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PNC Bank, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design present Creative Fusion FUNdraiser, “Party By Design”

Mar 15, 2018

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) and presenting sponsor PNC invite community members and sponsors for the college’s annual scholarships benefit, Creative Fusion – Party By Design. The event takes place at 6:30 p.m., May 5, 2018, in MIAD’s creative studios, 273 E. Erie Street.

Creative Fusion 2018 – one of Milwaukee’s most anticipated FUNdraisers of the year – is chaired by Chris Goller, PNC regional president for Wisconsin, and his wife, Amy.

“The event will help benefit and encourage future artists, designers and inventors to use their passion and professionalism to design solutions to a variety of 21st century challenges,” Chris Goller said. “Amy and I are thrilled to be co-chairing Creative Fusion 2018.”

“It’s an honor to serve as chairs for this year’s Creative Fusion event and support the college’s dedication to fostering the business, arts and education communities in Milwaukee and beyond,” said Amy Goller.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company continues its support of Creative Fusion as a leading sponsor for this year’s event.

Proceeds from Creative Fusion help fund MIAD student scholarships. This year’s event celebrates the college’s growing incoming classes over the last three years, its recognition as a Top Design School by GDUSA magazine, its growing Future Designers Program for high school students and the launch of the first-of-its-kind Designship apprenticeship program. The Future Designers Program is part of the college’s award-winning Pre-College Program, which served more than 600 Milwaukee area high school students last year.

MIAD alumni are employed in a variety of design leadership roles at companies such as Briggs & Stratton, Fiskars, GE Healthcare, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Kohler Company, Kohl’s Corporation, Microsoft, Milwaukee Tool, Rockwell Automation, S.C. Johnson & Co. and Trek. Additional employers of MIAD graduates include Boeing, Discovery World, Google, IBM, Latino Arts Inc., Milwaukee Art Museum and Milwaukee Public Schools.

The evening includes a cocktail hour and dinner, as well as one-of-a-kind Buy It Now and Live Auctions of art and design works by established and emerging artists and designers. Student artwork is also for sale.

Creative Fusion was founded in 2007 by Madeleine & David Lubar. As this year’s hosts, the Gollers join past chairs Molly Gallagher and Peter Kies, Katie Heil and Peter Mahler, Brenda and Matt Levatich, Jennifer and Tom Florsheim, Susanna and Justin Mortara and Linda and Greg Marcus – among many others.

For more information, to become a sponsor or to purchase tickets, visit, or call Vivian Rothschild at 414.847.3239.

About PNC Bank

PNC Bank logoPNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit