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In 2011, a group of dairy industry individuals decided it was time for the Wisconsin dairy industry to raise funds to help others.  As a result, we formed Dairy Cares of Wisconsin.

In 2020 — in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic — our dedication persisted and we launched our first-ever virtual campaign.

Thanks to the amazing support of our sponsors, donors and online bidders, this unprecedented campaign raised $225,000! As a result, Dairy Cares has raised more than $1.5 million for Children’s Wisconsin since our inception. 

In 2021, as we emerge from COVID’s shadow, we are eagerly taking the first cautious steps back toward “normalcy.” On Saturday, July 31, we will host our 11th annual fundraiser, which will be a hybrid of our traditional Garden Party in tandem with the “virtual” campaign format we pioneered a year ago.

The statewide health system (formerly Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin) continues to need our support … in fact, now more than ever. Our goal is to provide support with funding for cures of childhood diseases and to help children and parents cope with the pain, stress and worry caused by a serious diagnosis. 

As we move forward, Dairy Cares is asking for your help.  We need you on our team as one of our amazing sponsors.  As a sponsor, you will accompany Dairy Cares in building the necessary resources to help Wisconsin’s children! 

When we look at all we have accomplished during this journey, we are humbled and deeply grateful for your commitment to changing the odds for children and families who face some very tough challenges.  The dairy industry has been rewarding to so many of us and we hope you can help us give a little back. 

Please take the time to review our  sponsorship opportunities.  Our various levels of support include a variety of ways to demonstrate your profound support and have a positive impact on children throughout our communities. 

With sincere appreciation,

Jim Ostrom, Sponsorship Co-Chair | (920) 378-6127
Laurie Fischer, Sponsorship Co-Chair | (920) 366-1880
Gary Tauchen, Sponsorship Co-Chair, (715) 758-6181

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If you would like to join our cause, you can give online.

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Learn how you can join other industry members in supporting Dairy Cares of Wisconsin and Children’s Wisconsin. In 2021, we hope to return to our traditional Garden Party fundraising event. 

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If you have any questions regarding Dairy Cares of Wisconsin, our events or how to become a sponsor, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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