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Join us for our 21st Birthday Celebration

Celebrate 21 years of Making Graduation Possible and provide crucial resources to remove barriers to our students’ success

Planning To Attend

Mark you calendars for September 22, 2022 at 6 PM! Celebrate 21 years of Making Graduation Possible and help us raise crucial resources to remove barriers to our students’ success

Strolling Dinner – Open Bar – Mission Moments – Networking – More Details to Come!

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Date & Time: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 6:00 PM

Location: Eastern Market, Shed 5, 2810 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207

Tickets: General Admission: $200/ticket
MGP Mentors: $150/ticket (Mentor price applies to mentor and one guest)
MGP Alumni: $50/ticket

Attire: Guests are encouraged to wear your college or high school memorabilia or colors!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Including: Tuition assistance, book costs, food and clothing, plane tickets home for the holidays.

A $1,000 increase in a student’s
financial aid corresponds to a 9.2% decrease in the likelihood that they will drop out of college.

2022 BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION EVENT OPPORTUNITIES
• Logo included on invitation
• Sponsor recognition on all event related marketing and signage
• Reserved seating for up to 20 guests
• Stage mention during event’

YEAR-ROUND OPPORTUNITIES
• Company logo on annual polo or jacket
• Exclusive student engagement and volunteer opportunities for your employees
• Opportunity to be a part of MGP Ambassador Leadership Program
• One complimentary team registration at annual Bowl-A-Thon event (up to five bowlers)
• Company logo on MGP website year-round
• Listed as featured supporter in monthly e-newsletter

The cost to support 2 first generation college students
through our program each year. About 30% of MGP students each
year will be the first in their family
to attend college.

2022 BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION EVENT OPPORTUNITIES
• Sponsor recognition on all event related marketing and signage
• Reserved seating for up to 10 guests
• Stage mention during event.

YEAR-ROUND OPPORTUNITIES
• Membership to MGP’s Advisory Board
• One complimentary team registration at annual Bowl-A-Thon event (up to five bowlers)
• Listed as featured supporter in monthly e-newsletter
• Company logo on MGP website year-round

The average financial gap of an
MGP student. Covering this gap
could prevent college dropout.

2022 BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION EVENT OPPORTUNITIES
• Sponsor recognition on all event related marketing and signage
• Reserved seating for up to 5 guests.

YEAR-ROUND OPPORTUNITIES
• One complimentary team registration at annual Bowl-A-Thon event
• Listed as featured supporter in monthly e-newsletter

The average financial aid request
of an MGP student last semester.

2022 BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION EVENT OPPORTUNITIES
• Sponsor recognition on all event related marketing and signage
• 4 complimentary event tickets.

YEAR-ROUND OPPORTUNITIES
• Company logo on all campaign and event marketing materials

$500: Help a student with housing and travel expenses

$250: The average request from college students to help with
books and other course materials each semester

$100: Send a care package to a college student to ease the
stress of final exams

$20/month: Allow our College Success Coaches and Mentors
to conduct monthly 1-on-1 coaching visits on students’
college campuses.

VIP Masters Raffle

An opportunity – with more drawings and prizes – to support MGP students unlike any other!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

  • $5,000 cash 2nd place drawing
  • $1,000 Early Bird Drawing on September 1st
Get Your masters raffle tickets

What to Expect

FOOD

Strolling Dinner

DRINK

Open Bar

Driver Award Honorees:

Tommy Longest (in loving memory) & Len Wiles

Event Co-Chairs:

Brent Borio, EY
David Gasper, The GASPER Financial Group/UBS Financial Services
Jan Lee
LaShauna Lowry, Ally Financial

Honorary Chairs:

Jessica Addison & Ashley Goodwin, LinkedIn
Rodney E. Cole, DTE Energy
Marc Djozlija, Wright & Company and The Peterboro
Jacques and Christine Driscoll, Green Dot Stables and Johnny Noodle King
Byna Elliott, Fifth Third Bank
Kevin and Maureen Helm, Michigan PGA
Kelly Longest
JoAnne Purtan and Eric Gudeman
Gerald Seizert, Seizert Capital Partners
Tom Simoncic, Sedgwick
Lori Thomas, Butzel Long
Neal and Esther Zalenko

Driver Award Honorees

Each year, MGP honors extraordinary individuals who demonstrate exemplary passion and commitment to our students and support of our mission. The Driver Award recognizes those who have used their time, talents, and resources to improve the outcomes for the young people we serve.

DAWN JACOBS and TED HIGHBERGER

Dawn, Ted, and their family’s contributions to the Midnight Golf Program have made immeasurable differences in the lives of so many young people. In addition to being active Advisory Board members (now known as the Ambassador Program), the Dick Jacobs College Scholarship has awarded over 100 scholarships over the past 10 years to support MGP graduates pursuing their post-secondary degrees. In honoring her father’s legacy through this scholarship, Dawn and her family have made a positive impact on the lives of our young people and helped them realize their dreams. This year’s scholarship awarded 10 Class of 2022 recipients with a renewable scholarship for each year of their program, bridging the gap with the financial resources they need to make graduation possible. The Midnight Golf Program is humbled by your generosity and recognizes your continued commitment to the future of our youth.

DEMETRIUS SCOTT

When Demetrius Scott reflects on his 16-year relationship with Midnight Golf, the term “Ally” best describes his bond with the program. Demetrius is a Class of 2007 alum, a Co-Chair of MGP’s Ambassador Program and is the Director of Corporate Citizenship for Ally Financial. Under his leadership, Ally has been a committed supporter of the Midnight Golf Program, awarding over $120,000 in funding. Demetrius also spearheads volunteer opportunities with Ally team members, including leading the charge on assembling care packages for Midnight Golf alumni in college; sorting and packing the clothing & backpacks for MGP’s annual Road Trip for Success college tour. Additionally, each year since its inception, Midnight Golf alumni have participated in Ally’s Moguls in the Making business pitch competition for HBCU students – an event Demetrius helped create, plan and execute. MGP alumni have been on the winning teams, earned scholarships, and landed internships – some of which have turned into full-time career opportunities with Ally.

2022 Sponsors

$10,000 LEVEL
$5,000 LEVEL
$1,500 LEVEL
Download Sponsorship Information

Contact Us

If you have any questions or want more information, please contact Gabe Neistein at gneistein@midnightgolf.org.