ORT’s Spring fundraiser, ORT and the City, is taking place on Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:30 p.m. at Eastern Market (Shed 5) in Detroit. Regularly attended by 500 guests each year, ranging in age from 25-65+, the event is a celebration of Detroit, art, and culture, while promoting ORT’s mission of educating for life.

This year, a silent auction will feature one-of-a-kind art designed by emerging and nationally recognized Detroit artists, who are hand selected and sponsored by local art collectors. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite piece. The top three pieces will be announced at the event and featured in a write-up in the Detroit Jewish News.

A strolling dinner will be served via food trucks in addition to passed hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and an open bar with signature cocktails. Guests go home with a highly desired gift bag featuring an item from B.May.

Stephanie Freedman, Deborah Rosenthal, and Julie Rothstein are serving as the Event Co-Chairs and are supported by a diverse Planning and Host Committee.

Attendees and community members will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets in advance or at the event. The Grand Prize is a Season of Designer Shoes at Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection; the Second Prize is a Peloton Bike Bundle; Third Prize is a private Detroit Street Art Bus Tour for 24 guests; and the Fourth Prize is a $500 gift card to Ticketmaster. Raffle winners do not need to be present to win.

Proceeds from this year’s event will support ORT’s mission to provide students from the most vulnerable and impoverished communities with the highest level of education and the skills needed for them to obtain meaningful employment and achieve economic self-sufficiency.



ORT and the City 2017
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