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Virtual Gala 2021: Equity & the Environment

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At MLCV, our work involves collaboration with state leaders, impacted community members, volunteers, and other community leaders from all corners of the state. Every year, we honor and celebrate some of those leaders for their work to protect our land, air, water and public health at our annual gala, Equity & the Environment. 

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Join us this year as we recognize Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Assistant Secretary of State Heaster Wheeler for their work to enable historic voter turnout in Michigan in 2020 — despite the challenges of COVID-19 — and protecting all Michiganders’ right to vote; PFAS activists Tony Spaniola and Sandy Wynn-Stelt for their tireless advocacy on behalf of communities impacted by toxic PFAS chemicals; and Bay Mills Indian Community President Whitney Gravelle for her work on shutting down the Line 5 oil pipeline.

Traditionally held in the heart of the Motor City, this year’s event has been shifted to Zoom due to COVID-19.

Your ticket purchase and sponsorships will directly support our work to protect drinking water, public health, our democracy, and addressing the climate crisis in Detroit and across the great lakes state.

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Master of Ceremonies

Ann Delisi, WDET Radio Host


Janis Bobrin and Mike Allemang


Alliance for the Great Lakes

Anglers of the Au Sable

Lisa and Jim Baker

Laura Berman

Irene Cahill

Citizens Utility Board of Michigan

Columbia Asset Management

Constance and James Cook

The family of Paul Czajka, In loving honor of his life

Jenifer Martin and Mark Fendrick

Paul and Judy Freedman

James G. Leaf and Elizabeth Goodenough

Stephanie Hale

Sheila and Steve Hamp

Kanji & Katzen, PLLC

Amir and Gulshan Kanji

Margaret and Todd Kephart

Eve and Robb Kerr

Lisa and Hannan Lis

Lori Lyman

Muffy MacKenzie

Michael Penskar and Maureen Martin

Cate and Doug McClure

John and Kate McGarry

Sheila Marcus and Tim Mervak

Leslie and Terry Murphy


Michael O’Donnell

PACE Loan Group

Lana and Henry Pollack

Public Sector Consultants

John and Vivian Day Stroh

Denise Thal and David Scobey

Sandra Bitonti Stewart and Doug Stewart


Graham & Margie Teall

Debbie and Mike Tirico

Davis Uhlmann*

Voters Not Politicians

Emma White


  • Charles and Linda Borgsdorf
  • Dave and Louise Lutton
  • Paul and Anne Glendon
  • Phil and Kate Roos
  • Steve and Judy Dobson
  • Denis Pierce
  • John Carver
  • Tom Porter
  • Bruce Wallace and Susie Cannell


*Contribution made to Michigan LCV Education Fund


November 17, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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