Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Benefit Dinner Slated for June 5
Event will feature Jim Caldwell, new head coach of the Detroit Lions
Big Brothers Big Sisters, A Community of Caring is excited to announce plans for the 37th Annual Benefit Dinner. The June 5, 2014 event at the Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites in Kalamazoo will feature guest speaker Jim Caldwell, the new head coach of the Detroit Lions.
Since 1978, the Annual Benefit Dinner has played an important role in providing funding to help the agency match vulnerable children with caring, supportive and consistent mentors and to provide ongoing support to more than 1,200 matches annually. Each year, the money raised at the Benefit Dinner accounts for more than one-third of the agency’s annual budget.
“Our Annual Benefit Dinner helps make it possible for us to achieve our mission of providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever,” says Amy Kuchta, chief executive officer.
“Each year, hundreds of guests and more than 70 business sponsors come together to support Big Brothers Big Sisters and to hear from one of the nation’s leading sports figures. This year, we are honored to welcome the Detroit Lions’ new coach Jim Caldwell,” Kuchta says.
The evening will include a cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception, a three-course dinner, the opportunity to bid on silent and live auctions, raffles, and the keynote address from Jim Caldwell. Kuchta urges supporters to buy their tickets early as the dinner sells out year after year. “The last two years, we’ve welcomed more than 700 guests and this year, with changes to the Radisson’s ballroom floor plan, we can only accommodate 650 people,” says Kuchta. “With Coach Caldwell recently taking the reins of the team, we expect many, many guests will be eager to hear him speak and learn firsthand his plans for the team.”
For tickets, please contact Sherry Butler at 269-382-6800 ext. 103 or online here. Ticket price is $300.