Mayfaire Donors Forge New Paths in Cancer Treatment With Record Contributions

As gala goers honored loved ones affected by cancer by setting a light for them in trees at Mayfaire, the reach of the disease was clear.

Those lights shone the way for attendees at the 23rd annual Mayfaire, Benefis Foundation’s signature fundraising event. Mayfaire 2022 raised a record-shattering $1,080,000.

The event included a golf tournament at Meadow Lark Country Club and a gala at the Mansfield Center. The Mayfaire golf tournament drew a field of 66 teams, and the First Interstate Bank team took home the Mayfaire Cup.

In 2000, the inaugural Mayfaire raised $15,000 for Gift of Life, which provides a free place for people to stay while undergoing cancer treatment or while caring for a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In the last decade, the event has raised $290,000 in 2015 up to $650,000 in 2019 for Benefis Women’s and Children’s Center.

The Sletten family, namesakes of the institute, and Sletten Co. employees, who built the institute, rightly take pride in it. They started the Mayfaire paddle raise with a splash, pledging $300,000 collectively.

With this one event, Mayfaire donors made a significant – astonishing even – dent in the $3 million the Foundation aims to raise for the SCI project.

We are so grateful for the generosity of our sponsors and donors who supported Mayfaire this year!