What if you had all the talent in the world, but no means to develop it? Mitch Albom established the Dream Fund in and then the Detroit Dream Scholars Awards to make sure our city’s artistic talent does not wither because of lack of opportunity.
Each Detroit Dream Scholars award provides a four-year scholarship to study the arts at the nationally-renowned College for Creative Studies. Fourteen students have benefitted through full and partial scholarships from the program, with 8 graduated and 6 currently enrolled.
- Fund a $60,000 scholarship over four years ($15,000 per year for 4 years) and become a member of the “Detroit Dozen” donors. Call 313.664.7864 to set up.
- Make a gift or pledge of any amount to be used in combination with other gifts to CCS here, select “Mitch Albom Dream Fund IND” under “Areas of Need.”
The typical funding gap for a student at CCS, after all institutional, federal and state grants, and loans are extended is $15,000. That is why a gift of $60,000 will support one student for four years.
Opportunity to meet the Detroit Dream Scholars will be provided for donors and students annually.
In 1991, Albom founded the Dream Fund at the College for Creative Studies to provide funding for under-served children to participate in the arts and to instill confidence in our youth. Since that time, CCS has utilized the Dream Fund to support visual, performing, summer “Week at a Time” youth scholarships, community art programs, and even the Detroit 300 project in 2001. It has raised over $200,000 since its inception.
DETROIT, March 27, 2018 — Representatives from 22 area charities accepted checks totaling nearly $1.25 million on Tuesday from donations raised at Mitch Albom’s S.A.Y. Detroit Radiothon last December. The ceremony at the Fisher Building, which included six first-time...
Representatives from 20 area charities accepted checks totaling more than $1 million on Tuesday from donations raised at Mitch Albom’s fifth annual S.A.Y. Detroit Radiothon last December. The ceremony at the Fisher Building included several first-time beneficiaries,...
The winning poster design for Belle Isle Grand Prix’s Spring 2016 design competition belongs to D’mitri Moore, a senior at CCS and recipient of a Dream Scholars scholarship. Moore, who is considering a future career in advertising, told the Detroit Free Press, “I...
Four years and seven scholarships later, Mitch’s Detroit Dream Scholars program continues to gain momentum at the College For Creative Studies (CCS), and a reception was held on campus September 30 to celebrate its success.Attendees included Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baker...
DETROIT, March 26 - More than a dozen Detroit charities were grateful recipients of more than $400,000 in donations distributed from Mitch Albom’s “S.A.Y. (Super All Year) Detroit Radiothon.” The monies were collected in a single 15-hour broadcast last December at...