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Here are the corporate citizens who have already joined the urban leaders circle:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 At all levels, our Urban Leaders Circle Sponsors bring Detroit’s strongest corporate leaders to the same table with leaders in state and local government, education, and national and community organizations to discuss forward-thinking solutions to real-world issues.  Together, we will face the very tangible evidence of a global economy and its impact on communities, businesses and education.  We’ll strategize how urban leadership can steer these important issues in a positive direction and we’ll continuously frame the ways that our education system needs to develop strong leaders for future sustainability.

Beyond an active voice as a member of the Urban Leaders Circle, our Urban Leaders Circle Sponsors will realize a robust set of benefits that ensure a credible return on their investment.  These are listed below.

PREMIER ($25,000):
Your Return on Investment
Includes Premier Sponsor status for Marygrove Inaugural Events, which are enumerated below and detailed on Pages 9 and 10 of this booklet, as well as other leadership initiatives the College will undertake during the year.

  • Title sponsorship of the Presidential Blue Ribbon Panel with Major Urban City Mayors as they discuss the qualities of leadership that led to their cities’ resurgence
  • Defining Detroit Lecture Series - Sponsored by the Institute for Detroit Studies
  • Marygrove College Celebrates Women’s History Month:  An Evening Coffee House with Spoken Word Poets, presented by Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
  • Academic Symposium by Faculty and Students
  • No Street Shoes Annual Dance Company Concert
  • Contemporary American Authors Series featuring Marilyn Nelson
  • Sacred Traditions: The Marygrove College Chorale Concert
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Student Degree Show
  • Urban Leaders Circle VIP Mixer
  • Inauguration Celebration

Benefits of Premier Sponsorship

  • Membership in the Urban Leaders Circle
    • Invited to convening of Urban Leaders Circle, which will discuss Detroit’s pressing issue
    • Invited to participate in developing and executing initiatives and programs that leverage the College’s resources and find solutions
  • Introduction and acknowledgement as the Title Sponsor of the Presidential Blue Ribbon Panel, e.g., --The Marygrove College Presidential Blue Ribbon Panel brought to you by (Company Name).
  • Introduction and acknowledgement as a Premier Sponsor at all other Inaugural Events
  • Full-page advertisement and a 25-word company description in program booklets of all Inaugural Events and leadership initiatives throughout the year
  • Individual banner with company logo displayed at all Inaugural Events
  • Collateral placement in a participant gift bag or at seats of specific events as appropriate
  • 15 Tickets to the Presidential Blue Ribbon Panel
  • 15 Tickets to VIP Mixer
  • 8 Tickets to the Contemporary American Authors Dinner and reserved seating at the Contemporary American Authors Lecture
  • 5 Tickets to each of the other events included under sponsorship
  • Calendar year 2007 company logo placement on signage, attendee communications and web site.  Logo will link to sponsor’s web site.
  • Appropriate publicity of Urban Leaders Circle, Inaugural Events and leadership initiatives will list Premier Sponsors
  • Annual Report for Urban Leaders Circle programs and results

GOLD ($10,000):
Your Return on Investment
Includes Gold Sponsor status for Marygrove Inaugural Events, which are enumerated below and detailed on Pages 9 and 10 of this booklet, as well as other leadership initiatives the College will undertake during the year.

  • Presidential Blue Ribbon Panel with Major Urban City Mayors as they discuss the qualities of leadership that led to their cities’ resurgence.
  • Defining Detroit Lecture Series - Sponsored by the Institute for Detroit Studies
  • Marygrove College Celebrates Women’s History Month:  An Evening Coffee House with Spoken Word Poets, presented by Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
  • Academic Symposium by Faculty and Students
  • No Street Shoes Annual Dance Company Concert
  • Contemporary American Authors Series featuring Marilyn Nelson
  • Sacred Traditions:  The Marygrove College Chorale Concert
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Student Degree Show
  • Urban Leaders Circle VIP Mixer
  • Inauguration Celebration

