The Garden Party Foundation

The Garden Party Foundation was founded by Sydney L. Ross and his wife, Elizabeth. The Garden Party event was initiated, and is maintained, by the J. Lewis Cooper Family and Elizabeth and Sydney L. Ross Foundation.

The purpose of The Garden Party is to create a pleasant Sunday afternoon. Pleasing to the eye, the palate, and for its charitable aspect - pleasing to the soul.

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Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan

Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan (CLF) was founded in Detroit in 1952 by a group of families who had each suffered the loss of a child due to leukemia. Together, this group resolved to support others stricken with this devastating illness. Since that time, CLF has helped thousands of families fight life- threatening illnesses, and has grown to a statewide organization that provides information, financial assistance and casework support to children and adults affected by leukemia, lymphoma, and related blood cancers. Currently, the Foundation is serving approximately 4,400 families across the state of Michigan. CLF’s programs and services are designed to help patients and their families cope, overcome barriers and maintain or improve their quality of life as they face the challenges of dealing with serious illnesses. While we feel truly blessed that our work is helping so many, we remain mindful that often, in these challenging times, it is those who need services the most who have the least ability to afford payment. It is through the generosity of others that Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan is able to continue to offer our services to those that in need of help!

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About Children’s Tumor Foundation

The Children's Tumor Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding effective treatments for the millions of people worldwide living with neurofibromatosis (NF), a term for three distinct disorders: NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis. NF can cause tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and may lead to blindness, bone abnormalities, cancer, deafness, disfigurement, learning disabilities, and excruciating and disabling pain. NF affects one in every 3,000 people, more than cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and Huntington’s disease combined. The Children’s Tumor Foundation funds critical research into neurofibromatosis. In addition to benefiting those who live with NF, this research is shedding new light on several forms of cancer, brain tumors, bone abnormalities, and learning disabilities, ultimately benefiting the broader community. For more information, please visit

Oakland Community College's Culinary Studies Institute

Graduates of the international award winning Culinary Studies Institute (CSI) at Oakland Community college are employed in fine dining establishments throughout the metropolitan area and beyond. Taught by a team of renowned chef instructors, students receive a thorough education in contemporary American and international cuisines, baking, ice carving, management principles, guest services and beverage operations. OCC’s culinary arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. The Garden Party Endowed Scholarship fund enables students from the metro Detroit region to attend the Culinary Studies Institute at OCC. Funds are awarded through the Oakland Community College Foundation. Contact the Foundation at 248-340-2137 for more details.

The Garden Party Foundation Board

Marc Jonna, William Roberts, Elizabeth and Sydney L. Ross, and William D. Seklar

The 2013 Garden Party Host Committee

  • Susan Baier
  • Erin Berline
  • Amy & Douglas C. Bernstein
  • Kathy & Carl Boehm
  • Mary Jane & Carl Burns
  • Kimberly & Frank Campanale
  • Jane & John Carlin
  • Vicki & Tom Celani
  • Lewis Cooper III
  • Ashley & KC Crain
  • Ann & Steve Davis
  • Ms. Vera Day Rizer & David Day
  • Renee Godin and Scott Ferguson
  • Sheryl & Anthony Frabotta
  • Chris & Gary Gonzalez
  • Lisa & David Gorcyca
  • Megan Ackroyd & Joe Hakim
  • Joyce & George Helms
  • Nina & Reginald Holden
  • Evyenia & Marc Jonna
  • R.J. King
  • Mindy & Rick Lopus
  • Al Lucarelli
  • Amy Matelic
  • Lori Koenig & Stanley Moore III
  • Lesley & Longine Morawski
  • Myra Moreland
  • Sue & Tom O'Brien
  • Denice & Greg Richmond
  • Maria & Bill Roberts
  • Susan & Richard L. Rogers
  • Elizabeth & Sydney Ross
  • Sabrina & Antonio Rugiero
  • Sally & Leo Savoie
  • Wendy & Bob Schaffer
  • Shaine & John Schindler
  • Candace & Dan Sebold
  • Jackie & Neil Seffermen
  • Susan & Bill Seklar
  • Kip & Susan Sheward
  • Walt Siklich
  • Ron Slavik & Julie Schwartz
  • Norma & David Stone
  • Jaime Rae & J. Douglas Turnbull
  • Rosalie & Joe Vicari
  • April Wagner
  • Nicole & Norman Yatooma

Sponsorship Packages

Enjoy the best wine and food tasting in town with your clients!
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Restaurant Vendors 2013

