Bob Seger to rock 'Women of Tomorrow' fundraiser

Published On: Apr 11 2013 02:39:33 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 11 2013 02:51:58 PM EDT

Bob Seger.


The Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program will host their 2013 Spring Fundraiser at the Palace during Detroit rock legend Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band's concert.

Event organizers said the concert will take place in the luxurious new Club 300 at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m.

The non-profit, which provides mentoring and scholarship opportunities to at-risk young girls in public high schools, is selling tax-deductible tickets to the nearly sold-out concert, which will include a private reception in Club 300 with amenities such as private restrooms, two private cash bars, complimentary wine, soda and heavy appetizers.

Individual tickets for the VIP Suite and concert are $250, with a tax-deductible portion of $125. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available at the Rock n' Roll level for $5,000 and the Silver Bullet level for $2,500.

To purchase tickets, or for additional information on corporate sponsorships, please contact Caroline Darany by email at or by phone at (248)-430-4095. You may also purchase tickets online at

The event's sponsors include Plante Moran, PLLC and TTi Global, and wine provided courtesy of Deutsch Family Wine. Event Co-Chairs include Women of Tomorrow mentors Lori Blaker, President and CEO at TTi Global, and philanthropist Meg Ferron.

"In my opinion, this event is an incredible way to support all things local: The Palace, Bob Seger: our local, hometown musical icon and MOST importantly, the Women of Tomorrow in all of our participating mentor schools. I have seen from my own mentees how this program can make a difference in as short a time as 6 months," said Ferron.

Seger expands 'Rock and Roll Never Forgets' 2013 tour

Seger, a Rock And Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, has sold over 52 million albums in the U.S., including 11 platinum and seven multi-platinum RIAA-certified album awards.

He and the Silver Bullet Band have added a series of new dates to their tour, including stops in Detroit, Chicago, Dayton, and the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Joe Walsh will appear in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Denver, St. Louis, and Chicago.

Tickets for the Detroit, Brooklyn, Chicago, and Dayton shows go on sale Saturday, February 16 at 10 a.m. local time. Seger fan club members will have early access to tickets. Visit for more info.

Recording sessions for Seger's new album continue in Nashville and Detroit amid rehearsals for the tour. Seger's duet with legendary artist John Fogerty on the classic "Who'll Stop The Rain" will be released May 28th on Fogerty's album "Wrote A Song For Everyone" and is available as a pre-order this week on Amazon and iTunes.

About Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program

Women of Tomorrow, founded in 1997 in South Florida, expanded into Metro Detroit in 2011, thanks in part to a generous grant from the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation.

In the past school year, Women of Tomorrow has nearly double the number of Metro Detroit public high schools from 11 to 21, mentoring approximately 500 at-risk girls in 13 Metro Detroit cities through its unique program which pairs small groups of girls with highly accomplished professional women. The program boasts a 93% high school graduation rate, the grades of the Mentees go up every year they are in the program to a statistically significant degree, and 93% of Mentees immediately go on to college after graduation.

Women of Tomorrow was conceived by television journalist Jennifer Valoppi and co-founded with Don Browne, retired Telemundo Network President. It is designed to inspire, motivate and empower at-risk young women to live up to their full potential through a unique mentoring program with highly accomplished professional women and scholarship opportunities. Women of Tomorrow currently mentors over 2,800 at-risk girls in over 130 public high schools in approximately 56 cities in South Florida and Metropolitan Detroit with its network of over 350 mentors. Women of Tomorrow has awarded over $3.2 million in college scholarships to almost 1,200 mentees.

The Women of Tomorrow Detroit Advisory Committee also includes Laurie Cunnington, President of Ward Williston Oil Co.; Marla Drutz, General Manager at WDIV/TV 4; Joanne Faycurry, Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP.; Til Levesque, Former President at Clear Channel Radio Detroit; Florine Mark, President & Chairman at Weight Watchers Group; Judith Trepeck, CPA at The Trepeck Group; Angela Jennings-Barkley, Associate Readiness Executive-Central Region, Bank of America; Sally Oswald, Former Ford employee; and Dianne Wells, Partner at Plante & Moran, PLLC.

For more information, call (248)-430-4095 or visit


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