Charitable Giving

The CBA membership provided suggestions for the CBA’s annual donations to local charities. The following each received a donation of $1000:

  • Almost Home Animal Shelter
  • Blessings in a Backpack – Michigan
  • Grace Centers of Hope
  • Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center
  • Stiggys Dogs
  • The Detroit Pit Crew
  • Pope John Hospitality House
  • Alternatives for Girls
  • Detroit Rescue Mission
  • Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment

A $2,000 donation was made to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Helping Hands Fund, in the name of Brenda Gehringer-Grima, long-time bankruptcy practitioner with the firm of Butler, Butler & Rowse-Oberle and wife of Joseph Grima, who lost a long battle with cancer on August 21, 2016, at the far too young age of 46. The Helping Hands Fund was designated as the recipient of donations in Brenda’s obituary, and the Board voted to make the donation in Brenda’s name and memory.

Thank-You Letters

THAW Thank You Letter

Your donation will help keep the at-risk population healthy, safe, and warm through the winter months.

Saunteel Jenkins, The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW)
COTS Thank You Letter

It is because of your generosity that COTS is able to help people regain self-sufficiency.

Cheryl P. Johnson, Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS)
Judson Center Thank You Letter

Your tremendous generosity means so much and creates opportunities for our children!

Kelly Dobner, Judson Center
St. Francis of Cabrini Thank You Letter

Both your kind thoughts and your financial support make it possible for us to keep our doors open to those who remain uninsured and those who are newly insured.

Kelly Herron, MAPS, St. Francis Cabrini Clinic
Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church Thank You Letter

Your support enables my pastoral staff and I to let these new citizens experience immediate relief for their basic needs, and leave with some degree of hope instilled.

Msgr. Russel E. Kohler, Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Childrens Hospital of Michigan Thank You Letter

Given the multitude of worthy organizations that could benefit from your generosity, we are grateful you have chosen Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

Tony Werner, Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Michigan Animal Rescue Thank You Letter

Your generosity allows MARL to keep our doors open and continue to provide care or assistance to 1,500 animals annually. This includes dogs or cats who rely on MARL as their last resort for a better life.

Magee Humes, Michigan Animal Rescue League
Judson Center Thank You Letter

For 100 years, the generosity of supporters like you has allowed us to serve as a resource for healing and a leader in human services that deliver brighter futures. We are challenging fates challenged by autism, intellectual and physical disabilities, mental and physical health, abuse, and neglect.

Scott S. Trudell, Judson Center
Charlotte's Wings Thank You Letter

On behalf of Charlotte’s Wings, thank you for your generous donation. Your donation helps us continue to bring comfort to children, one book at a time

Jennifer Buck, Charlotte's Wings