Celebrating the Seminary
F O R T I T U D E
The 20th Annual Seminary Dinner
Friday, October 7, 2022
Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary
The Wisconsin Center
400 West Wisconsin Avenue | Milwaukee
5:45 p.m. Cocktail reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner and program
Event Chairs: Father Patrick Burns and Julie Malucha
$175 per person
$1,750 per table of ten
It is with great joy that we embark upon our 20th Annual Seminary Dinner. We are eager to introduce you to over 80 seminarians who are pursing the Truth in the midst of a world often marked by chaos and doubt.
Saint Francis de Sales Seminary is forming men of FORTITUDE who are courageous in proclaiming Jesus Christ in and through the Church. We are training future priests who will stand firm in obedience to the Lord. We are raising up a generation of priests who know there is a lot of work to be done, and are determined to pastor souls generously and sacrificially.
This is what we will celebrate at the Annual Dinner. It will be a night of hope for the future. It will be an evening of rejoicing at all that God is doing in and through our Seminary.
We hope you will join our effort to share this good news. The event has grown to such proportions that we need faithful Catholics to help us. We need underwriters for the steep expenses, so that all the money raised at the dinner can go directly to priestly formation. Please prayerfully consider the opportunities listed below and be as generous as you can.
We are grateful for your commitment to our mission of forming priests in the image of Jesus Christ.
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered 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 3257 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.
There are many public parking lots near the Wisconsin Center. For more information, visit Park Milwaukee or Spot Hero.
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 fullll-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.
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 | $1,750
Bless your family and friends with a table for 10. Includes program mention.
PROGRAM AD | $400, $300, $200
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 more than one thousand Catholics!
SEMINARIAN SPONSOR | $175
Cover the cost for a grateful seminarian's dinner ticket. Includes program mention
2021 Annual Dinner
Thank you to everyone who made our 19th Annual Dinner a resounding success! We are so grateful for the outpouring of support for our mission. Please enjoy the video we showed at the Wisconsin Center on September 24.
View photographs of the spectacular evening.
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!
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.