PHILANTHROPIC AREAS OF FOCUS

Social Equality and Criminal Justice Reform

 

Supported Don Bosco Hall for 17 years and $126 million in fundraising.

 
 

Disparities in education, low-income households and overexposure to the juvenile and criminal justice systems create long-lasting economic and social consequences often following the discussions of the vicious cycles of poverty and crime.

Possibly some of the most challenging work yet perhaps the most critical work we have done has been in this area.

 
 

PHILANTHROPIC AREAS OF FOCUS

Anti-Poverty Programs

 

Supported Focus: HOPE in two campaigns and $5 million in fundraising.

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

 

 

PHILANTHROPIC AREAS OF FOCUS

Arts and Culture:

 

Ballet, Symphony, Art Museums, History Museums and Historic Home Preservation

 

The Historic Ford Estates, The Wright Museum of African American History, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Detroit Institute of Arts The Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Campaigns and Gala’s accumulating $125 million Raised

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.

 
 

PHILANTHROPIC AREAS OF FOCUS

Education

 

Executed $5 million Operating Budget in Michigan Market.

Life dignity begins with education, especially in our modern complex societies. We have worked for all black male academies as well as UNCF, the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization.

 

 

PHILANTHROPIC AREAS OF FOCUS

Literacy Programs for Children

 

Beyond Basics, and Communities in Schools Detroit

$300K Raised

Tackling illiteracy is working; we have worked to support programs that work with at-risk children in grades K-12 through literacy, literacy-enrichment and community partnership programs.

 
 

PHILANTHROPIC AREAS OF FOCUS

Housing and Urban Development

 

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

A Night to Make it Right Gala - $8 million Raised in one night

Habitat for Humanity Detroit - New 2018 client


 

PHILANTHROPIC AREAS OF FOCUS

Health and Fitness Programs

 

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

Willie Horton’s Batting for Kids $450K Total Raised

 

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Multi-Million Dollar Galas, Concert Benefits, and Speaking Events

 

The firm has specialized in the fundraising realm of Multi-million dollar Galas, and producing Concert Benefits and Speaking Engagements that include entertainers such Jazz legendries: Al Jarreau, Nancy Wilson, Boney James, Comedians Jay Leno, Sinbad, Mike Epps, and film maker Spike Lee and Film Star Brad Pitt.

The Chrysler Museum, The Wright Museum, The Dance Theater of Harlem, Detroit Institute of Arts, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, The Make It Right Foundation


 

PHILANTHROPIC AREAS OF FOCUS

Collegiate Sports

 

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

NCAA® Frozen Four and NCAA® Final Four over $6 million Total Raised