The Norwegian American Hospital Foundation’s Charity Gala, 6/19/19

Join Metaphrasis Owner, Elizabeth Colon, for this amazingly beautiful charity gala benefiting the Norwegian American Hospital Foundation. Elizabeth proudly serves as the Chair of the Foundation.

Proceeds from this year’s Benefit will fund initiatives to address social determinants of health in our community, such as nutrition, transportation, and housing, that influence 60–80 % of a person’s overall health and wellness.   The gala will be held at the Drake Hotel in Chicago on June 19, 2019.  Learn more about the amazing work being done at the Hospital Foundation.

Gala Tickets

Purchase tickets or a table of 10 for friends, family, and colleagues.


This is also a wonderful opportunity for your business to support the community and the mission of the Norwegian American Hospital.  Your company can participate in may ways from a sponsorship, from logo placement in event signage, program book and on the Foundation website, to sponsoring a table, to a simple donation. 

Announcing! CHALLENGE GRANT An anonymous donor has pledged $250,000 AS A CHALLENGE GRANT to increase participation in this year’s Power of Community Benefit. The donor will match 1:1 all new or increased gifts or sponsorships. The challenge grant will fund renovation of our Intensive Care Unit — from new beds and lighting to a more comfortable family waiting room. Please help us meet the challenge goal this year!

Silent Auction

The event will have so many auction items to choose from!  Please consider donating an item for this worth cause: 

Don’t miss this event!  We hope you can join us for both the gala as well as participate by sponsoring or donating.

For more info about the gala:

Giving Back

Elizabeth Colon firmly believes that we all should give back to our communities as much as possible and she exhibits these same values within her company.

Metaphrasis Language & Cultural Solutions, LLC, an award-winning interpreting and translation company, was founded on the basis of providing a solution to people who struggle with language barriers in their daily life.

Driven by personal experience, she has created a business dedicated to building solid partner relationships with organizations in order to enrich the lives of those who are need of a voice. Her entire team is committed to providing professional, quality services that adhere to her company promise – Everyone Deserves to be Heard, Seen and Communicated.

They work with many industries including Healthcare, Education & Schools, Governmental Agencies, Human Resources (HR), and more.

To find out how we can make your translating and interpretation needs so much easier, call Metaphrasis, 815-464-1423.