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Dressed for Success! Highfields’ Golf Outing Features “Fund A Need” Auction for Students

Monday, April 25, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Eric Dimoff
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Have you ever wondered what you’re going to wear to your next job interview? Now you can help make that decision easier for youth who are starting a new chapter in their lives.

On June 13, Highfields is hosting their 36th Annual Golf Outing at Forest Akers West. There they will carry on the tradition of a live auction to support a need within the organization.

The theme of the live auction this year is “Dressed for Success.” It will raise funds for a new outfit for the students to have when they complete their program at Highfields and return back into the community. The new outfit consists of a button-up shirt, pants, belt and shoes. The outfits will be purchased from Barrett’s clothing store in Williamston, Michigan, which is owned by Rich Martin, a former board member and longtime supporter of Highfields.

The hope is to provide a professional outfit for each student to have for their next step after Highfields; whether that is a job interview, higher education, or trade school.

“It is important for our students to be prepared for their future,” said Highfields’ CEO/President, Brian Philson, “and the “Dressed for Success” auction will be a great way for us to help them be ready for this next phase in their lives.”

Last year, Highfields’ “Fund a Need” Auction was successful in raising $2,100 toward basketball uniforms for the residential students’ basketball team.

For more information on the golf outing, or to register an individual golfer or foursome, please contact Bev McGill at: or 517-628-2287 x332.

Highfields is a nonprofit human services organization which provides home-based counseling, residential care, and experiential education and support programs for children, youth, and families in 10 mid-Michigan counties. For more information, please visit


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