Annual Seminary Dinner

Annual Dinner

Celebrating the Seminary

F  I  D  E  L  I  T  Y

The 19th Annual Seminary Dinner

Friday, September 24, 2021
The Wisconsin Center
400 West Wisconsin Avenue | Milwaukee

5:45 p.m. Cocktail reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner and program

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Event chairs: Father Patrick Burns and Julie Malucha

$150 per person
$1,500 per table of ten

The Annual Seminary Dinner draws hundreds of Catholics together for one reason - to invite the faithful into our mission of forming priests in the image of Jesus Christ. It is a joyful evening that gives the Church (you!) the opportunity to meet and support the remarkable group of men who have chosen a life of fidelity to Christ as His priests.

Rising costs led us to consider raising the price of our event, but we want everyone to experience the hope that our seminarians provide. Many of our supporters save up to afford the dinner, and we are grateful for their sacrifice.

If God has blessed you with more, please consider taking a leadership role in underwriting the dinner. Your generosity will allow us to keep the event accessible for all who wish to attend, while still raising the much needed income to form holy priests. Scroll down to see the sponsorship opportnities. Thank you!


Mass

Newly-ordained Fr. Michael Malucha will offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at the Seminary for dinner attendees. Please join us in prayer at 4:45 p.m. in Christ King Chapel, if you are able. The Seminary is located at 3275 South Lake Drive, St. Francis. Please indicate if you will attend the Mass when you RSVP to the dinner or by contacting Lisa Brielmaier at 414-747-6463.


Downtown Parking

The Wisconsin Center parking lot on Wells Street has been closed to accommodate the expansion of the convention center.

There are several other lots nearby, including at the Hyatt (Isaac's Parking at 330 W. Wells St.) and Hilton (509 W. Wisconsin Ave.), both of which have skywalks to the Wisconsin Center. For other options, visit the Park Milwaukee website.


Sponsorship Opportunities

More than one of each sponsorship may be accepted.

EVENT SPONSOR | $50,000 
Lead the way. Guests will see your sponsorship signage inside the ballroom doors. Includes three tables of ten, a full-page program ad and podium thank you.

DINNER SPONSOR | $25,000 
Make a statement of support for the Seminary. Guests will see your sponsorship signage inside the ballroom doors. Includes two tables of ten, a full-page program ad and podium thank you.

PROGRAM SPONSOR | $15,000 
Promote the priesthood. Includes two tables of ten, a full-page program ad and podium thank you.

RECEPTION SPONSOR | $10,000 
Offer a gracious welcome to all. Includes one table of ten, a full-page program ad and podium thank you.

WINE SPONSOR | $7,500  
Propose a toast to the future by providing for the bottles of wine on every table at dinner. Includes four dinner tickets, a half-page program ad and podium thank you.

FLORAL SPONSOR | $5,000 
Add beauty to the dinner with elegant floral centerpieces. Includes two dinner tickets, a half-page program ad and podium thank you.

SLIDESHOW SPONSOR | $2,500
Shine a spotlight on the seminarians by sponsoring the slideshow presentation. Your own logo will be part of the loop. Includes two dinner tickets.

TABLE HOST | $1,500 
Bless your family and friends with a table for 10. Includes program mention.

PROGRAM AD | $350, $250, $150 
Place a full-page, half-page or quarter-page color ad in the dinner program. We can design your ad for you. It will be seen by one thousand Catholics!

SEMINARIAN SPONSOR | $150 
Cover the cost of a grateful seminarian’s dinner ticket. Includes program mention.

 


2020 Annual Dinner

For 17 years, our Annual Seminary Dinner has been an amazing opportunity to welcome people into our mission. The pandemic prevented us from gathering a thousand people at the Wisconsin Center in 2020, but it did not stop our efforts to share the Seminary's good news with everyone!

We live streamed our Annual Dinner program from the front steps of the Seminary on Friday, September 25. It was a fun and inspirational evening. Please watch our video of the event, and join our mission!

Saint Francis de Sales Seminary

View more photographs from the amazing event.

Enjoy the videos shown during the event: A rollcall of our seminarians, Cardinal James Harvey talks about his Alma Mater. and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Seminary.

Seminarians of Saint Francis de Sales Seinary

Cardinal James Harvey on Saint Francis de Sales Seminary

Behind the Scenes at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary

Many ways to give

Any donation to the Seminary is greatly appreciated, and there are many options for giving.

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