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33rd Annual Starlight Gala to Honor Swerdfeger's

  • Attendees enjoy the 2012 Parkview Foundation Gala
  • 2010 Parkview Foundation Starlight Gala
  • Dessert table at the 2011 Parkview Foundation Starlight Gala

Sharon and Keith Swerdfeger will be honored at Parkview Foundation’s 33rd Annual Starlight Gala celebration Friday, September 20 at the Pueblo Convention Center. Parkview Foundation Starlight Gala made its debut in 1980 to honor an individual or couple who have made tremendous contributions to our community and to the hospital. The autumn event has grown from a small gathering of 75 to a glorious crowd of more than 500. The annual black tie event raises significant dollars for building improvements, expansion projects and equipment advances. A silent auction is held in conjunction with the Gala and raises one third of the total proceeds. The success of this event is due to the collaborative efforts of local and national business supporters.

The premier black-tie event begins at 6 p.m. with a complimentary social hour and silent auction, followed by an elegant sit-down dinner at 7 p.m., and dancing from 9 p.m. until midnight. Proceeds from the event will benefit the building and expansion projects at the medical center. Starlight Gala tickets may be purchased for $250 per couple or $1,500 for a corporate table of ten. Seating is limited. For additional information, call 719.584.4526.

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Sharon & Keith Swerdfeger Bio

Sharon and Keith Swerdfeger have been named Starlight Gala Honorees for their leadership and commitment to Parkview Medical Center as well as their generous contributions to the Pueblo community.
    Wayne & Dorsey Price welcomed baby Sharon in Pueblo where she grew up with her brother Ken and her sister Joyce. She attended Columbian Grade School, Keating and Pitts Middle Schools and South High School. While attending a 6th grade field trip, she experienced a life changing event; she met Keith Swerdfeger. When they were 13, they started going steady. Keith Swerdfeger was born in Long Beach, CA, but grew up in Pueblo. His parents, Ray and Charlene, had five other children: Robyn; Rayann; Rusty; Randy; and Chris. Keith attended Washington Grade School, Keating and Pitts Middle School as well as South High School. He went on to attend Southern Colorado State College, A.G.C. Advanced Management Program and Denver University.
    In 1968, Keith co-founded K.R. Swerdfeger Construction where he has served as President, Project Manager, Chairman and A Major Stockholder. He has also dedicated much of his time and talents to his community. Keith served as: President of the Southern Colorado Contractors Association; Director and President of the Colorado Contractors Association; Health and Wellness Trustee for Colorado Operating Engineers; Chairman of Pueblo City & County Regional Building Commission; Board of Director for Distribution Contractors Association; Director and Chairman of Pueblo Economic Development Corporation; Wells Fargo Advisory Bank Board; YMCA Capitol Fund Campaign Committee; Hasan School of Business Board of Advisors; 1st National Bank Board; Mountain States Employers Council Board of Directors; Southern Colorado Economic Development District Board of Directors; 2010 United Way Campaign Chairman; Advisory Board for State of Colorado Correctional Industries; Colorado Housing and Finance Authority Board of Directors; Colorado State Water Resources Committee. Keith was elected to the Colorado House District 47 State Representative in 2010. he served until 2012 and sat on the finance committee.  
    Sharon also attended Southern Colorado State College. She and Keith married in 1964 and will soon be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. In 1968, she and Keith received a $5,000 loan and started K.R. Swerdfeger Construction. Since that time she has served as Corporate Financial Manager; Secretary/Treasurer; and Majority Stockholder. Sharon is committed to making a difference in her community by contributing her time and energy to countless organizations including; serving as President of the Pueblo Community College Foundation Board of Directors; Pueblo YMCA Board of Directors; Pueblo Republican Committee; she was appointed to the Colorado Business Education Coalition by Governor Bill Owens; Treasurer of Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center; Wells Fargo Band Advisory Board; Parkview Foundation Board of Directors; Chairperson for American Cancer Society Annual Event; Pueblo Boys’ & Girls’ Club Board of Directors; Friends of the Library Board of Director; Kiwanis Board Member; St. Mary Corwin Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors; National Association of Women in Construction. She has also represented Pueblo abroad by serving as a People to People Ambassador to China; traveled to Denmark to attract alternative energy company to locate in Pueblo; and was part of a delegation that traveled to Bergamo, Italy to work a job fair.
    Keith and Sharon have been described as the epitome of the American Dream. They started a humble construction company in 1968 and have built it into a multi-million dollar corporation. The Swerdfeger’s are known throughout Pueblo for their dedication to the community through giving of financial resources as well as their time. They are not only generous, but down-to-earth, enthusiastic and incredibly humble. Keith and Sharon are the proud parents of Kym (Dennis) Smith; Stacey (Brandon) Kochen; Tracey (Guy) Mayber; and Raymond (Jill) Swerdfeger.  They are grandparents to Danny Smith; Matt (Jamie) Smith; Lindsay Smith (Kyle) LaValley; Marie Smith; Lexi Mayber; Mitchell Mayber; Hannah Kochen; Shae Swerdfeger; and Avri Swerdfeger.
    Parkview Foundation is proud to honor a true Pueblo success story, Sharon and Keith Swerdfeger, at the 33rd Annual Starlight Gala.

Starlight Gala Underwriters

A special thank you to Parkview Foundation Starlight Gala Underwriters

Starlight Collections Auction

Banner & Bower

Kaiser Permanente


JE Dunn



Havana Cafe






Cocktail Party


Shaffer Baucom

Head Table

HUB International

Valet Parking

H&L Architecture

Table Wine

Principal Financial

Copacabana Cocktail Tables

C&O Windows


Pueblo Convention Center


RMPBS logo

Starlight Gala Sponsors

A special thank you to Parkview Foundation Starlight Gala Underwriters

Cha Cha Cha Sponsors

Children't Clinic

IPC Hospitalist

Wells Fargo

Conga Sponsors

First Oak Bank Logo


Mambo Sponsors



Meringue Sponsors

Charles Ready Financial Services

Dan & Kerry DeRose

Lisa Siegel

Marketing/Foundation Director

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