Friday night’s event at Baile Corcaigh was wondeful! We raised approximately $1,000 from about 50 supporters, many of whom were Corktown residents. One highlight was a Lego replica of Navin Field that David Korman graciously displayed.
Thanks to Baile Corcaigh, Jessica Pfieffer and Ben Hassenger as well as all of our supporters that turned out!
In other, less fun, news, the Conservancy board held an all-day strategic planning session yesterday at the Detroit Yacht Club along with several of our consultants and key allies. It was a productive meeting, covering fundraising, site plan, programming and political and media strategies.
We have a lot to do before our next deadline of December 1 in those arenas and yesterday will help get us there.
We also held an election of officers and are pleased to announce that Thom Linn, chairman emeritus of Miller Canfield, was elected president and Mike Kirk, an architect with Newmann Smith, was elected vice president. We also welcomed a new board member to his first board meeting: Rick Ruffner, president of Avanti Press.