Barn in the Ballroom 2019

Each year, Heartland hosts its Gala as its largest fundraiser of the year. On April 20, 2019, more than 220 Gala guests raised more than $140,000 for our programs helping vulnerable people and animals, and our most urgent capital needs. It was a record-breaking evening!

Our Barn in the Ballroom took place at the stunning Edgewater Hotel in downtown Madison. The evening included a VIP pre-party with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and visits from our rescued farm animals!

Guests enjoyed an upscale, plant-based dinner crafted by The Edgewater’s Chef Ron Taylor, followed by a heartfelt program spotlighting some of the life changing work we’ve accomplished the past year. And of course there was our amazing Silent Auction, which contained amazing items donated by area businesses and individuals.

See our event photos (all by the talented Robby Koenig) here.

And a HUGE thank you to our Barn in the Ballroom Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors: National Guardian Life & The Levy Giving Fund

Gold Sponsors: Mounds Pet Food Warehouse & Construction Business Group

Silver Sponsor: Food Fight Restaurant Group

Bronze Sponsors: Numbers 4 Nonprofits, Wipfli, Michael Best and VCA – Veterinary Emergency Service & Veterinary Specialty Center

In-Kind Sponsor: Edgewater Hotel