Urban Ecology Center's Summer Solstice Soirée

Friday, June 17 | 5:30-8PM | Riverside Park

Our 15th annual Summer Solstice Soirée presented by Godfrey & Kahn with hosts Christi & John Clancy and Mary Gute Witte & Edward (Ned) Witte will be a unique, outdoor event to celebrate and raise funds for the Urban Ecology Center!

Attendees can look forward to: 

  • Delicious food from Wisconsin's first green caterer, Tall Guy and A Grill;
  • Crafted beverages including themed cocktails, hard seltzer, beer and wine;
  • Sweet treats from Purple Door Ice Cream;
  • Take home goodies including photobooth pictures and a thank you gift;
  • Networking and mingling with others who love the UEC;
  • Amazing silent and live auction filled with items we know you care about  – outdoor gear, sustainable solutions, exclusive experiences, nature-based travel and so much more! 

Registration has closed but additional tickets may become available.  Contact Michelle Milford at  if interested.

You can still support the UEC mission by bidding in the online auction or making an online gift that is meaningful to you!





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Our Commitment to Sustainability:

What have we done to ensure this event is as kind to the Earth as possible?

  • Select an eco-friendly, green-certified caterer
  • Offer zero waste dessert option
  • Use all compostable utensils, napkins and cups
  • Partner with Compost Crusaders on clean up
  • Host the event outside to encourage a deeper connection to nature
  • Print all marketing materials on recycled paper 
  • Reduce material usage with chalk signage and less decorations 


Contact Michelle Milford, Donor Communications & Events Manager, at mmilford@urbanecologycenter.org.

Learn more about our sponsors here