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Co-chairs of Wisconsin Humane Society gala

Micaela Levine and Tom St. John, Madeleine and David Lubar

MILWAUKEE – The executive director of the Wisconsin Humane Society, Anne Reed, has announced that Micaela Levine and Tom St. John, and Madeleine and David Lubar, will co-chair the organization’s 2013 Paws & Claws Gala.

“I want to thank Micaela, Madeleine, David and Tom for taking on this leadership role in support of our annual gala,” said Reed. “How fortunate are we to have the four of them at the helm of our largest fundraising event of the year? I know they’ll do a fantastic job rallying support for this event and we look forward to making this our most successful gala ever.”

The annual gala benefits the animals at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS), the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state. WHS operates shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Racine Counties. The gala will be on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Pfister Hotel. The formal event features silent and live auctions, raffles, dogs in tuxedos and cats in ball gowns.

Micaela Levine is a retired Milwaukee attorney who uses her legal expertise in volunteer work. Her husband Tom St. John is a lawyer with the firm of Friebert, Finerty & St. John. Micaela and Tom have two cats, Stanley and Vinnie.

Madeleine Lubar is the Chair of the board of trustees at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, a community volunteer in the arts and education, and a former practicing attorney; her husband David is the President of Lubar & Co., and a leader of several non-profit organizations in Milwaukee.  Madeleine and David have one dog, Roxy.

“As animal lovers ourselves, we are all honored by the opportunity to serve in this role, and we look forward to working with WHS staff and volunteers on the gala,” Madeleine said.

To purchase tickets to the Wisconsin Humane Society’s 2013 Paws & Claws Gala, sponsor a table or make a contribution to the auction, please visit or contact Jesse VanCamp, event coordinator, at

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is the oldest and largest shelter in Wisconsin.  It was founded in 1879 and operates shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Racine Counties.  The organization offers adoption services, educational programming, spay/neuter clinics for animals from low-income households, retail stores, volunteer programs and dog training classes. The Milwaukee shelter also houses the state’s largest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2013
  • For Immediate Release
  • Media Contact: Angela Speed
  • (414) 431-6104