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Local Charities Compete to Win the University Club’s Big Bang-quet Challenge

Thursday, February 12, 2015   (0 Comments)
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February 12, 2015                                                                     Karen Grannemann, CEO/GM (517) 353-5111

Local Charities Compete to Win the University Club’s Big Bang-quet Challenge

LANSING, MI – Twenty-one local charities are competing in the University Club of MSU’s Big Bang-quet Community Charity Challenge, sponsored by the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union and the Capital Region Community Foundation.

All charities are posted on the University Club’s website at , and the public is invited to visit the site and “vote” for their favorites. A “vote” is a $5 tax-deductible donation to the Capital Region Community Foundation. Online voting will close on Tuesday, March 24. On Wednesday, March 25, at 5:30 pm, the public is invited to a reception at the University Club, to place final votes and witness the final outcome.

Every organization will receive a check for 85% of the funds raised through voting. In addition, the two organizations that raise the most votes will receive a $10,000 or $5,000 credit toward a fundraising event at the University Club. In addition, the organization with the most individual donors will win a $5,000 credit toward a fundraising event at the University Club! So…everyone is a winner, and one organization is a BIG winner! Competing organizations include:

  • Care Free Medical & Dental
  • Child and Family Charities
  • Children’s Ballet Theatre of Michigan
  • East Lansing Rotary Foundation – Weekend Survival Kits program
  • Ele's Place
  • EVE, Inc.
  • Fenner Nature Center
  • The Firecracker Foundation
  • Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan
  • Greater Lansing Food Bank
  • Hannah’s House
  • Helping Hands Respite Care
  • Hospice of Lansing
  • Impression 5 Science Center
  • ITEC (Information Technology Empowerment Center)
  • Lansing Promise
  • Lansing RIF (Reading is Fundamental)
  • MSU Community Music School
  • Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center
  • REACH Studio Art Center
  • Women's Center of Greater Lansing

The University Club of Michigan State University has an 86-year tradition as a year-round center for business, dining, fitness, recreation, and golf at Forest Akers Golf courses. The Club offers a service-rich tradition of fabulous dining and entertainment, flawlessly executed meetings and events, leisurely tennis, swimming and golf, and a world-class fitness center and spa. Memberships in this award-winning private facility are available to anyone in the community.

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