Sunset Soiree is a celebration of thanks for those who have donated to our annual Chair's Challenge. It is our primary annual fundraiser. Each year, the Chair of our Board of Trustees issues a challenge to our Friends and supporters to raise a certain amount of money for a chosen project or program.
Thank you to those who donated and made this annual fundraiser a success. More than $43,000 was raised for the conservation of heritage breeds at OWW. Join us next year on August 10 when we will celebrate a different program or project at Old World Wisconsin.
Our 2023 Chair's Challenge has been announced!
Our Chair, Rosanne McGuire, has challenged us to raise $40,000 by August 4 to fund the animal program at Old World Wisconsin. Although these animals bring 19th century history to life, they receive the very best, 21st century care. In addition to feed, veterinary care, and hoof care, which is costly on a continual basis, the animal program needs additional funds at this time. The funds raised may be used to make needed repairs to the animal care facility and fencing enclosures, acquire new animals to meet the goals of Old World Wisconsin's conservation efforts, or increase the seasonal staff to both expand the quality care the animals receive as well as allow for more educational opportunities about heritage livestock conservation.
When & Where: Saturday, August 19 (Sunday, August 20 severe weather date)
Raffle: Join the fun with our raffle. Purchase a ticket (or 6, or 12) for a chance to win a prize. Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100; cash or check only. More details on our raffle prizes to come.
Thank you to our event sponsors and raffle donors. View our Sponsors, Raffle Donors and Food Trucks
Thanks to the generosity of two of our donors, all gifts up to $12,500 will be matched 100%!
All donations are appreciated, but a donation of $250 or more will secure your invitation to this exclusive evening at Old World Wisconsin.
Although we have reached our deadline to make a donation and receive an invitation to our Sunset Soiree, donations are always appreciated. If you would like to support the animal program (or any program) at Old World Wisconsin, please call our office (262)594-2922. Thank you!
Live Music: We are happy to welcome A & M, musicians from the Milwaukee area. Dance or sing along to acoustic rock songs by Tom Petty, Neil Young, the Marshall Tucker Band, and more.
Enjoy a look back at our slideshow from last year’s fundraiser: https://youtu.be/d4MV_sODX8I