Benefits of Gold Sponsorship

  • Membership in the Urban Leaders Circle
    • Invited to convening of Urban Leaders Circle, which will discuss Detroit’s pressing issues
    • Invited to participate in developing and executing initiatives and programs that leverage the College’s resources and find solutions
  • Introduction and acknowledgement as a Gold Sponsor of the Presidential Blue Ribbon Panel
  • Introduction and acknowledgement as a Gold Sponsor at all other Inaugural Events
  • Half-page advertisement and a 25-word company description in program booklets of all Inaugural Events and leadership initiatives throughout the year
  • Banner with company logo at all Inaugural Events
  • Collateral placement in a participant gift bag or at seats of specific events as appropriate
  • 10 Tickets to Presidential Blue Ribbon Panel
  • 10 Tickets to VIP Mixer
  • 6 Tickets to the Contemporary American Authors Dinner and reserved seating at the Contemporary American Authors Lecture
  • 5 Tickets to each of the other events included under sponsorship
  • Calendar year 2007 company logo placement on signage, attendee communications and web site.  Logo will link to sponsor’s web site.
  • Appropriate publicity of Urban Leaders Circle, Inaugural Events and l-eadership initiatives will list Gold Sponsors
  • Annual Report for Urban Leaders Circle programs
    and results

SILVER($5,000):
Your Return on Investment
Includes Silver Sponsor status for Marygrove Inaugural Events, which are enumerated below and detailed on Pages 9 and 10 of this booklet, as well as other leadership initiatives the College will undertake during the year.

  • Defining Detroit Lecture Series - Sponsored by the Institute for Detroit Studies
  • Marygrove College Celebrates Women’s History Month:  An Evening Coffee House with Spoken Word Poets, presented by Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
  • Academic Symposium by Faculty and Students
  • No Street Shoes Annual Dance Company Concert
  • Contemporary American Authors Series featuring Marilyn Nelson
  • Sacred Traditions:  The Marygrove College Chorale Concert
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Student Degree Show
  • Inauguration Celebration

Benefits of Silver Sponsorship

  • Membership in the Urban Leaders Circle
    • Invited to convening of Urban Leaders Circle, which will discuss Detroit’s pressing issues
    • Invited to participate in developing and executing initiatives and programs that leverage the College’s resources and find solutions
  • Introduction and acknowledgement as a Silver Sponsor of Inaugural Events listed above
  • Quarter-page advertisement and a 25-word company description in program booklets of Inaugural Events listed above and leadership initiatives throughout
    the year
  • Collateral placement in a participant gift bag or at seats of specific events as appropriate
  • 5 Tickets to Presidential Blue Ribbon Panel
  • 5 Tickets to VIP Mixer
  • 4 Tickets to the Contemporary American Authors Dinner and reserved seating at the Contemporary American Authors Lecture
  • 4 Tickets to each of the other events included under sponsorship
  • Calendar year 2007 company logo placement on signage, attendee communications and web site.  Logo will link to sponsor’s web site.
  • Annual Report for Urban Leaders Circle programs and results

BRONZE ($2,500):
Your Return on Investment
Includes Bronze Sponsor status for Marygrove Inaugural Events, which are enumerated below and detailed on Pages 9 and 10 of this booklet, as well as other leadership initiatives the College will undertake during the year.

  • Defining Detroit Lecture Series - Sponsored by the Institute for Detroit Studies
  • Marygrove College Celebrates Women’s History Month:  An Evening Coffee House with Spoken Word Poets, presented by Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
  • Academic Symposium by Faculty and Students
  • No Street Shoes Annual Dance Company Concert
  • Contemporary American Authors Series featuring Marilyn Nelson
  • Sacred Traditions: The Marygrove College Chorale Concert
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Student Degree Show
  • Inauguration Celebration

Benefits of Bronze Sponsorship

  • Membership in the Urban Leaders Circle
    • Invited to convening of Urban Leaders Circle, which will discuss Detroit’s pressing issues
    • Invited to participate in developing and executing initiatives and programs that leverage the College’s resources and find solutions
  • Listing and company logo in program booklets of Inaugural Events listed above and leadership initiatives throughout the year
  • 2 Tickets to Presidential Blue Ribbon Panel
  • 2 Tickets to VIP Mixer
  • 2 Tickets to  Contemporary American Authors Dinner and reserved seating at the Contemporary American Authors Lecture
  • 2 Tickets to each of the other events in which your ad and company description are included
  • Calendar year 2007 company logo placement on signage, attendee communications and web site.  Logo will link to sponsor’s web site.
  • Annual Report for Urban Leaders Circle programs and results
 Marygrove's alumni are expressions of our legacy and live as beacons of our commitment to progress.

Meet five alumni who represent the many urban leaders Marygrove has graduated since its founding.

