Kate Svitek Memorial Foundation
Kate Svitek Memorial Foundation


The Kate Svitek Memorial Foundation was the “Winner Taking it All” at the annual summer fundraiser, Abbamania. The rain could not deter the committed crowd of supporters who “Let the Music Speak” the message, power and importance of the KSMF efforts to carry on Kate’s legacy in supporting youth environmental and wilderness activities. Everyone was a “Dancing Queen” grooving to memorable song hits of the 80s era at the retro party. Giant sunflowers and bright colorful d├ęcor lit up the tent. The musical talent was outstanding and authentic. The attendees genuinely shared the night with what seemed like the real ABBA. Guests joined the entertainers on stage for dancing. “When All is Said and Done”, it was a perfect and very important evening.

A somber moment arose as Ellen Svitek read a heartfelt poem entitled: The sounds of Silence, by Mel Winer which reminded everyone of the painful loss of Katie and the true work of the Foundation. The fundraiser and ad book netted $75,000 which will be used to support the many important initiatives of the Foundation.

The committee would like to thank the many volunteers who worked tirelessly behind the scenes “The Day Before you Came” to make the elaborate event a success! Mark your calendar for June 30, 2007 and don’t miss next years event which promises to deliver another fabulous tribute band.

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