You’re invited: fundraising gala celebrates southeastern Wisconsin heroes, supports Red Cross mission

          In-person and virtual tickets now available for 2022 Brave Hearts event

MILWAUKEE (April 6, 2022) – The 2022 Brave Hearts fundraising gala will return as an in-person event this May! There is no better way to celebrate coming back together as a community than by honoring this year’s heroes from southeast Wisconsin and supporting the humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross.

The fun-filled night at Kohl’s Innovation Center will begin at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 12. This year’s event will be hybrid, allowing for online and in-person access to the evening’s inspiring hero stories, alluring auction items and many opportunities to join the Red Cross mission. Online and in-person tickets are available at

Chosen across a handful of categories, honorees at this year’s Brave Hearts represent the best in spirit, service and action in our communities. The 2022 heroes are:

Frank Nee (Milwaukee Co.) – Hero of the Year

Sophie LaRose (Waukesha Co.) – Adult Good Samaritan Hero

Molly & Dustin Kesner (Ozaukee Co.) – Community Safety, Security & Resiliency Heroes

Milwaukee F.D. Station 24 & Rescue 2 (Milwaukee Co.) – Emergency Response Heroes

Passion Terrell (Milwaukee Co.) – From the Heart Hero

Eric Beach & Eric Hill (Waukesha Co.) – Military Hero

Isabel Zuniga-Meyer (Waukesha Co.) – Youth Good Samaritan Hero

Tickets are now on sale and will be available through the start of the event. Attendees who purchase individual tickets before April 22 will receive an early-bird discount.

Brave Hearts is made possible by incredible, generous support from organizations in southeast Wisconsin. Lead supporters this year include Nicholas Company, Northwestern Mutual, American Red Cross Tiffany Circle, Brewers Community Foundation, Clarios, Johnson Controls, Kohl’s and Molson Coors. Additional support is provided by A. O. Smith, Halo, SC Johnson, Snap-on, SysLogic, Rockwell Automation, We Energies and West Bend Mutual. All proceeds benefit the programs and people helped by the Southeast Wisconsin Chapter of the American Red Cross.

For info on ticketing & the event, email Sasha J. Parsons Waters:

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