Dossin Great Lakes Museum Press Conference and Brunch

August 29 2020 | 9:00am to 12:30pm


Dossin Great Lakes Museum Outdoor Enhancement Press Conference and Brunch 

Dossin Great Lakes Museum

100 The Strand, Detroit, MI 48207

9:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.


Each spring, we celebrate the season with a Gala Get Together at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum.  We know that many of our guests look forward to this festive event and its beautiful riverfront venue as the start of summer in Detroit, but our circumstances this year required a creative redesign.  

The 2020 event will mark the end of summer. On August 29, we will host an outdoor strolling brunch with a press conference and ribbon cutting ceremony to thank the Dossin Outdoor Enhancement Campaign Donors and Dossin Gala Sponsors. If you would like to support the Dossin and attend the press conference, please consider joining our Honorary Host Committee by clicking below. 

We look forward to celebrating the Dossin Gala with you in our usual fashion in the spring of 2021. Until then, please enjoy the new outdoor spaces at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, and visit the museum when it reopens this summer.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sheena Law-Killinger at 313.833.1733 or

For Honorary Host Committee, please contact Kayla Draper 313.833.4143 or


Thank you to our Sponsors! 

Presenting Sponsors 

Diane and Douglas P. Dossin

Dianne Dossin-Ruth and Del Ruth 

Marlena and Kevin Hanlon 


Copper Sponsors

Sarah H. and Charles G. McClure

Sidonie Dossin Brown 


Friends of the Dossin Sponsors


Jenny and William Chope

Mimi and Sandy McMillian 

Bobbi and Stephen Polk 


Honorary Host Committee

as of 5/19/2020

Mark Albrecht 

Geaneen Arends 

Dr. Akosua Barthwell Evans  

Nancy and Larry Bluth

Sidonie Dossin Brown 

Mary Ann and Robert A. Bury 

Joanne and John Carter 

Jennifer and William Chope     

Lois and The Honorable Avern Cohn  

Diane and Douglas P. Dossin  

Dianne Dossin Ruth and Del Ruth 

Marlena and Dr. Kevin Hanlon  

Mary and Ronald Lamparter

Raymond Landsberg 

Chauncey Mayfield 

Sarah and Charles McClure 

Mimi and Sandy McMillian  

Stephanie and Tim Nicholson

Karen and Drew Peslar 

Bobbi and Stephen Polk 

Leslye and Dr. Lewis Rosenbaum 

Rick and Cat Ruffner 

Janet and Gary Van Elslander  

Norma Jean and Jeffrey Zaleski  




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Honorary Host Committe