Toto's Gala: Centennial Celebration

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Fri. Mar 11th, 2022

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Toto's Gala to kick off our Centennial Celebration. We are absolutely blown away by the support you showed for the people and animals in our community!

We are thrilled with all the good that is coming from this event! Thanks to YOU, we sold 200 dinner boxes that supported 15 local restaurants and businesses! Over 140 families logged in to our Livestream show to learn how this local nonprofit was founded and the great strides we've made together. Huge thanks to the many sponsors listed below who made all of this happen!

We are thrilled to announce that, thanks to such overwhelming support, we raised nearly $120,000 for the animals! Your support will make an incredible difference for thousands of companion and wild animals this yea!

Thank you for your steadfast support!


Toto’s Gala is transforming into Dane County Humane Society’s Centennial Celebration! Join us Friday, March 12 to kick off our 100th anniversary year in style. We’re bringing the cocktails, online auction, game night, and a livestream filled with animals and heartwarming stories right to your home.

Gala on the Go: Boxed Dinner for Two plus Cocktail Hour

Enjoy a feast-for-at-least-two with boxed dinners curated by Christine’s Kitchens. Your dinner and cocktail kit will include the very best from local restaurants—delivered right to your door! You'll get to choose a Build-Your-Own-Tacos kit or indulge in a tasty Italian pasta dinner. Plus, we’ll include the mixers and instructions for you to make your own handmade, themed cocktail. Boxes will also include a dessert with a celebratory candle for you to join in the celebration of our 100th anniversary. Cheers!

Cocktail Hour is sponsored by The BerbeeWalsh Foundation.

Livestream: Centennial Celebration

Starting at 7:00 pm, you'll hear from shelter staff, volunteers and more as we explore the past one hundred years of serving the community. You’ll hear happy animal tails, learn about our growing programs and discover how your support has saved thousands of lives each year. Plus, there will be puppy breaks!

Puppy Breaks are sponsored by Mounds Pet Food Warehouse

After Party: Game Night

After the livestreamed gala, it’s time to let loose and have a little fun with fellow animal lovers. Celebrations Entertainment will host one hour of trivia just for our gala guests. Be ready to show off your smarts in this friendly competition!

After Party is sponsored by Laffey, Leitner & Goode LLC.

Silent Auction

Auction winners will be able to pick up their items from DCHS (5132 Voges Road) starting Saturday, March 13 from noon-3:00 pm. After that, items will be available for pickup during all main shelter open hours.

Dinner Box Details

Build-your-own-Taco Box -

  • Mexican Mewl ingredients: Top Note ginger beer, lime, jalapeno. We recommend that you purchase tequila or vodka to complete this cocktail.
  • 2 cheese tamales from Tamaleria El Poblano
  • 6 tortillas from Tortillas Los Angeles
  • 16oz roasted veggies from Savi Cafe
  • 4oz salsa from El Sabor de Puebla
  • 4oz sour cream
  • Rice and beans from La Taguara
  • Farmer John's cheese
  • Anniversary Chocoflan Dessert from El Sabor de Puebla
  • Add on Option: 4oz serving of shredded chicken (1 serving)

    Italian Indulgence Box -

    • Tom Collie ingredients: WiscoPop lemon sparkler, lemon, herbal sprig. We recommend that you purchase gin or vodka to complete this cocktail.
    • Fresh noodles from Alimentari
    • Marinara sauce from Fraboni's
    • Baguette from Origin Bread
    • Microgreens from Vitruvian
    • Salad dressing from Renaissance Farm
    • Anniversary cupcakes from Looking Glass Bakery
    • Add on Options: 3 Madtown beef meatballs (1 serving) or 3 vegan meatballs (1 serving)





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