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Foundation Fundraising Event

April 14, 5 – 9:30 p.m., Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison

The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation raised awareness for health equity in Wisconsin and celebrated outstanding health professionals at their annual fundraising event. In addition to the award presentations, attendees enjoyed social time with colleagues, a lively raffle and wine pull and the fabulously fun and talented Piano Fondue, Dueling Pianos. You can still help support programs to increase health equity and access in Wisconsin! Donate here.

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Our Emcees for the Evening

Don Dexter, MD

Jose Ortiz, MD



5 – 7 p.m. 
Happy Hour

Hors d’oeuvres, raffle, wine pull

7 – 8 p.m.
Dinner & Presentations

Inauguration of WisMed President, Presidential Scholar Award, Viste Award, Physician Citizen of the Year Award, Superhero of Medicine Award

Don S. Lee, MD
Incoming WisMed President


Kyle Cass
Presidential Scholar Award


Laurel J. Bessey, MD
Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Young Physician Leadership Award


Karen Watson, MD, FACOG
Superhero of Medicine Award


8 – 9:30 p.m.
Dueling Pianos with Piano Fondue

Dueling Pianos is an exciting performance of singing and grand pianos, and Piano Fondue has been perfecting their unique brand of entertainment for over 17 years. Expect a high-energy, interactive experience with a rock and roll, sing-along experience unlike any other!

9:15 p.m.
Raffle Drawing

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Ascension logoBeloit Health System logoEpic logoInvestors AssociatedJanssenMetaStarProAssuranceTakedaTitusWealth Enhancement Group

Table Sponsors

Husch Blackwell LLP
Kairos Technologies, Inc
Mile Bluff Medical Center
Millennium Brokerage Group
Society Insurance
Third Coast Advisors
UW Health
UW Health Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
WisMed Assure
WPS Health Solutions

Other Supporters

Dane County Medical Society
La Crosse County Medical Society
Marathon County Medical Society
Medical Society of Milwaukee County
Roanne Osborne, MD
Waukesha County Medical Society
Western Wisconsin County Medical Society
Wisconsin Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Dental Health Associates of Wisconsin
Robert W. Baird - Corbett Gehler Group
Rogers Behavioral Health

Raffle Donors

Aloft Green Bay
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
Best Western Plus Inn Towner & Highland Club Hotel
Children’s Museum of La Crosse
Concord Chamber Orchestra
Crazy Lenny’s E-Bikes
Elements Massage
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
Fair Indigo
Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier
Gigi’s Cupcakes
Green Owl Café
Hampton Inn, Downtown Madison
Heidel House Resort & Spa
Hook’s Cheese Company, Inc.
Johnson Financial
Kesslers Diamonds
Sarah Krolicki
Lake Geneva Cruise Line
Lao Laan-Xang Restaurant
Madison Children’s Museum
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Morningstar Golfers Club
Old Sugar Distillery
Orange Tree Imports
Pabst Mansion
Roger Kwong, MD
Shoe Box
Staller Estate Vineyard & Winery
Taliesin Preservation, Inc.
Ten Pin Alley
The Pancake Place
Toot & Kates Wine Bar
Tyranena Brewing Company LLC
Vitense Golfland
von Stiehl Winery
White Gull Inn
Wild Birds Unlimited
Wine and Hop Shop
Wisconsin Medical Society
Wisconsin River Brands, Inc.