October 4, 2018

The Guidance Center (TGC) celebrated six decades of service to the Downriver communities and all of Wayne County on Saturday, September 22nd at the Henry in Dearborn. The event brought out supporters, business leaders, community members and staff to relish in the success of the organization.

TGC has helped thousands of individuals improve their health and well-being. Although the Guidance Center started as a Child Guidance Clinic, it was realized that when they servicing the child, you also need to serve the parents. Today TGC has 25 programs and services that touch the lives of more than 23,000 children and adults each year.

During the Black Tie Gala, there was a Champagne Collection Luxury Raffle where attendees were excited about the possibility to win some luxurious prizes. Some of the prizes were a Tiffany & Co Smile Pendant, Detroit Red Wings Package, BMW Racing Experience, two Ipad Pros with Apple Pencil, Shinola Watch and Detroit Symphony Orchestra Package that included dinner and Metro Car Service. There were many happy people once they won one of these great prizes.

This fundraiser was instrumental for TGC to continue to provide services to people in Wayne County and beyond. CEO Kari Walker, said, "Our work is built upon developing effective, respectful relationships with people who seek our help. We have a wonderful staff and Board of Directors who truly make TGC a high-performing organization."

The Master of Ceremonies was Neal Rubin – Detroit News Columnist and Cartoonist and the Presenting Sponsor was PNC Bank. Two of the speakers for the evening were Christina Wasilewski who serves on the Head Start Policy Council and Jeffery Meyers a former client who now serves as Peer Services Supervisor.

The entertainment for the evening was Chateau Band and they kept the music flowing that kept the dance floor full.

For more information on The Guidance Center visit, call 1-734-785-7700 or follow them on Facebook @guidancecentermi.


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