We are fortunate to have as our venue for the 2013 Annual Benefit Dinner, the historic Edsel & Eleanor Ford House located on the edge of Lake St. Clair in Grosse Pointe Shores.
The Ford family have a long history of being environmental stewards and we look forward to working together with them on this year's event. The location will expand the Refuge's outreach effort to new communities who share our passion and concern for stewardship and who directly impact the waters of our Refuge.
We look forward to celebrating this year's benefit event with you on the waterfront of this beautiful venue.
Saturday - May 18, 2013
5:00 - 9:30 pm
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
1100 Lakeshore Road
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236
5:15 pm Tent on waterfront lawn is open to all with silent auction tables and cash bar
5:15 - 6:45 pm Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Tours available - this walking tour allows you to experience a lifestyle of another generation. Comfortable and warm, the home's welcoming atmosphere is somewhat unexpected for a house this size. From the relatively small and simple front door (characteristic of the Fords and their understated tastes), to the variety of treasures within are an indication of the overall excellence of the house and its furnishings. Tours are $10 per person or are included in all sponsorships.
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL -- be among the first 100 to register by March 1st and receive the House Tour half off!
5:00 - 9:30 pm Cash bar, entertainment, Live & Silent Auctions. In the spirit of supporting the first international wildlife refuge in North America, the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge. Outdoor dining 7:30 p.m.
8:15 p.m. Recognition of leadership and dedication to conservation on the Detroit River and western Lake Erie Basin with three John D. Dingell Friend of the Refuge Awards
Sponsorship Opportunities Available, we courage you to sponsor your own table this year!
$500 Mallard Duck Sponsor
Dinner reservation for four (half table), event signage with dessert station. House Tour tickets included
$1,000 Muskrat Sponsor
Dinner reservation for eight (table), event signage as a table sponsor. House Tour tickets included
$2,500 Heron Sponsor
Dinner reservation for eight (table), event signage as a table sponsor and of the Silent Auction. House Tour tickets included
$5,000 American Lotus Sponsor
Dinner Reservations for eight (table), event signage as a table sponsor, Live and Silent Auctions. House Tour tickets included
$10,000 Eagle Sponsor
Dinner reservation for eight (table), recognized on all event signage and as an IWRA sponsor in all announcements, media releases and newsletters in 2013. House Tour tickets included
$20,000 Blue Goose Sponsor
Dinner reservation for eight (table), recognized on all event signage and as an IWRA sponsor in all announcements, media releases and newsletters in 2013