The Grosse Pointe Foundation for Public Education spring gala event took place June 6, at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. The auction was lively as people bid on items like a sunset cruise and a private tour at Ford House. At the last minute, Ford House donated an extra tour, so battling bidders each got the prize for $4,200.
More excitement came as bids for a sunset cruise, courtesy of the Boll family, got up to $17,000. A Boll family member told auctioneer Lori Stefek they would donate another sunset cruise, one for each top bidder for $16,000.
The foundation raised $266,700 during the event, which featured J.T. Mestdagh as honorary chairman. He talked about his struggle with dyslexia and a reading program that had a tremendous impact on his learning skills.