October Donor Spotlight: Fred Swanson
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Posted by: Megan Purtell
About Fred Swanson
I have been a special education teacher for 33 years in a number of states. My work focused on the employment of students with significant disabilities in the community. I have retired, and am now the National Brand Ambassador for Dancing Goat Distillery in Cambridge, WI.
How I became Involved with BCR:
My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago. I wanted to give back through fundraising.
About Dexters Pub Beer and Chocolate Fundraiser
Fred hosted the first Beer tasting fundraiser 9 years ago, and has raised over $82,000!
Held in February and attendees cannot wait for the event. We have people contacting us in October asking what the date is, so they can mark their calendars.
Over 20 breweries and distilleries host tastings of their beers on a Sunday afternoon, along with tasting chocolates made by attendees. Silent auction items and a 50/50 raffle are the cherry on top for the afternoon.
The staff of Dexter’s and Fred put on a great event; we truly appreciate all of their hard work, time, and donation for Breast Cancer Recovery.
Random Thoughts or Quote:
Using ones connections and energies in the pursuit of positive outcomes on behalf of others is an honorable pursuit.