Dave Petersen (seated), CEO of NAI Hiffman in Oakbrook Terrace, and wife Diane (left) get involved in the bidding during the live auction portion of the recent Edward Foundation Gala, “The Big Gig: Untamed Adventure.” More than 700 people attended the event which raised $521,000 for Edward Hospital’s newborn and pediatric critical care areas and soon-to-open Ronald McDonald Family Room.
NAI Hiffman CEO Dave Petersen was among the 700 people in attendance as a record $521,000 was raised at the Edward Foundation’s recent 21st annual Gala, The Big Gig: Untamed Adventure. The event was held at Bobak’s Signature Events in Woodridge on Saturday, October 15. Proceeds from the Gala will, in part, go to Edward's KidsCare Campaign which is supporting the complete renovation of Edward’s newborn and pediatric critical care areas, special procedure rooms, and construction and operation of the Ronald McDonald Family Room, scheduled to open in 2012. The Foundation has raised $26.5 million since 1990 to benefit numerous departments and programs at Edward Hospital. The Foundation also raises funds through an annual summer golf outing. To make a donation to or for more information about the Foundation, call (630) 527-3954 or visit www.edward.org/foundation.