You can view the 2020 Celebrate the Return Virtual Gala below.
The suggested donation for a ticket is $50, but any amount is greatly appreciated.
If you are not in a position to support us financially at this time, PLEASE attend
as our guest. We are excited to share our stories with you.
Eugene Nelson, our emcee and a Project RETURN staff member, welcomes everyone and introduces the schedule for the night.
Board President and former Project RETURN client Rodney Evans shares his story.
Pastor Joe Ellwanger, Founding Board Member, provides a brief history of the agency.
Programs That Change Lives
Executive Director Wendel Hruska introduces 3 staff members who describe some of our programs: Andre Brown, Clem Richardson, and Teri Woodley.
Our emcee Eugene speaks about a program he directs.
Partners That Build Community
Caliph Muab-El, a key to our current success.
Ray Mendoza, recipient of this year’s Elijah O’Neal Award.
Ventae Parrow, redemption and success.
Eugene brings the evening to a close.
The evening wraps up with a rap from our very own Andre Brown, stage name: Apollian.
Featured Speakers and Stories
Tune in on October 27th to hear more from our distinguished guests.
Founding Board Member
Project RETURN Staff Member
Project RETURN Client
This Evening’s Emcee
President of Board Pictured here with Milwaukee
Mayor Tom Barrett
Pastor Joe Ellwanger
Founder and Board member
Case Worker Staff
Office Manager Staff
Caliph Muab EL
Community Partner via Breaking Barriers and All of Us or None
Office of Violence Prevention’s 414 Life Team
Client in Circles of Support
Project RETURN Board Members
Rev. Joseph Ellwanger
Dr. Ed de St. Aubin
Dr. Tom LaBel
Rev. Mark Thompson
Judge Patricia Gorence
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Mailing a Check
Please make your check payable to: Project RETURN. Mail your check to our office: Project RETURN, 2821 Vel R Phillips Ave, Suite 223, Milwaukee, WI 53212