Save the Date - 9th Annual Doorway to the Future Dinner

Mercy Education Project is proud to announce our 9th annual Doorway to the Future Dinner to be held, Thursday, April 16th at 5:30PM in the Grand Riverview Ballroom at Cobo Center.  Tickets are $130 or $1,150 for a table of 10. For information on tickets, visit our Eventbrite page or contact Lauren Knill by email or phone at 313-963-5881.

We are proud to announce the following committed sponsorships:

Lear Corporation (Presenting Sponsor)

Ford Motor (Reception Sponsor)

R. Hirt, Jr. Company (Reception Sponsor)

Beaumont Health System - The Beaumont Foundation (Doctor of Philanthropy)

Trinity Health (Master's Sponsor)

Big Boy Restaurants International (Graduate)

Flagstar Bank (Graduate)

Sisters of Mercy West Midwest (Graduate)

Strategic Staffing Solutions (Graduate)

InstantLoans24 (Graduate)

Bookstock (Bachelor's)

Christian Financial Credit Union (Bachelor's)

Comer Foundation (Bachelor's)

Comerica (Bachelor's)

Detroit Manufacturing Systems (Bachelor's)

Dickinson Wright PLLC (Bachelor's)

DTE Energy (Bachelor's)

Ernst & Young (Bachelor's)

Henry Ford Health System (Bachelor's)

Integrated Manufacturing & Assembly (IMA) (Bachelor's)

Marathon Petroleum (Bachelor's)

Reading Works (Bachelor's)

Siemens Energy (Bachelor's)

The Skillman Foundation (Bachelor's)

United Road (Bachelor's)

Wolverine Packing (Bachelor's)

Aecom (Associate's)

CDA Engineering (Associate's)

Crains Detroit Business (Associate's)

Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center (Associate's)

Holy Name Parish (Associate's)

Kathleen Kirschenheiter (Associate's)

Kitch Attorneys and Counselors (Associate's)

Marshall E. Campbell Company (Associate's)

MGM Grand Detroit (Associate's)

Mercy Associates (Associate's)

PNC Bank (Associate's)

St. Mary Mercy Hospital (Associate's)

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor (Associate's)

We welcome your sponsorship inquiries.  This is a great opportunity to show your support for our female empowerment mission in Detroit.  We expect a record number of attendees from a diverse cross section of the metro area and will roll out an ambitious marketing campaign that includes 44 spots on WDET public radio.  Your sponsorship will be seen and heard by thousands!

Interested sponsorships? Contact Mary E. Madigan, Director of Development & Marketing at (313)963-5881 or email the commitment form to [email protected].


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Here are some recent comments from community members, volunteers, students and others who are commenting on Mercy Education Project.


"Education is an opportunity and can be transformational for our most vulnerable communities; especially those, like us, working tirelessly in search of the American Dream. Programs like Mercy Education Project have successfully removed those barriers for many and have educated our women and girls and is transforming their lives."

JoAnn Chávez, Vice President Legal & Chief Tax Officer
DTE Energy, August 2017


"….Literacy is a fundamental right and an essential building block for a productive life. Increasing adult literacy also ensures more parents can be engaged in their children’s education, ,making this a cause  critical to helping families break the cycle of poverty. Thank you to Mercy Education Project for their tireless efforts to ensure everyone has an opportunity to learn to read. Together, I know we are making a difference.”

Warren C. Evans, Wayne County Executive
Wayne County, December 2016