Annual Report 2011 - 2012 - Detroit Historical Society

Annual Report 2011 - 2012 - Detroit Historical Society

Annual Report 2011 - 2012 2011 –2012 Officers Trustees President Vice Presidents Thomas C. Buhl Lawrence N. Bluth Kevin P.A. Broderick James ...

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Annual Report 2011 - 2012

2011 –2012 Officers



Vice Presidents

Thomas C. Buhl

Lawrence N. Bluth

Kevin P.A. Broderick

James Deutchman

Chris Brown

Immediate Past President

Douglas P. Dossin

Gary Brown

Jeffrey Lambrecht

Gregory Cheesewright

Francis W. McMillan II

Dennis Levasseur

Judith Knudsen Christie

Robert R. Lubera, Esq.

Sean P. Cotton

Kenneth J. Svoboda

John P. Decker


Mark J. Albrecht

Bernadette M. Dennehy

Charles M. Bayer

Nicholas B. Gorga Ann Greenstone



Frederick E. Hall

Stephanie Germack-Kerzic

Thomas J. Shea

Robert E. Hoban

Scott J. Hamerink Til Klem Michael Kosonog Martin A. Krall Patti Kukula Kristin A. Lusn Joseph S. Moynihan David Nicholson Gregory A. Nowak Leslye Rosenbaum Rick Ruffner Jeffrey J. Schostak Christa M. Schwartz Lois Shaevsky Frederick E. Shell Sheila Stone Frank Taylor Susan Tukel Dwight Vincent Alan D. Whitman Kimberly Youngblood

Society President Thomas C. Buhl kicks off the program at the 2011 Detroit Historical Society Ball.

Staff Executive Director & CEO Robert Bury

Chief Operating Officer Michelle Wooddell

Jeffrey Zaleski

ANNUAL R EPORT 2011 - 2012

Dear Friends and Supporters: This past year at the Detroit Historical Society has been pivotal as the focus of our Past>Forward Campaign expanded beyond fundraising, research and planning to include the implementation of some of the early aspects of our transformational plan to reinvent ourselves. The year began with the public launch of the campaign, with a media event that also announced the concept of the Detroit Historical Museum’s upcoming outdoor attraction — Legends Plaza. Five outstanding Detroit legends — Dave Bing, Carmen Harlan, Al Kaline, Elmore Leonard and Dick Purtan — cast their hands and signatures in cement, kicking off a year that saw an impressive roster of our city’s luminaries from sports, entertainment and media do the same. The year continued with a “business as usual” look to the outside world with the exhibit openings, programs, tours and special events that our members, friends and school children know and appreciate, while a flurry of additional activity linked to our collective future bubbled just beneath the surface. The year ended with the Detroit Historical Museum temporarily closing to the public and beginning its dramatic transformation. With its own renovation imminent, plans for the Dossin Great Lakes Museum began taking shape and the digitization of thousands of important artifacts from our vast collection moved forward and became a popular addition to our newly enhanced and redesigned website. The new website and publications like this report have also been revitalized by the new Society branding that was created by Southfield-based Doner. As is evident on the cover, the new Detroit Historical Society wordmark is accompanied by a new tagline that we think truly reflects our mission and where we are as an organization — “Where the Past is Present.” We believe that this new Society brand gives us a clean, updated look as we upgrade our offerings to reflect the realities of the 21st century, while maintaining our commitment to our mission as the region’s storyteller. Your generosity has helped us reach past the two-thirds mark of our $20.1 million Past>Forward Campaign goal, and for that we express our deepest thanks. We also express our appreciation to our three Campaign Co-chairs — Kevin Broderick, Ann Greenstone and David Nicholson — for their continued leadership and commitment to its success. Thank you for supporting the Detroit Historical Society at this pivotal and important time, when the promises of our campaign are quickly becoming realities. Enjoy reading the details of our accomplishments in the past year and join us in looking forward to a truly amazing year ahead.


Thomas C. Buhl Robert A. Bury President Executive Director and CEO Detroit Historical Society Detroit Historical Society




Making great strides in education! The Detroit Historical Society’s educational initiatives achieved great progress on a variety of levels in the past year. Three new workshops were added to the mix to enhance students’ hands-on learning opportunities at the Detroit Historical Museum and the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. History Detectives, geared toward grades 6–12, and Trading Posts and Animal Pelts, designed for grades 3–5, were created to be stand-alone 90-minute experiences that present some key themes in greater depth at the Detroit Historical Museum. At the Dossin Museum, a workshop called Great Lakes Transportation is geared toward students in grades 3–5.

October. An economics-based role playing activity that takes students through the first 200 years of Detroit’s history, the game was made possible through a grant from the Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan. The project has been recognized with two national awards — a Silver Award in the Games and Augmented Reality category at the American Association of Museums’ 2012 MUSE Awards and an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH).

More than 10,000 students participated in docentguided tours over the past year, an impressive figure considering the continuing financial challenges facing schools throughout the area. Finally, the new Building Detroit online game, designed for students primarily in grades 3 through 5, launched in

Programs keep public coming in Family-oriented programs the Society does each year, such as African American History Day, Treats in the Streets, Noel Night and others, always provide a unique and fun environment for visitors to learn about Detroit’s history. In the past year, these programs welcomed more than 10,000 attendees. Our ongoing Curator Chats, Scholar Series and Film Series programs continue to draw new visitors to our two venues, while outside the museum walls, the Society’s popular Behind the Scenes tours featured 33 sold out events.

Storyteller Ivory D. Williams is a perennial favorite at African American History Day held each February at the Detroit Historical Museum.

ANNUAL R EPORT 2011 - 2012


Annual events generate record attendance and dollars! Over the past year, the Society continued its annual tradition of hosting two fundraising events to benefit its mission and support its two museums. More than 500 people were part of a record crowd at the 2011 Detroit Historical Society Ball in December at Eastern Market’s Shed 3. The event also netted its largest amount ever — $225,000. For the fourth year in a row, the Ball featured famous Detroiters and business leaders in a “Dancing with Detroit’s Stars” competition, which alone raised over $49,000. The overall winner, who raised the most dollars for the Society, was Detroit businesswoman Nedda Shayota, Vice President of Sigma Associates. The dancer winning the “Best Performance” trophy, awarded by a panel of celebrity judges including ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” professionals Jonathan

Roberts & Anna Trebunskaya, was Detroiter Sharon Madison of Madison Madison International. The co-chairs for the 2011 Ball were Suzanne Germack Frederickson of Grosse Pointe Park, Karla Hall of Detroit and Lauren Rakolta of Birmingham. In June, the annual Dossin Great Lakes Museum Gala, co-presented with the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority, drew a diverse group of party goers who enjoyed a speakeasy theme, strolling dinner, music, and a silent auction. Proceeds from the Gala, over $18,000, provide much needed funds to support the Dossin Great Lakes Museum so that the Society can continue to provide educational programs and exhibits that celebrate the maritime history of our region.

Exhibits team focuses on present and future The final temporary exhibitions installed at the Detroit Historical Museum in September included Detroit Toy Stories, which featured a variety of toys from multiple generations of metro Detroit children; Fabulous 5: Detroit’s Destinations, including Belle Isle, Campus Martius Park, Eastern Market, Franklin Cider Mill, and The Heidelberg Project; a 1914 Anderson Detroit Electric Car in the Automotive Showplace; and a display dedicated to the life and work of William Bushnell Stout, an inventor whose technical imagination was years ahead of his time. Three exhibits from the Lorenzo Cultural Center, the Great Lakes Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Detroit Artists Market also opened in the Detroit Historical Museum’s Community Gallery during the past year.

In addition to these installations, the main focus of the exhibits team during the past year was making all the upcoming new and revised exhibits a reality for both the Detroit Historical Museum and Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Key decisions were made related to all the elements that make these exhibits important to a phenomenal new museum experience awaiting our visitors: key themes; design; layout; interactives; artifact selection; story selections; copy and much more. Finally, a cross-functional Society team worked with the iconic Southfield ad agency Doner to develop logos for each of the new or enhanced exhibits, which will be central to the Society’s ongoing branding efforts.



We can’t do it without our Volunteers!

Admissions remain strong at both museums

The Society’s volunteer force continues to grow, working side-by-side with our staff to help us accomplish amazing things!

Before its May closure for renovations, overall attendance at the Detroit Historical Museum was up by nearly three percent versus the same period a year ago.

In the past year, our volunteers donated more than 11,000 hours of their time, another substantial number. In addition, the Society recruited and trained 16 new docents, 14 interns and 29 other volunteers — the largest group we’ve brought in more than five years.

At the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, attendance numbers since January have increased nearly 30 percent over the same period one year ago.

Auxiliary Groups help us reach new, diverse audiences The Black Historic Sites Committee celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special event honoring African American trailblazers in August at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. The group also sponsored an appearance by civil rights activist and author Grace Lee Boggs in February and organized a three-part panel series on “Detroit’s Civil Rights Struggle: Reconstruction through an Insurrection.” Two of these programs were taped for national broadcast by C-SPAN.

Mariners Remembrance in November; and the annual Marine Mart, which transitioned to an earlier date in November. In April, the group hosted its fifth annual Spring Rowing Regatta.

The Detroit Historical Society Guild organized a sold-out Victorian Christmas Tea in November and collaborated with the Historic Fort Wayne Coalition to reintroduce its annual Spring Flea Market. The Glancy Train volunteers had another successful Glancy Trains Show event and fundraiser on December 18th. The Glancy Trains Modular Railroad Club promoted the Detroit Historical Museum and our famous model train exhibit at events year-round, including the annual Festival of Trees, the “Day Out with Thomas” weekends at Greenfield Village and train shows throughout Michigan. The Dossin Maritime Group organized the following successful events: the Fair Winds Fall Dinner with guest speaker Art Woodford in October; the annual Lost

Black Historic Sites Committee chair Kimberly Simmons (left) with legendary TV newsman Bill Bonds and WXYZ-TV anchor Diana Lewis at the group’s 40th Anniversary celebration.

