Representatives from 20 area charities accepted checks totaling more than $1 million on Tuesday from donations raised at Mitch Albom’s fifth annual S.A.Y. Detroit Radiothon last December.
The ceremony at the Fisher Building included several first-time beneficiaries, including the Bing Youth Institute — a mentoring program for urban youth created by former Detroit Mayor and NBA legend Dave Bing.
Albom, who founded S.A.Y. Detroit in 2006, presented the checks to the benefiting charities with Dr. Chad Audi, president of the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, along with representatives of several major donor organizations. (more…)
The winning poster design for Belle Isle Grand Prix’s Spring 2016 design competition belongs to D’mitri Moore, a senior at CCS and recipient of a Dream Scholars scholarship. Moore, who is considering a future career in advertising, told the Detroit Free Press, “I wanted to capture the essence of racing, the color, the textures, the vibes and the sounds that make the sport so special, so different. I think the poster conveys emotion and style.”
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Four years and seven scholarships later, Mitch’s Detroit Dream Scholars program continues to gain momentum at the College For Creative Studies (CCS), and a reception was held on campus September 30 to celebrate its success. (more…)
DETROIT, March 26 – More than a dozen Detroit charities were grateful recipients of more than $400,000 in donations distributed from Mitch Albom’s “S.A.Y. (Super All Year) Detroit Radiothon.” The monies were collected in a single 15-hour broadcast last December at the Somerset Collection in Troy.
Albom handed out 14 oversized checks at a ceremony held at WJR Radio in Detroit’s FisherBuilding Wednesday morning. With him was Dr. Chad Audi of the Detroit Rescue Mission, which facilitates the “S.A.Y. Detroit” charity founded by Albom in 2006. (more…)
On September 19th, Mitch met with seven Detroit Dream Scholars at a reception at the Center Galleries at the College for Creative Studies. The event served not only to celebrate the work of current Dream Scholars, but also to work towards the goal of having twelve Dream Scholars–a “Detroit Dozen.” (more…)
In September of 2011, Mitch Albom and the College for Creative Studies (CCS) announced a new project, the Detroit Dream Scholars Award. With a donation of $60,000 to fund four years of undergraduate education at CCS, Mitch also challenged 11 other donors in the arts and business communities to join him to build the ‘Detroit Dozen’ in scholarships for a CSS education.
Since the announcement, six full gap scholarships of $60,000 each over four years have been added by caring Detroiters. With other donations from thirteen donors, over $426,000 has been raised to support the “Detroit Dozen.”
The first student selected as a recipient was Sherelle Garrison. She is a graduate of the Detroit School of the Arts High School and she is majoring in Fine Arts at CCS. Other courses of undergraduate study at CCS include: Advertising, Illustration, Graphic Design, Transportation Design, Product Design, Entertainment Arts, Art Education, Interior Design, Photography and Crafts. The other students will be selected and announced next fall.
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