Bowls for hope 2017

Patrons of the Bowls For Hope event search the table of bowls to find the perfect one to keep. The 2017 event raised $6,000 for Hunger Prevention Council of Pierce County - Moolah for Milk Program. Since its inception in 2010, Bowls for Hope has raised more than $46,000 for local charitable organizations.

Bowls for Hope

Bowls for Hope event invites charitable organization requests

Each year the University of Wisconsin-River Falls works with the community to raise funds through the Bowls for Hope event where proceeds raised help a worthy nonprofit organization make a difference in the St. Croix Valley. Applications are now open for the 2018 recipient of this charity event.

The 2018 Bowls for Hope event is Tuesday, March 6, from 5-7 p.m. at UW-River Falls.

To be considered for the 2018 Bowls for Hope proceeds to benefit your St. Croix Valley nonprofit organization, complete the 2018 Request for Funds form found at Interested charitable organizations should submit their requests online by Monday, Nov. 20.

The 2017 Bowls for Hope event raised $6,000 for Hunger Prevention Council of Pierce County - Moolah for Milk Program. Since 2010, Bowls for Hope has raised more than $46,000 for St. Croix Valley charitable organizations.

Bowls for Hope Event
For an entrance fee of $25/adult and $5/children age 12 and under, participants may select and keep a bowl created in ceramic, pottery, fibers and wood classes at UWRF, River Falls High School, Meyer Middle School, the Renaissance Academy, or by area artists. Attendees may then sample, at no extra charge, soups donated and served by area restaurants. Guests have the opportunity to vote for their favorite soup. A "Chefs' Choice Award" will also be given for the soup favored by the chefs participating in the event.

Tickets can be purchased at the River Falls Chamber of Commerce, 215 W. Maple Street, at the Chancellor's Office in 116 North Hall or at the Information Desk in the University Center starting in January. For questions in regards to advanced ticket sales, call 715-425-3201. Tickets will also be available at the door. Purchasing tickets in advance will guarantee a bowl.

Participating Restaurants
Belle Vinez, Bo's 'N Mine, Copper Kettle, Kilkarney Hills, Perkins Family Restaurant & Bakery, River Falls Area Hospital Dining Services, Kinni View Deli at Riverwalk Square, Selah Vie, South Fork Café, UWRF Chartwells Dining Services, West Wind Supper Club, and Whole Earth Grocery.

Artists Contributing Bowls
Marilyn Anderson, Donna Badje, Ingrid Bjerstedt-Rogers, Bob Brodersen, Roger Evans, Cathi Herriman, Jay Jensen, Randy Johnston, Jennifer King, Michael Luethmers, Pat McCardle, Jan McKeachie-Johnston, Wendy Olson, Doug Peterson, S.C. Rolf, Scott Zeinert, Rhonda Willer's ceramic classes at UWRF, Renaissance Academy classes taught by Kyle Stapleton, River Falls High School pottery classes taught by Gina Pedriana-Basche, and Kelyn King's class at Meyer Middle School.


For further information, email Mary Van Galen at



Open to the public!

2018 Event Information

Tuesday, March 6
5-7 p.m.
Riverview Ballroom,
University Center
UW-River Falls


Admission:  $25 per adult,
$5 per child 12 and under.

Tickets available at the door!