Thursday, May 18, 2017 • Eastern Market, Shed 5 • 6:30 p.m.


ORT in the CITY w somerset sponsor logoORT’s Spring fundraiser, “ORT and the City,” is taking place on Thursday, May 18th at 6:30 p.m. at Eastern Market (Shed 5) in Detroit. The event, for both men and women, attracted over 400 attendees in 2016 – those from the suburbs, those from Detroit, those passionate about the arts, those ages 20 something to 70 something, representing some of the most prominent and influential members of the community – all gathering to network and enjoy a celebration of art in the city. ORT collaborates with the College for Creative Studies (CCS) to produce this exciting and unique fundraiser centered around art where students of a CCS design class will create original masterpieces inspired by Detroit and fashion offered at the Somerset Collection, to be auctioned off at this event. In addition, a panel of VIP judges will award CCS scholarships to students for the top designs. A strolling dinner is served via food trucks driven directly into the Shed and an open bar includes signature drinks and craft cocktails. All guests leave with a highly desired gift bag.Somerset Collection served as the 2016 Presenting Sponsor.

Other sponsors included: Kenwal; The Suburban Collection; Mackey & Mackey; Danialle & Peter Karmanos, Jr.; Nicole & Matt Lester; B.May; The Mike Morse Law Firm; Neiman Marcus; Steinhardt, Pesick, & Cohen; The Law Offices of Kristen Gross; Donut Bar; Fabulous Events; Jay Dreifus Photography; Star Trax Events; Sykes International; Tito’s Handmade Vodka; Yo Fresh; Hour Magazine; Bigalora; The Pita Post; Plum Market; El Guapo; and Sunny Media Group. Last year’s event generated over $100,000 to support classes offered at ORT’s educational programs, benefiting underprivileged students.

2016 ORT and the City Sponsors