Charities Benefitting

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan

Great Futures start HERE! Clubs provide nearly 18,000 children with after school and weekend programs designed to help kids achieve academic success, build good character and develop strong leadership skills. We help kids discover their full potential and grow up to become responsible, self-reliant and caring adults.
Chairpersons: Tom and Grace Lieblein

Boys Hope Girls Hope Detroit

BHGH has a unique approach to help academically capable children in need achieve academic success. Our core model, a residential scholarship program for at-risk youth, provides the structure and support needed to help them reach their greatest potential. We provide children with arms-around care, safe homes and environments, a first-class education, and opportunities to learn more about themselves and the world. The result? 100% of our scholars graduate from high school and attend college.
Chairpersons: Barbara and Alfred Fisher III

Children's Center

For 85 years, The Children's Center has been empowering children and families to shape their own futures. We serve more than 7,500 Greater Detroit children and families annually by providing evidence-based therapeutic mental and behavioral health services to overcome emotional and intellectual challenges, trauma from abuse, neglect and poverty. Learn more about The Children's Center and our 20+ inter-related programs at or call 313.831.5535.
Chairpersons: Mr. and Mrs. William Clay Ford, Jr.

The Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation

The Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation is dedicated to the health and wellness of children in our community. The Foundation raises and grants philanthropic resources to fuel pediatric research, education, and the prevention of the childhood diseases and injuries. We strive to make a significant, lasting and positive impact on children's health, giving them hope to discover their dreams. Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation ensures that every gift advances the mission to optimize health and wellness resources for our children. To learn more, please go to
Chairperson: Juliette Okotie-Eboh, Ph.D.

Detroit Auto Dealers Association Charitable Foundation Fund

Established in 1998 at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the fund supports programs and activities that assist children and youth in the seven counties of southeast Michigan.
Advisory Committee members include: Mr. Bob Shuman and Mr. Scott LaRiche

The Detroit Institute for Children

Since 1920, The Detroit Institute for Children's (DIC) mission has been to care for children with physical, developmental, neurological or behavioral special needs in a way that is positive, passionate, integrated, and family-centered so that children can maximize their potential within their families and the community. In addition to the exceptional speech, physical, and outpatient therapies administered at our four outpatient facilities, the DIC provides outstanding in-school rehabilitative care. Please find out more at:
Chairperson: Richard "Dick" Brodie

Detroit PAL

In partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, Detroit PAL builds character in young people through athletic and leadership development programs. Together with 1,300 trained and certified volunteer mentors, the organization serves 10,000 girls and boys annually, with the goal of ultimately helping them develop high character, lead healthy and active lives and become civically engaged.
Chairperson: Mr. Scott Seabolt

Judson Center

Providing compassionate and comprehensive services for children in need since 1924. The unique thing about Judson Center is its tremendous level of commitment. It identifies a need in the community and builds an enduring, life changing program to fulfill that need. Judson Center is a leader in finding family-centered solutions for families in crisis with the love and permanency of "forever families" for abused and neglected children, support and care for children who have experienced unthinkable trauma, the inclusion and dignity of employment for adults with developmental disabilities, and lifespan support for kids on the autism spectrum and their families. Learn more at
Chairpersons: David and Lisa Drews & Bobbi and Stephen Polk

March of Dimes Metro Detroit

Established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938, the March of Dimes continues to successfully fight to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality through community services, advocacy, research and education. In 2013, the foundation will celebrate its 75th anniversary by highlighting the continued strides made globally, nationally and even locally, right here in Southeast Michigan.
Chairpersons: Shawn and Katie Coyle