(Sioux Falls, SD) - The 2011 Sanford Children’s Gala took place August 20 at the Sanford Center in Sioux Falls, SD. The 12th annual event raised a record $1.1 million to support pediatric programming, services and research.
“We are fortunate to have the best donor base imaginable, an extraordinary and unique mission and case for support, and a talented Foundation staff team and Gala Committee,” said Brian Mortenson, president of the Sanford Health Foundation. “All of this together allowed us to achieve these tremendous results.”
More than 1,600 guests attended the event, including representatives from the Sanford Health family, local and regional business and community leaders and business dignitaries from around the region, country and world. Funds raised support the Sanford Children’s Fund, the Sanford Children’s Health Research Center Fund, the Sanford Children’s World Clinic Fund and the Sanford Project Fund, the initiative to cure type 1 diabetes.
Sanford Children’s Gala was the culmination of an entire week of announcements, tributes and celebration at Sanford Health.