Annual Benefit Gala

2018 Annual Benefit Gala

Join us for an exquisite evening of dining, entertainment, and dancing to benefit Swedish Covenant Hospital. Proceeds from this year’s gala will support the Family Birthing Center, where medical experts help bring more than 2,000 babies into the world each year. In addition to capital improvements, funds will support community-focused programs designed to provide new and expectant parents with the resources to care for their family.

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Navy Pier | Aon Grand Ballroom

Purchase Sponsorship or Tickets

Were you or your children born in Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Family Birthing Center? We want to know! Send us your baby photos to We may feature you in upcoming gala promotions.

Spirit of Compassion

Swedish Covenant Hospital Foundation is proud to honor Charles (Chuck) L. Adair for his outstanding contributions to humanity. Chuck truly embodies the Hospital’s “Spirit of Compassion.”

Chuck has been a member of the Swedish Covenant Hospital Board of Directors since 1991 and a member of the Foundation board since 2011. Chuck was the Managing Director in the BMO Capital Markets Mergers & Acquisitions Group where he worked for over 30 years and led the team’s Food M&A specialization. With nearly three decades of experience in the Food & Agribusiness marketplace, Chuck is responsible for initiating and executing investment banking transactions in the Food & Agribusiness sectors in North America. Before joining BMO Capital Markets, he was Senior Vice President and manager of the Harris Capital Markets Group. Prior to Harris, Chuck was Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for Elders Grain, Inc. where he managed acquisitions for the Australian agribusiness firm in the U.S. and Canada. Early in his career, Chuck held senior positions in domestic and export cash grain trading, futures trading, and truck, rail and barge transportation logistics with Consolidated Grain and Barge Company. Chuck has an MS in Resource Economics from Michigan State University and a BA from North Park College (University).


Thank you to our 2018 sponsors:


Gold Level

Allstate Insurance Company – Northbrook
Berglund Construction
Christopher and Charlene Olson
Covenant Retirement Communities
Erie Family Health Center
Nephron Dialysis
UroPartners LLC

Silver Level

Bank of America
Crothall Healthcare, Inc.
EMCOR Services Team Mechanical, Inc
Morrison Healthcare Foodservice
Sodexo Healthcare Services

Sponsorships are available! To learn more, downlowd the SCH 2018 Annual Gala Sponsorship Packet, or contact the Foundation at (773) 293-5121 or

2017 Annual Benefit Gala Recap

Click here for a recap of our 2017 Annual Benefit Gala including great photos, information on our supporters and the Spirit of Compassion Award winners, David A. Dwight. Funds from the 2017 gala benefit the Violence Prevention Program at Swedish Covenant Hospital.  >>

For more information contact us at (773) 293-5121 or