Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lieutenant Governor-elect Mandela Barnes announce inauguration partner and date

Today, Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lieutenant Governor-elect Mandela Barnes announced the date of their inauguration and gala as well as the nonprofit partner highlighting their commitment to improving the futures of Wisconsin children. The official inauguration ceremony will begin at 11am on Monday, January 7, 2019 and a celebratory gala will be held that evening.

“Wisconsinites are ready to move past the endless political battles and chart a new path forward for our state,” said Gov.-elect Evers. “Our inauguration will celebrate the diversity of our state, bring people together, and begin to refocus our government for the service the people of Wisconsin. My administration will always put the needs of our kids and the people of Wisconsin first, and I am ready to get to work on day one to do just that.”

An educator his entire adult life, Governor-elect Evers knows what’s best for our kids and their future is what’s best for our state. That is why we have forged a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, an affiliate of the nation’s oldest and largest youth mentoring organization. As a premier provider of youth mentoring, Big Brothers Big Sisters shares Governor-elect Evers’ passion for children and invests its resources in providing children with strong one-to-one mentoring relationships for producing positive youth outcomes including, but not limited to, educational success and social and emotional development. Big Brothers Big Sisters will serve as the fiscal agent and recipient of charitable contributions associated with Inaugural celebrations.

“I am excited to celebrate the bright future of our state with the people of Wisconsin,” added Evers. “I invite all Wisconsin residents to join us in this celebration of our future.”

The Inaugural Committee and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee will announce additional information about inaugural events soon.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee

Big Brothers Big Sisters is dedicated to building minds, building dreams, and building futures for children in Metro Milwaukee. Our programming makes a profound impact in the lives of approximately 1,400 youth each year. With research and proven outcomes at our core, Big Brothers Big Sisters works to ensure children facing adversity have the support and guidance they need for healthy development and long-term success. Through strong one-to-one relationships with caring volunteer adult mentors, youth in our program achieve:

  • Educational success

  • Avoidance of risky behavior

  • Social and emotional development