For The Seventh Generation gala to be held June 1

On Saturday, June 1, the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association’s program for foster children will hold its annual fundraising gala at the Roostertail. The event, “In Seventh Heaven,” benefits For The Seventh Generation, an organization that matches donors of goods and professional services to foster children in need in metro Detroit.

For The Seventh Generation is a project of the DMBA Foundation in cooperation with the 3rd Judicial Circuit of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Human Services.

In 2012, In Seventh Heaven featured live music by the Jill Jack Band and local, Grammy-nominated jazz ensemble Straight Ahead. According to DMBA Foundation and For The Seventh Generation Executive Director Lorraine Weber, attendees can expect live music to be among the main features of the 2013 event as well.

“In 2012 we broadened the focus of In Seventh Heaven beyond the legal community because of the launch of our music lesson program for foster children, Play It Forward,” Weber explained, “so live music and a dance floor were a natural fit. Everyone who came had a fabulous time, so of course we want to repeat that success and build on it for 2013.” Weber added that, in addition to the
entertainment, the event will continue to feature the multi-course, gourmet strolling supper that patrons enjoyed in 2012.

“The Roostertail has an exquisite menu — we definitely recommend that participants plan on enjoying dinner as well as dancing this year!,” she said.

As the event has expanded, so too has For The Seventh Generation. In addition to Play It Forward, the foster service organization has added a Help Closet to distribute donations that are originally accepted through the FTSG website. The non-profit has also expanded its social media presence with a Facebook page, a blog, and a new LinkedIn company page.

While details on sponsorship rates and packages are yet to be decided, Weber said that she is currently taking calls from individuals, companies, and other organizations that may want to reserve their sponsorship opportunity early.

“With our expanded social media presence we’ll be able to give our sponsors an extra publicity boost this year,” Weber explained. “We enjoyed a wonderful response from the corporate, non-profit and legal communities in 2012, and I’m looking forward to being able to offer our sponsors even more in 2013.” Weber invited potential In Seventh Heaven sponsors to contact her via email at lweber@detroitlawyer.org or by phone at (313) 961-6120, ext. 206.

Last year’s In Seventh Heaven sponsors included Charity Motors; GEM Asset Management; Kelly Ramsey Photography; Matthew Belcher; the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law; and Vincent Mastrovito from Luminous Wealth Management. Southfield’s Park West Gallery continued its historic support of the event as well.

For The Seventh Generation is a project of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Foundation in cooperation with the 3rd Judicial Circuit of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Human Services. For more information visit the organization’s website at www.fortheseventhgeneration.org or its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fortheseventhgeneration.

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