Community Involvement

We are proud to sponsor or contribute to a number of good causes and programs throughout the year. If you have an interest in any of the organizations listed below, contact Liz Marek: (734)395-9835. We would be happy to discuss our commitments to these fine causes.

The Event on Main
The Event on Main is a spectacular fundraiser, taking place on Main Street in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor. In its first three years all proceeds from the event supported the construction of the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital. The new 1.1 million square foot hospital opened December 2011. Raising more than $1 million in its first three years, this sparkling, high-profile evening supports the University of Michigan’s children’s and women’s hospitals. More than 500 community leaders and business owners attend the event.
UMHS Office of Medical Development
1000 Oakbrook Dr., Suite 100,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Huron River Watershed Council
Founded in 1965, the Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) is southeast Michigan’s oldest environmental organization dedicated to river protection.   The Huron River Watershed Council works to inspire attitudes, behaviors, and economies to protect, rehabilitate, and sustain the Huron River System.
1100 N. Main Street Suite 210
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 769-5123

Ann Arbor Public School
The mission of the Ann Arbor Public Schools, a world-class system of innovative teaching and learning, is to ensure each student realizes his or her aspirations while advancing the common good through a community dynamic distinguished by: personalized learning that is curiosity driven, student directed and teacher inspired: a challenging and provocative curriculum: individual and group creative expression: the nurturing of the human spirit: culturally congruent instruction and forging alliances with families and community. Ann Arbor Public Schools
Balas Administration Building
2555 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Family of Hope Fund
The family of Hope Fund helps families in which a child’s illness has created extraordinary financial hardships. The Fund is an enormous step toward a sense of stability and comfort for families with children at C.S. Mott Children’s hospital during a time of great stress for the entire family.
UMHS Office of Medical Development
1000 Oakbrook Dr., Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center
The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is on the forefront of innovative, advanced efforts to combat the magnitude of cardiovascular disease. With expert, multidisciplinary medical teams, research at the new Cardiovascular Research Center, and a clinical building where our patients can take advantage of advanced technologies in beautiful surroundings.
University of Michigan Health System
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The University of Michigan Food Allergy Center
The University of Michigan Food Allergy Center (FAC) delivers the highest quality care and most comprehensive clinical services available for food allergy patients and their families. The FAC also provides free education and training to help families, caregivers and communities manage food allergy more successfully, keeping patients safer and healthier.  Finally, doctors at the FAC engage in research aimed at improving patients’ quality of life and, ultimately, finding a cure for the millions who suffer from food allergy. University of Michigan Food Allergy Center
1000 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI  48104-6815

Charles Woodson Clinical Research Fund
Charles Woodson, former Heisman Trophy winning football player for the University of Michigan and 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the Green Bay Packers, is a Super Bowl champion on the field and Champion for Children off for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.The Woodson Fund seeks to support physician-scientists and research investigators whose work is in its earliest stages of development when ideas have the greatest potential for impact and innovation.  This research will seek to advance new therapies to treat life-threatening diseases in childhood and conditions that limit a child’s lifetime potential, such as cancer, congenital heart disease, sickle cell disease, kidney disorders and developmental conditions like autism.
UMHS Office of Medical Development
1000 Oakbrook Dr., Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

The Ark
The Ark is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enrichment of the human spirit through the presentation, preservation and encouragement of folk, roots and ethnic music and related arts. The Ark provides a safe and welcoming atmosphere for all people to listen to, learn about, perform and share music.
316 S. Main
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 761-1800
Hotline: (734) 761-1451

