Community event fundraising

Planning a fundraising event to help kids?

Whether you have planned a community fundraising event before or are just starting out, we can help you plan an event that raises money for Children’s Wisconsin.

Plan a community-organized fundraising event benefiting Children’s Wisconsin

We are thankful to the many generous Community Champions — individuals, businesses and grateful families holding community fundraisers that benefit Children's Wisconsin. Each year, these community fundraising events raise critical funds that support the kids and families of Wisconsin.

We recognize the energy and heart that go into planning a fundraising event, and our team is here to support your fundraising efforts while ensuring your event is safe and successful. From event planning FAQs to marketing your event, we're here to help!

Complete our Community Champions intake form below to share details on your fundraising event, and you’ll get access to our downloadable community event guidebook. This guide takes you through creating a successful event to support Children's Wisconsin.

Community fundraising event ideas

There are endless fundraising event formats that individuals and businesses can use to help kids in our community. Below is a list to get you started. We’re happy to brainstorm additional ideas with you. 

Outside of hosting an event, you can also explore other ways to support Children's Wisconsin.

  • Bake sale
  • Benefit concert
  • Bike-a-thon
  • Bowling event
  • Carwash
  • Fitness class
  • Gala
  • Game or trivia night
  • Golf outing or tournament 
  • Lemonade stand
  • Marathon
  • Run/walk event
  • Trivia night
  • Wine tasting event
  • Yard sale
  • Be creative! 

Share your fundraising event with Children's Wisconsin

Once you have an idea for hosting a community event, tell us about it and a staff member will contact you. You’ll also get access to our community event guidebook. If you would like to talk through your event with a member of our team, please get in touch with us at

Complete our Community Champions intake form to connect with us!

Thank you for helping us help kids