Variety the Children’s Charity of Wisconsin is dedicated to enriching the lives of children with special needs and their families.
Free Family Event
Virtual Art Class with Renowned Artist Walfrido Garcia
Join the Variety virtual art class with world renowned artist Walfrido Garcia https://www.walfrido.com/. Extreme gratitude to our sponsor Scott Roberts, President of Ziegler Capital Management https://zieglercap.com/. In this pre-recorded class Walfrido will show step by step instructions on how our Variety kids can create their own masterpiece.
Please note that this event is available ONLY for children with physical or developmental disabilities and their family members and those who are registered with Variety – the Children’s Charity of Wisconsin. If you are not registered, click here to download an application.
SAVE THE NEW DATE
Spring Golf Classic at Western Lakes
Monday, July 20th
Western Lakes Golf Club
W287 N1963 Oakton Road
Pewaukee, WI 53072
“Top Hat Optional” – A benefit for Variety
This month of May consider making a donation of any amount and “Dress Up For Variety” in your next zoom/conference call. Once a donation is made you will receive a receipt with a few suggestions for your Zoom call and our logo!
We all know you’ve been conducting zoom calls in boxers and sweats (because we have, too), but what do you say we tear open those dry cleaning bags, actually use a comb, and maybe put on some jewelry – all in support of a good cause? (You’ve probably assumed by our logo that we’re big on Top Hats- and you would be right! But we’re still keeping this online event “Top Hat Optional”, although they are STRONGLY encouraged. 😂)
Your support means the world to us.
About Variety’s Mission
Variety is a multi-faceted organization with one single purpose: Enriching the lives of children with physical or developmental special needs and their families. Variety sponsors year-round activities, events and programs focused on: improving a child’s physical and emotional health and well-being; building self-confidence; strengthening resilience; and creating opportunities to pursue a limitless future.
Meet Scott Roberts-a new friend of Variety, the Children’s Charity
Scott is the President and CEO of Ziegler Capital Management. Recently, our Director of Special Events and Marketing, Holly Nelson, expressed to Scott her passion and commitment to Variety. It was this conversation that inspired Scott to dedicate his time to Variety’s mission.
Earlier this year, after hearing the story of Variety kid, Francis, Scott jumped at the opportunity to facilitate a meet and greet between Francis and Marquette University star player, Markus Howard. Not only has Scott quickly become passionate about Variety, he has helped solidify an instant friendship between Markus and Francis- two young men who remain in contact and continue to inspire each other daily.
This past month, Scott also helped enlist Ziegler Capital Management as the sponsor for the virtual art class hosted by world renowned artist Walfrido Garcia. During this time of social distancing, we wanted to create an opportunity for all our Variety kids and families to stay connected. The generosity of Ziegler Capital Management and the creativity of Walfrido Garcia made this event possible.
We are honored and humbled to have Scott as a member of the Variety Family. Welcome Scott!
We asked Scott to share more about why he became involved with Variety and his message to others:
Variety: As a business owner, why is it important for you to be involved with charities?
Scott: I have always encouraged my family and my co-workers to give back to the community. Pick their own charity but give back to other people and/or organizations that have not been as fortunate or have been forced to face more difficult situations than most of us have had in our lives. Our company will support organizations that we know about or are important to our co-workers and clients. We strongly encourage our co-workers to volunteer and support charities that they feel strongly about. I have been a supporter of Catholic Charities and other Jesuit/Catholic institutions as they all made a huge impact on me and my family. I have focused on helping others through these organizations so others can be fortunate enough to experience these experiences as I was lucky enough to. Helping a family to experience the first person in that family to graduate from college – and how meaningful an impact that can be for that family and future generations – is something I have tried to have an impact on
Variety: What would be your message to others within the community during this time of social distancing?
Scott: Hang in there!! If you are in a position to help people affected by this pandemic, do whatever you can!!
We thank Scott Roberts and Ziegler Capital Management, LLC for investing in Variety children and families.
meet some of our kids
our raving fans
This is an awesome charity that helps families with children with special needs in so many ways! My family and I are so grateful!
Amazing people, great organization. Everyone makes you feel like family.
This is a wonderful place and the people are like angels for all they do.
I wish so many more people would know about Variety. My daughter has been afraid and self conscious about trying new things. With tickets etc being donated, my daughter has grown by leaps and bounds. Thank you Variety.