SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL DETROIT’S INAUGURAL

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2019 | COBO CENTER

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Evening Overview

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2019

COBO CENTER, Detroit, MI
Grand Riverview Ballroom

6:00 PM – VIP MEET & GREET

6:15 PM – STROLLING RECEPTION & SILENT AUCTION

7:30 PM – DINNER, GRAND RIVERVIEW BALLROOM PROGRAM

9:30 PM – DESSERT & TOP HAT FETE

Attire: Black tie optional with top hats for all!

Special Guest

ABOUT | Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R.

The son of the late Joseph W. Tobin and Marie Terese Kerwin, His Eminence, Joseph William Cardinal Tobin was born on May 3, 1952 in Detroit, MI. He is the oldest of 13 children.

Joseph Tobin attended Holy Redeemer Elementary School in Detroit, and then graduated from St. Joseph’s Prep College, Edgerton, WI in 1970. He continued his education at Holy Redeemer College, Waterford, WI, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy in 1975. From 1977 until 1979, he attended Mount Saint Alphonsus Seminary in Esopus, NY, earning Masters Degrees in Religious Education in 1977 and Divinity in 1979.

In 1973, Joseph Tobin professed vows as a member of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, the Redemptorists. In 1976, he professed perpetual vows with the Community. In 1978, he was ordained to both the diaconate and the priesthood. Between 1979 and 1984, Father Tobin served as associate pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish, Detroit, where he engaged in both pastoral ministry to the Hispanic community and youth ministry. In 1984, he was named pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish. He also served in a number of diocesan assignments within the Archdiocese of Detroit, including: Episcopal Vicar; member of the Presbyteral Council, and; official in the Metropolitan Tribunal.

Cardinal Tobin speaks English, Spanish, Italian, French and Portuguese, and reads several other languages. He has participated in five Synods of Bishops, and has been a member of the Canon Law Society of America since 1985. He was created Cardinal on November 19, 2016.

On November 7, 2016, His Holiness, Pope Francis named Joseph William Cardinal Tobin to serve as the Sixth Archbishop of Newark.

Become a Top Hat Ball sponsor!

Your sponsorship of the Top Hat Ball event helps provide much needed support to help us serve those who need it most in our community.

Sponsorship participation includes all details listed plus complimentary valet parking, electronic RSVP, mobile check-in, auction bid paddle at check-in, as well as strolling reception featuring craft beers and premium wine selections.

For questions or more details about sponsorships, please contact Keith Koppmeier (Director of Development) at kkoppmeier@svdpdetroit.org or call 313-393-2909.

  • TOP HAT BALL EXPERIENCE

    • 24 Guests for the Evening including VIP Meet and Greet
    • 24 Top Hats, one for Each Registered Guest
    • Specifically Configured Corporate Branded Table(s) with Prime Front Stage Seating at Dinner

    RECOGNITION AND BRANDING

    • Leading Recognition as Top Hat Ball Founding Presenting Sponsor
    • Opportunity to Give Welcome Remarks from Main Stage During the Program
    • Two Page Center Spread Advertisement in Program Booklet
    • Featured Acknowledgement and Inclusion in All Pre and Post Media Coverage
    • Featured Acknowledgement on SVdPD’s Social Media Channels
    • Featured Logo or Name Listing on All Communications, Invitations, and Entry Step & Repeat Signage
    • Featured Logo or Name Recognition on Digital Displays
    • Featured Logo or Name Recognition on SVdPD and Event Websites
      Opportunity to Distribute a Premium Branded Giveaway to Top Hat Ball Guests

    ST. VINCENT de PAUL DETROIT “ANSWERING THE CALL TO SERVE”

    • Opportunity to Schedule a Private Tour of a Select SVdPD Program
  • TOP HAT BALL EXPERIENCE

    • 16 Guests for the Evening including VIP Meet and Greet
    • 16 Top Hats, one for Each Registered Guest
    • Specifically Configured Corporate Branded Table(s) with Prime Front Stage Seating at Dinner

    RECOGNITION AND BRANDING

    • Featured Recognition as Top Hat VIP Meet & Greet Sponsor
    • Opportunity to Give Welcome Remarks at VIP Meet & Greet Reception
    • Special Recognition via Announced Welcome Greetings from the Main Stage during the Program
    • Full Page Inside Front Cover Advertisement in Program Booklet
    • Prominent Acknowledgement and Inclusion in All Pre and Post Media Coverage
    • Prominent Acknowledgement on SVdPD’s Social Media Channels
    • Prominent Logo or Name Listing on All Communications, Invitations, and Entry Step & Repeat Signage
    • Prominent Logo or Name Recognition on Digital Displays
    • Prominent Logo or Name Recognition on SVdPD and Event Websites

    ST. VINCENT de PAUL DETROIT “ANSWERING THE CALL TO SERVE”

    • Opportunity to Schedule a Private Tour of a Select SVdPD Program
  • TOP HAT BALL EXPERIENCE

    • 16 Guests for the Evening including VIP Meet and Greet
    • 16 Top Hats, one for Each Registered Guest
    • Specifically Configured Corporate Branded Table(s) with Prime Front Stage Seating at Dinner

