We are excited for our second annual Alumni FUNdraising Drive and invite you to help sponsor our next generation of amazing young leaders! Our goal is to raise $6,000 by December 1st to sponsor 30 outstanding and deserving students for our 2016 seminar. We encourage and welcome all contribution amounts – every dollar makes a difference.

All donors will receive recognition in our 2016 seminar program booklet and on our social media sites.

$10 – Sponsor a leader’s seminar T-Shirt

$25 – Sponsor a leader’s lodging for the seminar

$50 – Sponsor a portion of the transportation & supply costs for our volunteer service activities

  • Donations of $50 receive a 3”x5” WILS removable oval bumper sticker

$100 – Sponsor a leader’s lodging & meals for the seminar

  • Donations of $100 receive a handwritten thank you letter from your sponsored leader & a 3”x5” WILS removable oval bumper sticker.

$200 – Provide a full sponsorship to cover all of the seminar costs for a leader

  • Donations of $200 receive a 2016 Seminar T-Shirt, a handwritten thank you letter from your sponsored leader, and a 3”x5” WILS removable oval bumper sticker.

You can donate online or mail your check made payable to WILS to:

PO Box 237
Milwaukee, WI  53201-0237

WILS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible.


More Information.

This is an amazing time to take pride in being a WILS alumni:
• Thanks to the support of our incredible alumni, we just crushed a national competition to win $10,000 in branded merchandise
• Our organization volunteered 1,000+ hours during our events this past year
• We continue to provide a FREE annual seminar to 200 amazing young leaders that focuses on personal responsibility, volunteerism, increased awareness of social issues, and open minded analysis of all sides of issue when making decisions
• Our alumni are holding multiple reunions each year where they continue to build their leadership skills, chart lifelong friendships, and fundraise to provide college scholarships to their most outstanding members and sponsorships to incoming students
• Planning is well underway for our 39th annual leadership seminar to be held June 10-12, 2016 at UW-Whitewater
• All of these remarkable achievements continue to be accomplished 100% by dedicated passionate volunteers

To keep this momentum going, we need your continued support. Our goal is to raise $6,000 from our alumni, that’s sponsorships for 30 amazing young leaders, by November 30th.

WILS means something different to every one of us. What started out for all of us as a 3 day seminar lead not only to huge strides in our self-confidence and leadership abilities and the building of a support network of hundreds of some of the most loving and inspiring people we know but also to hilarious memories of road trips across the state and late night shenanigans at reunions, forging friendships with people who you knew would always be there for you no matter what time of the day or night, an eternity of the best hugs a person could imagine especially after months apart, freaking out at track meets or in a grocery store when you see someone sporting WILS attire, finding your college roommates among our crazy alumni, inside jokes to last a lifetime, and having the opportunity to invite more extraordinary leaders into our WILS family each year and help them grow.

All of this is possible because of the generous support of our proud alumni and community partners. We want to ensure that thousands of young leaders like us have this opportunity for years to come. We want more and more leaders at every seminar to know that our alumni stand behind them and support them. With the financial situations that many families face and the increasing costs of living, having free opportunities for these deserving teens is crucial. Now, more than ever, we want you to show these young leaders that you believe in them and help them on their path to becoming strong inspirational leaders in their schools and communities. How incredible would it be to see our seminar program booklet donor recognition page filled alumni names and for the next generation of young leaders to know that someone who experienced WILS believed in them enough to make it possible for them to engage in same experience?

Help us make our second annual WILS Alumni FUNdraising drive a resounding success. Participation matters and is meaningful at whatever level fits your life whether it is $10 or $500. Let’s work together to make this year our biggest year ever for alumni donations!

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Thank you to our donors! 

Sarah & Brian Perkins Simmons             Cassie Peterson
Kathy Perkins                                           Erik Holzhuter
Beth Huesca                                            Shannon Clark
John Faulhaber                                        Tera Holtz
Josh & Ashley Koon                                 Jenni Fields
Jared Clarkin                                            Rachel Killion
Angela & Peter Wellsmith                        Becky Rupel
Stephanie Zellner                                     Tracy Jenks
Patricia McCullough                                  Nate Schumacher
Eva & Nic Kender                                      Kelly Schmidt
Amy Bastian                                              Paul Murphy
Amy Skupien                                             Samantha Glaser
Hanna Wienke                                           Leah Arndt
Rhonda Noldner                                       Megan Timm
Sarah Hawkins-Podboy                           Minh Nguyen
Megan Dowd                                              Jesse Braun
Tina Matic                                                   Christopher Westphal
Eric Lavender                                             Maggie LaMuro
Star Simmons                                            Sonja Weiskircher
Riya Talwar                                                 Steve Stangel
Christina & Dan Kender                           Andy Miller                                                  Marcia Harr
Louann Hausner                                        Peggy Schneider                                      Jesse Dirkman
Rachel Jeske                                             Hannah Erdman                                        Dana Aschaker
Maxwell Herbert                                        Andrew Nuthals                                          Emily Majusiak
Cassie Jones                                               Jeremy Kocian                                            Taylor Lechler
Jennifer Gwiazda                                       Samantha Zellner                                      Tom McCullough
Johnathan Woodward                             Patricia Jones                                              Barb Abraham
Steph Sciortino                                         Chris & Janine Lisser                                  Michelle Kamke
Amy & Tony White                                   Christine McNeil

2nd Annual WILS Alumni FUNdraising Drive
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