A Night of Celebration

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A Night of Celebration

The Futures Foundation was founded by Jim Nicholson in 1998.
His close friend and colleague, Dana Locniskar, joined him in the beginning
and has been integral to the organization’s work.

Since its inception, the Futures Foundation has been committed to enhancing quality of life for children and adults with special needs. Its work has impacted over 3,500 individuals and families – stabilizing home environments, fostering community engagement, providing opportunity, and building self-reliance.

A Night of Celebration will honor Jim and Dana and their 23 years of commitment, compassion and impact; and with your support, the Futures Foundation will advance its mission to increase access to everyday basic needs,
facilitate ways to address systemic issues and be a catalyst in driving lifelong care solutions for people with developmental disabilities.

Event Details

  • 6:00 PM

    Guest Reception

  • 7:15 PM

    Dinner

  • 8:30 PM

    Program

  • 9:30 PM

    Sundown Afterglow

    Join us for a memorable evening!

  • R.S.V.P by August 5, 2021
  • Summer Cocktail Attire
  • Valet Provided
  • Evening Hostess

    Karen Drew, WDIV

  • Featured Performance

    Ensemble of DSO Musicians

  • Cocktail and Afterglow Entertainment

    RJ Spangler Quintet

Host and Honorary Committee

  • Gerry Anderson
    Chairman
    DTE Energy
  • The Honorable Dave Bing
    Former Mayor
    City of Detroit
  • John Broad
  • Brian Calley
    Former Lt. Governor
    President
    SBAM
  • Garry Carley
    Owner
    Heathers Club of Bloomfield
  • Beth Chappell
    Former President & CEO
    Detroit Economic Club
  • Margaret Cooney Casey
    President
    Beaumont Foundation
  • Matt Cullen
    Chairman
    Jack Entertainment
  • Mark Davidoff
    President & CEO
    The Fisher Group
  • Eugene Driker
    Member
    Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker
  • Susan & Clark Durant
  • Tony Earley
    Former Chairman
    President & CEO
    PG & E Corporation
  • Nolan Finley
    Editorial Page Editor
    The Detroit News
  • David T. Fischer
    Former US Ambassador
    to the Kingdom of Morocco
    Chairman
    Maple48
  • Jennifer Fischer
    Civic Leader
  • Phillip Wm. Fisher
    Founder
    Mission Throttle
  • Luana Floccuzio
    Executive Director
    Global Business Integration
    VMLY&R and WPP l Ford
  • Cynthia Ford
    Civic Leader
  • William Gehrke
  • Allan Gilmour
    President Emeritus
    Wayne State University
  • David Girodat
    Regional President
    Fifth Third Bank- Eastern Michigan
  • Rich Homberg
    President & CEO
    Detroit Public TV
  • Peter Kellett
    Chairman Emeritus
    Dykema
  • Mary Kramer
    Vice President
    Director of Special Projects
    Crain Communications
  • Ronia Kruse
    Founder & CEO
    OpTec
  • Daniel J. Loepp
    President & CEO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Dave Meador
    Vice Chairman
    Chief Administrative Officer
    DTE Energy
  • Anne Mervenne
    President & Founder
    Mervenne & Company
  • Eugene Miller
    Former Chairman, President
    & CEO
    Comerica Incorporated
  • Malcolm Miller
    Director, Business Development
    Walker-Miller Energy
  • Michael Morden
    Partner
    Honigman Miller Schwartz
    and Cohn LLP
  • Tracy Muscat
    Vice President
    Institutional Advancement
    College for Creative Studies
  • Mariam Noland
    President
    Community Foundation of
    Southeast Michigan
  • Jerry Norcia
    CEO
    DTE Energy
  • Anne Parsons
    President
    Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Roger S. Penske
    Chairman
    Penske Corporation
  • Madeleine Phillips
    Civic Leader
  • Tom Pursel
    Managing Director
    Private Wealth Advisor
    Locniskar Pursel Bucher
    Biddinger Group
  • Chris Rizik
    CEO and Fund Manager
    Renaissance Venture Capital
  • Shayota Family
    Elham, Nedda, Enmar & Jenan
  • Steve Strome
    Former CEO
    Handleman Company
  • Mark Tapper
    CEO
    Tapper’s Jewelry
  • Ray Telang
    Managing Partner & US
    Automotive Lead
    PwC
  • Gary Torgow
    Chairman
    Board of Directors
    Huntington National Bank
  • Margaret Trimer
    Vice President
    Strategic Partnerships
    Delta Dental
  • Jaime Rae & Doug Turnbull
  • Reginald Turner, Esq.
    Clark Hill
  • Carla Walker-Miller
    CEO
    Walker-Miller Energy
  • Ken Way
    Former CEO
    Lear Corporation
  • Pam Wong
    Vice President-Strategic Initiatives
    People Operations Director
    Sky Communications, Inc.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Champion Sponsor

  • Anonymous
  • Ambassador David & Jennifer Fischer

Diamond Sponsor

  • Ann & Jim Nicholson

Valet Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

  • Beth Chappell

Gold Sponsor

  • Anonymous
  • Virginia & Norman Bobins – The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation
  • Ambassador Ron Weiser
  • Tamer Foundation

Silver Sponsor

  • Nancy & Garry Carley
  • Julie & Peter Cummings
  • Sarah & Tony Earley
  • Cynthia Ford
  • Lois & Eugene Miller
  • Kathy & Roger Penske
  • Jerry Provencal and Susanne Busignani
  • Ray Telang
  • Edward C. Levy Co.

