YOU DID IT!
This year’s Gala raised a record $75,000 with the largest number of participants ever! 302 participants gathered at the Concourse Hotel on March 14th to party like an animal for Heartland. Our heartfelt thanks to all our generous Gala sponsors, auction contributors, goody bag donors, planning committee members, event volunteers, and guests who gave from their hearts to build a homestead of healing for all.
March Volunteers of the Month: 2015 Gala Planning Committee
The Heartland Farm Sanctuary Gala would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our Gala Planning Committee. Thank you from all of us at Heartland.
2015 Gala Planning Committee
Lorri Houston, Chair
Eva Alvarez, Auction Displays
Selene Ammaccapane, Graphic Design
Carrie Calkins, Auction Acquisitions
Mary Delaney, Auction Acquisitions
Heather Driscoll, Auction Acquisitions
Morgan Englehart, Auction Acquisitions
Laura Konkel, Auction and Beverage Sponsorships
Susan Serrault, Auction Acquisitions
Nicole Slania, Goody Bag Coordinator
Sunshine Stokes, Auction Acquisitions
Stephanie Weis, Auction Acquisitions
Thank you, Gala Sponsors!
Thank YOU to all the caring companies and individuals for your 2015 GALA SPONSORSHIP and partnering with Heartland to build a Homestead of Healing for many more farm animals, and the kids who love them!
Cindy Buchko & Mark Knipfer
Madison Women’s Health
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Mounds Pet Food Warehouse
Ruffin’ It Resort
The Regal Find
Strang Bradley, LLC
Tracey Wood & Associates
Animal Spotlight: Winky the Turkey
Winky came to us over two years ago, along with her buddy Edwina. A farmer who raised turkeys saw that they were both being picked on by the rest of the flock, and Winky’s eye had even been pecked out. Wanting a better life for them, he contacted Heartland and we gladly took them in. At the time, Eddie our tom turkey only had one turkey hen so he was beyond overjoyed to have three! Winky is still a little wary of people, but over the years she has definitely become more comfortable in the barn, and she loves being with her turkey crew. Winky’s favorites include: finding the highest spot in the barn to perch, flying away from Eddie once in a while, breakfast, lounging in the sun, and naps.
Heartland Farm Sanctuary, located in Verona, Wisconsin, is the only dedicated farm animal sanctuary in Wisconsin. Heartland is a nonprofit organization who’s mission is to provide care for farm animals in need, nurture people through the human-animal bond, and foster respect and kindness toward animals and each other.