Signature Event to benefit legal aid, education programs, May 6

Bloomfield Hills-based Oakland County Bar Foundation (Bar Foundation), a nonprofit foundation serving the citizens of Oakland County and the legal profession, will host the 17th Annual Signature Event to benefit Michigan-based legal aid and education programs on Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m. at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills. Bar Foundation President Charles M. Moore made the announcement.

“The Oakland County legal and professional community has shown significant dedication to the Bar Foundation over the past 16 years, and that support enables us to facilitate and enhance access to justice for underserved people in our local communities,” said Moore. “In 2015, we raised a record $310,000 through our Signature Event. Our goal is to surpass that record and support even more worthy organizations in 2016.”

Proceeds from past events have benefited the important work of the Lakeshore Legal Aid, Michigan Civic Center for Education, HAVEN, and RESTORE Foundation to name a few worthy grant recipients. Last year’s event raised $310,000, and with the help of sponsors like Conway Mackenzie, Inc., Kenwal Steel Corp. and Stout Risuis Ross, Inc., who are all platinum sponsors for this year’s event, the Bar Foundation is confident this will be another successful fundraiser.

Tickets to the 17th Annual Signature Event are $175 per person and may be purchased at www.ocba.org under the “Oakland County Bar Foundation” tab and selecting “Signature Event” or by sending payment to the Oakland County Bar Foundation, located at 1760 S. Telegraph Rd., Suite 100, Bloomfield Hills, 48302. Those who are unable to attend the event but wish to contribute to the charitable causes supported by the Bar Foundation can send contributions to the address above. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For additional information, contact Katherine Tillinger at 248-334-3400 or ktillinger@ocba.org.