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Courage MKE’s “There’s No Place Like Home” Gala

November 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


* Fundraiser
* Social

This Event:
* Is LGBTQ hosted
* Has LGBTQ content
* May be of interest to the LGBTQ community

Courage MKE’s Annual Gala; There Is No Place Like Home  will be on the evening of Friday, November 2, 2018 at 1451 Renaissance Place in Milwaukee, WI.

More so than any other year, this gala is so important as we prepare to open the doors to the Courage House, Wisconsin’s first home for LGBTQ+ youth.   100% of this fundraiser will go directly to sustaining the Courage House and Supporting the youth that will live there.  We hope that you will join us down the road to the Emerald City we like to call The Courage House.

During the event you can expect:

Silent Auction- But!! Beware of flying monkeys!!!

Catering by The Pasta Tree

Live entertainment: Stepping in for the Wizard of Oz we hope to mesmerize you with magic and illusions by Kirk Patrick as well as performances by our very own Mr. and Miss Courage MKE 2018

Awards, and we aren’t talking about a brain or a heart.  We are talking about COURAGE! we will be awarding our 2018 Scholarship Recipients & our annual We’re In This Together Award.

Ticket prices are $35.00 in advance and $45.00 at the door

Our host for the evening is no scarecrow or a tinman; Gregory Patterson has been a friend of Courage MKE since before we existed.   Gregory’s passion to support youth around the world inspires us daily.  Gregory has been seen on multiple seasons of Project Runway and most recently you can see him on the hit show The Look All Stars.

We are honored to welcome Judy and Dennis Shepard as our 2018 Keynote speakers sponsored by US Bank.

On October 7, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming, was brutally attacked and tied to a fence in a field outside of Laramie, Wyoming and left to die. On October 12, Matt succumbed to his wounds in a hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado.

In the aftermath of Matt’s death, Judy and Dennis Shepard started the Matthew Shepard Foundation to honor his life and aspirations. Because of the tragedy endured by the Shepards, the beginning principle of the Foundation was to teach parents with children who may be questioning their sexuality to love and accept them for who they are, and to not throw them away.

Through her personal appearances across the country and around the world, Judy Shepard shares Matt’s story to highlight the importance of standing up for the LGBT community.

We want everyone to come as they are most comfortable, dress up if you’d like to, and if not that’s ok too!   You are perfect either way!

To learn more about us, please visit our website: www.couragemke.org

Please direct questions about the Gala to our Project Director, Marcus: info@couragemke.org

Media inquiries please contact our Executive Director, Brad Schlaikowski: brad@couragemke.org


Courage MKE


1451 Renaissance Place
1451 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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