Welcome to the 2014 Movers & Shakers Gala

Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Movers & Shakers Gala is an incredible benefit Gala orchestrated and hosted by Lakeland College and the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra (SSO); proceeds from the event are shared between the two nonprofit organizations. The inaugural Movers & Shakers Gala was held in 2008 with a sold out audience who attended this spectacular evening. In six years, the event raised over $1,450,000 for the two organizations and several local charities selected by the "celebrity" dancers. Revenue from the event was generated through ticket sales, sponsorships, gifts, live auction and vote sales.

The 2014 Gala will feature 9 "celebrity" dancers:

  • Jason Bemis sponsored by Bemis Manufacturing Co.
  • Rodney Ellison Plastics Engineering Company
  • Eric Kriete sponsored by The Silver Fern
  • Ashok Rai sponsored by Prevea Health
  • Tammy Schaefer sponsored by Legend Larry's
  • Johanna Schmidt sponsored by Rotary Foundation and an anonymous donor
  • Nichola Stayer-Suprick sponsored by Johnsonville Sausage, LLC
  • Julie Steinert sponsored by Peter J. Steinert DDS SC, Carole and Kenley Steinert and Bank First National
  • Tracy Wusterbarth sponsored by ACUITY

This year, Festival Foods will be the Gala's Reception Sponsor, while Studio Gear will be the Technology Sponsor.

Dancers' photographs, biographies, charities and online voting will be available February 1, 2014.

The Gala is a success because the community truly works together: countless volunteers give of their time and talents, local "celebrities" entertain our guests with their stylish dancing, and local companies give financially to support the event.

We hope you will join us for an glamorous and exciting evening!

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