Each Kathy’s Garden Party, to benefit the Grace Foundation, is filled with originality, imagination and surprises — and is quite unlike any other nonprofit gala in Milwaukee. At our highly-attended and anticipated events, artists working in all mediums create fabulous pieces to meet a selected theme. Or, kind and creative souls donate spectacular items that they already own or generously seek out. A highlight of every Kathy's Garden Party is an ever-changing and always-exciting runway show where models showcase the many unique masterpieces through perfectly choreographed lights, movement, special effects and music. All work is available for live auction bid or sale at the close of the night. And all proceeds raised support The Grace Foundation’s ongoing efforts to help local families and individuals struggling due to life-altering medical issues.


Thank you all for another successful Kathy's Garden Party! 

Stay tuned for pictures of the event, coming soon!


Past events:

  • Accoutrement, 2016, The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel

  • A Frosted Fairy Tale, 2013, The Villa Terrace

  • All Dolled Up, 2009, Historic Pritzlaff Building

  • Way Beyond the Sea, 2008, Mount Mary University

  • There’s No Place Like Home, 2006, Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center

  • Earthly Delights, 2005, The East Lake Towers

  • A Groovy Lamp Show, 2003, Hyde House

  • Chapeau!, 2002, The Milwaukee Athletic Club

  • She's Got a Brand New Bag, 2001, Rosebud Theater

  • Beyond the Glass Slipper, 2000, Lakefront Brewery

  • An Art Hat Show, 1999, Kneeland Walker House

A short film created by the talented Sean Drews for our Kathy's Garden Party 2013, The Frosted Fairie Tale.

I simply cannot fully express how moved I am by Kathy’s Garden Party. All of us at Froedtert are deeply grateful for what you have done and what you have taught us in the process. Your inspiration, hard work, and huge hearts made this an overwhelming success.
— Thomas M. Plantenberg, (then) Executive Director/CEO, Froedtert Hospital Foundation