Annual Fountain Bistro Fundraiser a Success!

On Tuesday, May 13th,  Matthew Morin, Kevin Morin and J. Lambrecht hosted an exciting evening of live music, delicious drinks, and gourmet food with all profits benefiting City Year Detroit. The Fountain Bistro restaurant, in the heart of Detroit's revitalized downtown, provided an upscale backdrop for a group of new friends of City Year to mingle, enjoy the live band and learn about the direct services provided by City Year Detroit's 71 young idealist corps members.  In particular, guests met Kelly Grahl, a corps members who serves at Clippert Multicultural Academy, who shared about his day-to-day work with Alma, a 7th grader who needs time and safe space just to be a kid.  Event Chair Matthew Morin shared his interpretation of  "The Starfish" story, one of City Year's Founding Stories.   Matt spoke of the need to support City Year - "we all can help - that's what Detroit is all about."

Thanks go to Matt Morin, and the remainder of the host committee: Patrick Batcheller; Bill Cooper, Miguel Davis, Nicole Eisenmann, Lisa Fiema, Marcie Levey, Kevin Morin, Ashley Moritz, Michael Perotta, Terri Schroeder and Andy Spearmen.

If you would like to make a donation in support of City Year Detroit please Click Here! 
To veiw photos of the evening Click Here!

Please contact Jenna Moritz at if you have any questions or need additional information.

Host your own Champions Circle Reception!

Have you ever wanted to introduce a group of your friends to City Year, but don’t know if attending a formal fundraiser is the right fit? Do you believe that fundraising can be personal, relaxed and inspirational at one time? Will you take a leadership role as a volunteer fundraiser with City Year Detroit?

Consider hosting a Champion Circle Reception for 20-100 people at your home to introduce your circle of friends, peers and colleagues to City Year Detroit.  

Our development staff are here to support your endeavors to educate and inspire.  Contact Jenna Moritz, Development Officer, at to find out more.