The Collection gets more visible, accessible A key project funded by the Detroit Historical Society’s Past>Forward Campaign is the massive effort to digitize the city’s collection of more than 250,000 artifacts. While only a small percentage of these items are on display at our museums, it is our aim to digitize the collection and make it accessible as an online tool for researchers.

As part of the launch of the Society’s new website in June, we also unveiled our new online digital collection. With this new tool available, visitors to our site will be able to access more than 10,000 items, including historic photographs, archival material and more objects than could ever be displayed in our museums at one time.

ANNUAL R EPORT 2011 - 2012


Detroit Historical Society Combined Revenue and Expense Statement for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2012

Revenue: Philanthropy $ 4,040,636 Earned Income 395,750 City and State Funding 2,460,740 Investment Income 333,906 Total Revenue

$ 7,231,032

Expenses: Program Services $ 3,672,496 Supporting Services 1,055,127 Total Expenses


Net Change to Assets Before Investment Gains Net Realized and Unrealized Gains on Investments

2,503,409 (484,975)


$ 2,018,434

Detroit Historical Society

Balance Sheet • June 30, 2012

Cash and Investments* $ 5,969,972 Contributions and Accounts Receivable 3,466,436 Other Assets 874,454

$ 10,310,862

Liabilities $ 144,789 Net Assets — Unrestricted 7,983,443 Net Assets — Restricted 2,182,630

$ 10,310,862

*The assets do not reflect a Detroit Historical Society Endowment held by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. The fund was valued at $1,437,981 as of June 30, 2012. Audited Detroit Historical Society financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012 are available at the Society offices, 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202, or by calling (313) 833-7935.



Government, Corporate and Foundation Donors $10,000 + Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski Eugene Applebaum Family Foundation Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. Chase City of Detroit Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Day Stroh Family Fund DeRoy Testamentary Foundation DTE Energy Foundation The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation Benson & Edith Ford Fund General Motors Foundation The Glancy Foundation Inc. Alice Kales Hartwick Foundation Hudson-Webber Foundation Institute of Museum and Library Services Kid Rock Foundation The Kresge Foundation Oliver Dewey Marcks Foundation Matilda R. Wilson Fund McGregor Fund Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs MotorCities National Heritage Area National Endowment for the Humanities Penske Corporation The Karen and Drew Peslar Foundation Plante Moran Purtan Family Foundation PVS Chemicals, Inc. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Elizabeth, Allan & Warren Shelden Fund Sigma Associates, Inc. St. John Providence Health System Suburban Automotive Consultants

$5,000 – $9,999 Comerica Charitable Foundation Crestmark Bank The Detroit Historical Society Guild General Motors Corporation Generation IV Charitable Trust Knudsen Family Fund Lonyo Family Endowment Ralph L. & Winifred E. Polk Foundation Sydney and Elizabeth Ross Family Foundation Two Seven Oh Inc. WICO Metal Products Wolverine Packing Company World Heritage Foundation - Prechter Family Fund

$2,500 – $4,999 Clark Hill PLC DTE Energy Company American House Bloomfield LP Charity Motors Computech Corporation Deloitte Services LP Detroit Industrial School Franco Public Relations Group Health Alliance Plan of Michigan Clarence & Jack Himmel Foundation The James and Lynelle Holden Fund Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss Japan Business Society of Detroit Foundation The Kirlin Company MGM Grand Detroit Casino PricewaterhouseCoopers Reliable Software Resources, Inc. St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Village Club Foundation Whelan Family Foundation

$1,000 – $2,499 Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP Beaumont Hospital Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network Diversified Computer Services Google Greater Development, LLC Grosse Ile Power Squadron H & P Protective Services Inc. The Mort and Brigitte Harris Foundation Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP Elizabeth Koegel Fund The Myron P. Leven Foundation Lewis & Munday, P.C. Liggett Family Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Louisa St. Clair Chapter, Daughters of American Revolution Michigan Marine Terminal, Inc. Lee & Maxine Peck Foundation George Pevin Foundation PNC The Elmira L. Rhein Family Foundation Robert Bosch Corporation Schostak Family Support Foundation The Skillman Foundation Target Corporation The A. Alfred Taubman Foundation

$1 – $999 32 Masons Alber Crafton, PSC Ayco Charitable Foundation Bloomfield Township Public Library John A. & Marlene L. Boll Foundation

Canadian Shipowners Association Congregation Shir Tikvah Sisterhood Detroit Club Preservation Foundation Downtown Detroit Partnership, Inc. Federated Campaign Stewards Feet On The Street Tours Fox Run Village The Friends of Livonia Library Friends of St. Clair Library Galaxie Corporation George Johnson & Company The Henry Ford Howell Carnegie District Library IBM International Foundation International Shipmasters’ Association Detroit Lodge No. 7 M. Jacob & Sons JVS Kronlund Foundation Charitable Trust Livonia Amateur Radio Club Livonia Historical Society Lowry Tire, Inc. James F. and Frances McDonnel Fund Metro Beverage Company Michigan Humanities Council Michigan First Credit Union Michigan Association of Retired School Persons Multiple Sclerosis Group National Society of Colonial Dames of America New Day Multi-Purpose Service Center, Inc. Northern Trust Bank, FSB The Parade Company Plymouth District Library Propeller Club of United States Questers Sand Hill Residents Council of Jewish Federation Apartment Harvey Rice Foundation Roberts Restaurants St. Clair Trust State Employee Retirees Association Suburban Association of Retired School Personnel Telemus Capital Partners, LLC Thibault & Moore Catering, Inc. Trent Design LLC The Village Club Warren Historical Society Wolverine Division of Toy Train Operating Society Telemus Capital Partners, LLC Thomas & LoCicero PL Toy Train Operating Society - Wolverine Division Trenton Historical Commission University of Michigan Library - Serials Division USCG Sector Detroit Morale Fund The Village Club Warren Historical Society West Shore Sail Club The Wetsman Foundation

ANNUAL R EPORT 2011 - 2012

Individual Donors $10,000 + Mr. Terence E. Adderley Maggie and Bob Allesee Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Applebaum Harriet J. Berg Mr. and Mrs. Kevin P.A. Broderick Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Buhl Mr. and Mrs. Edward Christian Scott and Jumana Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Sean P. Cotton Mr. James Deutchman Mr. and Mrs. Douglas P. Dossin Jeffrey N. Lutz and M. Cathleen Nowosielski M.D. Mr. and Mrs. James T. McMillan II Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. McMillan II Mr. and Mrs. David A. Nicholson Jim and Ann Nicholson Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Proctor Schostak Family Dr. Martha R. Seger, Ph.D. Mr. Stephen M. Stackpole Mr. Earl W. Stilson Mr. and Mrs. David Stone Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taubman Mrs. Barbara C. Van Dusen Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan T. Walton Ambassador and Mrs. Ronald Weiser Mr. and Mrs. Alan Whitman Ms. Emily Yuen

$5,000 – $9,999 Mr. Joel Alam and Ms. Bernadette Dennehy Ms. Sidonie Dossin Brown Mr. and Mrs. William A. Chope Mr. John P. Decker Richard R. and Elaine J. Dossin Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ermanni Mr. and Mrs. Mason Ferry Mr. and Mrs. William J. Gehrke Jeffrey Groehn Cynthia and David M. Hempstead Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Hudson, Jr. Ms. Stephanie Germack-Kerzic and Mr. Patrick Kerzic Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kosonog Mr. Alphonse S. Lucarelli Ms. Lauren Rakolta and Mr. Michael Fitzgerald Maurcine and Lloyd Reuss The Honorable Walter Shapero and Ms. Kathleen Straus Barbara Taylor

$2,500 – $4,999 Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Bayer, Jr. Richard J. Bingham Mrs. Betty V. Blazok Nancy Bechek Bluth and Lawrence N. Bluth Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Brodie Mr. Peter Brown and Ms. Maria Leonhauser Mr. John G. Cameron, Jr. Mrs. Judith L. Cantor Mr. and Mrs. Howard S. Christie Mr. and Mrs. Raymond M. Cracchiolo Mrs. Marianne T. Endicott Dr. and Mr. Edward R. Garcia-McDonnell Mr. and Mrs. Britton L. Gordon, Jr. Mr. Frederick Hall and Ms. Wanda McGlown Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hoban Ms. Til M. Klem Robert and Mary Lubera Mr. and Mrs. Charles McClure Mr. Joseph S. Moynihan Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Rosenbaum Mr. and Mrs. Rick Ruffner Mr. and Mrs. John R. Schueler Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Seizert Mr. Jenan Shayota Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Strowger Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Svoboda Duane and Sheila Tarnacki Mr. David M. Trebing Ms. Susan Tukel and Mr. Michael Balloch

Mr. and Mrs. C. Gregory Frederickson Mr. William Y. Gard Mr. and Mrs. Paul Glantz Mr. and Mrs. Scott Goleniak Mr. Nicholas B. Gorga Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Greenstone Mr. and Mrs. Scott J. Hamerink Mrs. Sarah Prues Hecker Mr. George G. Johnson Mr. Glenn F. Kossick Mr. and Mrs. William B. Krag Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Krall Ms. Patricia Kukula Jeff and Debbie Lambrecht Mr. David P. Larsen Mr. and Mrs. Dennis J. Levasseur Ms. Kristin A. Lusn Mr. Thomas A. Mackey Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. McCarthy Patricia A. and Patrick G. McKeever Jim and Mary Beth Nicholson Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Nowak Tamara and Michael Ottaway Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Parke Ms. Ramona H. Pearson Mrs. Mary Anne Petz Dr. Glenda D. Price William C. Rands III Karie Ross and David Dombrowski Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Schwartz Lois and Mark Shaevsky Mr. Enmar Shayota

