If you have reserved your tickets or table and have not yet paid, please do so today by contacting Kristin Wollenberg at 414.225.1570 or

Our silent auction catalog is live! Please check back for frequent updates.


Guests will only be able to enter the Wisconsin Center at the Wisconsin & 4th Street entrance, from the Hyatt or from the Hilton Parking Structures. All other exterior doors will be locked.

Discounted parking will be available Hilton Milwaukee City Center (located on 5th & Wisconsin Avenue) for $10.





Saturday April 26, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 11:55 PM CDT
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Wisconsin Center 
400 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203

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Kristin Wollenberg 
The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin 

  28th Annual

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Set against a backdrop of elegance, Vive le Promise is the soirée of the season, merging classical French motifs with a modern twist, as only Make A Promise can. Baroque meets French funk.

Regale in an evening of couture, compassion and joie de vivre.

Join us as we celebrate the spirit of égalité and liberté, showcasing our passion for the fight against HIV and keeping the promise of an AIDS-free generation.

Vive le Promise!

5:30 P.M. Cocktails and generous bidding on chic items and fun 
                opportunities at the City's most Colorful
                Silent Auction
                Complimentary MillerCoors products

7:30 P.M. Délicieux Dinner
                Rousing Live Auction
                Special Appeal benefiting the Food Pantries of ARCW
                Award Ceremony

9:30 P.M- Midnight Milwaukee’s Hottest Discothèque Party

Honoring les Mesdames et Messieurs Extraodinaire
Honoring Extraordinary Women and Men

2014 Vision Award – Will Radler
For remarkable leadership, dedication and vision in the fight against AIDS for 22 years, spearheading the expansion of crucial psychiatry services at ARCW through his personal gift of one million dollars, the first-ever received in Wisconsin for HIV treatment.

2014 Philanthropy Award – Susie and Cary Silverstein
For outstanding commitment to the ARCW mission as major donors for more than 20 years, and for their innovative and generous gift to improve health record systems, ensuring ARCW patients receive integrated quality care and treatment.

2014 Leadership Award – HIV Social Work Case Managers
For unwavering dedication to ensuring the health and well-being of more than 5,500 people with HIV, assisting them through hunger, poverty, prejudice, and illness.


Les Jardins de Versailles - $2000 Table ($200 per person)
     * Premier dinner seating with complimentary
       MillerCoors products
     * Two (2) bottles of complimentary wine at the table
     * One (1) complimentary drink ticket per table guest
     * Table host entered into drawing for a fabulous gift

Arc de Triumphe - $1250 Table ($125 per person)
     * Preferred dinner seating with complimentary MillerCoors 
     * One (1) complimentary drink ticket per table guest
     * Table host entered into drawing for a fabulous gift

Champs Elysées - $850 Table ($85 per person)
     * General dinner seating
     * Table host entered into drawing for a fabulous gift

Hotel & Lodging
The Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 935-5940

For the evening of April 26, room rates are $99 with the group code "Make A Promise Gala." Please call the phone number listed above to make your reserverations.

For 27 years, caring and compassionate people have been gathering annually to show their support and raise money for the fight against AIDS. Beginning with a group of concerned gay men who came together for dinner vowing to return year after year until a cure for HIV was found, the event has grown into the Make A Promise Gala and Auction, now bringing together more than 1,000 guests for an evening of glitz, glamour and giving.



BMO Harris Bank      

 ARCW Pharmacy        
  Northwestern Mutual Foundation   Froedert & The Medical College of WI           

Proceeds benefit ARCW, one of the largest and most comprehensive AIDS service organizations in the United States.  Through its integrated medical, dental and mental health clinics; pharmacy and medication assistance program; and dedicated services such as food pantries, housing, legal representation and social work case management, patients throughout Wisconsin gain the health care and support they need for long-term survival with HIV disease.