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THELMA’s Golden Ticket Raffle features original design by Ron Emanuel

Windy Dinner THELMA Style raffle October 6

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) announced today that one of the most coveted prizes – the Golden Ticket raffle – will feature a ring custom-created by Ron Emanuel of The Goldsmith.

The drawing of the Golden Ticket will be held October 6 during THELMA’s largest fundraiser Windy Dinner THELMA Style. You do not need to attend the dinner to win. 

Valued at $12,200, the bearer of the winning Golden Ticket will receive a breath-taking original design by artist Ron Emanuel. The 14k white gold ring is accented with 18k yellow gold and set with a one-carat Diamond. The ring is donated by Ron and Terri Emanuel, of The Goldsmith. 

Tickets are $100 each. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Raffle tickets are available now at THELMA and The Goldsmith. All proceeds go toward THELMA arts education and programming. 

Windy Dinner THELMA Style is the largest fundraiser for Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts. The fundraiser benefits arts and arts education for the community of Fond du Lac. The evening includes cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions and the presentation of the James C. Hubbard Windy Award. This year’s recipients are Pat and Rick Miller. Tickets for the evening are available here.

Stop in The Goldsmith to learn more, try on the ring, or visit thegoldsmithfdl.com.

You may also click thelmaarts.org, call 920.921.5410, or visit at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District, for more information. 

THELMA is a member-based, privately-funded non-profit dedicated to creating experiences not readily available in the area. Intimate concerts in the Great Hall, street concerts with major performers, outstanding films, and art from world-renowned artists are available at THELMA. THELMA also offers a stunning backdrop for weddings, meetings and all social and corporate gatherings.

Learn more about THELMA at thelmaarts.org, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

Pat and Rick Miller are 2016 Windy Award recipients

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) announced today that Pat and Rick Miller are the 2016 recipients of the James C. Hubbard Windy Award.

The award goes to an individual or group of individuals who have made a positive impact on THELMA and the Fond du Lac community.

 “Pat and Rick are remarkable supporters of the arts and the community,” said Kevin Miller, THELMA Executive Director and no relation with The Millers. “Taking the lead as co-chairs of the Windy Dinner for two years, sponsoring concerts, and so much more, their tireless commitment to THELMA is evident and one they bring elsewhere in the community,” Miller added. 

The Hubbard Windy Award will be given to the Millers at 16th Annual Windy Dinner THELMA Style Thursday, October 6. This is the largest fundraiser for the organization.

“We are honored and humbled to have been selected for this prestigious award,” said Rick Miller.

Rick and Pat Miller, owners of four Culver’s Restaurants in the area, are dedicated to community service. Marian University, Habitat for Humanity, Agnesian HealthCare, Volunteer Center, Wisconsin Restaurant Association, the Fond du Lac Area Foundation, the Women’s Fund, and of course, THELMA, are just some of the organizations in which they are or have been involved.  

A Hubbard Windy Award nominee will have served our community and organization with distinction by promoting the following key values: 

Appreciation of the arts as a significant component for the quality of life for the citizens of Fond du Lac. 

Demonstration by example of the power of collaboration between individuals and organizations.

Fosters and supports the continuing mission of THELMA.

Helps to raise the visibility of THELMA and Fond du Lac throughout the state.

The Windy Award was renamed in 2013 when THELMA opened to honor James C. Hubbard, a long serving board member and community advocate. Other recipients of the award include Sister Doris Klein, Sister Mary Neff, Sister Judith Schmidt, and Sister Frances Schug, Ray Wifler, Pat Reiher, National Exchange Bank & Trust, Fond du Lac Area Foundation, Dick and Mary Wehner, Ron and Terri Emanuel, Tom Carew, the Michels Family, JoAnn Ward, the Ahern Family, and Wayne Huberty, C.D. Smith and Grande Cheese.

In addition to the award, this fun event includes cocktails, dinner, auctions, and entertainment. You may register for Windy Dinner THELMA Style by visiting thelmaarts.org and clicking tickets.   

THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District. 

THELMA is a member-based, privately-funded non-profit dedicated to creating experiences not readily available in the area. Intimate concerts in the Great Hall, street concerts with major performers, outstanding films, and art from world-renowned artists are available at THELMA. THELMA also offers a stunning backdrop for weddings, meetings and all social and corporate gatherings.

Learn more about THELMA at thelmaarts.org, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

Spend 11 Thursdays of Summer @ THELMA

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) announced 11 free concerts will be held on THELMA’s outdoor Plaza this summer.

This concert series, 11 Thursdays of Summer @ THELMA, features a different band each week. Sponsors have made this series possible. Headliner Sponsors are Lillians of Fond du Lac, The Goldsmith and C.D. Smith. Opening Act Sponsors are Connie’s Diner, Gallery & Frame Shop, Texture Salon, The Coliseum, Sam Meyer of State Farm Insurance, Hometown Bank, and Ang an Eddies.

