Event Details
Thursday, October 1, 2020
7:00 – 8:00pm
Virtual Gala
Cranbrook Institute of Science
 

About Women Rock Science
Women Rock Science is an interactive experience to raise funds in support of Cranbrook Institute of Science’s “Service to Other’s” initiatives, and to celebrate those who are champions of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM).

Currently, nearly 34,000 of Michigan’s PreK-12 students each year benefit from outreach programs delivered by Cranbrook Institute of Science. The goal of Women Rock Science is to raise funds in support of these initiatives, and to celebrate inspirational leaders in STEAM.

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Women Rock Science Co-Chairs

Adele Acheson
Kelle Ilitch
Kim Reuss
Linzie Venegas

Honorees

Outstanding Leader Award
Patti Poppe, President and CEO of CMS and Consumers Energy

Outstanding Educator Award
Rahiel Housey-Johnson, Middle School Teacher, Hamtramck Public Schools

Rock Star Award
Dr. Cathy Olkin, Planetary Scientist at the Southwest Research Institute and Cranbrook Schools alumna (1984)

WOMEN ROCK SCIENCE SPONSORS 2020

Science Sponsor
DTE Foundation
General Motors

Engineering Sponsors
Adele and Mike Acheson
Forevermark U.S.
Ideal Group
PNC Bank

Media Sponsor
WDET - 101.9-FM

Arts Sponsors
Gretchen and Ethan Davidson
Kelle and Chris Ilitch
Marla and Cyrus Karimipour
Kim and Mark Reuss
Joseé-Anne and Mark Wakefield

Mathematics Sponsors
Ally Financial
Anonymous
Kathy and Bruce Ballard
Emily and Henry Ford, III
Amy and Todd Francis
Mikki Gardner
Jennifer and Dan Gilbert
Linda and Roderick Gillum
Karyn Lyon Glover and Donald Glover
Shelley and Bill Goldsmith
Jennifer and Chris Granger
Sylvia and Edward Hagenlocker
Jeneanne and Steven Hanley
Roz and Scott Jacobson
Barbara Askar Kouza and Christopher Kouza
Dana and Glenn Kunnath
Kelly and Trevor Lauer
Barbara Yolles Ludwig and William Ludwig
Lois and Eugene Miller
Kathie and Shawn Patterson
Lisa Payne
Bobbi and Stephen Polk
Rina and Anup Popat
Aimeclaire Roche & Nathan Costa
Bernardo & Tracy Rojas
Francoise Colpron-Schwyn and James Schwyn
Amy and Mark Spitznagel
Pauline and Todd Stamper
Ann Stevenson and Curt Catallo
Thomas Sebold & Associates, Inc.
Nedda Shayota
Sigma
Mike and Theresa Stafford
Alyson and Thomas Timko
Jodi and Justin Trivax
Deborah Wahl
Sandy Smith and Bob Wilson

Event Sponsors
Fiat Chrysler Automotive Foundation
Greenstone's Fine Jewelers
Idyll Farms LLC


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

SCIENCE - $25,000

  • 8 tickets to join the virtual event
  • + Sponsors 20 students and their families to attend a Family Day
  • VIP tour of Cranbrook Institute of Science Collections for up to 10 guests

TECHNOLOGY - $15,000

  • 6 tickets to join the virtual event
  • + Sponsors 15 students and their families to attend a Family Day
  • VIP tour of Cranbrook Institute of Science Collections for up to 10 guests

ENGINEERING - $10,000

  • 4 tickets to join the virtual event
  • + Sponsors 10 students and their families to attend a Family Day
  • VIP tour of Cranbrook Institute of Science Collections for up to 10 guests

ARTS - $5,000

  • 4 tickets to join the virtual event
  • + Sponsors 5 students and their families to attend a Family Day
  • VIP tour of Cranbrook Institute of Science Collections for up to 5 guests

MATHEMATICS - $2,500

  • 2 tickets to join the virtual event
  • + Sponsors 2 students and their families to attend a Family Day
  • VIP tour of Cranbrook Institute of Science Collections for up to 5 guests

ROCK STAR - $1,000

  • 2 tickets to join the virtual event

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS

PATRON - $250

  • 1 ticket to join the event on October 1, or a link to view the event if purchased after October 1

ATTENDEE - $100

  • 1 ticket to join the event on October 1, or a link to view the event if purchased after October 1

All donations are 100% tax-deductible as allowed by law


Women Rock Science Host Committee

Barbara Askar-Kouza Kathy Broock Ballard
Pam Brown Francoise Colpron-Schwyn
Gretchen Davidson Emily Ford
Amy Francis Mikki Gardner
Jennifer Gilbert Linda Gillum
Shelley Goldsmith Jennifer Granger
Sylvia Hagenlocker Jeneanne Hanley
Lucie Howell Roz Jacobson
Marla Karimipour Dana Kunnath
Karyn Lyon Glover Lois Miller
Kathie Patterson Lisa Payne
Viveka Peter Bobbi Polk
Rina Popat Martina Richardson
Nedda Shayota Sandy Smith
Amy Spitznagel Mike and Theresa Stafford
Pauline Stamper Ann Stevenson
Alyson Timko Jodi Trivax
Deborah Wahl Joseé-Anne Wakefield
Marissa Wege Barbara Yolles Ludwig

Questions

Call or Email: Katja Thomakos, CFRE, Director of Development @ 248-645-3220 or kthomakos@cranbrook.edu