Spark of Hope Tribute Gala 2021

Life Directions hosted the Spark of Hope Tribute Gala on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the GM Renaissance Center Wintergarden in downtown Detroit to raise money for the organization’s programs that seek to shape young adults into mature and responsible adults. The evening, which raised close to $300,000 and drew more than 260 people, featured a VIP reception, a live and silent auction, a dinner, an afterglow, and music from the Swing Shift Orchestra. The Lifetime Achievement award was presented to Kim Adams House and the Guiding Light award was presented to Paul Glanz. Sponsors included Mary and Don Kosch, Garlic Artichoke Foundation, Annette Aronson, Dearborn Sausage, O’Brien Construction, Emagine Theaters, and the Rugiero Family. // Photographs by Lindsay Schweickert