Detroit Yacht Club Foundation to Host Inaugural Gala

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DETROIT — The Detroit Yacht Club Foundation, a newly formed non-profit supporting the preservation and restoration of the historic Detroit Yacht Club (DYC), announced it would begin operations with an inaugural gala titled “Restoring the Grandeur” on Dec. 1.

The Detroit Yacht Club Foundation was formed after DYC’s Belle Isle clubhouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011. George D. Mason Company, architect of Detroit’s Masonic Temple, Gem Theater/Century Club, and the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, designed the clubhouse.

“The DYC clubhouse building is an historic and architecturally-significant asset to DYC members and guests, Belle Isle, and to the thousands of Detroiters who attend the many functions and events held at the clubhouse each year,” said Mark L. Lifter, President, Detroit Yacht Club Foundation.

“Our mission is to raise funds to help preserve and restore the 89-year-old clubhouse for the benefit of current and future generations. We also make the structure available to interested architectural, historical, and other communities so that they will be able to experience and appreciate the fine craftsmanship and artistry of our extraordinary building,” said Lifter.

The gala begins at 6:30 pm at the DYC clubhouse on Belle Isle. Tickets for the event, including a strolling dinner with cash bar, music, dancing, and historic displays and activities, are available for $50 to all DYC members, guests, friends, and the public. Purchase tickets by calling the reception desk at 313-824-1200 or the foundation at 313-757-5240.

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