What if you had all the talent in the world, but no means to develop it? Mitch Albom established the Dream Fund in the 1990s and then the Detroit Dream Scholars 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.
Since 2011, more than $500,000 has been awarded to 19 students from Detroit.
- 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.
Meet some of our dream scholars
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.
SAY Detroit Awards $1.5 million from funds raised at December 2020 Radiothon.
SAY Detroit awards more than $1.3 million to area nonprofits from funds raised at the 2019 Radiothon
Representatives from nearly two dozen area charities received checks today totaling more than $1.25 million from donations raised at the seventh annual SAY Detroit Radiothon, broadcast on WJR-AM last December. The distribution ceremony at the Fisher Building, an...
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,...