YES Banquet 2019 Highlights

YES Banquet Celebrates 30 Years, Honors Bader Philanthropies, and Remembers 3 Community Builders

A capacity crowd of 250 enjoyed a beautiful and memorable YES banquet on Wednesday night.

The banquet celebrated our 30th year, honored Bader Philanthropies with the “Builders of the Community” Award, and memorialized three builders of the community: Mr. Don Grande, Dr. Miriam Guttman, and Mrs. Caron Rice, of blessed memory.

 

Click Here to View the Dinner Journal

 

Videos and Slideshows from the Banquet

Feature Presentation - Building the Community: 30 Years of YES/ Bader Philanthropies

 

Memorial Tribute - In Memory of Don Grande, Dr. Miriam Guttman, and Caron Rice

 

Slideshow - YES Thiry Years in Pictures

 

Alternative Links to Watch the Videos:
Feature Presentation | Tribute Video | Thirty Years in Pictures

 

The crowd was treated to beautiful musical entertainment, as Josh Richman, Executive Director of Ruach and a YES parent, led a group of YES boys in a choir.

Rabbi Aryeh Borsuk said in his opening remarks that YES's success today can be credited to Dan Bader and Bader Philanthropies for their efforts in helping YES through the challenges of the early years.

Rabbi Kossowsky shared with the guests the concept of grit and the valuable lessons we can all learn from Mr. Grande, Dr. Guttman, and Mrs. Rice. He presented Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. Joannes with gifts in appreciation for their many years at YES.

Moshe Katz, Board Chair of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, represented the Federation and shared his appreciation of Bader Philanthropies and of the three builders.

Rabbi Benzion Twerski shared a story with the message that each person has a mission to use their unique gifts to reflect the light of the Torah to others. He said that the Baders are models of this mindset.

Dan Bader, as he accepted the Builders of the Community Award, spoke about the shared values of the founders of Bader Philanthropies and Yeshiva Elementary School. These values include dignity, respect, community, humility, equality, fairness, service to others, and strong education.  

Rabbi Cheplowitz, Rosh Yeshiva (Dean) of WITS, spoke about Mr. Grande, Dr. Guttman, and Mrs. Rice. He said that the Torah is called “Toras Chesed” since it is intended to be shared with others. A common trait these three people shared was their commitment to helping others grow.

Beautiful videos, tasty food, and a slideshow of old pictures made the evening a truly memorable event.

We are grateful to everyone who attended and everyone who supported our students during this campaign. Thank you for supporting YES!!

 

Visionary

Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Lubar

Platinum Sponsor

Bader Philanthropies

Bader Philanthropies

Gold Sponsor

Anonymous (2)

Herb Kohl Philanthropies

Herb Kohl Philanthropies

Mandel Group

Mandel Group

Sensient Technologies Foundation

Sensient Technologies Foundation

Silver Sponsor

BMO Harris Bank N.A.

BMO Harris Bank N.A.

Clarice S. Turer Charitable Fund

Foley and Lardner

Foley and Lardner

Milwaukee Jewish Federation

Milwaukee Jewish Federation

Corporate Sponsor

Ascension St. Joseph

Ascension St. Joseph

Clifton Larson Allen LLP

Clifton Larson Allen LLP

JCP Construction

JCP Construction

Ovation Communities

Ovation Communities

Stifel

Stifel

Uihlein/Wilson - Ramlow/Stein Architects

Uihlein/Wilson - Ramlow/Stein Architects

 

We thank the following business for professional services provided:
  • Four Points by Sheraton- Milwaukee North Shore for their gracious and wonderful hospitality
  • BLM Creative- Blimie Twerski for graphic design
  • Ferrante's Signature Catering
  • Our vendors who provided products for the evening, including Trader Joe’s, Kosherwine.com, and Shorewood Press.
  • Yoeli Margolis of Fodi Video (YES Class of 2016) for the videos.

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped with the banquet campaign!

Banquet Leadership Team

Mrs. Broch
Mrs. Chernin
Mrs. Margolis
Mrs. Robbins
Mrs. Schmidt

We thank our community volunteers:

Mrs. Appel
Mr. Bergman
Mrs. Bergman
Mrs. Robi Borsuk
Rabbi Brafman
Rabbi Brody
Mrs. Brody
Mrs. Censor
Mr. Chernin
Mrs. Comrov
Mrs. Cooper
Mrs. Eisenbach
Mr. Fox
Mrs. Gewirtz
Mrs. Harris
Mrs. Elisheva Hiller
Mrs. Hyman
Mrs. Bracha Kramer
Mrs. Kraus
Mrs. Krinsky
Rabbi Lensky
Mrs. Lieberman
Dr. Margolis
Mrs. Meister
Mrs. Merling
Mrs. Milder
Mrs. Ordan
Mrs. Yocheved Rauch
Mr. Steve Richman
Mrs. Saltzman
Rabbi Schlussel
Mrs. Yarmush
Rabbi Zaitschek