Thank you for supporting nursing excellence at Advocate Aurora Health! 

Thanks to generous donors and attendees, more than $750,000 was raised at the 2019 Advocate Aurora Health Gala on Saturday, September 7! Proceeds will enhance education and professional development for nurses across the system. Nurses are life-long learners and your support will help ensure our nurses have every opportunity to grow and develop so they can best serve our patients.

Close to 700 people attended the gala, held at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. Guests were entertained by surprise music act, Rob Thomas. It was the first system-wide fundraising event for the Advocate Aurora Health Foundations.

We are especially grateful for Advocate Aurora Health Board Director, Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, who served as the event chair. Disch is also a Registered Nurse and helped select the seven Nurse Ambassadors from across the system who were recognized at the event. The ambassadors represented the talent, compassion and diversity of the nurses who work at Advocate Aurora Health.

Thank you so much for helping your community live well!  

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Rob Thomas was the surprise music act.

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Doctor and baby

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Gala couple

Nearly 700 guests gathered to celebrate nurses at Advocate Aurora Health Gala. 

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Nurse and baby

Event proceeds support education and development for our 22,000 nurses. 

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Thank you to our generous Advocate Aurora Gala sponsors!

Signature Sponsor


Premier Sponsors

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
CG Schmidt

Aurora Cancer Care

  • Dr. and Mrs. Aaron Chevinsky
  • Elsevier
  • Dr. and Mrs. Scott A. Kamelle
  • Wesley A. Papenfuss, MD
  • Radiation Oncology Associates
  • Dr. and Mrs. James Weese

Aurora Metro Medical Staff and Its 1,600 Members

Infinity Sponsors


Aurora GI

  • Dr. Aboud Affi
  • Dr. Cesar Chan
  • Dr. Peter Han
  • Dr. Maqsood Kahn
  • Dr. Tarun Kaura
  • Dr. Nilay Kumar
  • Dr. Sahibzada Usman Latif
  • Dr. Mia Manabat
  • Dr. Shaibal Mazumdar
  • Dr. Jack Ohringer
  • Dr. Mohammed Qadeer
  • Dr. Tarun Sharma
  • Dr. Vasanth Siddalingaiah
  • Dr. Nimish Vakil

Jim & Diana Skogsbergh

Leadership Sponsors

JP Cullen
JP Morgan
Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices
Superior Ambulance
United Healthcare

Advanced Pain Management



Joanne Disch & Jane Barnsteiner

Ralph Evinrude Foundation

HIT Leadership - The Nerd Herd

  • Katie Barr
  • Patti Imberger
  • Chris Jamerson
  • Joe Valles
  • Betsy Winga

Aurora Orthopedics

  • Dr. Dennis Anderson
  • Dr. Bruce Faure
  • Christine Hernke
  • Craig Jankuski

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Klein


Media Sponsor

Milwaukee Business Journal