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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Futures Foundation Gala set for Oct. 9 in Troy

The Futures Foundation's 17th Annual Giving Back to the Futures Gala will be held on on  Friday, Oct. 9, at the San Marino Club in Troy. 

The foundation is the fundraising arm of the Macomb-Oakland Regional Center, the second largest nonprofit in Michigan which provides services so some 5,000 people with disabilities and mental illness can live in the community.

The RJ Spangler Jazz Quartet will perform during the cocktail hour and The Pulse Band will fill the evening hours with music.

This year’s Gala will feature a silent auction. In the past, many MORC staff and/or departments contributed to the auction by submitting baskets representing a diverse array of items.

If you plan to submit an item, please let the Futures Foundation's Interim Executive Director Lindsay Calcatera or Director of Development Janaea Smith know as soon as possible so they can better plan for the event.  Also, if you know of any friends, businesses, or contacts who may be willing to submit an item for the silent auction, please let us know those as well.

Tickets for the event are $100 apiece. Call Smith at (586) 464 2610 to order tickets or any other information about the gala.

Jerry Wolffe, the writer-in-residence and advocate-at-large at MORC can be reached at (586) 263-8950.

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