Event Information
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Committee Co-Chairs
Debra Katz
Moshe Katz
Laura Lutter Cole
Bill Morley
Jim Schleif
Committee Members
Laura Bolger
Sean Finnigan
Marni Garrett
Jenny McMahon-Varick
Meghan O'Connor
Joette Rockow
Dustin Zick
Liz Ziherl

Paws & Claws Gala Questions?
Contact Jesse VanCamp, Event Manager, at or (414) 431-6121.

Event Timeline
5:30 p.m. Check-in, cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, wine pull, and of course, mingling with furry friends and wildlife ambassadors! *NEW for 2017: Check out our Kendra Scott jewelry pull!
7:30 p.m. Dinner, live auction and presentation
10:00 p.m. Auction check-out & pick-up
Tickets There are no physical tickets for the Paws & Claws Gala. Please check in with our registration volunteers on the 7th floor of the Pfister Hotel when you arrive on Saturday, October 21.
Valet Complimentary valet is available for all guests attending the Paws & Claws Gala at the main entrance of The Pfister Hotel.
Attire We know how much our guests love dressing up for our fun, animal-related themes!  This year's theme is Furry Tales Do Come True, so we invite guests to dress in their favorite fairytale inspiration, black-tie optional.
Auction View our entire auction for 2017 online now!
Hotel Accommodations
Pfister Hotel Room Block
Looking for hotel accommodations for after the gala?  Contact The Pfister Hotel to request our room block, featuring discounted rates exclusively for our Paws & Claws guests! View rooms and rates here.