34th Annual Challenger Event

Honoring Deanna & Eric Tillisch

We did it – a record year!

Thank you for raising $285,000 for kids and adults with disabilities.


Deanna & Eric Tillisch are deeply committed advocates of Life Navigators and all kids and adults with disabilities in our community.  We were so pleased to honor them for their positive community impact.

Monday, September 18, 2017
Blue Mound Golf & Country Club
10122 West North Avenue
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53226

The Tillisch family is an inspiration! Read their story here.


Thank you to our many sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor
Roger & Cindy Schaus

Gold Sponsors
Dave & Carol Anderson
Curt & Sue Culver
Godfrey & Kahn
Johnson Controls, Inc.
John & Chris McDermott
Dick & Mary Lou McGuire
Quarles & Brady LLP
Eric, Deanna, Kasey, Kayla & Morgan Tillisch
Harris Turer and the Milwaukee Admirals Hockey Club

Silver Sponsors
Baird Foundation
Haskin & Karls

Bronze Sponsors
Anick & Associates
Ascension Healthcare
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Doering Leasing Co.
Executive Search Partners
John & Deana Geers
Bill & Sandy Haack
Dave & Camille Kundert
Marcus Hotels & Resorts
MSI General
Pegasus Partners
Sue Pickering
Dick & Sue Pieper
John & Maryanne Plant
Scan-Pac Mfg., Inc
Sodexo Health Care
Tax Airfreight, Inc.
United Performing Arts Fund
U.S. Bank. The Private Client Reserve
John & Vicki Wachniak
Ray & Kelly Wilson
Windward Wealth Strategies
Zilber Property Group

Hole Sponsors
Cobalt Partners, LLC
Christine Culver
David Haskell, M.D.
Dr. Craig Larson & Ann M Larson Living Trust
Dr. Kevin McGinn Elmbrook Family Dental
Murphy & Prachthauser, S.C.
Prairie Financial Group, a division of Waukesha State Bank
Robertson Ryan & Associates, Inc.
Dr. & Mrs. Salvatore & Kathy Spicuzza
Suburban Asphalt Co., Inc.
Jay Yuergens & Joni Anderson-Yuergens

Underwriting Sponsors
Beer Capitol Distributing – Beer
Mike & Maggie Butterfield – Past Honoree Flowers
CannedWater4Kids – Water
Creative Graphics – Invitation
DentaQuest – Chocolate
IEWC – Photography
Mike & Ginny McBride – Chocolate
My Choice Family Care – Program
PepsiCo – Soda
R.A. Stevens Family Foundation – Hospitality Hole
Securant Bank – Golf Balls
Laura Strain – Lunch
Scott & Mary Ellen Stanek – Program
Studio Gear LLC – Technology
Don & Kate Wilson – Past Honoree Event

Voice Auction Sponsors
Bill & Priscilla Boelter
Mary Jo & Tom Dempsey
John & Chris McDermott
The Pfister
David Saltzberg
Southwest Airlines
Harris Turer and the Milwaukee Admirals Hockey Club
United Performing Arts Fund
Rudy & Joyce Ursic

Challenger Gifts
A.O. Smith Foundation
Helen Bechthold
Blazek & Collingwood
BMO Harris Bank
James Borris
Bill & Therese Burkhart
Patricia Cadorin
Thomas Canale
Dan & Betsy Corry
Christine Culver
The Dickman Company
Stephen & Nancy Einhorn
David & Cathy Fantle
Michael Fordney & Beth Healy
Dan Genatempo
Julia Glawe
Kristie Goldsmith
Leonard & Deedee Goldstein
Michael & Linda Gorens-Levey
Glen & Claire Hackmann
H. Bernstein Associates, Inc
Frank & Linda Horning
Richard G. Jacobus Family Foundation
Joe & Meg Jansky
Richard & Carol Jochem
Johnson Controls Community Relations
George Meyer Family Foundation
George & Sallie Meyer
Wendy Randall
Kenneth Kauer & Ana Rodriguez
Thomas Levenhagen
Tom & Joanne LoSapio
David & Madeleine Lubar
Vince & Jan Martin
Jeff Martinka
Anne Martino
John & Cathy McCarthy
Richard & Sally McGuire
Jack & Patti McKeithan
Rich & Maribeth Meeusen
George & Sallie Meyer
Jim Moy & Christel Henke
Marta Newhart
Mark Niehaus
Bruce Osgood
Martin & Anne Marie Pierce
PPC Foundation
Wendy Randall
The James & Kristine Rappe Family Charity Fund
Hannah Rosenthal
Don & Lisa Rosso
Dan & Jennifer Ryan
Morris & Gertrude Shechtman
Dr. & Mrs. Salvatore & Kathy Spicuzza
Lynn Sprangers
Amanda Stahmann
Mike & Nancy Steffes
Mike & Mary Jo Stroh
Fred Sweet & Deb Beck
James & Susan Szymczak
Turek Charitable Trust – Paula & Dave Strelitz
Annmarie Topel
Thomas & Patricia Towers
Rudy & Joyce Ursic
Dave Vetta
We Energies Foundation
Werner & Associates
John & Denise Wright
Ziegler Family Foundation
Edward & Diane Zore

Silent Auction Donors