Bartolotta seeks applicants for benefit gala

News Graphic Staff

Feb. 19, 2019

MEQUON — Bartolotta Restaurants has started its vetting process to find the 2020 Gala-lotta candidate for a fully funded and staffed fundraising gala.

Organizations interested are encouraged to apply until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Organizations who apply for 2020 must have 501(c)(3) tax status and meet the minimum requirements outlined in the application, which can be found at Applications must be submitted online.

The 2018 gala recipient was The Women’s Center.

“We were so grateful you gave us this opportunity by selecting us as the 2018 Gala-lotta recipient,” said Angela Mancuso, executive director at The Women’s Center. “Your partnership ensured that we continue to reach even more of our community with the crucial message that abuse should never be expected or tolerated and break the cycle of domestic and sexual violence.”

This year’s Care-a-lotta partner, Running Rebels, will host its gala Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Italian Community Center and will be completely staffed by Bartolotta employees, family members and friends.

The Bartolotta Restaurants have made charitable giving a priority for over 25 years. Other past partners include Safe & Sound, The Susan G. Komen Foundation, The Urban Ecology Center and Milwaukee Public Schools.

Jennifer Bartolotta, director of Care-a-lotta, said in the news release the company strongly believes in supporting the Milwaukee community.

“We have hosted six events for our Gala-lotta partners and each event has been successful in raising awareness, friends and much-needed funds for our partners,” she said. “We are very excited for this year’s gala partner, Running Rebels, whose transformational work with Milwaukee’s youth is astounding. The board is anxious to begin the vetting process for our 2020 partner.”

The Bartolotta Restaurants are co-owned by brothers Joe and Paul Bartolotta. Joe is the president of the company, operates 16 restaurants and catering facilities.

There are six fine dining establishments, including Mr. B’s – A Bartolotta Steakhouse, 11120 N. Cedarburg Road in Mequon.