Gala raises $860,000 for survivors of violence

On Saturday, October 21, Swedish Covenant Hospital supporters, including hospital physicians and community leaders, came together at Palmer House Hilton for the 62nd Annual Benefit Gala, Moonlight Oasis. The event raised $860,000 for the Violence Prevention Program, a program created to help identify and respond to patients affected by domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault. Dr. Kavita Singh and Ron Chadha chaired the event.

“It was an honor to serve as the chairs of the 62nd annual gala, and lead efforts to support such an important cause at Swedish Covenant Hospital,” Dr. Singh said.

David A. Dwight was honored with the 2017 Spirit of Compassion Award. David Dwight’s connection with Swedish Covenant Hospital began immediately – he was born at Swedish Covenant Hospital. David put himself through college, working as a security guard at Swedish Covenant Hospital while pursuing an undergraduate degree from North Park University. Most recently, David retired as President of Covenant Ministries of Benevolence, a position he has held for 15 years. Throughout his 37-year career and many leadership roles in the Evangelical Covenant Church and Covenant Ministries of Benevolence, David always strived to do his best to minister and care for those less fortunate who are living on the margins of society. David’s leadership is one of exemplary service with compassion, integrity and humility.

Special thanks to elite sponsors Swedish Covenant Hospital Medical Staff, Medical Express Ambulance Service, Inc., Continental Electrical Construction Company, Covenant Ministries of Benevolence, North Park University, PNC, Swedish Covenant Physician Partners and Wintrust for your partnership.

Also, thank you to all of our supporters – Chairs Dr. Kavita Singh and Ron Chadha, and Co-Chairs Drs. Angel Rivera and Emily Rubenstein, the gala committee, gala sponsors, guests, and volunteers – for making the 2017 gala a success.

View photos from the 2017 Gala.

To learn more about the Annual Benefit Gala, click here or contact the Foundation at or 773.293.5121.

About Swedish Covenant Hospital Foundation

Swedish Covenant Hospital Foundation works to inspire charitable giving through philanthropic partnerships with those in our community who want to make a real difference. We fulfill our health care mission through the generosity of our friends, neighbors and business leaders who care about the community and the health of those who live here.

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