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October 17, 2014

Matching Gift Campaign Announced at Skål Event

Thanks to the generosity of two long-time Museum supporters and Life Trustees, Bo and Anita Hedfors, we were excited at yesterday’s Skål: A Celebration of Beer event to announce that between now and the end of the year, every gift to the Water Tower Fund will be matched up to a total of $15,000. At last night’s event we were able to raise close to $2,000 thanks in part to the many generous donations from guests, as well as those gifts that made the evening possible from Wikstrom’s Specialty Foods, the Abercrombie Family and Simon’s Tavern–in addition to the many breweries that provided the beer and our resident beer expert, Jenny Pfäfflin! The Andersonville Water Tower is an important landmark for many from those with strong Swedish roots to residents of the neighborhood that saw the blue and yellow painted tower as a sign that they were home. We hope that through this matching gift drive to reach $100,000 raised by the start of 2015, which will help us begin to make concrete plans about the recreation and restoration of this beloved landmark. How can you make sure the impact of your gift is doubled? You can give online or drop off your donation designated for the Water Tower Fund anytime between now and Dec. 31.

Garden Gala Raffle Tickets Now Available

Unable to attend the Garden Gala but would still like to take part in the fun? Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the Museum. Buy one ticket for $10 or six for $50. Winners will be announced at the benefit on Saturday, Nov. 8 and need not be present to win. This year’s grand prize is a Blackhawks jersey signed by Niklas Hjalmarsson! To see the full list of prizes click here.

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