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  • By Gigi Nichols

Beyond Basics Literacy Luncheon

Beyond Basic hosted its Literacy Luncheon fundraiser at the Detroit Athletic Club to honor individuals who are bettering Detroit and the world. The event honored Laurie & Tom Cunnington as Humanitarians of the Year and also recognized Emily & Henry Ford III, Andrea & Chris Lambert and Kuhu Saha & David Merritt as Bettering Detroit Honorees. The Dedicated Giving portion of the program was successfully led Jack Krasula and matched by the Webber Foundation. The $105,000 raised from the luncheo will be used to fund Beyond Basics, a literacy non-profit dedicated to one-on-one reading intervention.


If you would like your future event considered for coverage, you can email Nichols at or if you need to speak with her, phone 248.515.6105.

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