Pediatric Cancer Research at University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital has the largest pediatric oncology research effort in Michigan, providing comprehensive care for children with cancer, including leukemia, lymphoma, brain tumors, neuroblastoma and Wilm's tumor.
UMHS Office of Medical Development
1000 Oakbrook Dr., Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Ann Arbor Art Center
The Ann Arbor Art Center is a dynamic organization engaging the community in education, exhibition and exploration of the visual arts. The Art Center offers the community a welcoming environment where you can challenge yourself. Sparking creativity for over a century, the Art Center includes professional staff members, a team of highly qualified art instructors, hundreds of volunteers, ties to over 2500 Michigan artists, and a donor community exceeding 2,000. As we've grown through the years, our outreach programs have expanded as well. Each year over 200 children receive tuition grants for a free year of art courses funded by the Art for Kids Scholarship Fund. Bound by an appreciation for art, our participants and contributors support a facility that encourages beginners, promotes Michigan artists, and works passionately to make art training available to all.
117 W. Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI. 48104

The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center provides advanced, evidence-based care for patients with the goal of targeted and personalized therapies that result in more cures and fewer side effects. We also offer patient and family support services because we know that cancer affects not only the organs of the body but the whole body and the whole family. The U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center's mission is the conquest of cancer through innovation and collaboration Our Center is one of only 41 U.S. centers to earn the National Cancer Institute’s "Comprehensive" designation.
UMHS Office of Medical Development
1000 Oakbrook Dr., Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Peace Neighborhood Center
Peace Neighborhood Center' mission is to provide programs for children, families, and individuals who are affected by social and economic problems. Peace helps people discover options, enhance skills, and make choices that lead to self-sufficiency and positive community involvement.
1111 North Maple Road 
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

The Michigan Theater
Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater combines living history with a singular dedication to the finest film and live entertainment available today. A non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, restore and operate the Michigan Theater venues for the benefit of the community and the arts.
603 East Liberty Street 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 668-8397 

Bob Ufer Quarterback Club
The Bob Ufer Foundation was established by the Ufer family in 1997 with a mission to raise funds to support youth activities and scholarships in the Ann Arbor community. As a major sponsor of the annual Superball 3 on 3 basketball tournament, our Foundation has helped raise money to fund teacher grants in grades K-12 in the Ann Arbor Public Schools.
1201 Briarwood Circle
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 929 -6581

Vada Murray Fund for Cancer Research
The Vada Murray Fund for Cancer Research was founded in 2011 in honor of fallen police officer and past U-M football player Vada Murray. With a focus on early detection and treatments for all types of cancer as well as other environmentally linked diseases, the fund seeks to enhance the quality of life for those living with cancer and ultimately find a cure.  In partnership with the Translational Oncology Program at U-M an unprec¬≠edented effort to translate new, cutting edge laboratory discoveries into practical, personalized cancer treatments is taking place.
UMHS Office of Medical Development
1000 Oakbrook Dr., Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 647-6000

The Healing Wall Project
Art and healing can make all the difference in a patient's experience at U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Distraction therapy is a proven technique to help lessen the fear, pain and anxiety patients face during scary and uncomfortable procedures. The Healing Wall Project provides interactive murals that will engage patients and provide them with a more soothing and relaxing environment during their stay at Mott Hospital.
UMHS Office of Medical Development
1000 Oakbrook Dr., Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 647-6000

Project Healthy School
Project Healthy Schools (PHS) provides a school-based program to reduce childhood obesity and its long-term health risks. Focusing primarily on sixth grade students, PHS aims to stem the tide of this epidemic by teaching youth healthy habits, developing healthy school environments and creating an infrastructure that supports program sustainability and replication. Project Healthy Schools 2060 Wolverine Tower
3003 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Bo Schembechler Heart of a Champion Research Fund
Bo Schembechler suffered from serious heart disease. He recognized that scientific advances in medicine allowed him to live a longer, healthier life. In 2006, with an entirely new game plan in mind, he and his wife Cathy established the Bo Schembechler Heart of a Champion Research Fund. From making groundbreaking research possible, to attracting the leaders and best to Michigan, the Heart of a Champion Research Fund has the potential to revolutionize cardiovascular medicine.
University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center Development Office
1000 Oakbrook, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-6794
Call (734) 615-3657

Pints for Prostates
Pints for Prostates is a grassroots campaign that uses the universal language of beer to reach men with an important health message. Founded by beer writer and prostate cancer survivor Rick Lyke in 2008, the campaign raises awareness among men about the importance of regular health screenings and early detection by making appearances at beer events, social networking and pro bono advertising.