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Shea Mr. Frederick E. Shell Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Simpson Mr. and Mrs. Scott N. Simpson Mr. and Mrs. Scott Sirich Mrs. Sheila Stone Mr. Kirt Vilders and Dr. Judie Goodman Gail and Lois Warden Fund Mr. Scott Werner Mr. John V. Wickey Robert P. Young, Jr. Jeffrey and Norma Jean Zaleski Mrs. Mary Lou Zieve

$250 – $999 Brad and Valerie Ahlgren Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Alandt Ms. Emily N. Alber Ms. Judith M. Albrecht Ms. Amy Amador Ms. Lisa A. Anga Cathy and Bob Anthony Mr. Joel Applebaum and Ms. Jami Statham Ms. Serene Arena Mr. Mark Armitage Ms. Stephanie Austin Mr. Dan Austin Mr. Zacharie Azzam Mr. D. Gregory Baker Mr. Charles Barnes

$1,000 – $2,499 Mr. Mark J. Albrecht Mr. and Mrs. Frederick M. Alger III Mr. and Mrs. Sandy K. Baruah Mr. Curtis Blessing and Ms. Amanda Van Dusen Mr. and Mrs. John A. Boll, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Brodie Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Brownell John and Doris Bukowicz Mr. Bill Burdett Bob, Mary Ann and Meredith Bury Dr. Robert C. Chope, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. K.C. Crain Mr. and Mrs. Fred Detwiler Dr. and Mrs. Mark Dykowski Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Eisenberg Ms. Nicole Eisenberg Dr. David Fike and Mrs. Sylvia Rosales-Fike Mr. and Mrs. James Finley Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Fisher

Members attending the Detroit Historical Museum’s closure party in May had the opportunity to sign a 2 x 4 which has subsequently been placed into the infrastructure of the upcoming Gallery of Innovation exhibit on the second floor.




Paul and Diane Barrett Ms. Kelly Bayer Mr. and Mrs. Kim C. Beal Ms. Valerie A. Beaudoen Mr. and Mrs. Larry Becker Dr. and Mrs. Richard H. Bell Dr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Berke Raymond J. Biggs Mr. Brandon Blazo Dan and Pat Bober Ms. Alexis Bourkoulas Ms. Dolores Bradway Kathy and John Brennan Walter E. Burgam Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burnham Ms. Carol Jean Burns Kristin Cabral and Joe Beaulieu Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Cameron, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Campbell Ms. Marla Carew John and Joanne Carter Mr. Desmond Carter Mr. John Casey Mr. and Mrs. Gregory A. Cheesewright Dave Colton and Kim Towar Mr. and Mrs. John Conway Mr. Lander Coronado-Garcia Ms. Janice Cosby Dr. and Mrs. David and Shery Cotton Mr. John Dakmak and Ms. Penelope Barker Mr. Tyrone M. Davenport and Ms. Linda D. Forte Ms. Maria Dekimpe Mr. William F. Denner Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Denner Ms. Stephanie Denner Ms. Trish Dewald Ms. Rosemarie Di Rita Dr. and Mrs. Clark Dickson Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Diehl, Jr. Dr. John Dinka and Dr. Catherine Osinski-Dinka Mr. and Mrs. Anibal Drelichman Mr. Fred Dromke Rev. Dr. David Eberhard Mr. Blake A. Ellis Mr. and Mrs. William Elson Mr. John Fleming Mr. and Mrs. Dale Fordham Ms. Regina M. Fortushniak Mrs. Laura Fournier and Mr. Gerald Fournier Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fruehauf Mr. Michael Garavaglia Eugene and Mary Anne Gargaro Fund Ms. Mary C. Gaughan Frank and Elyse Germack Mr. Todd Gers Mr. Steven Gibson

Mr. Robert Gillette Ms. Francina Gonzalez Ms. Susan Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Graham Mr. and Ms. Joel Grandelius Mr. Daniel Grano Mr. William Greene Ms. Oresha Greenidge Mr. and Mrs. Scott A. Gregory Dr. and Mrs. Steven Grekin Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Griffith Mr. and Mrs. Terry Hamilton Mr. Kenneth Hemler Mr. David Herskovic Mr. Mark S. Higbie Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Hindelang Max B. Horton, Jr. Ms. Kelly A. Hough-Breen Mr. Doug Humenny Mr. and Mrs. Bradley T. Irwin Mr. James A. Jacob The Honorable Saunteel Jenkins Mr. Anthony Johnson Ms. Carla Jones and Mr. Arvin Jones Mr. and Mrs. Clay Kelly Ms. Whitney Kenniburg Ms. Karen Knopper Mario J. Kocaj Ms. Jennifer Kopp Ms. Karen M. Kraft Mary L. Kramer Mr. Jack Krasula and Ms. Pam Good Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Krueger Mr. Andrew LaBreche Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Lambrecht, Jr. Mr. Matthew J. Langan Ms. Lexa Leatherdale and Mr. Artie Davenport Mr. Roni Leibovitch Ms. Stacey M. Leuliette Mr. and Mrs. Yale Levin Mrs. John Lewis Mr. Jeremy Lewis Mark L. Lifter and Arlene Oakland Mr. David A. Lilly Donald and Erica Lindow Ms. Carol Litka Ms. Carol Little and Mr. James Stephens Ms. Meredith Long Mr. Robert Lorenz and Ms. Christine Comstock Bob and Denise Lutz Mr. Charley Marcuse Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Marks Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Marsh Mr. Michael Martorelli Mr. David Massaron Ms. Anastasyia McCurry Mr. Peter McGreevy Ms. Elaine K. McLain

Patricia A. Meldrum Eugene and Lois Miller Mr. Dennis Miriani Mr. Jan F. Modzelewski Mr. Matthew P. Moore Mr. Gary E. Mounts Mr. William Muller Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Naber Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Naganashe Mr. Timothy Nicholson George M. Nyman Mr. Andrew Olsen Mr. Cory Padesky Mr. and Mrs. Gregory D. Paliczuk Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey W. Palmer Ms. Joanna Porvin Mr. Joe Posch III Peter and Jan Poulos Mr. Anthony Prainito Ms. Katy Procter Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Provenzano Mr. Jonathan Quarles Mr. and Mrs. Carl T. Rashid Ms. Rosemary Reed Ms. Suzy Reno Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Richner Ms. Jennifer Ruud Allen Salyer Mr. Mark Sarver Mr. and Mrs. Paul Savage Mr. and Mrs. David J. Schechter Mr. and Mrs. William A. Schueler Mr. and Mrs. Heinz Schulte Mr. Alexander Schwallbach Dr. and Mrs. Howard B. Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Shafer Mr. and Mrs. Graham Shullman Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Shumaker Ms. Nancy L. Sizer Dr. Grace E. Bliss Smith, Ph.D. Mr. Richard J. Smith Dr. and Mrs. Gary Sole Mr. John Solecki Mr. Derek Spinei Mr. and Mrs. Ned Staebler Mr. David Steinke and Ms. Susan Sherer Ms. Kristin Stepanek Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Stimpson III Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stoia Ms. Carly E. Strachan Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Stroble Mr. and Mrs. John W. Stroh III Mr. Luke A. Suchyta Ms. Lisa Sullivan Mr. T.L. Summerville Mr. and Mrs. John Sznewajs Julia Reyes Taubman Mr. and Mrs. Younger Taueg Mrs. Charlotte B. Terry Jennifer L. Thomas, DVM Ms. Marilyn Trent Ms. Jaclyn S. Trop

Mr. Morgan Truscott Phyllis A. Vallee Mr. James Van Dyke Mr. Peter Van Dyke Mr. Jonah Victor Mr. and Mrs. Dwight H. Vincent Ms. Elizabeth M. Vogel Ms. Tobi M. Voigt Mr. and Mrs. Mark R. Weber Mr. John Wentrack Mr. Benjamin Werbling Dr. and Mrs. Todd S. Wilkinson Dr. and Mrs. Victor D. Wooddell Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Woodford Ms. Kennis Wooten Ms. Kim Youngblood Mr. William Zsigray

$1 – $249 Ms. Diana Abbott Dr. James Acheson Ms. Chicquita Adams James and Rose Addy Doris Adler Mr. Mark A. Aiello Ms. Claudia Allen H. Allen Mr. Inez Allen Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Allen Dick and Susan Allison Mr. Robert Alpert Gerald Alvin Effie K. Ambler Dr. and Mrs. William T. Anderson Ms. Doris Anderson John Anderson and Molly Hilton Mrs. Cynthia E. Andrews Ms. Linda Angus Anonymous Mrs. Suzanne Antisdel Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. Archer Gary A. Archer Esther Archie Alireza Armin Mary Ann Arsenault Duane A. Ashley Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Asmus Ms. Ellen Athens Mrs. George J. Auchterlonie Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. Austin Mr. and Mrs. Russell J. Ayers Jean and Dr. Ahmad Azar Ms. Marianna Bailey Roger and Eugenia Bajorek Miss Rochelle Balkam Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. Ball Dr. David S. Balle Mary Balloid Paul E. Baltzer Ms. Susan Barkell Ms. Jacqueline Barker Keith A. Barker

