PBS Premiere Night is Detroit Public Television’s signature fundraising gala and one of the area’s most anticipated events. This year’s event was Thursday, September 26 at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, with a pre-glow Benefactor Evening being co-hosted by Barbara & Michael Kratchman and Joy & Allan Nachman at the Nachmans’ Bloomfield Hills home on September 19.
2013 marks the 12th annual Premiere Night, which unveiled the fall season of programming and presented awards to four community leaders. Nearly 400 people attended this year's event. Thank you to those who participated.
The 2013 honorees are:
Michael J. Brennan & United Way for Southeastern Michigan -
Detroit Public Television Partnership Award
The Detroit Public Television Partnership Award, introduced in 2007, is presented annually to an individual, couple or corporation that: strengthens our community by consistently encouraging collaborations, particularly within the arts, education, and cultural communities; actively partners with Detroit Public Television in a meaningful way to support the Station’s mission; and provides resources that enable others to forge new partnerships.
Melonie B. Colaianne -
John W. Porter Leadership Award
This award is presented annually to an individual, couple or corporation that: demonstrates outstanding leadership and commitment to the vitality of Detroit Public Television and southeast Michigan; inspires others to take action for positive change; gives their time generously beyond that which is required by one’s employment or elected position.
Dana Locniskar -
Dolores & George Riley Stewardship Award
This award is presented annually to an individual, couple or corporation that: demonstrates passionate enthusiasm for the work and mission of Detroit Public Television; makes a personal commitment to enhance the lives of others in southeast Michigan; through their story of stewardship, serves as an inspiration for others to give generously to strengthen our community.
Faye Alexander Nelson -
Detroit Public Television Visionary Award
The Detroit Public Television Visionary Award, introduced in 2008, is presented annually to an individual, couple or corporation that: demonstrates visionary leadership for Michigan in the areas of race relations, health care, technology, or economic development; inspires others to take action for positive change; shows exemplary ability to identify new directions or collaborations for the future benefit of our region.
Contact Jill Schubiner at (248) 305-3737 or email@example.com
Sponsored in Part by:
With additional support by:
Lauren T. & Phillip Wm. Fisher
Richard & Jane Manoogian Foundation
Bobbi & Stephen Polk