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Role Model Dinner Raises Crucial Funds

Apr. 24 2014

On March 19th, Alternatives For Girls held our 25th annual Role Model Dinner at The Fillmore. The event raised an unprecedented $294,000 to support our critical work!

The Role Model Dinner, chaired this year by Myra Moreland, provided an opportunity for us to hear from many of the young women whose lives have been changed by AFG’s programs. We heard stories of struggle and triumph, and many reflections on the theme of the night, Beautiful Potential.

Nearly 400 guests enjoyed an exciting live and silent auction as well as a moving program, which honored several extraordinary women. The event honored two role models, Ms. Amyre Makupson and Ms. Andra Rush.  The event also honored a keynote speaker, Ms. Grace Lieblein, whose speech was certainly one of the highlights of the night!

We would like to thank Myra Moreland, and all of the sponsors who helped make the event such an incredible success! Special thanks to the members of AFG’s Campaign to Secure AFG’s Future committee, and all of the donors who contributed to our live and silent auction. We’d also like to thank Devin Scillian, our fantastic emcee, Chris Aslanian, our esteemed auctioneer, and all of the volunteers who helped make the event possible. Thank you to all of the young women from our programs; Angelique, Veleesa, Elizabeth, Robbie, Tyler, Amera, and Shameeka, who shared their stories and showed us the courage and determination it takes to discover one’s beautiful potential. Finally, we want to thank everyone who attended the event for spending the evening with us and for showing such overwhelming support for AFG’s programs.

Sponsors: Suburban Collection, PVS Chemicals/James B. and Ann Nicholson, Ford Motor Company, AVL, Lear Corporation, CAP-CON, Dakkota Integrated Systems, Driving for America, Flagstar Bank, HAP, Mercedes Benz Financial Services, SKF, TI Automotive, CHE Trinity Health, Corporate FACTS, Comerica Charitable Foundation, Detroit Investment Fund, General Motors, GMAWOV Book Club, Henry Ford Health System, Metro West Chapter Credit Union, MGM Grand, Rodgers Chevrolet, St. John Providence Health System, Towers Watson, Shiloh Industries, Corp!, MetroTimes

Generous Support from: General Motors Foundation

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