ANNUAL R EPORT 2011 - 2012

Henry N. Barkhausen Ms. Gail Barnhart Rochelle M. Barr Edward G. Bartholomew Mr. Len Bartlett Mr. J. Addison Bartush Andrew R. Basile, Jr. Mr. Dontez Bass Mr. and Mrs. Clifford O. Bath, Jr. Janice L. Bauer Sheila C. Bawks Linda M. Beale Christopher Beck Charles Begg Thomas and Dorothy Bejin Mr. Everard F. Belfon Ms. Therese Bellaimey Dr. and Mrs. John R. Bellefleur Ms. Sherri Belobradich Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Benedict Robert and Janet Bennett Mr. George H. Bennett, Jr. Mr. Robert S. Berar Ms. Pauline M. Bergeron Mr. Ronald Berlin Andrew Berry Ms. Janice Berry Ms. Mary Baker Berry The Berry Foundation Ms. Heather A. Betts Larry B. Betzler Mr. Rob Bien Darlene M. Black Donald G. Blain Rosalee M. Bleecker Dr. George and Joyce Blum Mary E. Bodary Mr. Victor F. Bodek Victoria R. Bohm Ms. Mary Jo Bokshan Mary Bond Ms. Antoinette P. Book Frances P. Book Paul and Louise Borucki Ms. Suzanne Boschan Ms. Mattie B. Boyd Ms. Marie Boyle Reinman Elaine Bozin Ms. Jerri A. Brachel Ms. Dorothy K. Bradley-Dubyak Mike and Pam Brady Mr. Gary Brancaleone Bob Brasie Hanson and Tara Bratton Ms. Deb Brazen David and Julie Breen Camille and Donald Breen Janet A. Brennecke Mary Kane Brieden Mr. and Mrs. Steven Briggs Mr. Anthony F. Brinkman Carol Sue Brodbeck Mr. Jay H. Brody

Robert and Rhea Brody Charles M. Broh Ms. Deborah M. Brolley Mrs. Ann C. Brooks Martin Brosnan Dr. and Ms. Verne Brown Ms. Kim Brown Mr. Gregory Brown Ms. Ruth A. Bruce Christine Brummer Prof. Denver Brunsman Mr. William A. Bryan Mr. Robert A. Bubeck James M. Buchanan Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Buckley Robert and Margaret Bull Ms. Yolanda Burbrink Mr. Harry Burkey Mary Ellen Busch Jocelyn Gail Bush Ms. Maggie Byrnes Ms. Sylvia A. Cadorette James and Laura Callow Mr. and Mrs. Michael Calvert Mr. David B. Cameron, Sr. Jim Cameron Ms. Clara Camp Mrs. Carol S. Campbell Don N. Canham Ms. Mary Ann Capo Ms. Rita Cargile Mr. and Mrs. Colon Carmichael Ms. Barbara M. Carr Mr. and Mrs. James Carrick Mr. and Mrs. James L. Carroll Dr. James A. Carter Ms. Lynne Carter Scott T. Cartwright Mr. Michael Cash Ms. Mary L. Caspers Ms. Ann K. Cebulski Ms. Marion Grace Cenci Elaine J. Chalom Claire Chambers Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Chapman Martha Charchian Mr. Lawrence Charfoos Paul F. Chateau Ms. Doris E. Chavis Ms. Janet Chernow Rev. John F. Child Harold C. Choitz Mr. Thomas Chokreff and Ms. Gaila Cook Mr. George Christopoulos Mr. George T. Chucales Mr. and Mrs. Bruce F. Clark Gloria and Fred Clark Loretta Clark Rosemary B. Clemmons Mr. Keith Cockrell Mr. I. William Cohen Dr. Edward M. Cohn

Miriam B. Colburn Nancy and Tom Coles Mr. and Mrs. Keith Collin Brian Clay Collins Phyllis Collins Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Comstock Ms. Deborah Condino Ms. Kathleen Conlon Richard and Cindy Connell Sheila C. Connolly Peter W. Connor Mr. John R. Connors Ms. Dorothy J. Conrad Ms. Elaine Conrad Mr. and Mrs. James E. Conway Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cook Doris M. Cook Ms. Nadine Cook Mr. and Mrs. Roger Cook Mr. George M. Cool Mr. and Mrs. Ron Cooley Mrs. Deborah Copeland David P. Cornillie Mr. Robert W. Cosgrove Dr. Ivan Louis Cotman Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Cotter Ms. Kathleen Courtney John and Judith Covert-Sisung Ms. Mary Cowan Ms. Lise Cragen Mr. Marcus Patrick Craig Mr. and Mrs. Steven Crawford Mr. and Mrs. Roger Crysler Mrs. Jack M. Cudlip Judy Cupit David J. Curran Jean S. Curtiss Betsy Cushman Father Paul Czarnota Beatrice Czenkusz Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Czop, Jr. Gabriel D’Haillecourt Jane Bowman and Jon Dady Mr. and Mrs. William D. Dahling Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dallavecchia Mr. Eric J. Dalton Donald A. Daugherty Dorothy A. Davenport Mr. Jeffrey A. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. R. Davis Douglas L. Davis Joann Marie Davis Mr. and Mrs. Mark C. Davison Ron Dawes Paralee G. Day Ms. Laura DeCastor Ms. Karen DeFiore Robert Dege Mr. Robert J. Degenhart Armando Delicato Ms. Annette DeLorenzo Mr. and Mrs. Doug DeMeester Mr. John Dempsey

Ronald A. Deneweth Ms. Paula A. Dent Ms. Betty DeRamus Kathleen Derbin Joyce and Michael Deren Mr. Fred J. Dery Robert and Carol Dettling Mr. Ward Detwiler Dr. Caroll Deuben J.E. DeWald and Associates Pamela and Carroll DeWeese Mr. and Mrs. Vincent DiBattista Suzanne and Carl Dibble Karen Vanerklout DiChiera Ms. Valentine Dickerson Ms. Shauna Diggs Mr. and Mrs. Enrico Digirolamo William and Margaret Dixon Ms. Jean Dodenhoff Ms. Teresa Donaldson Mr. Kenneth Donaldson Mr. and Mrs. Kevin D. Donigan Ms. Naomi V. Donoian Ms. Kathleen Donovan and Mr. Robert Jacques Ms. Reneé M. Dooley Ms. Blondell Doughty In memory of Mary Goumas Dovas Dr. and Mrs. Gerald R. Dreslinski Eugene and Elaine Driker Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Drummy Ms. Mary Dubensky Dale Duda Barbara Dudek Guy and Nancy Duffield Mr. Paul Duffy and Ms. Marilyn Wheaton Noel Ford Duncan Ms. Mary E. Duncan Ms. C. Beth Duncombe Virginia A. Durand Ms. Mary Jo Durivage Ms. Elizabeth A. Durrett Carolyn A. Duryea Hector W. Duthie Thomas Dworman Mr. Chuck Dyer Mr. and Mrs. Brian D. Ebner Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Eckfeld Mr. Jason Eddleston Ms. Elizabeth S. Edwards James M. Edwards and Patrick J. Murray Ms. Naomi Edwards Mr. and Mrs. Norman Ehlers Ms. Rachelle Eid Mr. Wayne Eiler Ms. Laurie Eisenhower Paul A. Eisenstein Mr. and Mrs. Paul Elie George W. Ellenwood Kathryn G. Ellis Ms. Lisa Emeott




An 18th century British cannon discovered last summer was retrieved out of the Detroit River in October. It is now part of the Detroit Historical Society’s collection. The news of this “find” hit both the Associated Press and Reuters wire services, which led to an amazing amount of national and worldwide exposure for the Society.

Ms. Betty J. Emmert Aimee Ergas Mr. and Mrs. August J. Exner Lorraine Fabry Mr. Piper Fakir Mary and Michael Farley Janice M. Farrace Mr. Michael Farrell and Mr. Marc Herrick Mr. and Mrs. Stanley S. Fasbinder Richard E. Faulkner Mr. Patrick Fenton Ms. Mildred Ferrari Mr. and Mrs. David E. Fiedler Mr. T. Kozina and Ms. D. Figlewicz Terence Filipiak Ms. Sharon K. Finnerty Dorothy Fisher Mrs. Walter Fisher Mr. and Mrs. James E. Fisk Mr. and Mrs. Marc C. Flemming Mr. Jason Fligger Mr. Jeffrey Forman Bill Fortuna and Pamela Sayre Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Franchina Ed and Lynne Francis Beverly and David Frank Mr. Robert Frank Josephine E. Franz and Russell A Gill Ron and Linda Frechen Denny (Denise A.) Freitag Mr. and Mrs. Gerald G. Frericks Ms. Yvonne Friday and Mr. Stephen Black Judge Bernard and Rozanne Friedman Mr. and Mrs. Dean A. Friedman Mr. and Mrs. Nick Frisch

Ms. Mary Fritz Mr. Jared Fuller Ms. Theresa M. Futvoye-Micus Marjorie L. Gabriel James and Meta Gallagher Mrs. Florence Gantz Jane Garrett Linda Garrison Mr. Robert J. Garvin Frank C. Gasiorek, Ph.D. Miss Janice M. Gates Mr. John Gatti Ms. Karen Gaudette Charles F. Gehrke Allan and Harriet Gelfond David Gensor Dr. Michael J. Geoghegan Byron and Dorothy Gerson Joan J. Gibbons Mr. Michael Gibson Diane Gie Mr. and Mrs. Hali H. Giessler Mr. Derek J. Gillis Mr. Mike Giovanni Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gitre Mr. Ralph F. Glenn Mr. Bob Gluth Thomas C. Goad Jerry Goecke Mr. and Mrs. Lance Goin Mrs. Doris Lu Goldman Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Goldstein Doris A. Goleniak Robert L. Good Mr. and Mrs. Mark Goodman Ms. Enid Goodman Dr. Paul Goodman Ms. Lisa Goodman

Dr. Jesse F. Goodwin Mr. Wade M. Gora Kathleen Gorak Dennys Grady Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Graham Richard and Enid Grauer Mr. Herman Gray Judith and William Greba Miss Geraldine Green E. Irene Greene Ms. Lois R. Greene Anne Greenstein Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Greiner Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Grier Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Griffith, Jr. Mary K. Grimes Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Grinnan Gordon L. Grosscup Mr. and Mrs. William C. Guarino Ms. Jamie Gumbrecht and Mr. Jay Varner Ms. Peggy Ann Gunn George Haberer Mr. Samuel Haberman Grace A. Haddad Mr. Elliott S. Hall Ms. Marilyn Hall Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Hall Margaret and William Halls Mrs. and Mrs. William J. Hamel Ms. Jeannine C. A. Hamilton Ms. Sandra Hammel Margaret A. Hammond Mary Faust Hammons Mr. and Mrs. Verne C. Hampton II Ms. Sandra Hamson Msgr. Hanchon Hancock Family

