Dossin Great Lakes Museum Press Conference and Brunch

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


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 


Gold Sponsor

Sidonie Dossin Brown 


Copper Sponsors

Sarah H. and Charles G. McClure



Friends of the Dossin Sponsors


Jenny and William Chope

Mimi and Sandy McMillian 

Bobbi and Stephen Polk 


Honorary Host Committee

as of 6/23/2020

Mark J. Albrecht 

Geaneen Arends 

Dr. Akosua Barthwell Evans  

Nancy and Lawrence N. Bluth 

Catharine O.  and Kevin P. Broderick 

Joanne D. and Richard A. Brodie 

Sidonie Dossin Brown 

Mary Ann and Robert A. Bury 

Joanne S. and John C. Carter 

Jenny and William A. Chope     

Lois Pincus Cohn and The Honorable Avern Cohn  

Alexandra and John P. Decker 

Diane P. and Douglas P. Dossin   

Dianne Dossin Ruth and Del Ruth 

Ann Greenstone 

George G. Johnson 

Marlena and Dr. Kevin Hanlon  

Mary L. Kramer and William H. Volz 

Mary and Ronald C. Lamparter 

Raymond Landsberg 

Chauncey C. Mayfield 

Sarah H. and Charles G. McClure 

Mary Ellen and Francis W. McMillian  

Stephanie J. and Tim Nicholson 

Roberta and Stephen R. Polk 

Karen and Drew Peslar 

Leslye and Dr. Lewis A. Rosenbaum 

Rick and Cat Ruffner 

Janet and Gary A. Van Elslander  

Norma Jean and Jeffrey E. Zaleski  

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Honorary Host Committe