Annual event at the Henry Ford Estate benefits the CASL alumni affiliate scholarship fund

October 20, 2009

DEARBORN / Oct. 20, 2009---The alumni affiliate of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters at the University of Michigan-Dearborn will host its “November Indulge” scholarship fundraiser from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6 at the Henry Ford Estate.    

The event will feature a silent auction, wine-tasting, strolling dinner, desserts and live jazz music.   

“As fun as the evening will be for everyone involved, the most important thing to remember is that all proceeds will benefit the CASL alumni affiliate scholarship fund,” said Susan Gedert, alumni affiliate coordinator and communications editor in CASL. “Over the years, we have helped many outstanding students pay their tuition bills, and the need is certainly greater now than it has been in the past."  

Over the last 13 years, the affiliate has awarded scholarships to 60 outstanding CASL students.  Founded in 1995, the scholarship is funded solely through donations received from CASL alumni and friends. The “November Indulge” event is the group’s primary fundraiser.    

Gold sponsors for the event are Bodman LLP; Miller Canfield; Stephen and Susan Gedert; James and Judy Miller; and the University of Michigan-Dearborn 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee.  Tickets are $50 per person.  Sponsors who donate $200 will receive two tickets and special recognition. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door.    

Checks should be made payable to UM-Dearborn and sent to Susan Gedert, 2022 CASL Building, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn, MI 48128. For more information, call 313-436-9198 or e-mail


About University of Michigan-Dearborn
The University of Michigan-Dearborn is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout the 2009/2010 academic year. Founded in 1959 with a gift of just over 200 acres of land and $6.5 million from the Ford Motor Company, UM-Dearborn has been distinguished by its commitment to providing excellent educational opportunities responsive to the needs of southeastern Michigan. The university has 8,700 students pursuing undergraduate, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, business, education, and public administration. With a faculty devoted to teaching, and students committed to achievement, UM-Dearborn has been shaped by its history of interaction with business, government and industry in southeastern Michigan, and is committed to responding to the needs of the region in the future.


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