More Than 4 Million SEK

A successful series of fundraising events, with generous contributions from donors and philanthropists, helped raise much needed funds for youth mentoring programs.

8 December 2021 | Blog

Photo by Pierre Björk, CFHILL

In December, SEB and CFHILL hosted a series of fundraising events on behalf of Mentor. All together, the efforts brought in more than 4 million SEK to invest in mentoring programs that, in turn, help create a more resiliant, integrated and inclusive society. 

The events included a vernissage, dinner, auction, client mingles, as well as the launch of a newly developed youth pilot project with Modernamuseet. 

The centerpiece of the collaboration was a exhibition titled “Mentors” curated at CFHILL by Sandra Weil. The exhibition highlighted mentoring for social impact and included subjects such as refugees, slavery, and indigious populations. Artists included Olafur Eliasson, Barbara Kruger and Marie-Louise Ekman.

The auction dinner, sponsored by SEB, was in the presence of Mentor’s founder, honorary President and Chairman,  H.M. Queen Silvia. The donations included fine art, jewellery, travel, food, and entertainment. There was also a surprise performance by Carola Häggkvist.

The event announced a newly formed Mentor cooperation with Modernamuseet’s art educator Maria Taube, resulting in a series of youth art workshops to explore the connection between image and language, as well as gain insight into careers in the art world.

SEB also took the opportunity to invite Private Banking clients to a series of exhibition mingles to help raise awareness for Mentor’s youth mentoring.

Thanks to all who made this possible including SEB, CFHILL, auction donors and participants.

About Mentor International

Established in 1994 by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden in collaboration with members of the World Health Organization, Mentor International is a non-profit organization whose vision is a world where young people can grow and develop healthyand drug-free. Through the powerful tool mentorship, Mentor works to strengthen young people’s resilience and unleash their potential. Together with companies, schools and adults, Mentor implements programs for young people, provides support to parents, disseminates knowledge and forms opinion.


CFHILL is a hybrid gallery / Art Space focused on exhibitions with international and local artists shown in parallel, often in collaboration with invited curators, who are replaced every month.CFHILL was founded in 2016 by Michael Storåkers, Anna-Karin Pusic and Michael Elmenbeck.CFHILL is located at two locations in Stockholm.

About SEB

SEB is a leading northern European financial services group, with a history dating back to 1856. Innovation, entrepreneurship and an international perspective are part of our DNA. SEB’s vision is to provide world-class service. It does this through long-term relationships, personal advice and digital services – and by supporting customers in the transition to a more sustainable world.

Many thanks!