Radio Plus is the media sponsor.

“Without the incredible support of our sponsors – most of which are downtown businesses – THELMA would not be able to provide this concert series free to the public,” said Kevin Miller, THELMA’s executive director. “Please show your appreciation by supporting our sponsors.” 

Here is the lineup:

June 16 Kip Jones

June 23 Alex Wilson Band

June 30 Copper Box

July 7 Dr. Kickbutt’s Orchestra of Death

July 14 Andy’s Automatics

July 21 Redfish

July 28 Vivo

August 4 Tallymoore

August 11 The WhiskeyBelles

August 18 Dirk Quinn Band

August 25 Jazz Orgy

Music begins at 7 pm and the bar will open at 5 pm. There is no admission. Food will be available from the Chameleon Food Truck, Downtown Deli to Go and Ang an Eddies.

In the case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in THELMA’s Great Hall.

THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District. Learn more about THELMA at thelmaarts.org, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

Co-chairs announced for 2016 Windy Dinner THELMA Style

Justin and Alexandra Smith and Grant and Katie Grinstead have been named as co-chairs of the 16th annual Windy Dinner THELMA Style, the largest fundraising event for Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA).

Windy Dinner THELMA Style is set for Thursday, October 6. Reservations may be made at thelmaarts.org.

Justin Smith is the President and CEO of C.D. Smith Construction Services, In addition to the THELMA Board, Justin Smith is a member of the Marian University Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors for the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin. 

Alexandra Smith is a member of the Charity Club of Fond du Lac and the Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund. She recently was a member of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Fond du Lac.

Grant Grinstead, of Vir-Clar Farms, is a member of the THELMA Board of Directors. Katie Grinstead, also of Vir-Clar Farms, is the president of the Fond du Lac County Fair Board and the Charity Club of Fond du Lac. She was named to Farm Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class in 2015.

Co-chairs set the fundraising goal, pick the theme of the evening which includes the caterer, as well as decide on the flow of the evening. 

“Sasha and I are honored to be this year’s co-chairs and realize we have big shoes to fill,” said Justin Smith. “Last year’s co-chairs Pat and Rick Miller and Terri and Ron Emanuel set the bar incredibly high with the most successful Windy Dinner THELMA Style ever.”

Katie and Grant Grinstead echo those sentiments. “We are looking forward to adding a few new elements making the event even more fun to attend,” Katie Grinstead said.

The evening includes a cocktail reception, dinner, auctions, and entertainment. The recipient of the James C. Hubbard Windy Award will also be honored.

“THELMA is fortunate to have great support from our board and community as represented by the Smiths and the Grinsteads,” said Kevin Miller, THELMA’s executive director. “Both couples have dedicated themselves to bettering the community, and they bring that passion to THELMA and this major fundraising event.” 

You may register for Windy Dinner THELMA Style by visiting thelmaarts.org and click tickets.   

THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District. 

THELMA is a member-based, privately-funded non-profit dedicated to creating experiences not readily available in the area. Intimate concerts in the Great Hall, street concerts with major performers, and art from world-renowned artists are available at THELMA. THELMA also offers a stunning backdrop for weddings, meetings and all social and corporate gatherings.

Learn more about THELMA at thelmaarts.org, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

THELMA Volunteers may sign up, select shifts online

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) announced today that volunteers may now sign up to volunteer at THELMA online. 

THELMA is looking to expand its volunteer program and now offers shifts including front desk attendant, art docent, ticket scanner, and event setup. Volunteers may complete an application, update their profile, sign up for shifts, and track their own volunteer hours online.  

“As a non-profit with over 200 events a year, a box office that is open regularly, and two levels of art exhibits, volunteers are key to THELMA’s success,” said Kevin Miller, THELMA executive director. “THELMA is not only an important asset to the downtown and Fond du Lac area, but also a fun and exciting environment that is always changing making it a great place to be.”

Philip Shepherd, a downtown attorney, is serving in a volunteer capacity as THELMA’s volunteer coordinator. William Zierdt, retired from Marian University, and Grant Grinstead, of Vir Clar Farms, serve on the THELMA Board of Directors and are co-chairs of THELMA’s Volunteer Committee.

“Volunteers give their valuable time to THELMA, so the process of signing up as a volunteer and selecting the time you can give needs to be simple,” Shepherd said. 

The software also allows THELMA to track how many volunteer hours are provided to the organization. To sign up, click here.

THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District. THELMA is a privately-funded non-profit dedicated to providing experiences not readily available in the area. Intimate concerts in the Great Hall, street concerts with major performers, indoor films, and art from world-renowned artists are available at THELMA. The Contemporary Wing has free admission and is open to all. THELMA also offers a stunning backdrop for weddings, meetings and all social and corporate gatherings.

Learn more about THELMA at thelmaarts.org, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

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