City Year Detroit’s 11th annual Ripples of Hope dinner, sponsored by
Compuware at The Fillmore on April 25th, was a HUGE success! We were thrilled
to have so many sponsors and champions support our work to reverse the dropout
crisis in our region – and proud to announce that we surpassed our fundraising
goal. Collectively, our sponsors and guests raised a grand total of $326,750 –
funds that will go directly to support the service that our corps members
deliver to Detroit youth!!
We were also deeply proud to present City Year’s highest honor, the
“Idealist in Action” award, to Peter Karmanos, Jr. in recognition of his
commitment to education and Detroit’s revitalization.
A very special thank you goes to our Event Chairs Joe Angileri, of
Compuware and Mark Davidoff, of Deloitte. Their leadership demonstrated an
enormous commitment to our mission and set the course for a truly successful
The Honorable Dave Bing & Yvette Bing
Joseph Angileri - President & COO, Compuware
Mark Davidoff – Michigan Managing Partner, Deloitte
Frank Angileri - Brooks Kushman
Margaret Cooney-Casey - Beaumont Foundation
Jeffrey Davies - The Schindler Group at UBS
John Rakolta, Jr. - Walbridge
John Schindler - The Schindler Group at UBS
Nancy Schlichting - Henry Ford Health System
Alan S. Schwartz - Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn, P.C.
Denise Starr - Compuware
Barbara Ward - PepsiCo
Mark Zausmer - Zausmer, Kaufman, August & Caldwell, P.C.
About Ripples of Hope
City Year was founded on the belief that young people can change the world, and each year at our annual Ripples of Hope dinner, we honor one individual who shares this belief with the Idealism in Action Award. Mayor Bing himself was honored with this award - City Year's highest - at our 2008 Ripples of Hope dinner!
Previous "Idealist in Action" award honorees are Gail Warden (2003), Eleanor Josaitis (2004) Tarik Daoud (2005), John Dingell (2006), Shirley Stancato (2007), Dave Bing (2008), Matt Cullen (2009), Robert Bobb (2010), Carol Goss (2011) and Roy Roberts (2012)