Jim Berline Inducted into CATCH Hall of Fame


BLOOMFIELD HILLS – CATCH (Caring Athletes Team for Children’s & Henry Ford Hospitals), the children’s charity founded by Sparky Anderson, formally inducted Berline Chairman Jim Berline into the CATCH Hall of Fame at its 25th Anniversary Night of Champions dinner.

Berline joins the rank of 75 other members, which includes Mayor Dennis Archer, Steve Yzerman, Bo Schembechler, and Al Kaline. Herman B. Gray, president of Children’s Hospital of MI, and Nancy M. Schlichting, CEO of Henry Ford Health System, were also inducted into the CATCH Hall of Fame at the Night of Champions dinner.

“The CATCH Hall of Fame honors the men and women who have distinguished themselves in supporting charities in a leadership role,” said Michelle Horowitz, Berline president and partner. “Jim contributes significant time, talent and treasure as chairman of CATCH and as board member of many other nonprofit organizations including Make a Wish Foundation of Michigan, Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, the Autism Alliance of Michigan, and the Henry Ford Hospital System Neuroscience Center Advisory Council. The agency’s involvement in charities is an important part of our agency culture.”

CATCH is a children’s charity that was founded in 1987 by the late Sparky Anderson when he was manager of the Detroit Tigers. CATCH raises funds for items and services that improve the quality of life of sick, injured and needy pediatric patients who receive care from the Children’s Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. For more information, call CATCH at 313-876-9399, or visit catchcharity.org.

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