Celebrating another successful Dream Big Dinner

Here at College Possible Milwaukee, we’re still basking in the glow of an amazing night of camaraderie, story-telling and community.  The 2017 Dream Big Dinner on April 27, 2017, proved to be another successful gathering to showcase the amazing accomplishments of our Milwaukee students.  As a community of caring and idealistic individuals, corporations and foundations, we are pleased to announce that nearly 370 guests raised $250,000 to support students working toward their dream of becoming college graduates.

A record number of sponsors committed their support to our students. Thanks to all sponsors, table captains, donors and attendees for supporting Milwaukee students who are dreaming big.

Pat Wilmeth Most Likely to Succeed Winners Ted and Mary Kellner with daughters Laura Lueck and Kristin Schultz

Tina Quealy and Jessica Herzog of the Burke Foundation, winner of the Foundation Friend Award

Carlo Emanuele, Matt Roller, Jesse Pilachowski and Kelly Perz of Corporate Partner of the Year Winner, Brady Corp

College Possible Board members Dick Seesel and Christine Holloway with their spouses Shelly Seesel and Barry Holloway


College Possible student and future AmeriCorps member Monique Alcantar with her mother Vanessa


Linda Lucas of Milwaukee Public Schools and Harry Oden, retired former Principal at West Division High School

Lindy Florsheim of Weyco Group with Pam Miller of Colectivo

College Possible Corps Alumni Lauren Carson of Herzing University, Amanda Wysk of MSOE, and Erin Bennet of Google, with Josh Smith of AO Smith

College Possible Board member Laura Malugade and David Hertel of Husch Blackwell LLP with Marissa Tan of Westside Academy

Matt Soucy and Dr. Chris Domes of Silver Lake College

Michael Schulze and Brad Bertler of EY

Susan Nieberle and Anna Franklin of Mount Mary University with Tyler Eschmann of College Possible

Jaime Gonzalez of St. Norbert College with Najma Osman and Cassie Curry of Lawrence University

Liza Stenz, Robert Schuettpelz and Elaine Kressin of Manpower Group

Israel Gonzalez and Morgan McKissick, College Possible students at Silver Lake College

Edie Turnbull, Executive Director of College Possible Milwaukee with Traci Kirtley, College Possible Chief Program Officer

College Coach Tyler Eschmann with Senior Coaches Ali Khaleel and Tyler Haro


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