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Highfields will present the 2020 Robert L. Drake Citizenship Award to Sam Davis. The Citizenship Award is awarded “to individuals who through commitment of time, deeds, and leadership, have brought together many citizens from all parts of our community and engaged their talents to create special opportunities for youth and families to grow stronger, thereby enriching the fabric of our community.”

Sam has gone above and beyond to advocate for Highfields, serving as a Highfields ambassador for 30 years. He has faithfully served the greater Lansing area through educational services as well as law enforcement and volunteer opportunities within the community. His experience throughout mid-Michigan has contributed to his dedication as board chair, board secretary and program chair.

“Sam has served Highfields as a friend and an ambassador for three decades as a member of the Lansing School District, The Ingham County Sheriff’s Department and now the MHSAA,” said Brian Philson, Highfields’ CEO and President. “I know that Judge Drake, our founder in 1962, would be honored to have his name associated with Sam Davis.”

The 2020 Highfields Partnership Award will be awarded to the James and Kimberly Currie Foundation. This award is given annually to a company or organization that has contributed to the fulfillment of Highfields’ mission.

The James and Kimberly Currie Foundation have greatly enhanced treatment for students in Highfields’ Residential Treatment Program. The Currie Foundation has not only funded the creation of the campus music studio, but has been devoted to expanding the program through technological equipment and upgraded furniture.

“The Currie Foundation has been instrumental in the support of our programs, and in particular, our music studio on campus,” said Philson.

The Robert L. Drake Citizenship Award and the Partnership Award will be presented at Highfields’ Annual Meeting on Wednesday, July 8th at the Hawk Hollow in Bath Township.

About Highfields Inc.
Highfields is a nonprofit human services organization which provides home-based counseling, residential care for young men ages 11-17, and experiential education and support programs for children, youth, and families in 13 mid-Michigan counties. For more information, please visit