Della Robbia 2020
Time & Location
About the Event
Della Robbia, our annual Holiday event, will look a bit different this year - as have many other aspects of our lives these past few months. We will still gather – but virtually! This year, Della Robbia will be live-streamed via Zoom and on the Friends of Villa Terrace Facebook page. Join us for an evening of inspirational programming to celebrate the Friends’ 30th Anniversary and Villa Terrace’s enduring legacy. Your ticket will include:
- Exclusive lecture by John Gurda
- Special performance by the 414 Quartet*, sponsored by Emily and Mike Robertson. They will play a selection of holiday favorites.
- An opportunity to vie for our curated Holiday Baskets in a raffle.
- An optional sampling of delicious appetizers from Larry’s Market delivered directly to your door.
So, please plan to be home at 6:30 p.m. and join us online so you can tune in! Invite your friends to sign up as well and form a virtual watch party!
Revenue raised by Della Robbia is more important than ever as Villa Terrace weathers the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are heartened by the generosity of steadfast patrons like you, who enable the Friends to continue its mission.
Please also consider sponsoring this year’s event (see below)! Sponsors will be recognized on the invitations sent out in November and also live at the event. Contributors of $1,000 and above will be treated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes virtual tour of the Renaissance Garden by a member of the Garden Committee next spring.
Sincerely, The 2020 Della Robbia Co-Chairs
Emily Robertson, Ellen Irion, Megan Holbrook, Alex Chou and Stephanie Van Alyea
- Special event recognition and naming
- Sponsor John Gurda’s talk
- Winter garden care for the Villa’s Lemon trees
- Two ‘Italian Cypress-like' Junipers for the Forecourt
- Purchase ten Sea Foam Rose bushes for the Lower Garden
Bronze Level $100 Sponsor a planter next year!
- 6 estate planters in the Forecourt
- 10 Terrace pots
- 8 planters in the Courtyard
- 10 Lower Garden pots
This year we lost two very important friends, Beth Chapman and Dennis Buettner. Please consider making a donation in their honor. You can donate your sponsorship or memorial gift online at https://www.friendsofvillaterrace.org/della-robbia-sponsorships
Checks can be written and mailed to:
Friends of Villa Terrace
Attn: Della Robbia Committee
P.O. Box 170605
Milwaukee, WI 53217
You can also make an unrestricted gift at any time or donate a gift basket or item to the raffle. For questions, or to donate a gift basket, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 414 763-5200 (voicemail only).
*The Milwaukee-based 414 Quartet strives to raise awareness of classical music through performance, education, and community outreach. Formed in 2017, the quartet comprises Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra violinists Alex Ayers and Paul Hauer, violist Alejandro Duque, and cellist Peter Thomas. Deeply committed to education and outreach, the quartet's individual musicians have decades of experience as teachers, coaches, and music advocates. They have worked with students at public and private schools across the Midwest by giving masterclasses, conducting school orchestras, and coaching student ensembles. The quartet aims to attract new audiences by performing a wide range of repertoire in non-traditional venues often collaborating with guest artists. Whether an avid classical music lover or a first time listener, the accessible and innovative 414 Quartet is an experience not to miss.
- Member - Without Appetizers$25$250$0
- Non-Member - Without Appetizer$50$500$0