Purple and White Gala

A Sesquicentennial Celebration — Saturday, April 21, 2018

Presented by Patrick '93 and Amy Jones


On the 150th anniversary of our founding, come celebrate our history and join us as we set a course for the future.

Cocktails sponsored by Michael J. Cesario '71

Dinner sponsored by JP Cullen

Commemorative book sponsored byFirst Citizens State Bank


Schedule of events

5:00 p.m. - Cocktail reception
6:30 p.m. - Gourmet four-course dinner with wine pairings

Program featuring keynote speaker alumnus Jeffrey Glasbrenner ’98, the first American amputee to summit Mt. Everest, and world champion wheelchair basketball player, Paralympian and Ironman competitor

8:00 p.m. - Live music and dancing
Featuring Cold Sweat and the Brew City Horns, Wisconsin’s premier show band

James R. Connor University Center
Hamilton Room
228 Wyman Mall
Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190

Dress to the nines (or tens!). Black tie optional.

Dinner options:
Prosciutto-crusted French Cut Chicken with Morel Mushrooms, Fava Bean, White & Green Asparagus with Sweet Pea Sauce
Beef Tenderloin al Forno on top of Porcini Sundried Tomato, Heirloom Carrots, and Mushroom Barley Risotto
Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Portobello Mushroom, Zucchini Noodles and Roasted Tomato Sauce 


Ready for an amazing night?

Let us know by April 7, 2018
$250 per person or $1,500 for a table of eight.


Need to stay overnight?

Hamilton House Bed & Breakfast (.5 miles)
328 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Room blocks have been reserved at the following area hotels.
Book before March 26, 2018 and mention group name UW-Whitewater to receive special rates.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites (10 miles)
1680 Madison Avenue
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

Hampton Inn (19 miles)
40 West Hidden Trail
Elkhorn, WI 53121

Holiday Inn Express (25 miles)
3100 Wellington Place
Janesville, WI 53546
(Janesville I-90 and US Hwy 14)

For more information about the event contact the Gala Coordinator at 262-472-7033 or at gala@uww.edu.

Additional event sponsorship opportunities are available.