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U-M Club of Greater Northville: Scholarship Fundraiser


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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:
– Merchandise
– Services
– 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 [email protected] if you have questions or are interested in being a sponsor or donating silent auction items. Sponsorship checks are payable to UMCGN.

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.

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. JohnsDancing Eye Gallery, Detroit Zoo, 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, Marquis Theatre, Northville Sports Den, Novastar Solutions, Orin JewelersTipping Point Theatre

See photos of the event on our Facebook Page.


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 GalleryDetroit Economic ClubDetroit ZooGenitti’s Hole in the WallGood Time Party StoreGreat Harvest Bread Co. NorthvilleThe Henry FordMichigan Opera Theatre – Detroit Opera HouseNorthville Sports DenNovastar SolutionsOrin JewelersRKC Adventures and Tipping Point Theatre.

Go to our Facebook page to see photos of this event.


Scholarship Fundraising Dinner 2017
Featured Guest Speaker: Coach Jack Harbaugh

Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 pm at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center


Event sponsor – Center Street Wealth Strategies

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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. With a football coaching career spanning more than four decades, Jack served seven seasons as U-M’s defensive backfield coach under Bo Schembechler. Jack shared with alumni how he taught his children to “attack this day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind” and other insights about what makes our current head football coach the unique and successful person he has become.

All proceeds went to scholarships for incoming U-M freshmen from west metro Detroit.

Go to our Facebook page to see photos of this event.

Jack Harbaugh

Scholarship Fundraising Dinner 2016
Featured Guest Speaker: Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm at Laurel Manor Banquet Center

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 to get involved, support our scholarship program benefiting local students, enjoy a delicious dinner, and 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. Novastar Solutions, Genetti’s, Tipping Point Theater, Marquis Theater, and Masonic Temple Theater, Radrick Farms, Carl’s Golfland, professional photography from the Rosh Group, Dean Sadler Hair and Makeup Studio, Dancing Eye Gallery, Obstbaum Orchards, Buffalo Wildwings, Lifetime Fitness, Goodtime Party Store, URGE juice, and more!

Go to our Facebook page to see photos of this event.

Scholarship Fundraising Dinner 2015
Featured Guest Speaker: Former U-M President Mary Sue Coleman  

Wednesday, April 29 at Laurel Manor Banquet Center

Read coverage of this event in the Northville Record.

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,

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.

Go to our Facebook page to see photos of this event.

2014 Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner
Featured Guest Speaker: 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.

Go to our Facebook page(1) to see more photos of this event.


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