Wine List 2013

Antinori Peppoli, Chianti Classico
Argyle Brut, Dundee Hills
Argyle Rose Brut, Willamette
Belle Glos Pinot Noir 'Las Alturas', Santa Lucia
Birichino Grenache, Central Coast
Birichino Vin Gris, Central Coast
Blackbird 'Arriviste' Rose, Napa
Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon, Mt. Veeder
Broglia 'La Meriana', Gavi di Gavi, Piedmont
Cabernet Franc, Napa
Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa
Casa Lapostolle 'Canto di Apalta', Chile
Caymus Conundrum, California
Chardonnay 'Finch Hollow', Napa
Chardonnay, Carneros
Charles & Charles Rose, Washington
Chateau Campuget Rose, Costieres de Nimes
Cocchi Americano 'Rosa', Piedmont
D'Amiliano 'Lecinquevgine', Baglo
D'Amiliano Nebbiolo
Dierberg Chardonnay, Santa Maria
Domaine de La Quilla, Muscadet
Domaine Ehrhart Gewurztraminer 'Rosenberg', Alsace
Domaine Santa Duc 'Vielles Vignes', Cotes du Rhone
Domaine Thomas 'Clos de La Crele', Sancerre
Domaine Vaudon Chablis, Burgundy
Duckhorn 'Migration' Chardonnay, Russian River
Duckhorn Decoy Red, Napa
Duoriem 'Tons de Duorum', Douro
En Route Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Eroica Riesling, Columbia Valley
Etz Gruner Veltliner, Austria
Farrier 'Press House', Alexander Valley
Federalist 'Dualing Pistols', Dry Creek
Finca de Valpiedra, 'Cantos', Rose
Folie a Deux Zinfandel, Dry Creek
Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa
Grgich Hills Cabernet, Napa
Grgich Hills Chardonnay, Napa (1.5)
Guado al Tasso 'Scalabrone' Rose, Bolgheri
Guado al Tasso Vermentino, Bolgheri
Hartford Court 'Lands Edge' Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Headwaters Red, Napa
Joel Gott Riesling, Washington
Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc, California
Joseph Drouhin Chorey les Beaune, Burgundy
Joseph Drouhin Rully, Burgundy
JPV 'Insignia', Napa
JPV Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa
JPV Chardonnay 'Freestone', Sonoma Coast
JPV Pinot Noir 'Fog Dog', Sonoma Coast
Juve y Camp Rose, Cave
Kendall Jackson Chardonnay 'Grand Reserve', California
La Prima Sauvignon Blanc, Napa
LaCreme Pinot Gris, Monterey
Licia Albarino, Rias Baixas
Macrostie Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
Macrostie Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Marquis de Grinon 'Caliza', Dominio de Valdepusa
Mas Carlot 'Les Enfant Terribles', Costieres de Nimes
Mer Soleil 'Barrel Fermented' Chardonnay, Monterey
Mer Soleil 'Silver' Chardonnay, Monterey
Merlot 'Michael Black, Napa
Mestres '1312' Cava
Napa Cellars Chardonnay, Napa
Nickel & Nickel Merlot 'Harris', Napa
Paco & Lola 'Red Experience', Navarra
Pecchinino, 'San Luigi', Dolcetto d'Dogliani
Pinot Noir 'Stanley Ranch', Carneros
Pinot Noir, Carneros
Recuerdo Malbec, Mendoza
Recuerdo Torrontes, La Rioja
Ridge 'Three Valleys', Sonoma
Ridge Lytton Estate Petit Sirah, California
Ridge Zinfandel, Paso Robles
Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc 'Reserve', Napav Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir, Napa
Ruffino Lodola Nuova, Vino Nobile di Montipulciano, Tuscany
Ruffino Prosecco, Veneto
Sanford Chardonnay, Santa Barbara
Sanford Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills
Santa Margherita 'Sparkling Pink', Alto Adige
Shatter' Grenache, Maury
Silver Oak Cabernet, Alexander Valley
Simi Cabernet Sauvignon 'Landslide', Alexander Valley
Simi Chardonnay, Russian River
Sineann Red, Washington
Star Lane Cabernet Sauvignon, Happy Canyon
Ste Michelle 'Artist Series' Meritage, Columbia
Ste Michelle 'Canoe Ridge' Cabernet, Canoe Ridge
Ste Michelle 'Cold Creek' Chardonnay, Columbia
Ste Michelle 'Horse Heaven' Sauvignon Blanc, Horse Heaven Hill
Tempranillo, Napa
Tenacious, Napa
Torres 'Celeste Blue', Ribera del Duero
Twomey Merlot, Napa
Villa Antinori Bianco, Tuscany
Villa Antinori Rosso, Tuscany
Vincenza Rose, Napa