Gala 2017: Baine’s Bash

A HUGE thank you to everyone who joined us at our 7th Annual Gala on Saturday, April 22! This year we celebrated Baine as our Gala guest of honor and made this year’s Gala his party! 

The Gala is our largest fundraiser of the year. This year, more than 220 Gala guests raised almost $90,000 for our programs helping vulnerable people and animals, and our most urgent capital needs. Thank you to each and every one of you! We especially want to thank our kind and generous Gala sponsors: The Levy Giving Fund, National Guardian Life Insurance Company, Wipfli CPAs and Consultants, Construction Business Group, Dig Labs, The Terry Family Foundation, Mounds Pet Food Warehouse, The Miley and Moriarty Family, Lauren Cnare, The Henderson Family, Eric Sundquist and Shelly Torkelson! We appreciate your support so much!

A big thank you to our Gala auction donors, who made this year’s silent auction one of the best yet! We also want to thank the fantastic Ginger Martin from Madison’s Magic 98 for being our guest emcee!

We also want to thank our Gala guest speakers: Madison Levy, Dr. Kim Kelly from the UW-Madison School of Human Ecology & Heartland volunteers Paula Mansholt and her daughter, Nina!

All funds raised during the evening will go toward both our animal assisted programs for vulnerable youth and adults, and also for our Buy the Farm Campaign – a capital campaign to enable Heartland to purchase the farm property and significantly improve our program facilities to expand our impact in animal rescue, animal-assisted therapy, and humane education efforts.


Thank you to our co-presenting sponsors, National Guardian Life and the Levy Giving Fund!

  Thank you to our Gala media sponsor, Magic 98!