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Ronald McDonald House of Detroit to host gala on May 30, 2015

Ronald McDonald House of Detroit to host gala on May 30, 2015

Detroit … The Ronald McDonald House of Detroit will host a grand-opening gala on May 30 at Orchestra Hall, from 5 to 9 p.m., to celebrate the new House at 4707 St. Antoine in Detroit’s Midtown.
The formal event will bring together friends, donors and supporters of the House to celebrate this landmark achievement. The gala will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, live music, a strolling dinner and a brief program to recognize donors and dignitaries who were instrumental in the new House’s concept, construction and opening. Tours of the new House, located on the second floor of the Hutzel Professional Building, will be provided via chartered van for guests from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

The black-tie event is also a fundraiser for the Hearts, Hands and Home expansion campaign. Tickets for the gala cost $175 per person and $325 for couples, and are available at rmhc-detroit.org/gala or by calling 313.745-5909.
“The gala is our way to thank donors for their gracious support and generous contributions over the years and especially during the renovation for the new House,” said Jennifer Litomisky, executive director of the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit. “We want guests who attend the gala to also see the beautiful new House, which provides families with a home away from home while their children are hospitalized or receiving outpatient care.”
Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, the House’s honorary campaign chairpersons, are promoting the expansion campaign throughout southeastern Michigan and outstate. Since the campaign began in August 2014, it has raised 50 percent of its $3 million goal. Funds will be used for an endowment, to provide services for families who stay at the House, and to improve children’s health in the community.