PHILANTHROPIC AREAS OF FOCUS

Social Equality and Criminal Justice Reform

Disparities in education, low-income households and overexposure to the juvenile and criminal justice systems create long-lasting economic and social consequences that contribute to the vicious cycles of poverty and crime. Perhaps some of the most challenging yet critical work we have done has been in this area.

 

Clients have included:

Black Women’s Health Imperative

Boys Hope Girls Hope

Don Bosco Hall

Focus: HOPE

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Southwest Solutions


Anti-Poverty Programs

To be effective at lifting up communities, investment and resources are needed in the areas of education and employment training. We connect corporations to non-profits in education and workforce development that help increase economic vitality.

 

Clients have included:

ARISE Detroit!

Black Women’s Health Imperative

Boys Hope Girls Hope

Community Social Services of Wayne County (CSSWC)

Don Bosco Hall

Focus: HOPE

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Southwest Solutions


Arts and Culture

To have a healthy community, strengthening cultural commentary and preserving heritage and history is imperative. We work in the performing, visual, and fine arts, humanities and historic preservation, literature, folklife, and other creative activities. We believe the Arts help us to manifest a spirit of understanding.

 

Clients have included:

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

The Historic Ford Estates

Walter P. Chrysler Museum


Education

Dignity begins with education, especially in our complex, modern societies. We have worked for all black male academies as well as the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization.

 

Clients have included:

Benjamin Mays Academy

Beyond Basics

Character Education Initiatives

Communities in Schools Detroit

Focus: HOPE

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology


Literacy Programs for Children

Tackling illiteracy is a work in progress; we have supported programs that work with at-risk children in grades K-12 through literacy, literacy-enrichment and community partnership programs.

 

Clients have included:

Beyond Basics

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History’s The Wright Gala 2012: For The Love of Literacy

Communities in School Detroit


Housing and Urban Development

Affordable housing and home ownership build stronger families and communities. Whether it is rebuilding the 9th Ward after Hurricane Katrina or volunteering for a local Habitat for Humanity, we believe in the dream of homeownership for everyone.

 

Clients have included:

ARISE Detroit!

Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation

Boys Hope Girls Hope

D-TREAD

Habit for Humanity Detroit

Hope Network

Southwest Solutions


Health and Fitness Programs

Structured, safe and healthy recreational activity for adults and children promotes overall physical strength and discipline and provides a boost to their self-esteem and general well-being. We co-created fundraising programs in this vein that have served over 8,000 inner-city children. 

 

Clients have included:

Black Women’s Health Imperative

Don Bosco Hall

NCAA® Frozen Four

NCAA® Final Four


Multi-Million Dollar Galas, Concert Benefits, Conferences & Special Events

The firm has specialized in the fundraising realm of multi-million dollar galas, conferences, and concert benefits featuring entertainers such as jazz legends Al Jarreau, Nancy Wilson and Boney James; television personality Jay Leno; comedians Sinbad and Mike Epps; and filmmaker Spike Lee and actor and producer Brad Pitt.

 

Clients have included:

Black Women’s Health Imperative

Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

Walter P. Chrysler Museum


Collegiate Sports

Sports are an exceptional platform to build bonds of respect and admiration. We have fundraising expertise and hard-won perspectives in working with the tremendous platforms that engage with the National Collegiate Athletic Association. 

 

Clients have included:

NCAA® Frozen Four

NCAA® Final Four