Annual Gala


Aspire logoSaturday, November 4 at 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

The Swedish American Museum’s annual fundraising event is a night of fun and celebration of Swedish and Swedish-American heritage and culture. A silent auction is held, and Museum guests are treated to a night of celebration of the Museum’s mission and accomplishments.

Our annual dinner, dance, and auction to benefit the Swedish American Museum will be held at the Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northfield. This year we will be honoring 40th ward Alderman Patrick O’Connor and 48th ward Alderman Harry Osterman. Entertainment will be provided by Hugh Too.

Tickets will soon be available to purchase online after Labor Day.

Raffle Terms and Conditions: 
• air fare is not included
• reservations are dependent upon availability
• accommodations can be upgraded at the time the reservation is made
• the winner has 18 months to take the trip

Your sponsorship helps us continue our work of welcoming more than 45,000 visitors annually, including 10,000 who visit the Children’s Museum.

Sponsorship Levels
GOLD Sponsor ($10,000)
One table (10 tickets) at the Aspire! Gala
Full-page advertisement in the program book
SILVER Sponsor ($8,000)
Eight tickets to the Aspire! Gala
Half-page advertisement in the program book
BRONZE Sponsor ($5,000)
Four tickets to the Aspire! Gala
Business-card-size advertisement in the program book
TABLE Sponsor ($2,500)
One table (10 tickets) at the Aspire! Gala
EVENING Sponsors
Music Sponsor ($2,000)
Program Book Sponsor ($2,000)
Valet Parking Sponsor ($2,000)
Wine Sponsor ($2,000)
Dessert Sponsor ($1,000)
Decoration Sponsor ($1,000)

All sponsors receive the following:
Special acknowledgment in event signage and in the program book.
Recognition in the Museum’s newsletter, social media and or website.

For more information on how to buy an advertisement in our program or become a Gala sponsor, please email

Silent Auction
Please consider contributing a gift certificate, a special item, or a unique service for our auction by filling out our Silent Auction Donation form here. It would be an honor to have you or your company join our growing list of distinguished donors and sponsors.