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Liggett Knight sets new school record

During the raffle portion of Liggett Knight, University Liggett School supporters were able to bid on items online from their smart phones or other electronic device. Photo courtesy of Ron Bernas
December 05, 2013
More than 300 friends and supporters of University Liggett School came together at the Detroit Athletic Club for Liggett Knight, the school’s annual fundraiser, which raised nearly $330,000 to support the school and its faculty and students in the classroom.

That figure marks a new record for the event, surpassing last year’s figure of just under $200,000.

The event, chaired by Patti Ilitch and Kris Mestdagh, featured silent and live auctions of items ranging from student artwork to trips with the Red Wings to jewelry and gift certificates donated by local businesses.

“Liggett Knight, and this fundraising total, would not have been possible without the hard work of our volunteer corps and the support of our sponsors, benefactors and other friends of Liggett who donated their time and treasures to help the school,” said Associate Head of School for Advancement Kelley Hamilton. “It is more proof that the community knows Liggett is a vital resource for the area and values its forward thinking educational philosophy.”

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