Bronze Sponsor

  • Dennis Bott & Lori Blumenstein Bott
  • Elaine & Eugene Driker
  • Margie Dunn & Mark Davidoff
  • Colette & Chris Rizik
  • Sonya Smith

Patron Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities

Champion – $75,000+

  • Priority seating for three (3) tables of six (6) guests at the event.
  • Full-page color advertisement in the event program book.
  • Recognition from the podium at the event.
  • Recognition as Ambassador on all material and all media associated to the event.
  • Exclusively displayed signage/recognition during the event.
  • Premier Presentation on screen as Ambassador at the event.
  • Opportunity for representative to be featured in the event video.
  • Three (3) complimentary rooms at the Royal Park Hotel on the night of the event.
  • Company featured as Ambassador in all media promotions.
  • Opportunity to feature quote from executive/representative in event press releases.
  • Sponsorship of one (1) caregiver and/or mentor table.

Premier Sponsor – $50,000

  • Priority seating for three (3) tables of six (6) guests at the event.
  • Full-page color advertisement in the event program book.
  • Recognition from the podium at the event.
  • Premier placement of Logo/Name in all event printed materials, including invitations, program book and signage.
  • Prominently displayed signage/recognition during the Gala.
  • Company Logo scrolling as Premier Sponsor at the event.
  • Opportunity for Company representative to be featured in the event video.
  • Two (2) complimentary rooms at the Royal Park Hotel on the night of the event.
  • Featured as Premier Sponsor/Partner in all media promotions.
  • Opportunity to feature quote from Company executive in post event press release.
  • Sponsorship of two (2) Caregiver and/or Mentor guests at the event.

Diamond Sponsor – $25,000

  • Two (2) tables of six (6) guests with premier seating.
  • Full-page color advertisement in the event program book.
  • Announced as a Diamond Sponsor during the event program.
  • Prominently displayed signage/recognition during the Gala.
  • Name/Logo printed on all event collateral material.
  • Company Logo scrolling as Diamond Sponsor at the event.
  • One complimentary room at the Royal Park Hotel on the night of the event.
  • Featured as Diamond Sponsor in all print advertisements and event marketing spots donated via TV and/or radio as allowed by the media sponsors.
  • Opportunity to feature quote from Company executive in post event press release.
  • Sponsorship of two (2) Caregiver and/or Mentor Guests at the event.

Platinum Sponsor – $15,000

  • One (1) table of six (6) guests with premier seating.
  • Full-page advertisement in the event program book.
  • Announced as Platinum Sponsor during the event program.
  • Prominently displayed signage/recognition as Platinum.
  • Company Logo scrolling at the event as Platinum Sponsor.
  • Name on invitations and event collateral/marketing material.
  • Opportunity to feature quote from Company executive in post event press release.

Gold Sponsor – $10,000

  • One (1) table of six (6) guests with premier seating.
  • Announced as Gold Sponsor during event.
  • Company name recognized on all event signage.
  • Full-page advertisement in the event program book.
  • Company Name scrolling as Gold Sponsor at the event.
  • Company name on event collateral material.

Silver Sponsor – $5,000

  • One (1) table of six (6) guests for the event.
  • Announced as a Silver Sponsor at the event.
  • Half-page advertisement in the event program book.
  • Company name listed on event signage.
  • Company name scrolling as Silver sponsor on screen at event.

Bronze Sponsor – $3,000

  • One (1) table of six (6) guests for the event.
  • Quarter-page advertisement in the event program book.
  • Company name listed on sponsorship signage at the event.
  • Company name scrolling as Bronze sponsor on screen at event.

Patron Sponsor – $1,500

  • Two (2) event reservations for the event.
  • Listed as Patron Sponsor in event program book and on event signage.

Friend Reservation – $400

Individual General Reservation – $250

Messages and Advertising

Page space in the program book is available for personal messages to honorees or advertising. More detail can be found on the registration form.

Register Now!

Please complete the enclosed registration form by clicking the Registration button below and submit via:

Mail:

Attn. Janaea Smith
Futures Foundation
15600 19 Mile Road
Clinton Twsp., MI 48038

Registration Form