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

Wednesday, March 09, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Eric Dimoff
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Twenty-two 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 22. On Wednesday, March 23, 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 90% 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:

  • Allen Neighborhood Center
  • Boys & Girls Club of Lansing
  • Building Child & Family Initiatives
  • Child & Family Charities
  • Children's Ballet Theater of Michigan
  • East Lansing Rotary Foundation, in support of the "Weekend Survival Kits" program
  • The Firecracker Foundation
  • Forster Woods Adult Day Center
  • Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan
  • Greater Lansing Food Bank
  • Habitat for Humanity Capital Region
  • Haven House
  • Hospice of Lansing
  • Information Technology Empowerment Center
  • Lansing Promise
  • Lansing RIF (Reading is Fundamental)
  • Lansing Symphony Orchestra
  • MI Women's Historical Center & Hall of Fame
  • MSU Community Music School
  • Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center
  • REACH Studio Art Center
  • Riverwalk Theatre

The University Club of Michigan State University has an 87-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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