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    Summer Solstice Soiree

    Save the date for the Summer Solstice Soiree on June 21st, 2014!


    Interested in sponsorship of the Summer Solstice Soiree?  

    Join us in catalyzing meaningful change in our community by becoming a sponsor of the Urban Ecology Center’s 7th Annual Summer Solstice Soirée on June 21st, 2014.  Click here for more information, or contact Lianna Bishop at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .    

    Summer Solstice Soiree, the Urban Ecology Center’s 6th annual event. Saturday, June 15, 6pm, at Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Place.

    Join honorary hosts Fred and Susie Kasten to celebrate nature
    in the heart of the city on one of summer's most magical evenings.

      presented by
    Thank you to our Title Sponsor Heartland Funds

    (see the full list of sponsors here)

    A special evening (see schedule below)
    As you arrive

    Drumming For The Green -- Be inspired by the local drum talent
    that will welcome you to the Center and stir your enthusiasm.
    6:00 pm

    Take an early look at the new projects
    developing just outside our doors!

     6:30 pm

    Enjoy cocktails, passed appetizers and stations with
    delectable dinner options. Bid on distinctive and mission
    related items in the silent auction.

     8:15 pm

    Raise your paddle at the live auction to
    win a weeklong stay in Italy!

    8:34 pm

    Sunset celebration.

    9:15 pm

    Delight in desserts and coffee. 

    Casual cocktail attire

    Tickets are $150 per person


    All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the students, families, neighborhoods,
    and natural environments in which we carry out our mission.

    Many thanks to our 2013 Summer Solstice Sponsors: Title Sponsor Heartland Funds. Major Sponsor Joy Global. Key Sponsors Badger Meter, Robert W. Baird & Co., Foley & Lardner LLP, Harley-Davidson, Lucagraphic, RA Stevens Family Foundation, Rexnord, Reinhart Boerner van Dueren S.C., The PrivateBank N.A., and von Briesen & Roper, S.C.. Supporting Sponsors CG Schmidt Inc., Godfrey and Kahn, Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP, GRAEF, Johnson Controls Inc., Fred and Susie Kasten, Milwaukee Capital, Inc., North Shore Bank, Rockwell Automation, Tom and Kathy Schrader, The Boerke Company, and Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek. In Kind sponsors PCI Group, River Run Computers, Inc, and Digicopy.

    Solstice Committee (see list below)

    Lyn Slater
    Joan Spector 

    Jennifer Bolger Breceda
    Penny Cruse
    Mary Gute Witte
    Christine Mueller
    Kathy Sicula
    Ashley Zeiher


  • 1500 E. Park Pl

    Milwaukee, WI 53211

    (414) 964-8505

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    Monday - Thursday

    9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Friday & Saturday

    9 am - 5 pm


    Noon - 5 p.m.

    1859 N. 40th St.

    Milwaukee, WI 53208

    (414) 344-5460

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    Noon - 6pm


    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    3700 W Pierce St

    Milwaukee, WI 53215

    (414) 431-2940

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    Tuesday - Friday

    Noon - 7 pm


    9 am - 5 pm