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A letter from Larry – November 2021

Hello, and welcome to November and the beginning of a very busy season not only for us, but our initiatives too.

I am excited to announce that the Third Annual Jamie Daniels Foundation Celebrity Roast will take place on Monday, November 22 at 8pm on Bally Sports Detroit. This year’s Roast will feature a cadre of special guests all roasting the NHL All-Star and former Detroit Red Wing, Brett Hull. There is also a wonderful virtual auction taking place. For more information and to bid on the auction items go to Best of all, it’s for wonderful cause, raising awareness and support for individuals and families suffering from substance abuse disorder.

I also want to officially welcome Matt Kjorstad as the new chief executive officer of our initiative, First Tee-Greater Detroit. Matt is relocating from the Minneapolis area where he has had a wonderful career working for many nonprofit organizations including a leadership position at the YMCA. We’re looking forward to some great leadership from Matt and his team which includes Heather Rupp and John Page.

We have a great deal going on at The Children’s Foundation and we’re hoping that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Over the holiday, I encourage you to visit Festival of Trees which is not only a wonderful event, but also benefits our initiative, The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, raising funds for important research that improves the health of children today and for years to come.

Thank you for your continued support. As you consider your year-end giving, I ask that you please consider The Children’s Foundation so that we can continue to grow our impact helping children, young adults, and families.

Have a great month. Onward!

Lawrence J. Burns
President & CEO

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