April 17th and 18th, 2015!
Friday viewing--everyone is invited!
St. John Neumann
2400 Wisconsin 59
Waukesha, WI 53189
$5.00 per person at the door
Designing Women With a Cause
We are a group of women in Wisconsin who work for a charity called ACAP. Each spring we present a themed luncheon and donate the proceeds to the charity.
Over the years, the popularity of our efforts has led to the addition of a cocktail party and most recently, a public viewing. Our unofficial motto is, "If you can do, you can overdo!"
Feel free to browse through the pictures of last year's event and come back often. There is always an opportunity to help. Use the contact page to inquire about tickets, helping at the event, or hosting your own table.
Jill Ann Bergen
Nineteen years ago, a home and school group in a small Brookfield Catholic school was looking for a fund raising opportunity. Two friends with children in the school, Jill Bergen and Georjean Zilles, stepped forward and The Ladies Lunch began. Over the years the event has changed and evolved--a Candlelight Viewing was added, the venue was moved to St. John Neumann, the Friday afternoon viewing was added, hostesses have come and gone, and even the charity recipients have changed. The one thing that has remained constant is the vision and leadership of our two Co-Chairs, Jill and Georjean.
We dedicated 2014's event to Jill Bergen. It's hard to even put into words what Jill's contribution meant to this event. Her grace was evident in every detail. Jill's focus was always on the experience of you, the guests. Her vision of providing an environment of pampering is reflected in even the smallest details at every table. Jill was our mentor, our coach, and our biggest cheerleader. During set up every year, we looked forward to the visit from Jill to our table where she would ooh and ahh over our efforts. And you just waited for her, "Oh! It's just stunning!"
Over the years our group had raised over $250,000 for our charities. That's two-hundred-fifty thousand reasons to say thank you to Jill. But our thank you is much more personal. Thank you for your kindness, your encouragement, your generosity, your example, your patience, your sense of humor, your faith.
Thank you for being Jill and God bless.