2018 Pizza Party on the Capitol Lawn - Recap

Michigan state capitol building

Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund logoPizza Party On the Capitol Lawn


The approximately 400 people who attended the Michigan Education Trust’s seventh annual Pizza Party on the Michigan State Capitol Lawn got their fill of pizza and helped fill the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund, which awards scholarships to students enrolled in Michigan college and universities who have experienced foster care.

The $4,993 raised at the Thursday, Aug. 9, Pizza Party pushed the total for all seven events to $34,411, helping make the dream of a college education a reality for students who otherwise might lack resources to pursue higher education when they age out of the foster care system.

For a minimum donation of $5, attendees received pop and pizza provided by Hungry Howie’s and ice cream from MSU Dairy Store.



In addition, 62 pillows were collected during the Pizza Party for The Pillow Effect, a Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative that aims to ensure successful outcomes for young adults as they transition out of foster care. Because children entering foster care often don’t have their essential personal items with them, The Pillow Effect provides pillows to foster care youth in Berrien, Calhoun, Clinton/Eaton, Ingham, Ionia/Montcalm, Jackson, Livingston and Macomb counties. Financial donations also were welcome and $187 was collected Thursday.


Congratulations to our raffle prize winners:

MET Prize Bag:                          Lisa S.

SVSU Basket:                             Sydney T.

Lugnuts Bundle:                         Ross M.

Ferris State Basket:                    Chenoa R.

Grand Rapids Griffins Bundle:    Rob M.


This event is hosted by:

MET logo                                       NEW DHS Logo                         


Sponsored by:

Hungry Howie's Pizza Logo

Hungry Howie's

Jackson National Life Insurance logo

Jackson National Life Insurance Company

Independent Bank logo

Independent Bank


Lansing Automakers Federal Credit Union logo




MSU Federal Credit Union