Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 5:30PM

Milwaukee Public Library Foundation's Annual
Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration

Join us to honor two outstanding community members who have made a significant impact in the community
and at Milwaukee Public Library.

Milwaukee Public Library Foundation Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration 2022 Arthur Harrington Esq.


Milwaukee Public Library Foundation Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration 2022 Dr. Joan Prince


2022 Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration Event Committee

Matthew Lueder, Committee Chair
Charles Evans
Barbara Franczyk
Nancy Roos
Matthew Simon
Mary Sprague
Laura Zahn


Proceeds from the Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration
help support 90% of the more than 6,000 programs
offered annually at Milwaukee Public Library.

What is the Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration?

The Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration, an annual fundraiser benefiting the Milwaukee Public Library, takes place each fall to celebrate literacy and lifelong learning. This one-of-a-kind event at the Wisconsin Club will be one to remember. It will start with cocktails, appetizers, and live music and will end with an awards program, live auction including unique experiences, and casino gaming — not to mention savory dinner stations, decadent desserts, and a hosted bar. The Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration draws over 500 library lovers each year, and we hope you will be among them this year!

Milwaukee Public Library Foundation Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration Group

Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration FAQ

What are the parking arrangements?

There is complimentary valet parking available for the event.

What is the dress code?

Business Attire - or - Dress to the Nines!

Can I still donate if I cannot attend?

Yes, you can still support the Milwaukee Public Library with a gift. Please visit the Donation page.

What types of food will be served at the event?

Please view our event food menu here

Can I still purchase tickets?

***Online registration is now closed. Please call the Foundation office at 414-286-3784 if you need assistance purchasing tickets***

Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration Gallery