Beginnings and Endings

By: The PHF, Aug 31, 2016 2:28PM


Beginnings and endings find their way into our lives: they are both wonderful and awful, and sometimes, they simply exist. The Peder Hedberg Foundation was started six years ago, shortly after Peder died from Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and Cholangiocarcinoma. The PHF has been an amazing journey as so many have joined hearts and resources to remember Peder and keep his dreams alive. We are so very grateful to you all. In July of 2017 The Peder Hedberg Foundation will be in existence for seven years: that month will also mark the completion of the Foundation. The Board feels it is a fitting time to finally mark and celebrate our efforts to remember Peder through The PHF, which was established in his memory, and, seven was Peder’s favorite number.

The Peder Hedberg Foundation Board has decided to set a goal of giving away $250,000 by it’s completion in July of 2017. To date we have distributed over $194,000, and with your generous gifts over the next few months, we believe we will meet that goal. Peder’s dreams, we trust, will live in on in the lives of those who have benefited from the scholarships, the recreational programs for special needs children, the recreational equipment purchased to enhance Christian camping, and the redesign of rooms for children facing very serious illnesses. In Peder’s name, and through The PHF, you have touched the lives of hundreds of people, making their lives better. You, our donors and supports, have brought smiles to many. Work with us over the next year to reach our goal of $250,000.  Let’s celebrate Peder’s life, his smile, his love for children, and his love of life by continuing to give generously to The Peder Hedberg Foundation during this year.


Together, we will meet our goal of $250,000 to keep Peder’s dreams alive!

Support The Peder Hedberg Foundation this year by:

1. Attending one of our [final] annual golf tournaments!

6th Annual Illinois Golf Classic
Saturday, September 10, 2016  |  $70/golfer (9 hole tournament)  |  9:00 am at Palos Country Club, Orland Park, IL
Breakfast at 7:30 am  |  Ends with lunch  |  Raffle and Silent Auction  |  Meals + registration at Hope Covenant Church
Click here to register or learn more

5th & Final East Coast Golf Tournament
Saturday, September 17, 2016  |  $130/golfer  |  12:00 pm at Quarry Ridge Golf Course, Portland, CT
Tee off at 1:00 pm  |  Dinner at 6:00 pm  |  Raffle and Silent Auction Click here to register or learn more

2. Give toward our year end letter. Click here to be added to our mailing list (note: Year End List in message section).

3. Donate online or via mail at any time. Click here to donate online.

4. Designate The Peder Hedberg Foundation when you use Amazon Smile!

Thank you for your continued and generous support of The PHF and Christian camping, work that values and uplifts children with disabilities, and those seeking to work in elementary education.