Kelli Simpkins, Connie Chesnik, Tess O’Brien, Erin Wery, Anna Andrzezewski, Lauren Trillo, Peggy Furlan, Claire Dalle Molle, Amy Fusek, Ann McIvor, Deb Schultz
Volunteer Coordinator: Tess O’Brien
Treasurer: Anne Morgan Giroux
Co-Pilots: Colleen Murphy Penwell and Anne Morgan Giroux
Plus Many More Volunteers Who We Love!