Celebrating 40 Years

of Campassionate Service

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May 18, 2023 Gala Celebration!

Please Join Us

This is a new, one-time event celebrating Development Centers’ 40 years of compassionate service and the philanthropy that has helped make it all possible. We are inviting the community to come together to celebrate and support our mission. Please join us as we share stories of triumph and raise funds to meet the rising needs in and around Detroit.

Purchase Tickets
Cost $140 

Purchase a Table (for a table of 8 people $1,120)
Make the same thing as a  sponsor.

  • Questions?

     Please reach out to Sally Bond:  sbond@develctrs.org or call: 313-255-0900 ext. 1218 

Become a Sponsor

Please view our sponsor packet, and fill out the sponsor commitment form. 

*Please send the sponsorship commitment form to sfisher@develctrs.org. 

Dear Friends

Catherine Liesman portraitFor nearly 40 years, Development Centers’ services have focused on helping adults and children in and around Detroit improve their lives when facing challenging circumstances. We believe that developing long-lasting relationships is key to helping children, adults and families maintain a path of long-term success.

Today, our three primary focus areas are mental health, workforce development and early childhood education. Development Centers looks at the whole person, and the whole family, to help with lifelong development.

Our work would not be possible without the ongoing support of donors like you. In honor of our 40-year anniversary, we would love to have your support with some of our upcoming major fundraising events. Your support will help strengthen and empower communities for years to come!


Dr. Cathy Liesman
Chief Executive Officer
Development Centers

Gold Sponsor

Peter Chang Enterprises

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