Ms. Jacqueline P. Hand John Hanjian Ms. Beth Hanna Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Hanpeter Kurt A. Hansen Mr. and Mrs. Gene M. Hardy Mr. Donald C. Harms Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Haroutunian Mr. David Harris Mr. and Mrs. Douglas J. Harris Ms. Kathryn Harrison Ms. Louise I. Hartung Eugene and Donna Hartwig Cheryl A. Harvey Mr. and Mrs. J. Edward Haug Ms. Cynthia Hauser Mr. Nelson Haynes Mr. and Mrs. Todd M. Hecker Mr. and Mrs. Earl I. Heenan III Dr. and Mrs. Gerhardt A. Hein Ms. Misha L. Helvey Thomas and Phyllis Henderson Vonna Hendricks M. Jon Posner and Roberta Henrion Mr. and Mrs. David Hensley & Family Ms. Rose Hepner Mark Herman and Shiva Maralani Mr. and Mrs. John J. Hern, Jr. Roger Hewlett Lynda Hicks Douglas T. Hill Ms. Leslie A. Hill Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Hill Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Hilton Mr. Tom Hirschauer Mr. and Mrs. T. Denny Hoag Mr. and Mrs. Theodore R. Hodges, Jr. In memory of Michael J. Hoffenberger Mr. Ernest Holland Mr. and Mrs. Richard N. Holloway Mr. and Mrs. Russell C. Holmes Loraine Holzhauer Ralph Hotton Herman and Connie Houin William K. Howenstein Lewis and Marge Hoy Mr. and Mrs. Randal L. Hoyer Marilyn and Fred Hudson Marshall J. Hunt, Jr. R. Craig Hupp Dr. Rochelle Hurt, M.D. Ms. Mary C. Husson Mary F. Hutchinson Mr. Greydon Hyde and Ms. Christine Burnhard Mrs. Dorothy A. Ignasiak Mr. and Mrs. William Irvine Mr. John Jachman and Mrs. Elizabeth Berg Mr. and Mrs. Avaka Jackson Amy Davis Jackson

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M. Jacob & Sons Mr. Charles E. Jacobson Ms. Renata Jalosinski Mrs. Rosanne C. Jamieson Dr. Robert and Joan M. Jampel Mr. Dennis Janowski Mr. and Mrs. Albert S. Janus Miss Wanda H. Jaskula Tim Jeffrey Mr. John Jendza Ms. Yvette Jenkins Jeff Jenks Ms. Linda Jennings Mr. John G. Jenuwine Mr. and Mrs. George G. Jerome, Sr. Ms. Laurie Jerris Miss Rosemarie Jerzylo Mr. John C. Jex, Jr. Ms. Ting Jin Ms. Alease D. Johnson Ms. Alice Johnson Dr. Charmaine D. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Donald Johnson Mrs. Ruth J. Johnson Miss Betty Sue Jones Mrs. H. Burton Jones Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Jones Marion L. Jones Ms. Maria Jones-Foster Mr. Theodore Jones Mr. Thomas Jones Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Jordan Alice M. Jorgensen Mr. and Mrs. Timothy E. Joy Mrs. Marcia K. Judge Peter and Estelle Kalakailo Mrs. Elizabeth Kalis Douglas and Eileen Kaller Mr. and Mrs. Ram Kancharla Mrs. Marylal B. Karbowski Ms. Elizabeth Katz Mr. Joseph W. Kaufman Mr. and Mrs. Terrence E. Keating Mr. Raymond C. Keeling Mr. Stephen C. Kehres Ms. Kathrine Keljo and Mr. Douglas Quada Carole D. Keller Mr. Darren R. Kelly Wanda Kempf Mr. and Mrs. Sean P. Kendall Mr. Bob L. Kennedy Charles and Angela Kennedy F. John Keogh III Mrs. Kern Michael W. Kerwin Sarah Keys Mr. Carl F. Kiehler John L. King Olga J. Kiousis Mr. George Kipper Mrs. Paula L. Kircos

Mr. and Mrs. Quinn Kiriluk Mr. and Mrs. William A. Kirkpatrick Ms. Judy L. Kirkpatrick Charles B. Kirkpatrick Mr. and Mrs. David Klaasen Mrs. June Knabusch-Taylor Ms. Mary F. Knauer Toni Knechtges Mr. Morie Knight-McKinney Mr. Frederick M. Kochensparger Mr. Robert Koenig and Ms. Lana Vacha Judy and Jim Kohl Michael W. Kolakowski Mr. and Mrs. George J. Kordas Kathryn Korns Dr. and Mrs. Michael E. Kosinski David J. Koss Hal and Susan Koss Judy Koths Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kozak Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kraus Mr. Joseph Kresovich Susan C. Krichbaum John Krieger Mr. Roger M. Krzeminski Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Kuck Ms. Marjorie Kumar Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Kuras Ms. Leah Kuriluk Kurko, Inc. Mr. Ronald P. Kustra Ms. Barbara Kux Mrs. Clarice E. Lackey Ms. Jean A. Lacy Mary Anne Lahood Arthur W. Lambke Ms. Cynthia Lamm Anne C. Lampe Mr. Patrick D. Lancaster David and Lauren Landaw Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Lang Richard Lange Mr. John T. Larin Mr. Eric Lark Mr. and Mrs. James Lark Mr. K.B. Larkin John Lathers Mrs. Stephanie E. Latour Mr. John R. Lauritsen Ms. Sylvia S. Laws Ms. Paulette Le Bost Mrs. Florence O. Ledyard Linda and Henry Lee Ms. Teresa LeFevre Christopher T. Leland Donna D. Leland Lt. Col. Edward B. Leland Corey and Joyce Leon Allan S. Leonard A. Gerard Leone Max Lepler and Rex L. Dotson Clayton and Joyce Leroue

Dr. and Mrs. John Lesesne Mr. and Mrs. Earl LeTissier Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Levantrosser Janet and Ellsworth Levine Marian Levy Susan M. Lewandowski Mr. Craig Lewis Ms. Frances Lewis Mr. and Ms. Bill Liebold Dennis and Nancy Liefer Roy and Lynda Lindhardt Donald A. Lindow Mr. Robert J. Lisiecki Ms. Leslie Littell Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Litvin Mr. and Mrs. Patrick D. Livingston Jim Long Patricia Long Annemarie Lopez Shirley Lorie Mr. and Mrs. William Loughlin Mr. Adam Lovell Charles C. Lowrie Mr. John Lowry Michael E. Loyson Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Luke Mrs. Thelma Beard Luster Gary MacDonald John Ross MacInnis and Family Capt. Alex MacIntyre Don and Patti Mack Donald S. MacQueen Mr. Daniel Macy William P. Madigan

Vera C. Magee Mr. Michael D. Maguire Gordon and Elizabeth Maitland Robert H. Majeski Mr. Conrad Mallett Mark and Tracey Mallia Mark M. Mandel Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mangiaracina Kathleen and David Marcaccio Ms. Maria A. Marcantonio Richard N. Mark Dolores Markowski Mr. and Mrs. Gary Markwardt Ms. Aretha Marshall Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Marston Mr. Louis Martin Ms. Allison Martin Dr. Patricia Maryland Mr. Calvin B. Mason Mr. H. L. Mason Ms. Martha Browning Mast Calvin C. Matle Ms. Shari Maxwell Mr. Greg Mays Elizabeth Maysa Sergio and Lora Mazza William and Helen McAskin Robert and Elizabeth McBrayer Ms. Carol J. McCarus Kathleen McCaughna Ms. Judy A. McChester Elizabeth A. McClure John S. McConnaughey II Jim and Annette McConnell Tom and Susan McDaniel Joseph and Lauren McGill

The Dodworth Saxhorn Band provided a taste of Americana with their spirited music in the Streets of Old Detroit during Seven Days Seven Stories, the Society’s weeklong celebration of Detroit’s 310th birthday.



Ms. Kathy McGraw Mr. and Mrs. William S. McIlrath Ms. Donna McKay Jane C. McKee Ms. Mary Jane McKeever Mr. and Ms. James McKenna Ms. Wilma McKenzie Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. McKnight Mary I. McLeod Ms. Rebecca McLeod Elizabeth N. McMath Don and Lila McMechan Kelie McMillan Mr. and Mrs. Steven T. McMillan Mr. Stewart E. McMillan Ms. Susanne O. McMillan G. Ray McPherson III Dr. Norman McRae and Dr. Shirley McRae Ms. Kimberly McWilliams Vijay Mehar Dr. and Mrs. Donald A. Meier Ken and Joanne Meister Ms. Carmen M. Mendoza King Mr. Gary J. Michaels Mary Micus Ms. Renee Mikon Mr. Patrick L. Miles Ervin and Tina Miller Kay and Chuck Miller Marti K. Miller Elaine Miller Mr. Scott Miller Mr. John Mills Judy Milosic and Hank Murawski Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Miner, Jr. Ms. Lillie V. Ming Mr. Stephen J. Minns Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Missler Mr. and Mrs. Philip M. Mistretta Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moehle

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moers Mrs. Jacqueline F. Moon Carol J. Moore Emmit D. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Michael B. Moran Mr. L. Morrison-Harmon Elizabeth L. Moshier Mr. Andrew Moss Jim and Denise Motschall Mrs. Cynthia S. Motzenbecker Mr. Evan Mountain Mr. James A. Mounts William A. Moylan Mr. Frank H. Mullen Mr. and Mrs. James Mullins Chris W. Murdie and Family Ms. Lisbeth Murphy Russ Murphy Rev. William J. Murphy Ms. Priscilla D. Murrell Miss Mary L. Nebel Jerry and Judy Nechal William and Nancy Need Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Nefske Ms. Rose Mary Nehra Mr. Craig Nelson Rabbi David and Alicia Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Nesi Ms. Wendie Nicholas Mr. Nathaniel H. Nietering Ms. Christine L. Nill Ms. Lily Nisnevich Ms. Suzanne Nix Mr. Brian Noble Kenneth and Linda Noble Mr. Harold Nodler Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Norling Mr. Roy Norton Evelyn Noveck Morton Noveck Mr. Joseph G. Nuyen, Jr.

