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Past Scholarship Fundraising Dinners
|2019 Jon Jansen
Former Michigan All-American football captain
|2018 Sam Webb and Ira Weintraub
Sports talk 1050 WTKA The Ticket
|2017 Jackie and Jack Harbaugh
Parents of Football Coach Jim Harbaugh
|2015 Mary Sue Coleman
Former U-M President
|2016 Richard Bernstein
Michigan Supreme Court Justice
|2014 Lloyd Carr
Former U-M Head Football Coach
|2013 Jim Brandstatter
U-M Football Broadcaster
|2012 Desmond Howard
Heisman Trophy Winner
Since 1991, the U-M Club of Greater Northville’s scholarship program has been helping local students chase their dreams of getting a University of Michigan education. Our annual dinner and silent auction is the main fundraiser for our scholarship program.
Sponsor Our Scholarship Fundraising Dinners
For a $1,000 tax-deductible donation to our scholarship fund, sponsors get a table for 10 guests to attend the event (guests do not need to be alumni) and acknowledgement on our website, Facebook page and in weekly emails. Businesses and individuals can also get visibility by donating items for our silent auction including:
– Tickets to local sporting, cultural or other events
– Team memorabilia
– Gift certificates
– Other items or experiences of interest to alumni
– Monetary donations of any amount
Your donation will be showcased at the event along with any marketing collateral you provide. All donations are tax deductible at the declared value.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or are interested in being a sponsor or donating silent auction items. Sponsorship checks are payable to UMCGN and can be mailed to P.O. Box 453, Northville, MI 48167.
Scholarship Fundraising Dinner 2019
Featured Guest Speaker: Jon Jansen
Thursday May 16, 6:30 p.m. at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center
Guests enjoyed meeting and mingling with alumni and students while getting inside information about Michigan football and basketball. Thank you to all who came out to help raise money for U-M student scholarships. Our featured guest speaker was former Michigan All American football captain, 10-year NFL offensive tackle, and popular radio personality, Jon Jansen. See photos of the event on our Facebook Page.
Listen to Jon’s In the Trenches podcasts by clicking here.
Thank you to the many local businesses who donated items for our silent auction, including:
Authentic Hair Designs
Carl’s Golfland at St. Johns
Dancing Eye Gallery
Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center
Genitti’s Hole in the Wall
Great Harvest Bread Co. Northville
The Henry Ford
Imagination Station – Toledo’s Science Center
Northville Sports Den
Tipping Point Theatre
Scholarship Fundraising Dinner 2018
Featured Guest Speakers: Ira Weintraub and Sam Webb
Wednesday May 23, 6:30 p.m. at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center
Guests enjoyed a rare opportunity to get inside information about Michigan football and basketball while raising money for U-M student scholarships. Our speakers were the popular radio hosts of Michigan Insider on sports talk 1050 WTKA The Ticket, Sam Webb and Ira Weintraub. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner and a silent auction while connecting with other alumni and fans and helping local students pursue their dreams of getting an education at the University of Michigan.
We would like to thank the many local businesses who donated items for our silent auction, including Adorn Fine Flowers, Dancing Eye Gallery, Detroit Economic Club, Detroit Zoo, Genitti’s Hole in the Wall, Good Time Party Store, Great Harvest Bread Co. Northville, The Henry Ford, Michigan Opera Theatre – Detroit Opera House, Northville Sports Den, Novastar Solutions, Orin Jewelers, RKC Adventures and Tipping Point Theatre.
Thank you and GO BLUE!
Scholarship Fundraising Dinner 2017 with Featured Guest Speaker: Coach Jack Harbaugh
Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 pm
Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center, 8768 North Territorial Road, Plymouth, MI 48170
Supporting Scholarships for U-M Students
The 2017 scholarship fundraiser dinner featured guest speakers Jack and Jackie Harbaugh.
THANK YOU TO OUR SILENT AUCTION DONORS AND EVENT SPONSORS
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Silent auction donors included: Cantoro Italian Market, Dancing Eye Gallery, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Zoo, Genitti’s Hole-in-the-Wall, Great Harvest Bread Co., The Henry Ford, James E. Tompart, Jim Roth of Good Time Party Store, Livonia YMCA, Masonic Temple, Northville Sports Den, Novastar Solutions, Orin Jewelers, Play It Again PCS, Rich and Karen Brown, Tipping Point Theater
About Jack Harbaugh
- Jack is the father of the first pair of brothers to serve as NFL coaches and the only brothers to face off as head coaches in a Super Bowl. He is in a prime position to share insights about what makes our current head football coach the unique and successful person he has become.