Justice Maura Corrigan, Michigan Supreme Court: Maura Corrigan was elected to the court in 1998; served two terms as Chief Justice from 2001-2004. She graduated from Marygrove College in Detroit in 1969 and earned her Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of Detroit Law School in 1973. While in law school, she worked as a probation officer at a Detroit court. A member of the Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care, Justice Corrigan has been recognized for her work on foster care and adoption issues, including The Detroit News’ “Michiganian of the Year” award.

Mary Ellen Hanlon Riordan: After graduating from Marygrove in 1941, Mary Ellen Riordan became the first female president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT), a position she held for 20 years during which she successfully negotiated 10 contracts with the Detroit Board of Education.  DFT was a fledgling union and she led the fight for collective bargaining for teachers.  Many people felt that the increased rights and benefits generated for Detroit teachers raised the bar in suburban schools as well.  After retiring, she became a tireless champion for Michigan public school retirees.  She was inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame for her leadership and activism on behalf of Michigan teachers and students.

Brother Richard Samyn, O.F.M. Capuchin and master gardener: Br. Rick began the Earth Works Urban Farm Project in 2001 to address the nutritional needs of Detroit’s poor.  He created a three-quarter acre farm on the east side with the goals of creating awareness of the need for sustainable food systems within cities, promoting healthier eating habits for youth and teaching the human food relationship to Creation.

Brother Samyn spent four years in the Navy and nine in the Coast Guard as a ship’s mechanic and in law enforcement investigating illegal drug activity.  He joined the Capuchins in Detroit in August 1988.  Brother Rick received his BSW (social work) degree from Marygrove in 1995 and then created the position of client advocate at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.

Nettie Harris Seabrooks, COO of the Detroit Institute of Arts: Nettie Seabrooks became Chief Operating Officer in September 2002, after joining the museum in February 2002 as Senior Associate to the Director. Before that, she was the chief operating officer and chief of staff for Detroit Mayor Dennis W. Archer. Ms. Seabrooks had also served as Mayor Archer’s deputy mayor and chief administrative officer. At the time of her appointment by Mayor Archer in 1994, Ms. Seabrooks was director of government relations for General Motors Corporation and had been with GM for 31 years. She has a BS degree in chemistry from Marygrove, an MA in Library Science from the University of Michigan and honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees from Marygrove and the University of Detroit Mercy.

Reverend Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP, and Pastor, Fellowship Chapel: Reverend Anthony graduated from Wayne State University with a BA in Political Science and from Marygrove with an MA in Pastoral Ministry. He also attended the University of Detroit for advanced study in Black Theology. Reverend Anthony is a Certified Social Worker with the State of Michigan. Reverend Anthony was ordained in 1981, and became the associate pastor of Fellowship Chapel in 1983. --A nationally known lecturer and motivationalist, Reverend Anthony is also a writer and a poet with articles and poems on the African experience in North America and throughout the Diaspora. He is now in his 8th term as president of the Detroit NAACP, the largest branch in the country.

This is Marygrove College, an Urban Leader

Marygrove College was established in 1905 as St. Mary College in Monroe, Michigan, by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHMs), and was moved to Detroit Ein 1927.  The current vision of leadership has its roots in the leadership and courage shown by the IHMs in those early years of the 20th century.  In an era when opportunities for women were limited or non-existent, the IHM sisters took the bold step of founding an educational institution of higher learning for them.

Marygrove’s cultural DNA is rooted in pioneering movements of that sort, which have expanded the horizons of its students and made clear its legacy of urban leadership.  Other examples of courageous leadership permeate its history in Detroit. Some highlights of its legacy follow.

In 1968, Marygrove embraced the growing African American population in Detroit and committed to recruit 68 African American women into its predominantly white school.

In the 1970s, under the leadership of Dr. Raymond A. Fleck, Marygrove rededicated itself to the Detroit community by firmly rejecting recommendations that it relocate to the suburbs.

In 1990, after two years of merger discussions with the University of Detroit and Mercy College, Marygrove made the significant decision to remain independent, reaffirming its commitment to the City of Detroit and students from the city and environs.

In 1998, Marygrove founded the GRIOT program - designed to increase the number of African American male teachers working in K-12 schools in the Detroit area and nationwide.

