Event Details Sponsor Event Speakers Join Us for our third annual fundraiser supporting LAKE COUNTRY CLASSICAL ACADEMY Welcome You are invited to join us for the third annual LCCA Liberty Gala supporting the mission of Lake Country Classical Academy: to train the minds and improve the hearts of young people through a content-rich, classical education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue. Lake Country Classical Academy (LCCA) is a K-12 public, tuition-free charter school in Oconomowoc, WI. LCCA currently serves nearly 500 K-10th grade students and will grow to a fully K-12 school by the fall of 2024. Purchase Tickets to the 2023 Liberty Gala The Ingleside Hotel, Pewaukee, WI Friday, June 2, 2023 COMING SOON LAKE COUNTRY CLASSICAL ACADEMY NEEDS YOU! Although LCCA receives state aid as a public charter school, we will always have a need to fundraise to bridge the gap between what we receive in state aid and our actual operating costs. We are only in year two of operation, and as we grow to a fully K-12 school by the fall of 2024, we have several expansion costs to accommodate our growth: temporary/mobile classrooms at our East/elementary school campus, additional faculty, curriculum materials, student desks, etc. In time, as LCCA continues to grow enrollment and consolidates to operating a single K-12 campus, this annual operational deficit will be substantially reduced, despite being funded approximately 20% less than our surrounding public school districts. Donation of Auction Items Donations of all kinds of items, services, and experiences, in a wide range of values, are needed to make our live and silent auctions a success. They are the main focus of the night’s event! Online Form Printable Form Underwriting Opportunities Underwriting is a great way to support the 2023 LCCA Liberty Gala and help by directly reducing our out-of-pocketexpense for the event. By covering event costs, you will enhance the event and increase proceeds to benefit LCCA. Online Form Printable Form Sponsorships Gala sponsorships are vital to the longevity of LCCA. LCCA’s success is only possible with your support and is invaluable for sustaining our mission. Online Form Printable Form Download our 2023 Liberty Gala Support Proposal EVENT SPEAKERS Tommy Thompson (Invited) Former Governor of Wisconsin Tommy George Thompson (born November 19, 1941) is an American Republican politician who most recently served as interim president of the University of Wisconsin System from 2020 to 2022. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as the 42nd governor of Wisconsin from 1987 to 2001 and 19th United States secretary of Health and Human Services from 2001 to 2005, in the cabinet of PresidentGeorge W. Bush. He is the longest-serving governor in Wisconsin history, holding office from January 1987 until February 2001, and is the only person to be elected to the office four times. During his tenure as governor he was also chair of Amtrak, the nation's passenger rail service. He was chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 1991 and 1992, and the National Governors Association in 1995 and 1996. After his time in the Bush Administration, Thompson became a partner in the law-firm Akin Gump and Independent Chairman of Deloitte's Center for Health Solutions. He has served on the boards of 22 other organizations Paul Farrow (Confirmed) Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow graduated from Waukesha County Technical College and Carroll University. He was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010 and to the Wisconsin State Senate in December 2012. Farrow was elected as Waukesha County Executive in 2015, re-elected in 2019, and is currently running unopposed for a third term. In his capacity as County Executive, Farrow has served in a number of positions including: Co-Chairman of the Milwaukee 7 Economic Development organization; past Secretary-Treasurer of the Wisconsin County Executive and Administrators Association; served as a Presidential Appointee on the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee (IGPAC), which advises the U.S. Trade Representative on trade policy matters that impact state and local governments. As co-chair of the Milwaukee 7 Regional Economic Development Partnership (M7) Economic Advisory Council, Paul provides strategic direction for international economic development in the region. The M7 has leveraged regional partnerships to bring business such as HARIBO, Milwaukee Tool, and Colbert Packaging to Southeast Wisconsin. In 2015, Farrow led a group of private and public sector partners in establishing the Waukesha County Center for Growth, an economic development organization that serves as a one-stop shop for new and expanding businesses in Waukesha County. Since that time he led an effort to direct millions of dollars into the Center for Growth’s GROW Fund to support business attraction and retention.