Detroit Waldorf School Presents Its Annual Benefit Auction:
“Cultivating Excellent Education in the Heart of Detroit”
Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
The Detroit Waldorf School in Indian Village will host its biggest event of the year, the
2014 benefit auction “Cultivating Excellent Education in the Heart of Detroit,” on Saturday, April 5th in its historic, Albert-Kahn designed building located at 2555 Burns Street. This annual fundraiser offers a festive evening that includes a dinner, desserts, numerous silent auction items, and a rousing live auction, all for a great cause: to make a Waldorf education accessible to Metro Detroit families. Tickets are $75 per person and are on sale at www.detroitwaldorf.org/auction. Patron tickets are available for $150.
Auction attendees will have the opportunity to bid on such prizes as a trip-of-a-lifetime photo safari in South Africa’s renowned Zulu Nyala game reserve, a getaway and golf package at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Detroit Red Wings “on the glass” hockey tickets, a downtown hotel and dinner package, unique cooking classes, and private gourmet-dinner parties.
The honorary chair of the DWS benefit auction is Detroit-based thought leader Bankole Thompson, the award-winning senior editor of the Michigan Chronicle and author of a series of books on the Obama presidency [Obama and Black Loyalty (2010) and Obama and Christian Loyalty (2011)]. Thompson is also a political news analyst at WDET-101.9FM and a member of the weekly “Obama Watch” Sunday evening roundtable on WLIB-1190AM New York. “It is my distinct pleasure to serve as the honorary chair for the 2014 Spring Benefit Auction for Detroit Waldorf School, an institution that has long been defining educational excellence in the city,” Thompson said. “There is no greater commitment to public service in the history of humankind than one that calls us to serve and to secure the future of our children.” The 2014 auction is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Autissimo Technologies, Lone Pine Wealth Management, Hantz Group, KACE Logistics, and Kapnick Insurance.
Founded in 1966, the Detroit Waldorf School is part of the international Waldorf School movement, which comprises over 1,000 schools in more than 60 countries. The Waldorf education model integrates comprehensive, age-appropriate academics with rich artistic experiences and practical work designed to challenge the mind and fire the imagination. DWS is housed in a stately historic structure built in 1913. Situated on four acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, the school provides a warm and inviting environment that nurtures growth, learning, and creativity by focusing on each student’s intellectual, physical, and emotional development. DWS offers enrollment in pre-K through eighth grade. Its interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes analytical, creative, and critical thinking, and cultivates children’s inherent curiosity and love of learning. The Detroit Waldorf School is located at 2555 Burns St., Detroit, MI 48214, just three miles east of downtown Detroit. For more information, call 313-822-0300 or visit www.detroitwaldorf.org.