8MBA's Events Entertain, Make A Difference,and Set Records in 2015

May 29, 2015 11:26 AM | Anonymous

8MBA is fresh off its 2015 event season, with the successful completion of the 16th Annual 8MBA Leadership Luncheon back on April 24, and our annual beautification blitz, Clean the D, back on May 9. Both events were a phenomenal success, and this month we are proud to bring you the highlights from each:


In 2015, the Leadership Luncheon hosted more guests and raised more funds than in any of its previous 15 years, an incredible feat and a nod to the continued growth and success of our regional gathering. The 16th Annual Leadership Luncheon raised nearly $100K and hosted more than 750 guests from across the region. Charlie Langton and the "Big Four" continued their tradition of riveting discussion on regional issues, from Prop 1 and the roads to medical marijuana and Detroit Public Schools reform. CLICK HERE for event photos. 


At Clean the D, we trade the glitz and glamour of Cobo Center for jeans, paint brushes, power tools and garden instruments as we spread along the corridor and into Eight Mile's neighborhoods to make a difference. In 2015 we hosted nearly 200 volunteers at four major project sites. 8MBA Board Members Howard Appel (Hagopian), Mayor Barry Brickner (Farmington Hills), Lykesha Moore (Fifth Third Bank), Tom Petzold (Belmont Center), and Nasir Siddiqui (CITGO) joined, along with Community United for Progress, Miss Michigan and more. CLICK HERE for event photos. 


We are thrilled with the success of this year's events and we couldn't do it without the generous support of our many partners. We sincerely thank each and every one who stepped up to support the revitalization of Eight Mile!

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