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. To purchase your tables and tickets, please use  this online form.
For more information about sponsorships, tables and tickets, 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
Greektown Casino-Hotel
MGM Grand Detroit
Nancy Schlichting and Pam Theisen


Minority Small Business Sponsors
Fifth Third Bank


Ending Homelessness Sponsors
Emily and Henry Ford III


Community Wellness Sponsors
Sarah and Brent Gephart


After Party Sponsor


Community Impact Sponsors
Bridgeway Services Inc.
Ford Motor Company Fund
The Kresge Foundation
Lear Corporation
Teresa and Seth Lloyd
Masco Corporation
Richard and Jane Manoogian Foundation


VIP Table Sponsors
Bank of Ann Arbor
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Bridgewater Interiors
Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority
Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
Henry Ford Health System
Lear Corporation
Marsh & McLennan Agency
PCE Systems
PNC Bank
Sophie Fierro-Share and Daniel Share
The Skillman Foundation
Karen and Joe Tasse
VTC Insurance Group


Table Sponsors
Brown & Brown of Detroit
Joanne and John Carter
Comerica Bank
Milt and Laura Mack
Michigan State Housing Development Authority
Plante Moran
Wayne State University
Neal F. and Esther Zalenko


Arrow Office Supply
Lori and Brad Critchfield
Linda Forte and Tyrone Davenport
Fred Leeb
LFG Law Firm
Molina Healthcare
Mulder & Horan PLLC
Prince Valley, Inc
Kate and Randy Safford
Michelle and Kendall Sherman
Mary Zatina and Kevin Prihod

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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