2020 Gala

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All proceeds benefit the Hamilton School District students and teachers

Thank you to our Sponsors

Premier Level ($2500):


Principal Level ($1000):


Primary Level ($500):



Partner Level ($250):


Sponsorship Opportunities

Here are the 2020 sponsorship levels offered to our supporters
and guests available for the Foundation Gala.

2020 HEF Gala Sponsorship Levels

What is the Hamilton Education Foundation?

The Hamilton Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1991 by friends and supporters of the Hamilton School District for the purpose of generating financial support for programs and projects that will enhance, extend, and enrich the educational opportunities offered to the students in the Hamilton School Community.

Why is the Foundation Gala held?

The Foundation Gala is our largest fundraising event, so your support is especially important! Because of the generous individuals, businesses and organizations, the Foundation has funded more than $1.7 million for creative and innovative projects and programs, which offer exciting and challenging opportunities through educational, cultural and fine arts grants for students and enrichment projects, technology, and workshops/seminars for teachers to promote increased learning in the classroom.

I’ve never attended. Why should I attend?

Because you’ll have a lot of fun, while helping us raise much-needed funds! All of the proceeds of the event go back to the students and teachers of the Hamilton School District. It is even more fun if you come with a group of family or friends, but if you are new to the district or the event, we’ll seat you with some of our other friendly supporters!

What is there to do at the event?

Besides a delicious dinner, we have a Grand Raffle, Silent and Live Auctions, Treasure Chest, Marketplace baskets and more! We’ll even play a lively game or two of Heads and Tails! A cash bar is available.

New in 2020 will be entertainment by Dueling Pianos – opportunities for dancing and singing along!

What time does the event start and end?

The Gala will run from 6:00pm until 11:00pm.
We encourage you to come right at 6:00 because some of the games and raffles will end at 7:00pm

  • 7:00pm Sit for dinner.
  • Live Auction happens at  the end of dinner.
  • 9:00 pm Grand Raffle Drawing will take place.
  • Dueling Pianos entertainment begins.
  • The Silent Auction will go until 9:30 or 10:00 (Stay tuned).

How do I pay for the evening’s activities?

New this year is the ability to register and pay online.  You can simply go to HEFGala2020.givesmart.com and take care of it all there, including an opportunity to pre-purchase Punch Cards.  We do strongly encourage online registration as you will then be able to follow the Silent Auction via your smart device and even cash out that way at the end of the night!  There will be a representative available that evening to assist if needed.

Should you prefer to pay by check, you may do so as well.

The night of the Gala, you can use your Punch Cards and/or cash at the games and raffles.  (Cash only for the Heads or Tails game).  Any other purchases or donations during the evening (Auctions, etc.) can be charged right to the card you will have on record.

What is a Punch Card and what is it used for?

We are once again offering our guests the opportunity to prepay for games and raffles by purchasing a Punch Card with your registration to eliminate the need to handle as much cash at the event.  Each Punch Card costs $100 and will give you ten- $10 punches, that can be used to purchase tickets for the Grand Raffle, Marketplace Raffle Baskets, the Jewelry Treasure Chest, etc.  It will not work for the Silent Auction, Live Auction or the Heads or Tails game.  Should you not purchase yours ahead of time, the Punch cards will also be sold the night of the event at the Check-In Table.  Of course, you can always use cash for these games and raffles.  Punch cards are not refundable for cash.

What should I wear?

Suggested attire is generally more business than casual…. but casual is fine as well. Whatever you want to wear to enjoy the evening works.

How else can I help?

  • We welcome any donation you might have of goods or services for one of our auctions, raffles and games. We especially like to feature experiential items like personal chef services for the group, interactions with local celebrities or sports, etc. No item is too small! If you’d like to make a donation, contact Ann Ubert, Executive Director and Event Chair (262-442-8939 or hef_annubert@yahoo.com).
  • Purchase Grand Raffle Tickets –First prize is $1000; Second prize is $500; Third prize is $250; Fourth prize is $100. Ticket price is 1 ticket for $5, 3 for $10 or 10 for $20, and can be purchased from any of the Hamilton School District schools or HEF Trustees or Auction Committee Members. Contact hef@hamiltoneducationfoundation.org for more information.


If you have any other questions or would like an invitation emailed to you, contact us at hef@hamiltoneducationfoundation.org.