Our policies and best practices for the Hoan Bridge lighting scheme.
Outlined below is an overview of the general policy related to how and when the Hoan Bridge is lit outside of its normal default lighting scheme. These policies and best practices are reviewed every six months for possible changes/updates.
Paid non-profit requests are submitted to the Light the Hoan Lighting Committee for review. That committee reviews the requests to determine if the request will be accepted.
Paid general requests are submitted to the Light the Hoan Lighting Committee for review. That committee reviews the requests to determine if the request will be accepted.
Light the Hoan supports and celebrates the organizations inspiring positive change in our community.
To help “shine a light” on the great work these organizations do, we’re committing one day a month to illuminate the Hoan in honor of a non-profit partner.
We’ll also highlight the organization’s mission on our website, across our social media channels, and through our media partnerships.
Each request will be considered against these core values:
Light the Hoan is a not-for-profit effort, however, there are many costs associated with operating these lights.
Each time the bridge is lit with a unique color or animation sequence, costs are incurred to create that design and to activate it. Other costs include:
Our hope is that companies, non-profits and individuals who invest in the lights will utilize the bridge lights to showcase the best that Milwaukee has to offer, including worthy causes and favorite non-profits. In addition, any and all paid support increases our ability to light the bridge for free when opportunities or events merit it.