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Please join us on World Down Syndrome Day 2020 to celebrate DSAW’s 30th Anniversary and to learn about our plans for the next decade. 

This is not your typical Gala, starting with price! Tickets are on sale now and will sell FAST. Featuring Cirque du Soleil-themed live entertainment, music and dancing, auctions, breathtaking surprises, and special guests. Bring the entire family to this once-in-a-lifetime event!

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020

Time: 4:30pm to 10:00pm

Location: Italian Community Center (631 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202)

Event Schedule
4:00pm: VIP Ticket Cocktail Hour Begins
4:30pm: Open Cocktail Hour Begins
5:30pm: Dinner & Program

Standard Ticket ( $50.00 )

  • Event entry

  • Cocktail hour with one drink ticket

  • Dinner with wine service

  • *If you are not able to purchase tickets due to financial need, please contact Rachel. You will be put on a wait list to be sponsored to attend by our generous corporate partners.

VIP Ticket ( $100.00 ) includes:

  • Event entry

  • Extended Cocktail hour (1.5 hours)

  • Private Meet & Greet with sponsors and event celebrities 

  • Wristband for access to open bar during cocktail hour

  • Dinner with wine service

Event Registration

Get involved!

Can’t wait for the big day?! There are several ways for you to get involved NOW!

  1. Submit a clip of your family or loved one to be featured in the program video to kick off the night! It’s SUPER easy to do! Click here for more details.

  2. Nominate an outstanding self advocate for our Trailblazer Award to be presented at the event. Click here for guidelines and to submit your nomination!

  3. Nominate a volunteer or board member who has gone above and beyond for DSAW to receive our Distinguished Service Award at the gala. Guidelines and submission form can be found here.

  4. Interested in having your loved one as part of our TOP SECRET program entertainment during the night?! Contact Rachel at to join in the fun! You won't want to miss being part of our show-stopping surprises!!


Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for this once-in-a-lifetime event? We are seeking sponsors from all over Wisconsin to represent our more than 5,500 supported families across 11 different locations! We have many different sponsor levels available all with incredible benefits and extensive reach and impressions for your corporate citizenship (41,800 unique website visitors, 12,000+ Facebook likes). Click the button below to view our sponsorship packages. Please contact Rachel ( or (414) 327-3729 x104) to submit your commitment form or to discuss creating a custom sponsorship package.

Join our family of amazing corporate partners!

Hotel Accommodations

DSAW is excited to offer two hotel options with discounted room blocks.

Doubletree by Hilton

  • $119 per room

  • Room block available on Friday (3/20) and Saturday (3/21) nights

  • 1 mile from the Italian Community Center

  • Book online in DSAW’s block by February 28th, 2020!

    • Or call the hotel to book at 414-273-2950

The Westin Milwaukee by Marriott

  • $115 per room

  • Room block available on Saturday (3/21) night

  • 0.5 miles (10 minute walk!) from the Italian Community Center

  • Book online in DSAW’s room block! Deadline to book is February 17th, 2020

    • Or call the hotel to book at 414-224-5224