    RECOGNITION AND BRANDING

    • Featured Recognition as Top Hat Dinner Sponsor
    • Opportunity to Give End of Dinner Closing Remarks
    • Special Recognition via Announced Welcome Greetings from the Main Stage during the Program
    • Full Page Back Cover Advertisement in Program Booklet
    • Prominent Acknowledgement and Inclusion in All Pre and Post Media Coverage
    • Prominent Acknowledgement on SVdPD’s Social Media Channels
    • Prominent Logo or Name Listing on All Communications, Invitations, and Entry Step & Repeat Signage
    • Prominent Logo or Name Recognition on Digital Displays
      Prominent Logo or Name Recognition on SVdPD and Event Websites

    ST. VINCENT de PAUL DETROIT “ANSWERING THE CALL TO SERVE”

    • Opportunity to Schedule a Private Tour of a Select SVdPD Program
  • TOP HAT BALL EXPERIENCE

    • 16 Guests for the Evening including VIP Meet and Greet
    • 16 Top Hats, one for Each Registered Guest
    • Specifically Configured Corporate Branded Table(s) with Prime Front Stage Seating at Dinner

    RECOGNITION AND BRANDING

    • Prominent Recognition as Top Hat Desserts & Fete Sponsor
    • Opportunity to Greet Guests as They Enter the Venue
    • Special Recognition via Announced Welcome Greetings from the Main Stage during the Program
    • Full Page Inside Back Cover Advertisement in Program Booklet
    • Prominent Acknowledgement and Inclusion in All Pre and Post Media Coverage
    • Prominent Acknowledgement on SVdPD’s Social Media Channels
    • Prominent Logo or Name Listing on All Communications, Invitations, and Entry Step & Repeat Signage
    • Prominent Logo or Name Recognition on Digital Displays
    • Prominent Logo or Name Recognition on SVdPD and Event Websites

    ST. VINCENT de PAUL DETROIT “ANSWERING THE CALL TO SERVE”

    • Opportunity to Schedule a Private Tour of a Select SVdPD Program
  • TOP HAT BALL EXPERIENCE

    • 10 Guests for the Evening including VIP Meet and Greet
    • 10 Top Hats, one for Each Registered Guest
    • Seating for Ten (10) at Corporate Branded Table at Dinner

    RECOGNITION AND BRANDING

    • Recognition as See the Possible Gold Sponsor
    • Special Recognition via Announced Welcome Greetings from the Main Stage during the Program
    • Full Page Advertisement in Program Booklet
    • Acknowledgement and Inclusion in All Pre and Post Media Coverage
    • Recognition on Digital Displays
    • Logo or Name Recognition on SVDPD and Event Websites
    • Opportunity to Customize or Brand an Event Feature

    ST. VINCENT de PAUL DETROIT “ANSWERING THE CALL TO SERVE”

    • Opportunity to Schedule a Private Tour of a Select SVdPD Program
  • TOP HAT BALL EXPERIENCE

    • 8 Guests for the Evening
    • 8 Top Hats, one for Each Registered Guest
    • Corporate Branded Table at Dinner

    RECOGNITION AND BRANDING

    • Recognition as See the Possible Silver Sponsor
    • Half Page Advertisement in Program Booklet
    • Name Recognition on the SVdPD and Event Websites

    ST. VINCENT de PAUL DETROIT “ANSWERING THE CALL TO SERVE”

    • Opportunity to Schedule a Private Tour of a Select SVdPD Program
  • Top Hat Ball Experience

    • 10 Guests for the Evening including Strolling Reception and Silent Auction, Seated Dinner, Program, Desserts and Top Hat Fete

    RECOGNITION

    • Name Listed in Program
  • TOP HAT BALL EXPERIENCE

    • 2 Guests for the Evening including Strolling Reception and Silent Auction, Seated Dinner, Program, Desserts and Top Hat Fete

    RECOGNITION

    • Name listed in program
  • TOP HAT BALL EXPERIENCE

    • 1 Guest for the Evening including Strolling Reception and Silent Auction, Seated Dinner, Program, Desserts and Top Hat Fete

About the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

Bringing people of all faiths together, St. Vincent de Paul Detroit (SVdPD) strives to build a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need, empowering them at critical moments in their journeys, to help lift them from poverty towards a more stable path.

For over 134 years, SVdPD has heard and responded to the cries of Southeast Michigan’s most vulnerable, regardless of faith, race, ethnic or social background, health or gender. All are welcome at our door. We provide urgent material needs, health and wellness programs, hot meals, food, utility assistance, and a pathway out of poverty through our Like Skills programs – Bridges to Hope, Journey to Housing and our Justice Initiative. We also offer free summer camp experiences for youth through Camp Ozanam. No act of charity is unknown to St. Vincent de Paul Detroit.

Assistance is provided through a local network of Vincentian volunteers who make in-home visits. These visits differentiate SVdPD from similar organizations and are at the core of what we do. With compassion, empathy, respect, and gratitude, our Vincentians nurture a one-on-one relationship to better understand and satisfy the spiritual, emotional and material needs of those we serve.

This our faith, every faith, at its best!

Last year, through the incredible generosity of corporations, foundations, and individuals, we were able to feed over 38,000, help 4,468 households keep their heat and lights on, and our Vincentians made 45,000 home visits. Overall, we helped 300,000 of our neighbors in need.

Your commitment to supporting the Top Hat Ball ensures people who need us the most, will continue to get the help they deserve.

“I would like to embrace the whole world in a network of charity.” – Frédéric Ozanam