A Celebration of Southwest Solutions and Social Impact

September 13, 2019
6 PM to Midnight
MGM Grand Detroit

Our  second annual Celebration of Impact celebrated 49 years of improving lives and neighborhoods in the community.


The event took 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

Our Sponsors


Presenting Event Sponsor
Edward C. and Linda Dresner Levy Foundation


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


Community Impact Sponsors
Bridgeway Services Inc.
DTE Foundation
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
Shelter Design Studio
The Waverly Group-MidWest
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
Mark Ryan McCarthy
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 the 2018 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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