150th Anniversary Committee:
John Paluch – Co-Chair
Marie-Simone Pavlovich – Co-Chair
Andre Frieden – Member
Martin Lagler – Member
Sonjia Manhart – Member
Biorn Schwarzenbach – Member
Beatrice Weiss – Member
Thomas Zoells – Member

Coming Soon: Documenting Swiss History
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We need your help in celebrating . . .

The 150th Anniversary of the Swiss Benevolent Society

Swiss and Swiss-Americans have been involved in the political, cultural and commercial development in Chicago and the Midwest since the earliest days of settlement by Europeans. Some of these rich and important contributions have been examined by historians, but many of the most important personal
stories and histories still need to be recorded. The SBS 150th Anniversary Committee will be publishing a book to celebrate our 150th Anniversary and to memorialize the contributions of Swiss and Swiss-Americans to the development of Chicago and the Midwest.

Individuals, families and businesses will be able to support the book and the 150th Anniversary Celebration by sponsoring a half-page, full-page or double-page contribution to this book. The content of the family or business page will be decided by the sponsor. It can include:

For individuals and families
● Family history with outlines of family genealogy
● Photos with captions naming the people, place, event and date
● Memories of family and Swiss heritage in family events
● Favorite recipes from family members
● Poems, remembrances, anecdotes

For businesses and organizations
● Description of products, services and opportunities offered by the business
● History of the Swiss connections and the growth of the company over time
● Photos of projects, people, buildings and products
● Biographies of important people in the history of the company

150th Book Invitation Form (PDF)