The Society hosted a classic car show in July as part of the celebration of Detroit’s 310th birthday.

Cecily and Jim O’Connor Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O’Connor Deirdre and Kevin O’Donnell Catherine M. O’Malley Mr. Andrew J. Ochla Mr. Abdul M. Omar Ms. Linda Orlans Mr. and Mrs. Henry Orr Denne and Peggy Osgood Milton B. Osgood, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Jay G. Otten Ms. Shelley Ottenbacher Ms. Sathab Ousachi Ms. Jasmine Owens Ms. Gloria Page Dominic A. Palazzolo Ann Therese Darin Palmer Robert W. Parent Ms. Margot C. Parker Mr. Gerald L.M. Parks Ms. Corryl Parr Gloria A. Parsons Mrs. Dorothy R. Pauly Sophie Pearlstein Joanna Pease Mary Perkins Miles Peterle Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Peters Ms. Anneliese Peterson Alice Pfahlert Dr. and Mrs. William P. Phenix Allen and Madeleine Phillips Herman P. Phillips Ms. Lisa Phillips-Norman Ms. Sara J. Phillips Robert M. Piazza Ms. Vivian R. Pickard Donald K. Pierce Ms. Leith Pingel Paul J. Piper Susan Plaine Mr. and Ms. Delard D. Poirier Mr. Louis Polite Mr. and Mrs. William Polom Mr. Daniel F. Ponder Nancy N. Porter John and Grace Potoski Ms. Ashley Powers Martha Preston Ms. Judith S. Primak Wallace and Barbara Prince Ms. Rachel Prinstein Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Proctor, Jr. Ms. Katy Proctor D. Progaccini Margaret M. Prokop Mary Carol Prokop Lucy Prost Edward C. Purrenhage, Jr. Mr. Donald G. Puscas Dr. Louis and Marilynn Putz Tom and Carole Quadrozzi Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Radtke

Edward G. Rago Novella A. Raikes Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Raisch Mr. J.R. Rakolta Drs. Renato and Daisy Ramos Ms. Jean L. Ramseyer Rev. and Mrs. Chandler C. Randall Ms. Diane Rastenis Alan and Sheila Ray Doris J. Ray Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Redmond Ms. Rosie Reebel Dr. Gretchen Dahl Reeves Mr. John Regenhardt Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Reid Mrs. Linda Reiter-Neumark Ms. Linda Remington Mr. and Mrs. Alfred R. Reuther, Jr. Paul and Diane Richards Ms. Wendolyn W. Richards Ms. Marion K. Ringe Mr. and Mrs. Edmund C. Risdon Marian Risebrough Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ritok Ms. Alyse Robertelli James C. Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Robertson Charles Gray Robertson Mr. Ernest Robinson Mr. Peter E. Robinson Mr. David Robson Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Roby III Ms. Eileen Rodak Mrs. Loretta Rodgers Mr. and Mrs. Anacleto Rodriguez Mr. and Mrs. J. Gordon Rodwan Elizabeth Rohan Ms. Ann C. Rohr Ms. Graciela Rojas Conley Janice Roller Mr. Derrick Roman Dr. and Mrs. Norbert Roosen and Aziza Roosen Cheryll Ropke Robert Roselle Mrs. Allen S. Rosenfeld Mr. Robert J. Rosinski Mr. Donald Ross Ms. Gail Ross Mr. Gerald F. Ross Mr. Dan Ruben Geraldine Rudai Mrs. Jacob B. Rue Arthur L. Runyon Betty Ryan-Slater Loretta W. Ryder Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Sadler Peggy and Dr. Mark Saffer Ms. Penny L. Sage Joann D. Samardich Ms. Angela Samuels Joseph Samulowicz Brian and Antonia Sanchez-Murphy

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Sylvia S. Sanders Mr. William Sankbeil Leon and Debbe Saperstein Mr. Stephen R. Saph, Jr. Eszter and Robert Sarkozy Paula S. Sarvis Nancy and Glenn Savinski Ms. Geraldine Scaduto Paul and Carol Schaap Mr. James Schebil Bluma and Robert Schechter Merle H. Scheibner Ruth Schettenhelm Mr. and Mrs. Craig C. Scheuern Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L Schiffer Ms. Kay D. Schloff Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Schmitt Utz and Shirley Schmidt Mr. Robert C. Schoen Marie D. Schoenlein, O.P. Eric and Eva Schoettle Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Scholler Ms. Ellen G. Schreuder Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Schroeder Mrs. Patricia Schroeder James A. Schropp Doris Schuchter Family of Bob Schueler, Jr. Mr. James L. Schueler III Sharon A. Schulte Mr. and Mrs. Mark P. Schumaker Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Schwartz Walter and Chris Schwartz Marguerite H. Schwedler Mr. Walter H. Schwenk, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Scoggin Ms. Candace Sebold Sandra Seligman Mary A. Semegen Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd A. Semple Ms. Kelly Sendoykas Mrs. Joan Senghas Ms. Andrea Hartman and Mr. Thomas Serowik Ms. Mary Sestok Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Sexton Ms. Ila Shah-Reddy Carolyn M. Sherwood Dr. Herschel and Mrs. Doris Shulman Ms. Tina M. Shulman Harriet F. Siden Dr. Les and Ellen Siegel Mr. and Mrs. Allan R. Sieger Donald Siegla Mrs. Shirley Sikov Ms. Madeline Silver Brad Simmons Mr. Arthur Simons Ms. Beverly Simpkins Ms. Leonore A. Sinkfield George Sirdenis Mr. Robert Skiba, Jr.

Sandra and Mike Skinner Dr. Bruce Skolnik and Dr. Michele Freind John Skuza David and Mary Lou Sloss Ms. Alicia Smith Mr. Craig Smith Gabriele Smith Mr. Jeffrey P. Smith Ms. Kim Smith Ms. Linda Q. Smith Ms. Marilyn Smith Mike and Pam Smith Stuart and Lynda L. Smith Ms. Marilyn V. Snodgrass Mr. John N. Sobczak Ken and Julie Sobolewski Mr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Sokalski Mr. Orin Solomon Mr. Sidney A. Solomon Mary Ellen Soma Mrs. Richard Speer Mr. and Mrs. Larry Spilkin Mr. Gary Spondike Dr. and Mrs. Henry H. Sprague Mr. and Mrs. Albert G. Springer Lawrence and Barbara Stackpoole Adele W. Staller Judge Benjamin C. Stanczyk Mr. Curtis M. Standley Nicholas P. Stanziola Jay and Sandra Stark Mr. Arin Starr Mr. John Stefko Ms. Susan Stempky Dr. Mildred Ponder Stennis Mark and Nancy Stesney Annie B. Stevens Ken Stevens James F. Greenlee and Margaret Stoi Mr. Bruce Stoller Joel and Linda Stone Ms. Nancy Stoner Karl Strek Ms. Annie Strickland Ron and Diane Strickler Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stuckey Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Stumb, Jr. Virginia Sutherland Hon. Vesta Svenson Ed and Debbie Swain Mr. Marc Swartz Robert and Mary Margaret Sweeten John E. Swigart Mrs. Mary F. Swoish Lillie Montague Tabor Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Tann Arlene Tarbet Mr. and Mrs. James M. Tassell Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tatham Mrs. Mary Jean Tatro Ms. Rita Taub Ms. Kathleen Tavoularis

Ms. Shirley A. Taylor David Teeter Mr. and Mrs. Ronald R. Texter Jan Therrian Loretta K. Thiry Harry and Martie Thomalla Mr. Edward Thomas Ms. Marsia Thomas Ricardo Thomas Ms. Janet M. Thompson Mr. Robert Thorne, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Loren J. Tibbitts Ms. Rosemary Tinetti Ms. Carol Titus Ruth Podolsky Tobias Mr. and Mrs. Timothy N. Toepel Mark F. and Shirley Tooze John Gierak and Dona Tracey Mr. and Mrs. Raymond D. Travis Mary Treder Lang Ms. Marie A. Tront Edward Trowbridge Mr. Stan Tulecki Dr. Terese M. Tuohey W. Allan Tuomaala Mary E. Turner Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ulmer Paul Van Der Hoeven Ronald J. Smith and Eric Van Poucker Paul and Cheryl Van Tol Bruce and Kris Vande Vusse Mrs. Mary Ellen Vangoff Dennis and Jennifer Varian Gerald R. Varitek Stephen and Nancy Vella Mr. and Mrs. Kelvyn Ventour Laurel Vine Mrs. Brunetta E. Vinson Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Vlasic Susan Wabeke Ms. Judith Waggoner Kathryn and Karl Wagner Ms. Equilla Wainwright Marietherese Walbridge John H. Walinske Ms. Carla Walker Mr. Earnest J. Walker Gwendolyn L. Walker Ms. Rhonda Walker Dr. Randall Walter Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan T. Walton, Jr. Tom and Jo Walworth Mr. and Mrs. Robert Warner Ms. Dorothy Wasinger Mr. Freeman Watkins Ms. Ann Watson Sharon Wawrzyniak Donald L. Weatherup Virginia Webster-Smith John P. Wehrly Mr. and Mrs. Karl Weick Margaret E. Weikal


This young lady dressed as a giraffe enjoyed the Glancy Trains exhibit during the Society’s annual Treats in the Streets Halloween-themed event at the Detroit Historical Museum.

