Join us for the 2019 City Year Detroit Red Jacket Gala

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

5:00pm Cocktail Reception

6:30pm Dinner & Program

Little Caesars Arena

2645 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, MI 48201


Mark Reuss


General Motors Company






On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, over 800 prominent community leaders will join City Year Detroit at Little Caesars Arena for the Red Jacket Gala, an inspirational evening dedicated to improving the educational opportunities for the students of Detroit. 

Every year, City Year Detroit honors an individual from our community with the Idealist in Action Award, which recognizes remarkable Detroiters and extraordinary leaders who have demonstrated a powerful commitment to service to our city and its future.  This year, we are honored to present the 2019 Idealist in Action Award to Mark Reuss, President of General Motors Company.

Your event participation will enhance the academic support services that City Year Detroit provides local schools, including tutoring, mentoring, classroom support, and after-school programs.  With your help, we can continue addressing the high school drop-out crisis by keeping students in school and on track to graduate.




City Year Detroit's Red Jacket Gala Event Sponsors


City Year Detroit's 2019 Event Sponsor


Dinner Sponsors



Platinum Sponsors




Mona & Matthew Simoncini






Silver Sponsors



Julia Cooney 

Emily & Henry Ford III
Jennifer & Chris Granger
Kelly & Pancho Hall

 Dee Dee & Tony
Tedeschi, MD


Bronze Sponsors

Nicole & Stephen Eisenberg
Lauren & Phillip Fisher




For sponsorship and ticket information about the Red Jacket Gala, please contact Ashley Ashkenazi at: or 313-874-6447