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Detroit Country Day School’s Centennial
“I wish I could have gone to Detroit Country Day,” alumnae dad Jay Alix proclaimed to the 1,200 DCDS boosters ($500-VIP, $275, $100-Afterglow) gathered in the Plaza at the Henry Ford Museum for the school’s Centennial Gala. They had come from near and far to celebrate the school founded in 1914 by Alden Shaw in his mother’s Detroit home. The atmosphere was joyous as they socialized big time and dined on the stroll before the program. It featured, in addition to Alix, remarks by co-chair Don Nystrom, board chair Ken Whipple, and current and past headmasters Glen Shilling and Jerry Hansen. Community spirit and visions for the future were highlighted but the big takeaway was to hear Alix, much honored globally for his financial acumen, praise the financial wisdom of Hansen and Shilling’s decisions to launch big building programs during down economic times.
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