Ms. Christina M. Weiksnar Mrs. Lawrence M. Weiner Nancy Weingarten Ms. Maryanne M. Weins Barbara and Jim Weiskopf Lenore Weiss Ms. Annabelle G. Weldon Mr. Arthur Stevens Wensinger Judith Werner Mr. and Mrs. James T. West Christopher Whims Ms. Deneen Whitaker Mrs. Priscilla V. White Fred and Iris Whitehouse Hazel Whitney John and Janet Wiktor Ms. Evelyn Wilcher Robert E. Wilde Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Wilk Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Williams Debra Williams Ms. Linda G. Williams Mr. Thomas G. Williams Dr. Andrew G. Wilson, M.D. Scott and Linda Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Pete Winkler Geraldine Witkowski Jason Witt Ms. Barbara Wojtas Ms. Charlotte A. Wolfe Dr. and Mrs. Stanley B. Wolfe Mark Wollenweber Ms. Ann Wondero Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Wood Prudentia Worth


Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Wroble Ms. Carolyn F. Wujek Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Wujek Mr. and Mrs. Ron Yolles Ms. Alice P. Young Cynthia Boyes Young Carol Zagorowska Neal F. and Esther Zalenko Ms. Charlene Zdanio Robert and Jean Zemke Mr. and Mrs. Steven R. Zerio Mr. and Mrs. Richard Zielinski Steven and Stamatina Ziemba Sharon Ziemniak-Zelmanski James A. and Andrea Zinser Mr. W. T. Zurschmiede, Jr.

Cobblestone and Patron Members Mr. Troy Adam Ms. K. Akerson Mr. Joel Alam and Ms. Bernadette Dennehy Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Alandt Mr. Mark J. Albrecht Ms. Doris Allison and Mr. Larry Allison John Anderson and Molly Hilton Mr. Herbert A. Aronsson Mrs. Carolyn W. Ash

Mr. Dan Austin Paul and Diane Barrett Lee and Floy Barthel Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Bayer, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Richard H. Bell Dr. and Mrs. Richard J. Bingham Rosalee M. Bleecker Mr. Curtis Blessing and Ms. Amanda Van Dusen Nancy Bechek Bluth and Lawrence N. Bluth Frances P. Book Robert W. Bradley Carol Sue Brodbeck Mr. and Mrs. Kevin P.A. Broderick Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Brodie Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Buhl John and Doris Bukowicz Mr. and Mrs. David Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Cannon Mr. and Mrs. Colon Carmichael Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Casey Paul F. Chateau Mr. Ricardo Chavez Rev. John F. Child Mr. and Mrs. William A. Chope Mr. and Mrs. Howard S. Christie Mr. and Mrs. James E. Conway Mr. and Mrs. Gerald S. Cook Mr. and Mrs. Sean P. Cotton Mr. and Mrs. Raymond M. Cracchiolo Mr. Tyrone M. Davenport and Ms. Linda D. Forte

The Detroit Historical Society continues to leverage social media in its marketing efforts. We ended the year with 2,700 “likes” on Facebook. In addition, the Society’s number of Twitter followers more than doubled from last year to over 1,100. We also continue to add videos to our Society YouTube channel, which has seen over 1,500 views since it launched 14 months ago.

Mr. John P. Decker Ronald A. Deneweth Mr. and Mrs. James Deutchman Pamela and Carroll DeWeese Dr. John Dinka and Dr. Catherine Osinski-Dinka Mr. and Mrs. Douglas P. Dossin Eugene and Elaine Driker Mr. De Witt S. Dykes Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Fair, Jr. Mr. Michael Farrell and Mr. Marc Herrick Rev. John C. Ferris Mr. and Mrs. Mason Ferry Mr. and Mrs. John H. Fildew Mr. and Mrs. James E. Fisk Mrs. Laura Fournier and Mr. Gerald Fournier Josephine E. Franz and Russell A Gill Mr. and Mrs. C. Gregory Frederickson Mr. and Mrs. Stephen T. Freitas Mr. William Y. Gard Mr. Carl Gardner Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Gates Ms. Stephanie Germack-Kerzic and Mr. Patrick Kerzic Dr. Paul Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Britton L. Gordon, Jr. Mr. Nicholas B. Gorga Judith and William Greba Mr. Henry Grix and Mr. Howard Israel Jeffrey Groehn H & P Protective Services Inc. Mr. and Mrs. James L. Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Hilton Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hoban Max B. Horton, Jr. Mr. and Ms. Joseph L. Hudson, Jr. R. Craig Hupp M. Jacob & Sons Michael and Paula Jarvis Mr. and Mrs. George G. Jerome, Sr. Mr. George G. Johnson Ms. Emma Kabzinski Mr. Daniel Kane and Ms. Karen MacIntosh Mr. and Mrs. Terrence E. Keating Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kehrig, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Keil Ms. Kathrine Keljo and Mr. Douglas Quada Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kingston Mr. Matthew Kipper Ms. Til M. Klem Ms. Mary F. Knauer Mr. Glenn F. Kossick Judy Koths Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Krall Ronald T. and Christine A. Laing Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Lambrecht, Jr.

Mr. Patrick D. Lancaster Ms. Sylvia S. Laws Allan S. Leonard Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Levantrosser Ms. Carol Little and Mr. James Stephens Amelia Lowe Robert and Mary Lubera Ms. Kristin A. Lusn Don and Patti Mack Mrs. Florine Mark Mr. H. L. Mason Patricia A. and Patrick G. McKeever Don and Lila McMechan Sandy and Mimi McMillan Mr. and Mrs. Ronald McNeil Ms. Sharon L. McWhorter Dr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Meerschaert Mr. Stanley N. Meretsky Dr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Michael Mr. and Mrs. Philip M. Mistretta Mrs. Barbara R. Moorhouse Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Moynihan Mr. and Mrs. Michael Murray Mr. Craig Nelson Mr. and Mrs. David A. Nicholson Jim and Mary Beth Nicholson Ms. Catherine R. Nierle Dr. John Novak and Dr. Janet Dettloff Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Nowak Mr. Joseph G. Nuyen, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Parke Ms. Margot C. Parker Mr. John M. Patrick Mrs. Dorothy R. Pauly Dr. Diane R. Pawlowski Mr. J. Douglas Peters and Ms. Christine Consales Mr. Bob Pettapiece Ms. Sara J. Phillips Mr. and Mrs. James Piziali Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Platt Peter and Jan Poulos Wallace and Barbara Prince Randolph and Gayle Ragsdale The Elmira L. Rhein Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ritok Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Rosenbaum Mr. and Mrs. Harley G. Savage, Jr. Ms. Geraldine Scaduto Ms. Kay D. Schloff Mr. Philip Schloop Utz and Shirley Schmidt Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Schmitt Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Scholler Schostak Family Ms. Ellen G. Schreuder Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Schubot Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Schwartz Andrea and Jack Seavitt Mr. and Mrs. Merton Segal

ANNUAL REPORT 2011 - 2012

Sandra Seligman Lois and Mark Shaevsky The Honorable Walter Shapero and Ms. Kathleen Straus Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Shea Mr. Frederick E. Shell Mr. Charles S. Shown Dr. Herschel and Mrs. Doris Shulman Mr. Norman Silk and Ms. Dale Morgan Darice E. Spight Mr. Stephen M. Stackpole Mark and Nancy Stesney Mrs. Sheila Stone Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Strowger Mr. and Mrs. James W. Suhay, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Paul J. Sullivan Robert and Mary Margaret Sweeten Joseph P. Szafranski Julia Reyes Taubman Barbara Taylor Harry and Martie Thomalla Mr. and Mrs. William E. Thomas Dr. Jane Thomas and Mr. Edward Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey B. Travis-Taylor Ms. Marilyn Trent Ms. Susan Tukel and Mr. Michael Balloch Mrs. Barbara C. Van Dusen Ronald J. Smith and Eric Van Poucker Mr. John Wagner Dr. Daniel Walz and Dr. Donna Kushner Mr. and Mrs. Gail L. Warden Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Washington Mrs. Lawrence M. Weiner Dr. and Mrs. Todd S. Wilkinson Dr. Andrew G. Wilson, M.D. Mr. and Ms. Todd Wyett Robert P. Young, Jr. Jeffrey and Norma Jean Zaleski Ms. Susan C. Zarowny Mr. and Mrs. Steven R. Zerio James A. and Andrea Zinser Mr. Willard Zirk

Gifts in Kind A Slice of Life Photography ABC Television Network African Safari Wildlife Park Edmund T. Ahee Jewelers Bacco Ristorante

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP Bavarian Inn Restaurant Bead Works Harriet J. Berg Beverly Hills Grill Big Time Worldwide Concert & Sports Club LLC Binder Park Zoo Blossoms Blue Pointe Restaurant Kathy and John Brennan Buddy’s Pizza Restaurant Carol Lewis Day Spa CBS Television Network Chamber Music Society of Detroit Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Chene Park City Kitchen Classic Portraits The Common Grill Scott and Jumana Cooper Dakota Inn Rathskeller Deloitte & Touche Detroit Film Theatre of the Detroit Institute of Arts The Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit Puppet Theatre Detroit Red Wings Detroit Repertory Theatre The Detroit Science Center Detroit Symphony Orchestra Detroit Tigers Inc. Detroit Zoological Society Diamond Jack’s River Tours W.B. Doner & Company Edibles Rex Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Ellembee Emagine Entertainment Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar Fox Broadcasting Co. France Cuisine Fred Astaire Dance Studio The Grand Hotel Grand Traverse Resort & Spa The Great Skate Greenstone’s Fine Jewelry Mr. David A. Grose Grosse Pointe War Memorial Association Hagopian Cleaning Services Hagopian World of Rugs Hard Rock Cafe

