SwedishAmerican Foundation to Celebrate 100 Years of Philanthropy with Annual Fundraising Gala on March 3

The SwedishAmerican Foundation is excited to announce it is hosting its annual fundraising gala on Saturday, March 3 at Giovanni’s, 610 N. Bell School Road, Rockford. Swedes’ Night (formerly known as Cruise) is now the party to attend with several exciting changes – a new look, a new feel and lots of fun.

The theme of Swedes’ Night is “100 Years of Philanthropy,” celebrating all our donors have made possible over the past 100 years at SwedishAmerican Hospital. The hospital’s proud past will be on display, but so will the future. All proceeds from Swedes’ Night will support SwedishAmerican’s soon-to- be constructed Riverwest Clinic, located on Marchesano Drive, scheduled to open in the fall of this year.

Swedes’ Night kicks-off at 6 PM with hors d’oeuvres and drinks, followed by dinner and a highly entertaining and enjoyable dueling pianos performance. Guests will also enjoy having fun in our photo booth and bidding on items in our extensive silent auction. Beginning Friday, February 16, anyone can visit www.galabid.com/swedes2018 to create an account and begin bidding on a wide array of silent auction items. The silent auction will end during Swedes’ Night on Saturday, March 3 at 9:00 PM. Winners need not be present to win.

“Change is in the air at SwedishAmerican. Cruise has sailed and now Swedes’ Night is the party to attend,” says SwedishAmerican Foundation Director Laura Wilkinson. “This is an event that helps celebrate SwedishAmerican’s past and future but it’s also an evening to celebrate our donors and sponsors who have helped us bring compassionate care to our patients and residents of northern Illinois.” Tickets for Swedes’ Night are $125 per person, with reserved tables of 10 for $2,000. Sponsorships are also available. Please RSVP by February 19. For more information, contact the SwedishAmerican Foundation at (779) 696-2496.

About SwedishAmerican
A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

About the SwedishAmerican Foundation
Established in 1981, the SwedishAmerican Foundation raises and distributes funds to advance SwedishAmerican and its mission to care for our community. This includes SwedishAmerican Hospital, its clinics and the neighborhood surrounding the hospital. The Foundation also supports local community healthcare organizations that further the mission of SwedishAmerican. An appointed board of directors oversees the assets and activities of this nonprofit, tax-exempt Illinois corporation.