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Blood Research Institute's Annual Imagine Gala

The Imagine Gala is a fundraiser which includes dinner, scientist participation, and more. September 20, 2018


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Megan Sigrist

Event Coordinator
Email 414-937-6812

Join the Blood Research Institute for a wonderful evening of dinner, entertainment and an opportunity to interact with our innovative scientists.


The Imagine Gala is an annual fundraiser to support all efforts of blood research at the Blood Research Institute. The annual event will include silent and live auctions, interactive guest participation with scientists and their area of research, dinner, formal presentation, award ceremony and personal stories of patients with blood diseases.

Our Silent Auction is Now Live

Bid now on valuable items in our silent auction.

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Can’t make it the night of the event? You can still support blood research through a financial gift by clicking here.

Last Year's Award Winners

Dr. Weiguo Cui receives Douglas Ziegler Innovation Award

Dr. Weiguo Cui – 2017 R. Douglas Ziegler Innovation Award Recipient

Dr. Ziegler receives Virginia Brooks Jefferson Award

Peter D. Ziegler – 2017 Virginia Brooks Jefferson Award Recipient

R. Douglas Ziegler Innovation Award

Established in 2017, the R. Douglas Ziegler Innovation Award is given in recognition of an individual or group who shows exemplary potential and leadership in blood research innovation through the development of new, cutting-edge research ideas and projects. Our 2017 R. Douglas Ziegler Innovation Awardee, Dr. Weiguo Cui, was chosen for his groundbreaking research efforts in immunobiology, immunotherapy, and cancer. 

 Virginia Brooks Jefferson Award

The Virginia Brooks Jefferson Award is given in recognition of an individual, group, corporation, or foundation whose outstanding volunteer leadership supports BloodCenter’s mission to advance patient care by providing life-saving solutions grounded in unparalleled medical expertise. 

Investigators Speak with Guests at the Imagine Gala

Jerome Gottschall, MD, Senior Medical Director for Transfusion Medicine and Robert Montgomery, MD, Senior Investigator speak with guests.

Mingle With Our Investigators

Scientific research is an important part of Versiti’s mission. Gala attendees will have the unique opportunity to mingle with investigators from the Blood Research Institute’s TransfusionVascularCellular Therapy, and Immunology research programs.

Look for the investigators wearing white lab coats during the event!

Lindsays Voice Card on Table at Imagine Gala

Lindsay's Voice, a proud sponsor of the Imagine Gala

Thank you to this year's sponsors!

Champion Level

Emtec Logo
Fresenius Kabi Logo
Hauske Family Foundation
Lindsay's Voice Logo
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Advocate Level

Blackthorne Partners
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Fred Geilfuss
Foley & Lardner LLP
Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin
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Stalle Realty
Peter and Joan Ziegler Logo
Blackthorne Partners


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Entertainment & Decor

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