The Wright Gala 2013 Annual Benefit: Brasil


Fri, Aug 25 | GUT - CUT - GROOVE: Michele Gibbs with The Djallo Djak..
Sat, Aug 26 | Meet the Scientist Saturday featuring Anita Moncrease,..
Sat, Aug 26 | Tribute to Kenneth V. Cockrel, Sr.: The Voice of the People
Sat, Aug 26 | 6th Annual Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Summit
Sun, Aug 27 | Hustle for History Weekly Dance Lessons
Wed, Aug 30 | Algiers Motel Massacre: The 50th Anniversary of The P..
Sat, Sep 02 | Links to Science presented by the Renaissance (MI) Cha..
Sun, Sep 03 | Hustle for History Weekly Dance Lessons
Wed, Sep 06 | Show Us Detroit’s Fighting Spirit: Marines’ Evenin..
Sat, Sep 09 | Links to Science presented by the Renaissance (MI) Cha..
Sat, Sep 09 | High 5 for Sickle Cell: Sickle Cell Awareness Walk
Sun, Sep 10 | DTE Energy Foundation Free Second Sunday

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The third annual Wright Gala, having taken its theme from the Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil exhibition, transported attendees to the Amazon rainforest and Rio carnival Saturday, September 28 at MGM Grand Detroit. Because of you, close to $575,000 was raised for The Wright Museum. For young and old, black and white, city and suburbanite, your support helped make this journey possible.

What journey will we take next year? We hope you'll join us to find out!


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First Lady Yvette Bing
Jo Coleman
Jennifer Fischer
Suzanne Shank
Lorna Thomas, M.D.
Rosalind Brewer
Betty Brooks
Lauren Campbell Sanders
Juliene Carroll
Serena Cockrell
Janice Cosby Bridges
Retha Douglas
Linda Forte
Mary Anne Gargaro
Sandra Gates Taylor
Dr. Linda Gillum
Roberta Hughes Wright, Ph.D.
Sharon James
Marion Jones
Florine Mark
Vivian Pickard
Sandra Pierce
Glenda Price, Ph.D.
Fair Radom
Maureen Roberts
Barbara K. Smith, Ph.D.
Jaime Rae Turnbull
Barbara Whittaker



Presenting Sponsor

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Education & Literacy Sponsor

GM Foundation



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Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints Table Sponsors


Bank of America First Lady Yvette &
Mayor Dave Bing
Rosalind Brewer &
Sandy Gates


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Dr. Linda & Mr. Rod Gillum & Mrs. Maureen & Mr. Roy Roberts




Richard and Jane Manoogian Foundation




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Dr. Lorna Thomas





Thrill of Brasil Sponsors


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Avis Ford


Mrs. Betty &
Mr. Bill Brooks


Dr. Vivian Carpenter & Mr. Jon Barfield
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