Healthy Heart & Vascular PLLC Heather’s Club of Bloomfield Hills The Henry Hotel Hockeytown Cafe Holiday Market Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters The Inn on Ferry Street Interlake Steamship Company Irish Coffee Bar & Grill Jewish Ensemble Theatre Ms. Bonnie J. Jobe La Bistecca Italian Grille The Lark Restaurant LaSalle Hotel Properties Ms. Stacey M. Leuliette Living Waters Yoga Ms. Elizabeth K. Lubera Robert and Mary Lubera Mackinac Island Carriage Tours Marine Publishing Co. Mario’s Restaurant Mastro’s Ice Cream Mr. Malcolm McAdam Ms. Kathy McGraw Meadow Brook Hall Meadow Brook Theatre MGM Grand Detroit Casino Michigan Chronicle Michigan Opera Theatre Moosejaw Motor City Casino Movement Festival Mr. C’s Car Wash NBC Network Neiman Marcus Jim and Ann Nicholson Mr. Harvey Nissley Old World Olive Press The Original Pancake House Pacific Rim Restaurant The Parade Company Park West Gallery Pewabic Pottery Pine Lake Ski School The Historic Players Club PNC Foundation


The Redford Theatre Ristorante Piccirilli The Roostertail Royal Oak Brewery Ms. Carolyn Royer Sail Time Detroit Mr. William Schwedler Scotty Simpson’s Fish & Chips Seva Detroit Shaw Festival Theatre and the Niagara Historical Society Sindbad’s Restaurant Skate World of Troy Slows Bar BQ Sole Sisters Detroit Southern Michigan Railroad Society Stage Deli Streetside Seafood Sweet Lorraine’s, Inc. Thibault & Moore Catering, Inc. This-N-That for Pets Time Inc. Town Tavern The Townsend Hotel Townsend Street Pilates Traffic Jam & Snug Restaurant Gary and Deborah Veenstra Walbridge Waterford Hills Road Racing Wawashkama Golf Club Wayne State University Department of Theatre Wayne State University Press Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Wendzel The Westin Book Cadillac Hotel Wheelhouse Detroit Mr. and Mrs. Alan Whitman The Whitney Mr. Christopher Winters Yoga Shelter Zazios

Starting in July with the public launch of Society’s Past>Forward Campaign, more than 20 local luminaries from the fields of sports, entertainment and media (including, clockwise from left, actress Lily Tomlin, singer Martha Reeves and hockey hall of famer Gordie Howe) have cast their handprints and signatures in cement to be preserved in the Society’s Legends Plaza, a new attraction opening outside the Detroit Historical Museum in Fall 2012 prior to our grand re-opening.


Campaign Pledges (as of 7/31/12) Thanks to the individuals and organizations featured on this page, the third year of the Society’s five-year comprehensive Past>Forward Campaign enabled us to pass the two-thirds mark toward our $20.1 million goal with a total of $14 million in pledges. A total of 55 new donors were added this year, bringing our overall total campaign donors to 116. For that, we thank you. If you have not yet made a personal gift, please join us at this critical time.

Contact our Campaign Director, Michelle Wooddell, at (313) 833-1627 to learn more.

Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski Terence E. Adderley Joel Alam and Bernadette Dennehy Maggie and Bob Allesee Lisa and Chad Anga Marcia and Eugene Applebaum Family Foundation The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. Jackson Bartlett Dontez Bass Sheila C. Bawks Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Bayer, Jr. Harriet J. Berg Dr. Joseph and Amy Berke Nancy Bechek Bluth and Lawrence N. Bluth John A. and Marlene L. Boll Foundation Dolores Bradway Kevin and Catharine Broderick Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Brodie Ms. Sidonie Dossin Brown Gregory Brown Joel and Lauren Bruss William A. Bryan Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Buhl Bob, Mary Ann and Meredith Bury Mrs. Judith L. Cantor Ed and Judy Christian City of Detroit Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Computech Corporation James and Gayle Conway Mr. and Mrs. Scott F. Cooper David P. Cornillie Sean and Nancy Cotton Marcus P. Craig Crestmark Bank Erika Soby Davis John P. Decker Mr. John Dempsey DeRoy Testamentary Foundation Detroit Salt Company James and Cathy Deutchman Diversified Computer Services, Inc. Reneé M. Dooley Douglas P. Dossin and Diane P. Dossin Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Dossin DTE Energy Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Mark Dykowski

Rev. Dr. David Eberhard Mr. and Mrs. William Elson Marianne T. Endicott Robert and Aline Ermanni Janette Ferrantino Mr. and Mrs. Mason Ferry David and Jennifer Fischer Flame Heating Cooling and Electrical Benson and Edith Ford Fund Samuel Frank Suzanne Germack Fredrickson Phylicia Furlow Dr. Catherine L. Garcia-McDonnell and Edward R. Garcia-McDonnell Janice M. Gates Joan and Bill Gehrke General Motors Foundation Generation IV Charitable Trust Frank and Elyse Germack The Germack Family Bob Gillette Derek J. Gillis The Glancy Foundation, Inc. Scott and Michelle Goleniak Google Nick Gorga Illana and Daniel Greenberg Ann and Robert Greenstone Jeffrey Groehn Fred Elliott Hall and Wanda Hall Alice Kales Hartwick Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Terence W. Heation Sarah Prues Hecker David and Cynthia Hempstead Fund Bob and Judy Hoban Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP Mr. Joseph Hudson and Ms. Jean Hudson Hudson-Webber Foundation Brad and Tracy Irwin Rosanne and Bill Jamieson Kristin and David Janssen Alease Johnson George G. Johnson Mr. Darren R. Kelly Til M. Klem Knudsen Family Fund Michael Kosonog Glenn F. Kossick Mr. and Mrs. William B. Krag Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Krall Leah Kuriluk

Jeff and Debbie Lambrecht David P. Larsen Dennis and Melissa Levasseur Adam Lovell Robert and Mary Lubera Alphonse S. Lucarelli Kristin A. Lusn Thomas A. Mackey Caroline and Michael Marks MASCO Corporation Foundation Timothy J. and Patricia R. McCarthy Rebecca McDonald James F. and Frances McDonnel Fund McGregor Fund Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. McMillan II Mr. and Mrs. James T. McMillan II Renee Mikon MotorCities National Heritage Area Joseph S. Moynihan David and Kristin Nicholson James and Ann Nicholson Mr. and Mrs. Gary North Abdul M. Omar Denne and Peggy Osgood Tamra and Michael Ottaway Penske Corporation The Karen and Drew Peslar Foundation Mary Anne Petz Plante Moran PNC Foundation Peter and Jan Poulos Ashley Powers Glenda Price Purtan Family Foundation PVS Chemicals Jonathan and Barika Quarles Lauren Rakolta and Michael Fitzgerald Mr. William C. Rands III Maurcine and Lloyd Reuss Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Richner Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Dr. Lewis and Leslye Rosenbaum Norman and Dulcie Rosenfeld Bob and Marie Ann Sadler Schostak Family Pamela Schumaker Sandy Schuster Dr. Howard and Carla Schwartz Greg and Christa Schwartz Martha R. Seger, Ph.D.

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Seizert Mary Semegen Lois and Mark Shaevsky Thomas and Carol Shea The Shayota Family/ Sigma Associates Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd F. Simpson Scott and Julie Simpson Dr. Gary and Carol Sole Dante and Olga Stella Earl W. Stilson Mr. and Mrs. David C. Stone Sheila Stone Joel and Linda Stone Nancy Stoner Kathleen Straus and Walter Shapero Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Strome Richard Strowger and Patricia Ellis Strowger Suburban Automotive Consultants Ken and Kathy Svoboda Julia Reyes Taubman and Bobby Taubman Frank and Ola Taylor Charitable Foundation Terence and LaShanda Thomas David Martin Trebing Marilyn Trent and Rod Birleson Susan Tukel and Michael Balloch Linda and Larry Ulrey Amanda Van Dusen and Curtis Blessing Tobi M. Voigt Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan T. Walton Lois and Gail Warden Ronald and Eileen Weiser Whelan Family Foundation Alan Whitman The Matilda R. Wilson Fund Victor and Michelle Wooddell Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Woodford World Heritage Foundation Prechter Family Fund Rodger D. Young Kim Youngblood Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey E. Zaleski Mary Lou Zieve

PAST > FORWARD CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP Campaign Co-chairs Kevin P.A. Broderick

Advisory Committee Terence Adderley

Sam Logan*

Maggie Allesee

Timothy J. McCarthy

Judy Levin Cantor

Faye Alexander Nelson

Rev. Dr. David Eberhard

Glenda D. Price

Robert Gillette

Dulcie Rosenfeld

Dennis W. Archer, Jr.

Alfred R. Glancy III

John W. Stroh III

Lizabeth Ardisana

Ruth R. Glancy

Mary Lou Zieve

Richard Bernstein

The Honorable Damon J. Keith

Ann Greenstone David Nicholson

Steering Committee

Thomas C. Buhl Sheldon Cohn


Sean P. Cotton K.C. Crain John Daoud Douglas P. Dossin Frederick Feliciano Samuel Frank Suzanne Germack Frederickson Sarah Prues Hecker Harvey Hollins III Jeffrey Lambrecht Hannan Lis Caroline Jeffs Marks Gary Marowske Christos Moisides Mike Ottaway Gail Perry-Mason Jonathan Quarles Lauren Rakolta Andrew Richner Lois Shaevsky Nedda Shayota Dante Stella Terence Thomas Sr.

John A. and Marlene L. Boll (left) and Earl Stilson (right) have both given significant gifts to the Past>Forward Campaign in support of the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. The Boll’s $500,000 contribution via their foundation will support the complete redesign of the main gallery and installation of the new Built By the River permanent exhibition. Stilson’s gift will enable the Society to enhance the pavilion housing the Miss Pepsi championship hydroplane and add a boat simulator experience at the Belle Isle attraction.


The Detroit Historical Society educates and inspires our community and visitors by preserving and portraying our region’s shared history through dynamic exhibits and experiences.


To create a shared sense of community and pride by celebrating the history and the unique culture of our region.

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Dossin Great Lakes Museum 100 Strand Drive, Belle Isle Detroit, Michigan 48207 (313) 833-5538

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