SATURDAY, APRIL 29TH, 2017

DTE ENERGY HEADQUARTERS DETROIT, MI Schedule of Events:

6:00PM-6:30PM WAAM Reception (invite only)

6:30PM-9:30PM Michigan Shines for Autism Gala Event

9:30PM-1:00AM Champions' Night Afterglow

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The 6th annual Michigan Shines for Autism Gala will take place on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at DTE Energy Headquarters in Detroit. This black tie gala raises critical awareness and support to help improve the lives of Michigan families affected by autism while honoring the people and organizations making an impact across Michigan.

The evening begins with a private cocktail reception hosted by the new Women Advocating for Autism in Michigan (WAAM) group alongside the event chairs, host committee and presenting sponsors followed by a silent auction filled with unique items and experiences to bid on.

Guests are then seated in the main hall for dinner and a formal program featuring the work of Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM) and a lineup of distinguished speakers.

Following the program, guests are invited to dance the night away at the Champions’ Night Afterglow party complete with live music, an open bar, late night snacks and party games.

2017 CO-CHAIRS

David E. Meador
Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer,
DTE Energy Company

Cynthia J. Pasky
Founder, President & CEO,
Strategic Staffing Solutions

2017 HOST COMMITTEE

Karen & Frank Beckmann
Lt. Gov Brian & Julie Calley
Rep. Debbie Dingell
David & Jennifer Fischer
Ron Fournier
Eugene Gargaro Jr.
Council President Brenda Jones

Jason & Andrea Jones
Niklas Kronwall
Steve & Rene LaFave
Representative Tom & Jenell Leonard
Doug & Carole Maibach
Dan & Cindy Miller
Jim Murray
Raj & Wendy Nair

Gary Peters, U.S. Senator
Sandy & Tom Pierce
Nedda Shayota
Patrick & Karen Smithbauer
Dr. Lorna Thomas
Bishop Edgar Vann
Rob Vogelei

WOMEN ADVOCATING FOR AUTISM IN MICHIGAN COMMITTEE

Josie Norcia, Chair

Andrea Jones, Vice Chair

Last year, over 500 Michigan business leaders, legislators and individuals gathered together at the 5th annual Michigan Shines for Autism Gala to raise an astonishing $608,000 in support of Michigan families affected by autism.

So where does all that money go? See below:

1,748

families have received free guidance and case management for their autism related questions and concerns through our MiNavigator program.

15,913

first responders including police officers, EMS, fire and other community members have been trained in autism safety and awareness.

1,535

healthcare providers have participated in AAoM's Crisis Training to better serve their patients affected by autism.

1,056

caregivers have attended our free Navigating Autism Today educational conferences across the state.

9,127

families have attended one of our many autism friendly, family-fun events across the state.

100

children who wander from safety have been offered a free scholarship for a wearable GPS device.

World Class Silent Auction

Each year, the AAoM Auction Committee works tirelessly to create a robust silent auction of over 60 packages. If you are interested in donating an item or soliciting items on our behalf, please use the attached form or contact Lauren.Lewis@aaomi.org for more information.

Donate Item Here

SEE YOU THERE

Immediately following the 6th annual Michigan Shines for Autism Gala, Gala guests are invited down to DTE Energy’s lobby to dance the night away with over 200 young professionals at the 3rd annual Champions’ Night Afterglow. This late-night event provides live entertainment, late-night snacks, open bar, dancing, party games and more all in honor of Michigan families affected by autism.

CENTRIA HEALTHCARE
Gilbert Family Foundation
Amerisure
Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan
JP Morgan Chase
The Deborah & Stephen D'Arcy Fund
American Axle Manufacturing
MotorCity Casino Hotel
Vectorform
Barton Malow Company Foundation
Northpointe Capital
PwC
Ambassador Ronald & Eileen Weiser
Stevenson & Bullock PLC
MGM Grand Detroit
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Jerry & Josie Norcia
NEPC
Nancy J. Moody
Metro PCS
MSU University-Advancement
Michigan Association of Health Plans
Jonathan Witz & Associates
Miller Canfield
Building Bridges Therapy Center
Greektown Casino-Hotel

Interested in volunteering?

Sign-up here:
Questions? Contact Lauren Lewis at (248) 436-5606 or Lauren.Lewis@aaomi.org