Inaugural Evening of Thoughtfulness and Thanks Benefit Dinner

December 9th marked the date of The Center for Urban Youth and Family Development's inaugural Evening of Thoughtfulness and Thanks Benefit Dinner. This event served two purposes: to raise money, and to recognize the people who have worked with us over the years to enable CUYFD to do the work throughout the community that it does. We were honored to have local businessman, philanthropist, CUYFD supporter and donor Mr. Walter Douglas serve as our Keynote speaker. Mr. Douglas has been a CUYFD supporter throughout our organizations history, and we were proud to present him with the Character Award. Additionally, as a treat to our guests we were honored to have, Mrs. Carolyn Clifford from Channel 7 WXYZ Detroit, as our award presenter for the night. Mrs Clifford was an outstanding host, and her presence was the cherry on top of a wonderful evening. All together we handed out 7 awards as follows:

Character award

Walter Douglas

Scholarship award

Jamillah and Theodore Caldwell


Rev. Lamar Tabb


Rev. Kate Thorenson


Darnell Jackson


Christian Adams


Barbara Arbuckle

Thank you to all that came, and if you didn't make it this year we look forward to seeing you there next year! More pictures can be found on our facebook page.