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THE MISSION

The mission of The Garden Party Foundation (TGPF) is to provide trade school scholarships to underprivileged young adults. TGPF believes that the purpose of education is to teach students skills allowing them the opportunity to create their own self-sustainable life, which goes hand in hand with TGPF’s intention…to help one student at a time reach their dreams.

THE GOAL

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

THE HISTORY

TGPF 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. Each year TGPF has hosted an event, The Garden Party, comprised of fine wine, delicious food and classic cars with all proceeds benefiting charity. Now, in our 9th year, nearly 700 guests attend, 30 restaurants display their signature dishes and 100 different wines are served.Guests are encouraged to enjoy a pleasant afternoon and of course, display their classic car.

CHARITY PARTNERS
2017 - 2016

Oakland Community College Culinary Studies Institute and Vocational Programs

2016 - 2015

Oakland Community College Culinary Studies Institute and Macomb Community College’s Applied Technology Programs

2014 - 2013

Oakland Community College Culinary Studies Institute, Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, and Children’s Tumor Foundation

2012

Oakland Community College Culinary Studies Institute, Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, and Children’s Tumor Foundation

2011-2009

Oakland Community College Culinary Studies Institute, Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, and Susan G. Komen

THE GARDEN PARTY FOUNDATION BOARD

John B. Carlin Jr., J. Lewis Cooper III, William Roberts, Megan Ross, Elizabeth and Sydney L. Ross and David Stone

THE 2016 GARDEN PARTY HOST COMMITTEE
2017 HOST COMMITTEE COMING SOON

Susan Baier
John Balardo
Kathy & Carl Boehm
Steve Breitfeld
Jane & Harold Burns
Kimberly & Frank Campanale
Jane & John Carlin
Vicki & Tom Celani
Susie & Lewis Cooper III
Judy & Lewis Cooper Jr.
Kay & Gary Cowger
Ashley & KC Crain
Ann & Steve Davis
Vera Day Rizer & David Day
Bob Feldmaier

Renee Godin & Scott Ferguson
Sheryl & Anthony Frabotta
Kayti & Nicholas Goebel
Megan & Casey Iaccino
James Jacobs
Evyenia & Marc Jonna
Julia Kelmendi & Ron Slavik
R.J. King
Susan & Michael Kowalski
Bonnie & Norman LePage
Mindy & Rick Lopus
Remia & Eugene Lovell
Al Lucarelli
Dawn Magretta
Juliana & Ed Mamou
Don Manvel

Timothy R Meyer
Katie & Derek Miller
Lesley & Longine Morawski
Myra Moreland
Sue & Tom O’Brien
L. Brooks Patterson
Vivian Pickard
Maria & Bill Roberts
Elizabeth & Sydney Ross
Sabrina & Antonio Rugiero
Candace & Dan Sebold
Jackie & Neil Seffermen
Maria Silamianos Sherman & Craig Sherman
Susan & Kip Sheward

Norma & David Stone
Jaime Rae & J. Douglas Turnbull
Casandra Ulbrich Ph.D
April Wagner & Sean Emery
Nicole & Norman Yatooma

The Garden Party Foundation

373 Victor Avenue Highland Park, MI 48203
info@thegardenpartymichigan.org
t: (248) 953 8123

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