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).
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 CBRE
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
SAVE THE DATE FOR 2020
The tentative date for our 2nd annual Golden Eagle Gala will be Friday, November 6, 2020 - please save the date!