BINC Book Industry Charitable Foundation
To strengthen the bookselling community through charitable programs that support employees and their families. The organization seeks to strengthen the entire bookselling industry through programs that provide short-term emergency financial support to book industry employees.
713 W. Ellsworth Road, Suite A
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(866) 733-9064

Fair Food Network
Fair Food Network is a national nonprofit that works at the intersection of food systems, sustainability and social equity to guarantee access to healthy, fresh and sustainably grown food, especially in underserved communities. 205 East Washington, Suite B Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (734) 213-3999 Fair Food Network
205 E. Washington St., Suite B
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Ann Arbor in Concert
Ann Arbor In Concert (A2IC) is a new performing arts group, based in Ann Arbor, that focuses on raising money for local performing arts education programs by bringing 100+ members of the community together to perform epic musicals in a concert setting. Each show involves a full orchestra, large choral ensemble, and the principal actors. While A2IC is based in the city of Ann Arbor members of the surrounding communities, including Saline, Dexter and Chelsea are invited and encouraged to participate as well. At the heart of A2IC is the idea of community giving and a portion of all ticket sales and donations will go toward funding an annual scholarship that will benefit the performing arts in the local community.

Emerson School
The mission of Emerson School is to provide a whole child, multiple method approach to instruction for gifted and for academically talented students. Emerson School encourages creativity, problem solving, and the development of basic skills, while providing a warm, supportive environment that promotes responsibility for oneself and others.
5425 Scio Church Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 665-5662

Performance Network
Our Mission is providing uncompromising artistic leadership in the region and producing works that engage, challenge and inspire audiences and artists. Our Vision is to add joy and meaning to people’s lives through the theatrical arts, to honor our community’s intellectual and artistic integrity with the selection of our plays, to cultivate an appreciation for the theatrical arts in a diverse and expanding audience for today and the future, to celebrate the expansive possibilities of theatre as an art form through a variety of offerings, to nurture artists through creative enrichment and development programs and to promote new plays and the work of new playwrights. 120 E Huron St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1437
(P) 734.663.0681

Burns Park Players
The Burns Park Players was formed in 1984 by a small group of parents looking for a way to raise money to send sixth graders (then in elementary school) to camp. Since that time, the Players has grown into an active community theater company; one that has maintained its commitment to family-oriented musical productions as well as to support of arts-related activities in local schools. Since 1992, the Players has donated over $230,000 to a variety of arts-related programs in the school district.

St. Francis of Assisi School
St. Francis School is devoted to the educational, emotional, and sacramental well-being of the children. Students at St. Francis to learn about the world around them and the Holy Spirit within them. Everything we do supports the academic, physical and spiritual progress of our students.
2270 E Stadium Blvd  
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 821-2200

Ann Arbor YMCA
The Ann Arbor YMCA is a charitable association of men, women and children joined by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of children and teens, promoting healthy living, and supporting our neighbors. Each day, we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the chance to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generous contributions of our donors, the YMCA is able to provide financial scholarships that enable all members of the community to enjoy YMCA programs.
400 W Washington St  
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 996-9622

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We know how incredible your event is going to be, and we will do our best to support your community efforts! All donation requests must be submitted online and received at least 4 weeks in advance of the event.
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We are proud to be a part of the Dine and Donate program that supports the University of Michigan Health System. Join us at Lena, Habana, Grizzly Peak, Old German, Blue Tractor, Mash and Jolly pumpkin to help us raise funds for the University of Michigan Health System.

Our program is simple, once you receive your bill, you can write in any donation amount (separate from gratuity) and together we will make a difference!

For more information please contact Liz Marek at or call (734)395-9835

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