In 2001, Marygrove established the Institute for Detroit Studies, the only institute of its kind, as an outgrowth of its leadership in planning the city’s tri-centennial.  Through its Defining Detroit series, the city’s history, industry, unique attributes and future are probed by experts.  Defining Detroit is free and open to the public to encourage dialog.

In 2004, because of its tradition of quality teacher education, Marygrove College received grants from the Skillman Foundation to operate its Good Schools Initiative in selected Detroit Public Schools to publicly identify, recognize and reward schools that apply the Good Schools indicators and have plans to improve their performance.

In 2005, the Skillman Foundation also selected Marygrove to be the site of its YES for PREP program, a collaborative program sponsored by the YES (Youth Education Services) Foundation and Marygrove College.  The long-term strategy of the program is to increase the number of potential leaders among low-income students in Detroit, Highland Park or Pontiac.

In 2006, the entire campus community committed itself to a strategic plan that envisions its students, academic offerings and the institution as fostering Urban Leadership.

Fostering Urban Leadership
Marygrove’s Urban Leadership vision is rooted in this legacy of innovativeness, quality and dedication.  As we look to the future, Marygrove is committed to:

Developing urban leaders. This means something special for students as it provides them the opportunity and preparation to:

  • apply classroom knowledge in an urban laboratory through practical application in the community
  • take leadership positions in America’s urban centers
  • foster the return of graduating Marygrove students to the City of Detroit

Serving as an institutional leader. This provides Marygrove the opportunity to:

  • convene forward-thinking political, economic, social, and cultural leaders to explore and positively contribute to a vibrant city
  • strategically partner with corporate and community leaders to improve the City of Detroit for businesses,
    residents, students and the region
  • create a new model of an engaged urban institution that attracts positive attention in other American cities
 Introducing the Marygrove College Urban Leaders Circle…

…An elite group of corporations with an economic and philosophical interest in the success of the City of Detroit and the institutions that support its success.

…An elite group of corporations that see the value of an educational institution rooted in its commitment to the City, dedicated to high quality, cutting edge academic programs that prepare students for an ever-changing, challenging world.

The concept of the Urban Leaders Circle emanated from Marygrove’s strategic vision of fostering Urban Leadership.  The Urban Leaders Circle is a group of our region’s largest companies working in tandem with Marygrove scholars, teachers and other content experts to shape College programming in ways that:

• Develop students as urban leaders in corporate and community settings and
• Engage College resources in focused strategic partnerships with positive impact in the Detroit region.

The Marygrove Urban Leaders Circle (ULC) provides corporate leaders with an opportunity to inform and influence the strategic direction of a high-quality, respected and committed College, not simply a single initiative or program.  This opportunity to leverage College resources—talented scholars and teachers as well as program planning skills and beautiful facilities—is a unique way for corporate leaders to achieve meaningful returns --on their investments of time and money.

How will the Urban Leaders Circle work? After the Presidential Blue Ribbon Panel with mayors of several urban centers, including Detroit, at which ULC members will be present, Dr. David Fike, president of Marygrove College, will convene an initial meeting of the ULC with faculty to focus discussion on key issues of interest to members.  Once the agenda for the year is set and appropriate resources are identified, two meetings per year will occur.  The first will include succinct informative presentations on College plans, programming or research relevant to these issues.  The second will discuss how the College can focus high-level planning resources and leadership to shape programming and strategic partnerships to make a positive impact on those issues the ULC has identified.

Faculty and others will research potential solutions to the most pressing issues for presentation and follow-up discussion with the ULC.  With consensus, tactics will be incubated at Marygrove or at other places within the city after which the ULC will assess their effectiveness and determine their implementation city-wide.

The Marygrove College Urban Leaders Circle is envisioned as a long-term relationship between the College and Metropolitan Detroit’s most respected leaders.

Marygrove College is uniquely positioned to be a catalyst for a successful collaboration because it builds upon its legacy of commitment to serving the City of Detroit and its metropolitan region.  Marygrove’s high-quality academic programs have proven their ability to transform students into competent and compassionate graduates who are committed to social progress.

The Urban Leaders Circle debuts in an auspicious year for Marygrove: the Inauguration of its 8th President Dr. David J. Fike.  Membership in the Urban Leaders Circle requires financial sponsorship, available at various levels with attendant benefits, many tied to the Inauguration, which will draw substantial attention to Detroit from across the country.  Detailed in this booklet are the significant benefits of Premier, Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorship.

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