Golden Eagle Gala

Highlights from the Inaugural Golden Eagle Gala, November 8, 2019

The Inaugural Golden Eagle Gala was held on Friday, November 8, 2019. The event was a big success, drawing a sold-out crowd of nearly 275 people at Good City Brewing in downtown Milwaukee (next to the Milwaukee Buck's stadium, the Fiserv Forum). 

See a photo gallery from the event

The event raised more than $50,000 to support real estate education and outreach at Marquette University, and included:

  • Open bar with two specialty beers (a Pilsner and IPA) brewed just for this event thanks to a donation of hops and malt care of board member Perry Vieth of Ceres Partners (special thanks to Jim Passios of Hop Head Farms as well - Jim's son, Zach, is in the RE program at MU)
  • Heavy hors d'ouevres
  • Silent auction with more than 30 items, including hotel stays, Caribbean resort trip packages, spa treatments, Marquette Patagonia gear, and more
  • Live auction including a Marquette basketball game package, a trip to the Bahamas, and a Green Bay Packers game experience
  • Video featuring the Center for Real Estate and alumni success stories
  • A live band with dance floor
  • A step-and-repeat including photos with the Marquette Golden Eagle mascot

Several awards were also given out, and we'd like to once again congratulate all our award winners!

Deal of the Year
84South mixed-use development, Greenfield, Wis.
Scott J. Yauck
, Eng ’87, Law ‘95
President & CEO, Cobalt Partners LLC

Service to Marquette Real Estate Award
David G. Krill, Bus Ad ’64
Marquette University, Associated Bank – retired

Student Academic Award
Heather Dorfler, Bus Ad ‘19

Student Leadership Award
Shane Faulkner-Nelsen, Bus Ad ‘20

Finally, a huge thanks to the REALM gala planning committee members who worked tirelessly to ensure this event was a massive success!

  • Allison (Kuchny) Curtin, Bus Ad '07, IRC Retail Centers
  • Nick Hepner, Bus Ad '16, JLL
  • Charlie Houser, Bus Ad '15, BMO Harris
  • Kathryn Sugrue, Bus Ad '14, Mid-America Real Estate
  • Mike Testa, Bus Ad '15, Wangard


The tentative date for our 2nd annual Golden Eagle Gala will be Friday, November 6, 2020 - please save the date!