SHF 2018 Annual Gala is approaching! 


The Superior Health Foundation would like to extend your organization an invitation to the Seventh Annual Gala to be held on Saturday, September 15, in the Great Lakes Rooms at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. The evening brings together great friends and provides a unique opportunity to raise money for three outstanding organizations.    

In 2017, more than $73,400 in net proceeds were raised at the gala, with $10,000 apiece going to Camp New Day and HOPE Animal Assisted Crisis Response. The remaining dollars went into SHF grant funding. It was an incredible, record-setting night. Thank you for your support! 

This year, SHF is pleased to announce that two additional health-centered organizations will be recognized and awarded up to $10,000 to support projects that align with SHF’s mission:

  1. STAR Children’s Bereavement Services (STAR CBS): Funding will help STAR begin a three-year pilot program to provide children who attend Camp STAR supportive mental health services after they leave camp. Camp STAR is a weekend camp designed for children who have experienced the loss of loved ones. Funding will cover staff salary, counseling services and supplies.
  2. UP Coalition Network: Funding will support volunteer training in each of the U.P.’s 14 counties on the “QPR Across the U.P.” Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training is an evidence-based suicide prevention model that can be delivered in one hour to adults and youth. Funding will help purchase QPR Gatekeeper Training materials for each county. Once trained, the QPR volunteer trainers will provide training – free of charge – to schools, businesses and others in the community. 

We’re confident the 2018 Gala, which will feature the entertainment of Improv Unlimited from Chicago will be amazing. 

We ask you to give consideration to the below Gala sponsorship information and consider supporting us.

We’re asking for your commitment by Friday, July 27, 2018. Simply fill out the online form.

If you have questions or require additional information, please feel free to contact Executive Director Jim Lajoie e at 906-225-3431 or or Special Event Coordinator Kim LeTourneau at 225-6914 or

“Thanks to an incredible outpouring of sponsorship and community support, the Superior Health Foundation annual gala, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15, is nearly sold out. If interested in attending, please call 906-225-6914 and asked to be added to the reservation list. In the event of cancellations, reservations will go in the order prospective attendees added their names to the list. Thank you.”