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Annual Benefit Dinner Slated for June 22

Event will feature Lloyd Carr, former University of Michigan football coach

Big Brothers Big Sisters, A Community of Caring is excited to announce plans for the 38th Annual Benefit Dinner. The June 22, 2015 event at the Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites in Kalamazoo will feature guest speaker Lloyd Carr, the former University of Michigan football coach.

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 consistentmentors and to provide ongoing support to nearly 1,200 matches annually. Eachyear, the money raised at the Benefit Dinner accounts for more than one-thirdof the agency’s annual budget.

“Our Annual BenefitDinner 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 former University of Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr,” 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 Lloyd Carr. Kuchta urges supporters to buy their tickets early as the dinner sells out year after year. “We expect many, many guests will be eager to hear Coach Carr speak about his successful time with the U-M football program and hear firsthand his thoughts on Jim Harbaugh taking over leadership of the program,” Kuchta says.

For tickets, please contact Sherry Butler at 269-382-6800 ext. 103 or click here. Ticket price is $300.


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