2019 Fostering Futures Event - Detroit

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Fundraising Dinner, Thursday, September 26, 2019Roostertail Restaurant

Roostertail, Detroit, 5:30 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.

Born in 1958 and located along the banks of the Detroit River, the unique and magical atmosphere of the Roostertail has captured the interest of the “who’s who” all around the city and has become “the” place to see and be seen. As well as hosting some of Detroit’s most memorable parties, weddings and events, the Roostertail has also had its share of fame hosting a number of celebrity performers with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Kid Rock and Tony Bennett (who was once an employee), and has hosted many special guests including Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones and Elton John. Come be a part of the rich history that is the Roostertail.

 The venue offers free onsite parking, food stations and seating for all!  Enjoy the spectacular view, live music, silent auction and raffles. There will a brief program and opportunities to network with other supporters and meet scholarship recipients. Join us as we raise funds and support former foster youth as they pursue higher education.

Next, we are introducing mobile bidding. You can now view silent auction items and place bids through our mobile bidding site. Now you can outbid your competition from the comfort of your seat or home. No need to download an app, just visit the mobile bidding site to participate. You can visit the site prior to the event for sneak peaks at some of this year's auction prizes. We will be adding new items as the event date gets closer, so be sure to check back for updates.

All proceeds from dinner reservations, sponsorships, auction and raffle items are awarded as scholarships to former foster youth currently enrolled at Michigan colleges and universities. During the 2018-19 academic year, 509 students were eligible to receive scholarships. Their scholarships were paid directly to over 50 different institutions. Proceeds from this event will be awarded for disbursement during the 2019-20 academic year.

Reserve your seats to attend the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund Benefit Dinner Event in Detroit HERE: Donate and register online using a credit card or

To make a donation or reserve seats by check, complete and submit the Fostering Futures Scholarship RSVP Form along with a check made payable to the State of Michigan - Fostering Futures Scholarship.

For those of you that would like to spend the night in Detroit, the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is offering a block of rooms at a special rate. Follow this link to the reservation site.Marriott Hotel Detroit at the Renaissance Center

As an IRC Section 170(c) organization all donations to MET's Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund are tax deductible.


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Presenting Sponsor

Three Ponds Scholarship Fund

Dinner Sponsors


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The Skillman Foundation

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Graduate Sponsors

Park West Foundation

Park West Foundation

Fellowship Sponsors


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Michigan Education Savings Plan




Supporting Sponsors

Capital Mortgage Lending

Capital Mortgage Funding


David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation


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Ferris State University

Ferris State University


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Maura Corrigan

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Michigan Lottery


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Wayne State University

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Michigan Student Financial Aid Association

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