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City Year Detroit 25th Anniversary Red Jacket Gala

We are celebrating 25 years of supporting Detroit's students!

The Red Jacket Gala is City Year’s signature fundraising event, bringing over 750 leaders together in the Detroit community. The purpose of the event is to recognize our 25th anniversary and celebrate the work of City Year’s 80 AmeriCorps members, and the 6,000 students they serve every day in Detroit schools. This annual event raises critical funds to support City Year’s mission and to honor an individual with the “Idealist in Action” award for their outstanding commitment to service in our city, nation, or world.  We are pleased to honor Robert Riney, President, and CEO of Henry Ford Health this year.


Gold Sponsors

         Huntington logo



Silver Sponsors

    Zausmer logo detroit


Bronze Sponsors



    United Way for Southeastern Michigan       



Table Sponsors



Host Committee 

Tonya Adair, United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Mary Jane Vogt, Henry Ford Health
Mark & Laura Zausmer, Zausmer, P.C.
Vice Chairs
Vinnie Johnson, Piston Group
Danialle & Peter Karmanos, Jr.
MadDog Technologies
Matt Rizik, Rocket Ventures, LLC
Arn Tellem, Detroit Pistons
Gary Torgow, Huntington Bank
Michael Acheson, Interlaken Capital, LLC
Margaret Anderson, HAP CareSource
Roz Blanck, Bookstock
Jay Colvin, Detroit Lions
Julia Cooney, Healthcare Consultant
Ryan Doyle, AMHigley
Amanda Fisher, Max Broock Realtors
Emily Ford, Neighborhood Villages
Ryan Friedrichs, Related Companies
Pancho D. Hall, P&THE Holdings, LLC
Parvathy Hariharan, WillScot Mobile Mini
Rudy Hobbs, Michigan Legislative Consultants
Kristen Howard, University of Michigan Medicine
Dana Locniskar, Merrill Private Wealth Management
Sean Mann, Detroit City FC
Hughey Newsome, Piston Group
Carey Oven, Deloitte &  Touche LLP
Elie Torgow, Sterling Group
John Waller, Gensler
Event Details
  • Event location Ford Field
  • Event date Friday, May 10, 2024
  • Event time 5:30 pm EST
National Strategic Partners
National Partners