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Ann Vande Hei's Fundraiser:

Dancing with Our Stars

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BENEFITING: American Red Cross

ORGANIZER: American Red Cross

Ann Vande Hei

THE STORY:

I’m the Director of Business Process Performance at Wisconsin Public Service/Integrys. Currently, I’m working in Chicago on Peoples Gas Utility’s Gas Main Replacement program. I’ve been married to my husband, Dave, for 35 years. We have two daughters: Allie and Britta; two wonderful son-in-laws: Jeff and Saul; and four AMAZING grandchildren: Addison, Kennedy, Liesl and Warner.

I remember first dancing with my Dad. I was probably about five or six years old. We were at a family wedding and we danced the Flying Dutchman. At weddings, Mom and Dad were always the first on the dance floor. It used to embarrass me as a teenager, but as I became older and wiser, I saw what a wonderful thing that was. They were great dancers.  Dad AWLAYS asked me to dance a waltz or polka. I cherish those memories.

For the first 30 years that I was with my husband, we had a rule that if he danced, I immediately took the car keys. He was in no shape to drive home if he got out on the dance floor. Now, after taking some lessons in ballroom dancing, we dance every chance we get.  I would also give anything to dance with my Dad again.

Wow, there are SO many. I loved watching Cheryl and Emmitt Smith on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”.  Kirstie Allie was a hoot, too; so much guts and a fantastic dancer.  But, I have to say that Valerie Harper was amazing. She showed so much courage.

I have quite a busy life, shuttling between Chicago and Green Bay each week. But I love it. When I am in Chicago I love to walk along the riverfront and of course shop on Michigan Avenue. But I am always glad to get home to Green Bay and breathe in the outdoors, listen to the quiet.  I enjoy hanging out with my grandchildren, riding bikes, taking a cruise in our convertible and enjoying life on the family compound.

I support the American Red Cross because a good friend of mine, Jody Weyers, works for the organization and I see so many amazing things that she does to help people in need. I am honored to be her friend and be able to help out in my own way by raising funds through DWOS. 

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To This Fundraiser

$11,030

MONEY RAISED
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  • Robert Kennedy

     

  • Karen Merkatoris

     

  • Jay Siebert

     

  • Carlo Younger

     

  • Kaye Gorenc

     

  • Mark Schahczenski

     

  • Dave Nolan

     

  • Jay Wendt

     

  • Kathy Hatman

     

  • Charles Albers

     

  • Kieran Byrne

     

  • Bonnie Linssen

     

  • Jonathon Kent

     

  • Susan Chanpeau

     

  • Beth Wettstein

     

  • Stefan Elliott

     

  • Lisa Schwartz

     

  • Carlo Younger

     

  • Alan Pieschek

     

  • Jay Siebert

     

  • De Ette Radant

     

  • David Vandenheuvel

     

  • William Baeten

     

  • Karmen Lemke

     

  • Michael Jensen

     

  • Brian Gronski

     

  • Angelina Cervantes

     

  • Troy & Jenny Zastrow

     

  • Jeff & Karen Franken

     

  • Karen Kollmann

     

  • Faye & Larry Willems

     

  • Charlie Heidemann

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tom Sandonato

     

  • Alex and Holly Edwin

     

  • Anne and Todd Danen

     

  • KAREN LAMPEREUR

     

  • Ted Penn

     

  • Sowmya Nagesh

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Megha & Rishabh Sinha

     

  • Tammi Hagan

     

  • Jim & Maggie Streed

     

  • Jeff and Jada Hoerr

     

  • Jerry & Teresa Nuese

     

  • Diane Ford

     

  • Jerry and Mary Rae

     

  • Ann & Steve Bostedt

     

  • Tom and Sue Olmsted

     

  • Vern & Wendy Peterson

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mike & Christine Langer

     

  • Mary Gronnert

     

  • Kim Schisel

     

  • Cindy and Tim VanEffen

     

  • Chris Wiesner

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Pete and Joan aubry

     

  • Cheri Long/Tom Dallman

     

  • Stacey DelVecchio

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • ROBERT SMITH

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lisa Walling

     

  • Ellison Family of California

     

  • Betsy, Larry, Harry and Rose

     

  • The Baeten Family in Australia

     

  • Jason Baeten and Peter Orth

     

  • Betty Bonfigt

     

  • Tim Kallies

     

  • Elements Salon

     

  • David & Leah Kaster

     

  • Carolyn and Bill Waring

     

  • Rick and Vicky Van Vonderen

     

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The Team: $67,762 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Pritzl

Amount Raised

$22,390

 

45% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ann Vande Hei

Amount Raised

$11,030

Fundraiser Title

Al Jamir

Amount Raised

$9,425

Fundraiser Title

Tracey Nass

Amount Raised

$8,645

Fundraiser Title

Pam Niles

Amount Raised

$5,491

Fundraiser Title

Kim Peeters

Amount Raised

$3,990

Fundraiser Title

Keith Cronin

Amount Raised

$3,560

Fundraiser Title

Adam Hardy

Amount Raised

$2,025

Donor Comments

Rick and Vicky Van Vonderen

Rick and Vicky Van Vonderen

3 years ago

Carolyn and Bill Waring

Carolyn and Bill Waring

3 years ago

David & Leah Kaster

David & Leah Kaster

3 years ago

Elements Salon

Elements Salon

3 years ago

Tim Kallies

Tim Kallies

Go Ann! 3 years ago

Betty Bonfigt

Betty Bonfigt

3 years ago

Jason Baeten and Peter Orth

Jason Baeten and Peter Orth

Go, Annie! 3 years ago

The Baeten Family in Australia

The Baeten Family in Australia

We've seen you dance on pool tables so this will be a piece of cake! Best of Luck Annie, and well done for your efforts, it is a great cause 3 years ago

Betsy, Larry, Harry and Rose

Betsy, Larry, Harry and Rose

Good luck and thanks for this important work! Wish we could be there. Any chance of simulcast for those of us snowbound in Boston? 3 years ago

Ellison Family of California

Ellison Family of California

Good luck Annie! 3 years ago