First Weber Dancing with OUR Stars

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Cause

The First Weber Foundation has paired with Balance to bring awareness to Balance's mission and help raise funds for their new Adopt a Home Program. How will this happen? Fred Astaire professional dancers have been paired with eight of First Weber’s finest competing for the ultimate prize of being titled Dancing with Our Stars 2019 Judge's Choice winners.  Audience members can also get into the action and vote for their favorite dancer to win the nights People's Choice Award.
Come on out for a night of fun and entertainment. The evening will include amazing hors d’ouevres and drinks (cash bar), some fabulous items up for raffle and wonderful music and talent for you to enjoy.

Ticket price will include a drink ticket and the price of entrance will be fully donated to the cause.

Balance began as a nonprofit in 1991, dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities across the lifespan. Our mission is to help create the balance between support and independence.

Balance provides services to individuals that promote and respond to their personal goals, desires, needs and dreams. We strive to empower each individual in determining the direction of his or her life. Our services enhance the communities’ capacity to understand and embrace persons with developmental disabilities. We are committed to provide services that maximize individual potential, while acting as prudent stewards of our resources.

Provided by First Weber Foundation
The Cause

Balance Adopt A Home Program

The Dancers

Dawn Sarandos

Waukesha Office

My name is Dawn Sarandos and I am very excited to be a part of this fundraising event. When I was young, much younger, I was a dancer and as an adult, continue to dance in my kitchen. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to turn something that I enjoy into a chance to help families provide a way to give their loved ones an opportunity to grow and enjoy a more meaningful quality of life. Thank you to Balance Inc. and First Weber for allowing me to be a part of this fun and worthy endeavor.

Lise Wabiszewski

Mequon Office

Grew up with French immigrants. As a child, they raised me in the arts. Trained in ballet, I had the privilege to dance with the Bolshoi Ballet when I was 13. We performed at the San Francisco Opera House. I also took tap, jazz and modern dance. Martha Graham was my teacher. In seven and eighth grade I took ballroom dancing. You can say that dance has been very much a part of my life. In the last couple of years I started ballroom dancing again. Go Mequon!

Rebecca Jones

North Shore Office

I am truly blessed to have this opportunity to help this wonderful organization. I have 3 beautiful teen age girls and music and dancing is the best from of medicine in our home. It can take a bad, stressful or crazy day and bring us all together. When this challenge was presented to me, I thought, how truly blessed I am to have a healthy mind and body, and a beautiful roof over our heads. The adults that need these homes deserve to have the same peace and mind to feel safe, warm and blessed. I recently got engaged to an amazing, supportive and fun loving man. I am going to take this challenge, not only to support, but to prepare myself for our first dance on our wedding day!

Susie MAR Thompson

Lake County Office

My husband & I took a few lessons with Fred Astaire in Fall of 1999, so that we could dance at our 1-1-2000 Y2K Wedding. I hope to remember some of the steps I learned, 20 years ago? I have been a Real Estate Broker since 1-1-1991...formerly with ShoreWest & recruited by Flora Cameron to join First Weber Delafield 2 years ago. The atmosphere & high level of professionalism... Along with LOTS of laughter & love & brilliant Sales & Support within First Weber makes me proud to be part of this great company

Joel Inden

Brookfield Office

As a young kid I enjoyed watching black and white musicals with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. When I got to college and I had to take an elective, there just so happened to be a ballroom dancing class, so I took it for a semester. While I was not Fred Astaire, it sure was fun, so I continued to social ballroom dance whenever there was a special occasion. Now is a great time for me to pull out my old hobby and put it to a great cause. The opportunity to help other is one of life's truly universal callings and Balance Inc. certainly has gotten my attention. When people watch us competing, it is my hope that my sincere hope that they open their hearts and wallets to help Balance expand their already fantastic programs.

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Raffle Items

Stained Glass

Stained glass provided by Susie MAR Thompson

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Home Portrait

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First Weber Dancing with OUR Stars

A spectacular night with First Weber to benefit Balance’s Adopt a Home Program. Our goal is to raise $250,000 for the nine Adult Family Homes, which would be used for maintaining the home (roof replacement, painting, yard maintenance, mechanical's to name a few). The Balance Adult Family Homes and the Adopt a Home Program will preserve the safety, security, integrity and accessibility of the places our residents have come to know as their own, independent family homes. It will allow them to live happily while aging in place with the very best life supports and services available.

  • Date: 10/3/2019 05:00 PM
  • Location: The Atrium, 2107 E Capitol Dr, Shorewood, WI 53211 (Map)


  • Grafton, Wisconsin, United States

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