Annual Gala

our time is now

Please join us for our annual Gala on a virtual adventure through Wisconsin to explore our future. 

We’d rather be visiting Wisconsin’s wonders in person, but to keep everyone safe on our exploration, we invite you to “glamp out” at home. 

Meet the world-renowned architects and exhibit designers developing the future Museum Complex that MPM will share with Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. They’ve just returned form an epic tour of our state - from Madison to Bayfield, and everywhere in between. Hear how their visits shaped our vision. 

Delicious food and wine provided by Shully’s Cuisine & Events dropped directly at your door. 

The holidays are around the corner! We’ve collected fabulous items for our auction. Bid on one-of-a-kind adventures in our live virtual auction. Register and bid at for our online silent auction. 

Support for the Gala assists in maximizing MPM’s education and accessibility programs while helping to enhance the Museum’s research, collections, and visitor experiences. 


Livestream program via YouTube
Saturday, November 20, 2021
8:00-9:00 p.m.


$300 per person

Included with your reservation:
  • Catered Meal from Shully’s Cuisine & Events (delivered to your home)
  • Bottle of wine 
  • Signature cocktail mixings (all the ingredients for a Fall Dark & Stormy cocktail)
  • Event program
  • Tax deductible contribution to support MPM

Contact Debbie Mitchelson at for more information.

Presenting Sponsors

northwestern mutualdeloitte      

Gala Co-Chairs

Lynn Warner Brengel
Patti Brash McKeithan

Honorary Gala Chairs

Madonna & Jay Williams

Gold Level Sponsors

Lynn & Doug Brengel 
C.G. Schmidt, Inc. 
Jenny & Bob Hillis 
Olive & Eunice Toussaint Foundation
Patti & Jack McKeithan Northwoods Fund 
We Energies Foundation 

Silver Level Sponsors


Bronze Level Sponsors

Associated Bank
Badger Meter, Inc. 
Baker Tilly
Cudahy Foundation 
Foley & Lardner 
Holz Motors 
Kahler Slater/Ennead
Margarete & David Harvey
Michael Best & Friedrich 
Mueller Communications 
Quarles & Brady LLP 
Rockwell Automation
Thinc Design 

Event Sponsorships

Bridgewood Advisors
Capstone National Partners 
Elaine & Gerry Mainman 
Hindman Auctions 
Johnson Controls Foundation 
Milwaukee Bucks
Russ Darrow Automotive Group

Paddle Auction Sponsors 

Northern Trust 
Lynn Pearson 
Bruce & Candy Pindyck
Schreiber GR Group

2021 Gala Committee

Anna Ramirez Baritt
Lynn Brengel*
Candice Elser
Tina Engroff 
Tanja Felton
Sarah Jansen
Laura Keller
Patti McKeithan*
Cheri Newton
Lynn Pearson
Kate Von Behren

*2021 Gala Co-Chairs