Faces of Detroit 2021 Special Section
PATRICK A. RUGIERO, CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN – BASILICA OF STE. ANNE DE DETROIT
1000 SAINTE ANNE ST., DETROIT, MI 48216 | 313-539-5000 | STE-ANNE.ORG
The Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit, an architectural masterpiece in the heart of Detroit, serves as a symbol of the city’s rich past and a beacon for its future. Patrick A. Rugiero, Chairman of the $26 million capital campaign to restore the iconic structure, wants to ensure that it remains a vibrant symbol of perseverance for years to come.
Rugiero is well known in the city for his philanthropic work. He sits on the National Kidney Foundation, Beaumont Hospital, Life Directions, and Beyond Basics boards, and has a long history of fundraising for good causes. This campaign, dedicated to the Basilica’s restoration, is no exception. As the second-oldest parish in the U.S., founded in 1701, and the only Basilica in Detroit, its significance is worthy of investment. As Rugiero embarks on the fundraising campaign, he seeks to inspire others to get involved, donate, and join him in this endeavor.