Metro Detroit: Newsmakers August 25, 2010




Detroit Public TV to debut 2010 fall season and honor community leaders at Premiere Night"

In celebration of the 2010 fall line-up and to honor four Southeastern Michigan community leaders, Detroit Public Television (DPTV) will host its 9th Annual Premiere Night gala on Thursday, Sept. 30. Held at the Detroit Athletic Club, the event will begin at 6 p.m.

Premiere Night is DPTV's signature fundraising event, which unveils the fully-loaded PBS fall season and a variety of new local DPTV productions. Widely regarded as one of the most anticipated fundraising events in Metro Detroit, guests of Premiere Night will enjoy an elegant evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, live and silent auctions and the presentation of DPTV's dedicated community leader awards.

The 2010 award winners are as follows:

  • John W. Porter Leadership Award: Kimberly & Ken Whipple
  • Dolores & George Riley Stewardship Award: Dr. Ronald Goldsberry
  • Detroit Public Television Partnership Award: University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Detroit Public Television Visionary Award: Carol A. Goss

Patron tickets to Premiere Night are $250 each. Benefactor tickets, which include dinner at the historic Bloomfield Hills home of event co-chairs Bobbi and Stephen Polk on Sept. 22, are $400 each. Sponsorships also are available.

To buy tickets, make a sponsorship commitment, purchase advertising or donate a unique auction item, visit or contact Sarah Kittle at (248) 305-3774 or

Proceeds from Premiere Night support Detroit Public Television, which provides programs and online content that educate, entertain and in partnership with the community.







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