Annual Scholarship Gala


Join us as we celebrate the 11th Annual Scholarship Gala. The evening will include an elegant dining experience provided by Courthouse Pub, sparkling conversation, luscious wines and the opportunity to meet some of the students who are recipients of these scholarships.  

5:30 p.m. Cocktails | 6:30 p.m. Dinner and Program 

Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance

Silver Lake College 

2406 S. Alverno Road

Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Black Tie Optional



Presenting Sponsor

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Signature Sponsor

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Dinner Sponsor 

Corporate Table Sponsors:

BMO Harris Bank

Bank First

Bray Associates Architects, Inc.

Direct Development

Investors Community Bank

Michael Best­­ & Friedrich LLP

Novak's Service Center

Schaus Roofing & Mechanical Contractors


Wisconsin Media

Game Sponsor:

 Kaeden Services

Individual Table Sponsors:

Dr. Chris E. and Mary Domes

Father Daniel Felton

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity

Christine D. Kornely and Rick L. Gerroll

John Russo

­Eric and Ruthann Volcheff

Supporting Sponsors:

Dan Hagenow Video Creation, LLC

Holy Family Memorial

Midstar Printing and Marketing

Sign Me Up

Live Auction Sponsors:

Green Bay Packers Give Back

Plante Moran

Centerpiece Sponsors:

Allstates Rigging, Inc.

Bernie’s Auto & Fix-it Shop

Frank Check Builders Inc.

Jagemann Stamping Co.

Jens-Reinbold, Pfeffer Family Funeral and Cremations Services

Lee’s Color Studio

Quality Control Services


Two Rivers Buses, Inc.

Silent Auction Sponsors:


Braun Building Center

Dick Brantmeier Ford-Lincoln-Kia

Drexel Building Supply

Hawkins Ash CPA

Hermening Financial Group

Shoreline Credit Union




The Scholarship Gala was founded in 2007 as an opportunity to raise scholarship funding for Silver Lake College students. More than 95 percent of our full-time undergraduate students receive financial aid. These scholarships play a vital role in providing students the opportunity to attend and succeed at Silver Lake College. Since the inception of the Scholarship Gala, we have been able to provide more than $350,000 in scholarship support to our students.

Silver Lake College held its 10th Annual Scholarship Gala on April 9, 2016, which drew 210 guests. More than $240,000 was raised due to the Gala. In addition to the funds raised at last year's Gala, Silver Lake College recognized the annual distribution of $38,650 for nursing scholarships from the Adam Steel Family Scholarship Fund, held at the Lakeshore Community Foundation.



For more information about the Gala, please contact Libby Spencer, associate director of annual giving and special events, at 920-686-6150 or



For more photos from the 2016 Gala, click here.
For more photos from the 2015 Gala, click here



If you believe in helping students achieve a college degree, please consider becoming a sponsor at our 11th Annual Scholarship Gala! In addition to giving students a chance to succeed, there are several other benefits that come with sponsoring our Gala. To learn more about the many benefits, please contact Colleen Cooper,  director of development and alumni engagement, at 920-686-6221 or