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The Guild's Incredible Fundraiser

Join us for the Best Friday of the Year!

Friday, November 6, 2020

Arcadia Smokehouse & Brewery, Lansing




The History of The Sparrow Guild


In 1896 a group of civic minded women formed the  Women’s Hospital
Association of Ingham County. They opened an 11-bed hospital
that eventually grew into the Edward W. Sparrow Hospital, built in 1912.


In 1924, the Sparrow Hospital Guild was formed to raise money to service a free
clinic which was discontinued in 1931. The Guild volunteers continued to raise funds
for the hospital through the annual charity ball, auctions, travel, and other initiatives
throughout the decades. Their emphasis concentrated on Pediatrics, Women, and
Cancer until recent years where it has broadened its support to
Cardiovascular Services, Outpatient Radiology, Behavioral Health and
needs of various departments to directly enhance Patient
care through their annual “mini” grants.

How Does the Sparrow Guild Make an Impact?



Guild Mini Grants
The Guild Mini Grant Program supplies funds to support numerous department
needs in both Sparrow Hospital and the Sparrow St. Lawrence campus.
Over $150,000 has been awarded from applications
by department leaders annually
through the Sparrow Foundation.

Annual Signature Fundraiser: TGIF
The Guild’s Incredible Fundraiser is The Guild’s signature fundraising event
held in November of each year. Monies raised support the Guild initiatives
as well as an area of highest need at Sparrow for the health care in our community.

Most recently, TGIF has generated more than $170,000 to help the
Sparrow Thoracic Cardiovascular Institute (STCI) acquire
a cardiac nuclear camera, ensuring Sparrow’s Patients
receive continued state-of-the-art heart care.


Thank You to Our Generous 2020 Sponsors!

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please click here or contact
Cindy Watters, Senior Development Officer, at 517.364.3619 or


For event specific quesitons, please contact Angel Davis,
Development & Events Specialist at

Presenting Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Foresight Group
Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook
Bronze Sponsor
Emergency Physicians Medical Group