Family Center Spotlight

The Family Center is pleased to recognize Gail and Lois Warden as “philanthropists extraordinaire.”

Lois and Gail model the role of philanthropists as they have shared their financial support as well as time and talent. The Warden’s earliest gifts to The Family Center supported operations in a fledgling nonprofit, and their gifts continue to support programs to families and kids. Lois guided the transition of our signature fundraiser from a small event to our major gala event, the HOLLYFEST auction and dinner.

From Chicago to Seattle to Detroit and Grosse Pointe, Lois and Gail have worked on referendums and have raised funds to support public education and entrepreneurial grass roots endeavors to benefit humankind. Today, we see the results in their early investment in such organizations as The Family Center, The Greening of Detroit, the Detroit Zoo, Services for Older Citizens, The Moross Gateway Project and the Grosse Pointe Foundation for Public Education.

The Family Center is grateful and thanks Lois and Gail for sharing in our vision for a center where our community families can find the resources they needed to raise healthy, resilient and successful children.

Enriched Communities Through Stronger Families
The Family Center serves as the community’s hub for information, resources and referral for both families and professionals. The Family Center is a non-profit organization founded to promote a deeper understanding of the role of parents and others in supporting our youth to become competent, caring and responsible community members.

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32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236