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. In attendance were over 200 guests, including many top community philanthropists.
With more than $103 million received, the Campaign is now moving into “The Campaign Homestretch”, which will continue through the end of 2013. The Swedish Medical Center Foundation will continue to partner with the community to raise additional funds for new and existing programs, including the True Family Women’s Cancer Center, the MS Center at Swedish, the Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment, and the Comprehensive Heart Failure Program.
Support generated during the “Campaign Homestretch” is also needed to support new initiatives, such as the creation of a new postpartum wellness and education center. The Lytle Center for Pregnancy & Newborns, named for a generous $1 million lead gift from Chuck and Karen Lytle, will provide state-of-the-art outpatient follow-up care and support for new babies and mothers in a large, accessible and welcoming space at the First Hill campus.
"We are so grateful for this community's overwhelming support of The Campaign for Swedish in allowing us to advance health care for more than 2,000,000 patients," said Swedish Foundation’s Executive Director Don Theophilus. "Having raised more than $3 million beyond our initial $100 million campaign goal in just over 5 1/2 years is exciting, but we're not declaring victory yet."