The Big Event! was a triumphant success! The City of Detroit has a rich past full of historic moments, innovative change, mind-blowing entertainment, and community development. With this year's theme being Through the Looking Glass: Detroit's Past, Present, and Future, guests were exposed to exhibits highlighting Detroit’s past, present, and visions of the future! This annual signature event provides funding that directly supports the creation and maintenance of our transformational mentoring relationships for youth throughout the tri-County area, as well as bring community awareness to our program offerings and success stories. Each ticket sold helps us to pair a child on our waiting list, with a caring adult mentor who will expose them to positive experiences that leads to unimaginable outcomes!
The evening welcomed live entertainment provided by Gwen and Charles Scales, delicious treats and eats centered in Detroit’s history and culture, and a silent auction featuring vacation packages, Shinola wrist wear, wine packages for connoisseurs, paraphernalia for the sports enthusiasts, and more! We also made a BIG announcement that evening; one that many had been anticipating! We welcomed our new President and CEO, Jeannine Gant, to the organization and recognized or Big of the Year, Mark DeAngelis!
The event was a resounding success, and we extend our gratitude to our guests, donors, volunteers, and supporters who were able share in the evening’s festivities! We also recognize the tremendous contributions of our event sponsors! Their involvement made this event possible!