Sydney Bowden, from left, Franklin Wright Settlements CEO Monique Marks, and MarNeisha Walker
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Franklin Wright Settlements offered its Spirit of Giving Gala on Dec. 9 to a sold-out viewers at DTE 1 Power Plaza. The 300 friends loved a cocktail hour together with a pleasant dinner of dishes from varied areas.
There additionally was the awards presentation honoring unsung heroes whose beneficiant donations of time, expertise and monetary assets proceed to satisfy Franklin Wright’s dedication to assist kids, households and seniors get hold of a better high quality of life. There was a welcome from the Franklin Wright board chair, the Rev. Robert Dulin Jr., and greetings from Franklin Wright CEO Monique Marks.
Honorees have been lawyer Maryann Bruder; professor Marvin Bryant; David Johnson, senior vp at DTE; Kim Trent from Michigan Future Inc.; and Lou (Mama Lou) Harris, who obtained a standing ovation for her superb story and for being the foster mom to greater than 250 kids.
Mayor Mike Duggan and his spouse, Lori Maher, with SéVa Love (Picture: Monica Morgan Images)
Closing remarks have been made by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and his spouse, Lori Maher, who have been launched by an adorable5-year-oldd lady named SeVa Love, a consumer of Franklin Wright, and DTE Chairman and CEO Gerard Anderson and his spouse, Lizann. Electrifying leisure was offered by Alexander Zonjic and buddies, that includes Serieux.
Ticket value was $137, coinciding with the settlement’s age, which turned 137 this yr. raised will profit the youth packages at Franklin Wright, such because the annual Faculty Tour, Early Begin Little one Growth and the Teen Heart.
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