For the fifth year, ORT supporters attended the “ORT and the City” fundraiser to celebrate Detroit, Art, and Culture while promoting ORT’s mission of impacting lives through education. Held on May 1st at Eastern Market, nearly 400 attendees gathered for an evening of cocktails, strolling dinner served via food trucks, and a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind works of art designed by emerging and nationally recognized Detroit artists.  Photographers, painters, and artists of other mediums, were hand selected and sponsored by local art collectors. The artists were challenged to create an original design inspired by this year’s theme of Connections.

Congratulations to participating artists, Julie Chernow, Ilene Kahan, and Ilene Jennifer Kroll for receiving the 2019 People’s Choice Award. Their work was featured in the the May 23rd edition of the Detroit Jewish News.

The event raised over $100,000 to supports ORT’s mission of meeting the world’s educational needs by enabling over 300,000 students annually to attain successful careers, become community leaders and live independently.

Elizabeth Belkin, Stephanie Freedman, and Marlo Scott served as the Event Co-Chairs, supported by a diverse Planning and Host Committee.

We look forward to seeing you next year at ORT and The City, taking place on Thursday, May 7, 2020.


Click Here to see all 2019 ORT and The City Photos by Masserman Photography