sixth Annual innovation in conservation awards gala

Climate – Energy – Water

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 / 6:00 pM – 9:00 pM

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center / 3711 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Join us at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center to celebrate the key role Michigan’s cities, business leaders, and philanthropic community play in setting our state on course toward a sustainable future.

Keynote Speaker



Dr. Mustafa Santiago

Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali is a renowned International Keynote Speaker, Commencement Speaker, award-winning Trainer and Facilitator specializing in environmental justice issues. He is the Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus.


Advocate of the Year

We the People of Detroit

Legislator of the Year

Congressman Dan Kildee

Questions or RSVP: Contact our events team at or 734-222-9650.


Great Lakes Sponsors

DTE Energy Foundation*

Bell’s Brewery

Superior Sponsors 

Cherry Republic


Michigan Sponsors

Consumers Energy Foundation*

Detroit Salt Company

Denis Pierce

Huron Sponsors

 Byrum & Fisk

Ontario Sponsors

Founders Brewing Company

Elizabeth Goodenough

NachtLaw, P.C.

Ed and Gerri Parks

Maureen Martin and Michael Penskar

Moxie Media

Evan Pratt*

Erie Sponsors

Bank of Ann Arbor

Joan Binkow

Janis Bobrin

Ecology Center*

Ghida Dagher

Robert Garvey*

Chris and Elaine Graham

Paul and Anne Glendon

Jiffy Mixes

Lisa and Hannan Lis

Meadowlark Design+Build

The McKinney Foundation*

Michigan Environmental Council*

The McKinney Foundation*

Planned Parenthood of Michigan

Public Sector Consultants

Denise Thal and David Scobey

Urban Ashes

Emma White


* Denotes contributions made to the Michigan Leauge of Conservation Voters Education Fund

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