Annual event at the Henry Ford Estate benefits the CASL alumni affiliate scholarship fund

October 22, 2008

DEARBORN / Oct. 22, 2008---The alumni affiliate of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters at the University of Michigan-Dearborn will host its “November Indulge” scholarship fundraiser, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7 at the Henry Ford Estate.

The event will feature a silent auction, wine-tasting, appetizers, desserts and live jazz music.

“As fun as the evening will be for everyone involved, the most important thing to remember is that all proceeds will benefit the CASL alumni affiliate scholarship fund,” according to Susan Gedert, alumni affiliate coordinator and communications editor in CASL. “Over the years, we have helped many outstanding students pay their tuition bills, and the need is certainly greater now than it has been in years."

Founded in 1995, the scholarship is funded solely through donations received from CASL alumni and friends. The “November Indulge” event is the group’s primary fundraiser.

The platinum sponsor for this year’s event is Bodman LLP. The four gold sponsors for the event are Miller Canfield; Stephen and Susan Gedert; Hour Media; and James and Judy Miller. The two silver sponsors for the event are Jennifer Sabourin and Ken Kalousek.

Tickets are $50 per person. Sponsors who donate $200 will receive two tickets and special recognition. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door. The alumni affiliate also is seeking donations of auction items.

Checks should be made payable to UM-Dearborn and sent to Susan Gedert, 2022 CASL Building, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn, MI 48128. For more information, call 313-436-9198 or e-mail sgedert@umich.edu.

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