Please Join Us!

Thursday, November 5, 2015
6:00pm Reception
7:00pm Dinner, Award Presentation, Guest Speaker: Nikki Silvestri

Michigan League
2nd Floor Ballroom
911 N. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

$125 Per Ticket ($90 for Ecology Center Members)

Questions?
Please contact Mary Kumbier at events@econcenter.org or 734.255.2359.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Over the last ten years, Nikki Silvestri has been a thought leader in creating social equity for underrepresented populations in food systems, social services, public health, climate solutions, and economic development. She had the honor of being named one of The Root's 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2014.

Nikki has driven change both locally and nationally. During her time as Executive Director at  Green for All, Nikki led initiatives that placed vulnerable communities at the center of the climate fight. As the former Executive Director of  People’s Grocery in Oakland, Nikki increased the organization's profile as a national thought leader on food systems development for vulnerable communities.

She has a master's degree in African American Studies from UCLA, and is originally from Los Angeles. She currently lives in Oakland with her husband.

 

 

MUNZEL AWARD RECIPIENT

Joyce Stein earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1975 from the University of Michigan School of Nursing. Her career has included nursing care, discharge planning and home care of infants from the University of Michigan Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Nurses Association, the Southeastern Michigan Association of Neonatal Nurses and The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments.

As a nurse, she has advocated that all policies and legislation should consider the health impact on individuals and populations. She has participated in campaigns lead by health and environmental groups advocating for toxic chemical reform at the legislative level to protect children and pregnant women from exposure to hazardous chemicals in the environment.

Stein is a 2012 Reach the Decision Makers Fellow of the University of California San Francisco’s Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment. She has published on nursing legislative advocacy and has provided testimony at legislative meetings and press conferences on issues related to the health effects from environmental exposures.

 

THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOUR SPONSORS
(as of 8/21/2105)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMPIONS        
Judith Greesley Mich
Resource Recycling Systems, Inc.    

 

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENDERS       
Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA The Ride)                
Riyaz Kanji and Nina Mendelson                
ToxServices, LLC   

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES                                       
Stuart Batterman and Gloria Mason  
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room           
ECO PHYSICS, INC.                     
Tom and Beverly Ghesquiere                    
Christine and Philip Green                    
Hooper, Hathaway, Beuche & Wallace            
Tom and Ann Hunt  
Herbert L. and Ruth E. Munzel Family                            
Dr. Gil Omenn and Martha Darling            
Frank and Elizabeth Parkinson                    
Henry and Lana Pollack                    
Naturepedic Organic Mattress            
Recycle Ann Arbor
Margaret and Todd Kephart, Retirement Income Solutions Inc
David Stead

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SUPPORTERS
A2 Green Clean
Alfred and Ruth Beeton
Jim and Sue Bennett, Bennett and Associates, CPAs
Joan Binkow
Bill and Ilene Birge
Lee and Paul Blizman
Janis Bobrin and Mike Allemang
Susan and Oliver Cameron
Mike Garfield and Catherine Marquardt                            
Christopher and Elaine Graham
Greenblendz
John Hunting
Barbara Israel and Richard Pipan
Shira and Steve Klein
Kleinschmidt Insurance Agency
Meadowlark Builders
Michigan Environmental Council
Michigan League of Conservation Voters
Michael Moran and Shary Brown
Nacht Law        
OmniSource Corporation
Maggie Phillips and Kathy Phillips
Phil and Kate Roos     
University of Michigan – School of Natural Resources and Environment   
Leonard and Margaret Weber

 

OTHER SUPPORTERS
Peter Allen & Associates
Charles Reinhardt Company Realtors

 

 

SPONSORSHIP BENEFIT LEVELS

 

$10,000  Founders Tribute Table

Hosts receive tickets for ten to the event including the VIP reception and dinner, with premium seating, valet parking for you and your guests, recognition on the event website, and in the event program. 
 

$5000     Environmental Champions

Champions receive tickets for eight to the event including the VIP reception and dinner with premium seating, valet parking for you and your guests, recognition on the event website, and in the event program.
 

$2,500    Environmental Defenders

Defenders receive tickets for six to the event including the VIP reception and dinner, valet parking passes for you and your guests, recognition on the event website, and in the event program.     
   

$1,000    Environmental Advocates

Advocates receive tickets for four to the event including the VIP reception and dinner, valet parking passes for you and your guests, recognition on the event website, and in the event program.

 

$500       Environmental Supporters

Supporters receive tickets for two to the event including the VIP reception and dinner, valet parking passes for you and your guest, recognition on the event website, and in the event program.  
 

$125       Non-member

One ticket to the event, including the VIP reception and dinner.
 

$90        Ecology Center Member

One ticket to the event, including the VIP reception and dinner.
 

$40        Sponsor a Student

Allows a student to attend this event.     

Published on September 9, 2015