- With a football coaching career spanning more than four decades, Jack has many tales to tell, including stories from his seven seasons as U-M’s defensive backfield coach under Bo Schembechler.
- Jack’s “no holds barred” personality makes him an entertaining and highly sought-after speaker. We are sure to enjoy his stories about raising kids who are driven, competitive and wildly successful.
- Jack taught his children to “attack this day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.” Perhaps you’ll leave with the same attitude!
All proceeds went to scholarships for incoming U-M freshmen who live in our local area (western Wayne and Oakland counties).
Scholarship Fundraising Dinner 2016
Featured Guest Speaker: Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Laurel Manor Banquet Center, 39000 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia, MI 48150
We combined our annual meeting and our annual scholarship fundraising dinner into one great event.
Our featured guest speaker Justice Richard Bernstein became the first elected blind justice to the Michigan Supreme Court in November 2014. Prior to being elected to Michigan’s highest court, Justice Bernstein was known as a tireless advocate for disabled rights heading the public service division for The Sam Bernstein Law Firm. Blind since birth, Justice Bernstein is a graduate of the University of Michigan and earned his JD from Northwestern University School of Law. In his spare time, Justice Bernstein is an avid runner, completing 18 marathons including eight New York City marathons, a full Ironman triathlon, and a half Ironman.
Justice Bernstein talked about his life experiences in overcoming obstacles and breaking down stereotypes, and how his experience at the University of Michigan has helped him. In addition, the evening featured a wonderful dinner and a silent auction with many unique items.
Attendees had a terrific opportunity to:
- Connect with other alumni and club leaders
- Learn more about the club and how you can get involved
- Support our scholarship program benefiting local students
- Enjoy a delicious dinner
- Get great deals on valuable items at our silent auction
Thank you to the following businesses that donated items for our silent auction – all proceeds will benefit UM students
- A laptop computer from Novastar Solutions
- Concert and theater tickets for Genetti’s, Tipping Point, Marquis, and Masonic Temple theaters
- Golfing at Radrick Farms and Carl’s Golfland
- A professional photography session from the Rosh Group
- Gift certificate for Dean Sadler Hair and Makeup Studio in Plymouth
- Items from Dancing Eye Gallery, Obstbaum Orchards, Buffalo Wildwings, Lifetime Fitness, Goodtime Party Store, URGE juice, and much more!
Scholarship Fundraising Dinner 2015
Wednesday, April 29
Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner with Former U-M President Mary Sue Coleman
Thank you to all who sponsored our fundraiser dinner with featured guest speaker former U-M President Dr. Mary Sue Coleman. The dinner also celebrated an exciting milestone event — the 25th anniversary of the U-M Club of Greater Northville. A silent auction raised $2000 for a scholarship fund benefiting local U-M students.
Thank you to all the businesses that donated items for our silent auction, including: Bahama Breeze (Livonia), Dancing Eye Gallery, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Zoo, Genetti’s Hole-in-the-Wall, Good Time Party Store, Hungry Howie’s Pizza (Brighton), Hyatt of Novi, La Casa (Plymouth), La Vida (Plymouth), Northville Sports Den, Novastar Solutions, Obstbaum Orchards Winery & Cider Mill, Penn Theater (Plymouth), Red Olive Restaurant (Plymouth), Sean O’Callaghan’s (Plymouth), Sparr’s Flowers & Greenhouse (Plymouth), The Henry Ford, Tipping Point Theater, Toledo Zoo, Winesforhumanity.com
During her 12 years as the university’s 13th president, and the first female in that role, Dr. Mary Sue Coleman left her mark on campus from facilities, to fundraising, to research. Time magazine named her one of the nation’s top 10 university presidents. But perhaps the Michigan community will best remember Dr. Coleman for her personal touch, and the impact she had on the lives of so many students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
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2014 Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner with Coach Lloyd Carr
Thank you to all who supported our scholarship fundraiser dinner with featured guest speaker Lloyd Carr on Wednesday, May 14. Coach Carr was outstanding and gave so generously of his time, talking with everyone who approached him and allowing himself to be photographed with attendees. According to Coach Carr:
“I had a wonderful time and met some great people. Thanks for all the hard work and the financial assistance the Club provides to U-M students. Great having dinner with you. All the best – Go Blue. Lloyd”
Thank you to our presenting sponsors Fausone Bohn, LLP and Star Lincoln, and to the businesses that donated items for our silent auction, including Novastar Solutions, Orin Jewelers, Dancing Eye Gallery, Genitti’s Hole in the Wall, Tipping Point Theater, Le George, the Detroit Zoo, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Good Time Party Store, Great Harvest Bread, M-Den, Gardenviews, and the Northville Sports Den.
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