BGC Fundraiser Lands Beyond the Stars

The 14th annual Reach for the Stars Dinner & Auction was an unforgettable evening for our organization. It brought Boys & Girls Club donors, supporters and friends back together for a highly anticipated in-person event after the successful delivery of a completely virtual event last February. Presented by Grande Cheese, Reach for the Stars included an online silent auction and an exciting raffle for a chance to win a “Door County Experience” package, won by Jason Tate of Malone!

Youth of the Year, Lizzie Ibarra, prepares to address event attendees.

Highlights of the evening consisted of a fantastic speech from the Boys & Girls Club’s 2021-22 Youth of the Year, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Ibarra, and a very special performance by Club youth along with Steve Olson, former lead singer of Boogie & the Yo-Yo’z. What an incredible showing of support for our youth as they rocked it on stage singing their own version of “We Are the World” in front of 280 awe-inspired event attendees. 

Coupled with numerous sponsorships from local businesses and individuals, Reach for the Stars raised over $131,000 in support of our summer youth programs. This event marks the largest single fundraising event in the history of our organization. A significant portion of the proceeds raised through the event stemmed from the “Sponsor a Child” summer scholarship promotion which raised over $36,000. This helps to eliminate any financial barriers that may exist for children who want to enroll in our upcoming summer programs.

Event attendees shine star flashlights to show their support for BGC youth!

Our entire Boys & Girls Club family would like to thank everyone who made this year’s event possible, especially our event sponsors and auction contributors, as well as our wonderful partners at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center for helping to ensure the event was a success. Your unconditional support and belief in our mission is greatly appreciated as we continue to build brighter futures for every kid, every day.

Follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and/or LinkedIn to view event photos, program updates and all the exciting happenings that take place when kids walk through the doors of our Boys & Girls Club. For more information regarding this event, please contact Tiffany Heim at 920-924-0530 ext. 352 or