Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan
Great Futures Start HERE! Our 10 Clubs provide more than 15,000 children with after school, summer and weekend programs designed to help kids achieve academic success, build good character and develop strong leadership skills. We help kids discover their full potential and grow up to become responsible, self-reliant, caring adults.
Chairpersons: Jason & Cristina Stein
Boys Hope Girls Hope Detroit
Boys Hope Girls Hope has a unique approach to help children-in-need achieve academic success. Our core programs, a residential and high school scholarship program for at-risk youth, provide the structure and support necessary to help children in Southeastern Michigan reach their full potential. We provide children with arms-around care, safe homes and environments, a first-class education, and opportunities to learn more about themselves and the world. The result? 100% of our scholars graduate from high school and attend college.
Chairpersons: Mr. Frank Torre
For more than 85 years, The Children’s Center has been empowering children and families to turn fear into courage, brokenness into bravery and trauma into triumph. We serve over 7,500 Greater Detroit children and families annually by providing evidence-based therapeutic mental and behavioral health services to overcome emotional and intellectual challenges as well as trauma from abuse, neglect and poverty regardless of their ability to pay. We believe that when you heal children, you heal Detroit – creating a bright future for all of us! Learn more about The Children’s Center and our 20+ inter-related services at the thechildrenscenter.com or call
Chairpersons: Mr. and Mrs. William Clay Ford, Jr.
The Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Established in 2003, the Foundation is dedicated to advancing the health and healthcare of the children of Michigan. This is accomplished through philanthropic support for pediatric medical education, research, and community benefit programs. The Foundation granted $5.4 million in 2015 for vital pediatric health initiatives. The Foundation is an independent public charity governed by a community board of 29 directors, and is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization. Learn more at www.chmfoundation.org.
Chairperson: Mable Jones & Luanne Ewald
Detroit Auto Dealers Association Charitable Foundation Fund
Established in 1998 at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the fund supports activities that enhance the lives of children and youth throughout the region. More than 100 nonprofit organizations have received grants for their work across a broad range of program areas, including youth leadership, health and human services, arts and culture, education, recreation and healthy living.
Advisory Committee members include: Mr. Sam Slaughter & Mr. Ryan LaFontaine
In partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, Detroit PAL builds character in young people through athletic and leadership development programs. Together with nearly 2,000 volunteers, the organization serves over 12,000 girls and boys annually, with the goal of ultimately helping them develop high character, lead healthy and active lives and become civically engaged. www.detroitpal.org.
Chairperson: Mr. Ron Hall Jr.
For 92 years, Judson Center has been a part of the fabric of the Detroit community and always has remained steadfast in helping children in need. Just this past year, Judson Center served more than 4,000 children and families, providing them on a path to a bright future. Judson Center programs focus on family-centered solutions for families in crisis with the love and permanency of “forever families” for abused and neglected children through adoption, support and care for children who have experienced unthinkable trauma in our foster care program and lifespan support for children on the autism spectrum and their families. Learn more at www.judsoncenter.org.
Chairpersons: David and Lisa Drews & Bobbi and Stephen Polk
March of Dimes Metro Detroit
Supporting the March of Dimes through Charity Preview helps fund research, community programs, education and advocacy efforts to help eliminate premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. Premature birth and preterm related causes are the leading cause of death during the first year of life. Birth defects are the second cause of neonatal mortality. In 2003 March of Dimes launched the Prematurity Campaign to tackle the most urgent health issue facing our children today: premature birth. Despite steady progress in reducing our nation’s preterm birth rate, about 380,000 babies are born too soon every year. We are dedicated to helping improve the health of moms and babies and supporting research and programs that help many more families know the joy of a healthy birth. In 2016, over 113,000 babies were born in Michigan and March of Dimes touched each and everyone one of them and with your help we will continue to give all babies a fighting chance. None of our work to support moms, babies and families would have been possible without the commitment and generosity of people like you. Find out more at marchofdimes.org/Michigan.
Chairperson: Denise Gray