$50 – $2,500

WAVE Gala 2018: A Celebration of Service

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Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

1 John Nolen Drive

Madison, WI 53703

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You are invited to celebrate the service of veterans, active duty, military families, their employers, and organizations that support them.

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WAVE (Wisconsin Association of Veteran Employers) Partners, American Family Insurance, WPS Health Solutions, CUNA Mutual, Covance Laboratories, and Randstad Technologies invite everyone to attend the inaugural WAVE GALA–A Celebration of Service on Saturday, October 27, 2018, 5:30 - 11:00 PM at the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI.

Join us for a semi-formal evening of dining, cocktails, special guests, music, and dancing as we honor and celebrate the service of veterans, active duty, military families, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations that support them in the greater Dane County community.

WAVE Special Guests

Local Guest Speaker, Jorge Hidalgo

Jorge Hidalgo is a West Point graduate and Army veteran who continues to serve the military and veteran community. He is the owner and General Manager of Wilde East Town Honda in Madison and serves as Vice President on the Fisher House Wisconsin Board of Directors. Jorge and his wife, Andrea have four children; the two elder sons serve in the Army and Marines. Their youngest, also a West Point Graduate, was Killed in Action on February 20, 2011.

National Guest Speaker, Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Rajiv Chandrasekaran is a former Washington Post associate editor and senior correspondent. He covered Afghanistan off and on for a decade and was the newspaper’s bureau chief in Baghdad, Cairo, and Southeast Asia. He is the author of several books including For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice. The author of Green Zone, Chandrasekaran is an accomplished speaker who appears regularly on CNN, MSNBC, and National Public Radio. Today he is a senior vice president for Public Affairs at Starbucks.

Interested in being a sponsor of the WAVE Gala?

Sponsorship opportunities range from $200 to $2,500 and include a variety of benefits.

  • Complimentary admission and seats at the event
  • Name/organization logo in digital and print materials for promotion and day of event
  • Opportunity to select and present the 2018 WAVE Community Star, awarded to active military, reservists, veterans, or family member or anyone else who has demonstrated exceptional community service within the veteran community or in support of veterans (see nomination information below).

Contact WAVE at wave.danecounty@gmail.com

Follow WAVE on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WAVEMadison/ @WAVEMadison

Nominate a 2018 WAVE Community Star at http://bit.ly/2018_WAVE_Community_Star_Form

Event sponsors include: American Veteran Attorneys Association, Hometown Painting Services LLC., Madison Gas and Electric Company, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, Wilde East Towne Honda, J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc., HBO, UAS Laboratories, Wisconsin Public Television

This event is made possible by contributions from the following: American Family Insurance, WPS Health Solutions, Covance Laboratories, CUNA Mutual Group, Randstad Technologies, and support from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum & The Latino Chamber of Commerce.

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1 John Nolen Drive

Madison, WI 53703

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