On January 1, 2007, Swedish launched a seven-year, system-wide fundraising initiative knows as The Campaign for Swedish. Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of more than 62,500 people just like you, the largest fundraising campaign in our 103-year history successfully concluded on December 31, 2013.  With the original fundraising goal of $100 million surpassed in July 2012, the Campaign exceeded its original goal by more than $30 million. 

We hope you take great pride in knowing that the community’s support of Swedish has helped change the lives of more than two million patients. Because of you, patients have better treatment options, access to advanced research and more clinical trials, improved health and most importantly, hope.

There is remarkable work taking place all across the health-system as the result of The Campaign for Swedish and the $130 million invested in the health of our community. Today, we are positioned to make an even bigger difference in the life of each patient who comes through our doors.
On behalf of each of our caregivers and the patients who have benefited, thank you for your ongoing, dedicated support of Swedish.

Campaign Milestones

Campaign Launch Campaign for Swedish officially launches on January 1, 2007. Gifts to the Campaign will help ensure quality healthcare for patients throughout the Pacific Northwest in numerous areas critical to the health or our region, including Cancer, Heart & Vascular, Pediatrics, Women & Infants, Orthopedics and the Neurosciences.
Joyce and Ned Turner and Jim and Marilyn Jonasson At Swedish, we believe that quality art can play an important role in creating a healing environment for our patients and families. Two early Campaign gifts from Joyce and Ned Turner and Jim and Marilyn Jonasson helped establish an art endowment to ensure Swedish can maintain and grow its impressive collection of artwork.
David & Sandra Sabey and The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation Thanks to generous gifts from David & Sandra Sabey and The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation, Swedish was able to create one of the nation's premier Centers focusing on the diagnosis, treatment and research of brain cancer.
The McDonald and Jonsson families With a $3 million gift from the McDonald and Jonsson families, Swedish launches The Stellar Club program to provide first-class benefits and amenities to patients and their families who require care at the hospital while also serving to inspire additional gifts from the philanthropic community.
Healing Garden Thanks in large part to several large bequests, Campaign support for Swedish Ballard has surpassed $2,000,000. Gift support has been used to create a healing garden, provide unrestricted support and to support the construction of a new emergency department on the Ballard campus.
True Family Women's Cancer Center Funding for the new True Family Women's Cancer Center surpasses $10,000,000, with lead gifts coming from the True Family, Robin Knepper, Bruce and Jeannie Nordstrom, the Norcliffe Foundation, Sellen Construction and Seattle Radiologists. With construction set to begin in the Spring of 2011, the new Center will be located on the Swedish First Hill campus.
Swedish physicians Recognizing the importance of making their own financial gift to support great patient care, Swedish physicians have responded enthusiastically to The Campaign for Swedish. Physician giving has now surpassed $7,500,000.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit As the focus of Celebrate Swedish 2010, more than $1,500,000 was given from generous donors to help expand the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on the Swedish First hill Campus. Located on the 3rd Floor of the First Hill campus, Swedish is now able to better serve our tiniest patients who require our care.
Swedish publicly launches the $100 million Campaign for Swedish With fundraising beginning on January 1, 2007, the $100 million "Campaign for Swedish" has now surpassed $68 million in generous contributions from the community. As with most large fundraising campaigns, a significant percentage of these early gifts have come from "friends" of Swedish — grateful patients, board members, staff, physicians and donors with a long history of supporting Swedish. Read more
John L. Locke Trust and Joe Clark Two significant gifts, one from the John L. Locke Trust and one from Joe Clark, have been directed to improve patient care and research at the Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute. Located on the Swedish Cherry Hill campus, these gifts will help create a Comprehensive Heart Failure program for patients with chronic and advanced heart failure and to support innovative new cardiovascular research.
Celebrate Swedish Raises More Than $7 million to Benefit the Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute and the Community Specialty Clinic More than 900 people attended Swedish’s annual gala dinner and auction, Celebrate Swedish, on the evening of May 21st at The Sheraton Seattle hotel. The gala helped raise approximately $7 million – $6.3 million of which will be used to help the non-profit health provider advance therapies for patients with heart failure, and to expand clinical cardiovascular research at the Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute at Swedish/Cherry Hill. Read more
The Campaign for Swedish reaches its initial $100 million fundraising goal

Thanks to more than 50,000 generous members of our community, The Campaign for Swedish has reached its initial $100 million fundraising goal more than 17 months ahead of schedule. To celebrate a dinner was held at the Fremont Studios on Saturday, September 29th. The members of the Campaign Leadership Council invited “friends” of Swedish to celebrate reaching our initial $100 million Campaign milestone and to honor our 2012 Swedish Recognition Award winners.

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$128 million raised as of Dec. 11, 2013 following $10.1 million gift from The Robert and Jean Reid Family Foundation