We are excited for our first annual Alumni FUNdraising Drive and invite you to help sponsor our next generation of amazing young leaders! Our original goal was to raise $2,000 by December 31st to sponsor 10 outstanding and deserving students for our 2015 seminar. We crushed that goal thanks to everyone within a few days and have adjusted our goal to $4,000. We encourage and welcome all contribution amounts – every dollar makes a difference.

All donors will receive recognition in our 2015 seminar program booklet and on our social media sites.

As a thank you for all the support we received to win the Brand with Ten Grand competition, we will be raffling off a $50 merchandise credit toward the awesome new WILS items that will be available soon! Our supporters will receive one entry for every $50 they donate.

$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
  • One entry into the raffle for $50 in WILS merchandise

$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
  • Two entries into the raffle for $50 in WILS merchandise

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

  • Donations of $200 receive limited edition WILS trucker hat branded with our win from the Brand with Ten competition, a handwritten thank you letter from your sponsored leader, and a 3”x5” WILS removable oval bumper sticker.
  • Four entries into the raffle for $50 in WILS merchandise

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.

To our many alumni who have supported our raffles in the past to raise sponsorships, WILS will not be holding a cash raffle this year. Please consider directly supporting a student’s attendance through this drive. We plan to make this an annual fall fundraising drive and aim to start gathering support earlier in the fall next year.


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 38th annual leadership seminar to be held June 12-14, 2015 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 with our first ever fundraising drive is to raise $2,000 from our alumni, that’s sponsorships for 10 amazing young leaders, by December 15th.

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 first 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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Current List of Donors.

Dan and Christina Kender
Nic and Eva Kender              Angela Wellsmith         Jesse Braun
Nathan Schumacher              Rhonda Noldner          Ben Cassel
Sarah Perkins                        Samantha Zellner         Megan Timm
Erik Holzhuter                        Justin Hoffman              Minh Nguyen
Cassie Peterson                   Star Simmons               Tina Matic
Samantha Glaser                  Tracy Koffarnus           Amy Skupien
John Faulhaber                      Rachel Jeske               Amy Beres
Christopher Westphal         Marcia Harr Bailey        Jared Clarkin
Michael Skupien                   Jesse Dirkman             Kelly Schmidt
Emily Majusiak                      Peggy Schneider          Susie Beres
Stefanie Weber                     Hannah Connell          Cassie Jones
Stephanie Zellner                 Katherine Burke            Amy White
Shannon Clark                       Becky Rupel                Ryan Marks
Dana Aschaker                      Amy Deneson             Megan Dowd
Tammi Greenwaldt               Alissa Quade              Brenda Steele
Brad Kwaterski                      Taylor Lechlor
Sonja Weiskircher                 Johnathan Woodward

1st Annual WILS Alumni Fall FUNdraising Drive
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