April 25th and 26th, 2014!
Friday viewing--everyone is invited!
St. John Neumann
2400 Wisconsin 59
Waukesha, WI 53189
$5.00 per person at the door
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 2013's event to Jill Bergen. It's hard to even put into words what Jill's contribution has 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 $225,000 for our charities. That's two-hundred-twenty-five 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.