A Celebration of Southwest Solutions and Social Impact

September 13, 2019
6 PM to Midnight
MGM Grand Detroit

Our  second annual Celebration of Impact promises to be a meaningful and enjoyable evening. Join us, as we celebrate 49 years of improving lives and neighborhoods in the community.


The event will take place:
Friday, September 13 at 6PM
MGM Grand Detroit Hotel


6PM – Reception and auction
7PM – Program and dinner
Clement Kern Award for Social Impact presented posthumously to Judge Damon J. Keith
Clement Kern Award for Social Impact presented to Senator Carl M. Levin
Emcee: Evrod Cassimy, Anchor for WDIV Local 4
9PM – After-Party
Featuring the band Mainstreet Soul


Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please download the 2019 Sponsorship Prospectus to view the opportunities. For more information, please call Linda at 313-297-1376 or email her.


Our Sponsors (to date)
Presenting Event Sponsor
Edward C. and Linda Dresner Levy Foundation


Clement Kern Awards Sponsor


Neighborhood Revitalization Sponsor


Career Opportunity Sponsor


Sustainable Homeownership Sponsors
Flagstar Bank


Champion for Veterans Sponsors
MGM Grand Detroit


Minority Small Business Sponsors


Ending Homelessness Sponsors


Community Wellness Sponsors
Sarah and Brent Gephart


After Party Sponsor


Community Impact Sponsors
Ford Motor Company Fund
Teresa and Seth Lloyd


VIP Table Sponsors
Bank of Ann Arbor
Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority
Marsh & McLennan Agency
Sophie Fierro-Share and Daniel Share
Karen and Joe Tasse
VTC Insurance Group


Table Sponsors
John C. Carter
Neal F. and Esther Zalenko


Lori and Brad Critchfield
Fred Leeb
Molina Healthcare


Our inaugural Celebration of Impact last year sold out, with about 500 people attending. Because we expect this year’s event to sell out also, we encourage you to purchase your tables and tickets early. You can do so through this online form.

To see more about last year’s event (including the list of sponsors, links to photo albums and media coverage, and information about Clement Kern Awards for Social Impact recipients John Van Camp and Nancy Schlichting), click here.

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