I organized a fundraiser for the United Way of Southeast Michigan for the firm’s Birmingham and Detroit offices. The response was amazing! This year Clark Hill raised $25,694 in support of our Greater Detroit community and effecting positive change in the community.
The Detroit office hosted a Paint and Pour event on November 10 to benefit the Salvation Army. We learned that we DO have artistic abilities and enjoyed the night away from work with our colleagues. $250 from ticket sales was donated by Paint and Pour at a much needed time of the year for the Salvation Army!
The Detroit office came together to Paint and Pour to benefit the Salvation Army. I enjoyed spending time with coworkers and friends. We shared a lot of laughs while we painted our masterpieces!
My sister, Francine, and I participated in the Paint and Pour event on Thursday, November 10. The teacher “Anna banana” was not only talented, but a hoot to boot. I think all those who participated had a great time. . .I know my sister and I did.
Poured sample of wine, along with Stephanie Salvadero, at Detroit Uncorked on October 14, 2016. Theresa Berge also assisted at the registration desk. The wine tasting event benefitted Gleaners Community Food Bank. Approximately 650 people attended the event which raised over $115,000!
Stephanie, her coworkers Donna and Theresa, and her friend Jacqueline enjoyed volunteering for Gleaner’s Community Food Bank the evening of Friday, October 14 at the annual charity Detroit Uncorked premier wine tasting event, benefiting Gleaner’s. Stephanie, Donna, and Jacqueline were one of many Wine Pourers while Theresa helped out at the registration desk. To learn more, visit www.detroituncorked.com and www.gcfb.org
On Sunday, September 18th, I ran in a 5K to raise awareness for Neurofibromatosis (NF). Our friend’s son has NF-1; we run to support him and to raise awareness and funds to find a cure.
I volunteered with some of my new classmates at Wayne State Law School to help the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative. We helped them reorganize equipment, clear land for crops, and pull weeds.
This summer, I joined Mercy Education Project on numerous summer field trips as a part of their Emerging Leaders program. Middle school girls within Southwest Detroit are able to join MEP’s Emerging Leaders summer camp to develop personal visions, learn about college, gain exposure to careers, and participate in team building activities. One Friday, campers visited Oakland University. When asked what words came to mind when they heard the word college, one 6th grader quickly responded “Success!” MEP Emerging Leader’s camp is a part of their larger after school and summer enrichment girls programming with a focus on reading, math, and ACT/SAT prep. They continue to expand on their Career and College Ready programming with a newly formed committee (that a friend and I are luckily enough to sit on).
Additionally, MEP provides Adult Education and Workforce Development to over 150 women annually. Their mission is to provide educational opportunities, life skills development and cultural enrichment for women and girls, who have limited access to resources, to enable them to improve the quality of their lives. They primarily serve those living in Southwest Detroit and are located in Corktown.