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2023 Gala - Caring for Creation

We are happy to share that this year's gala, Caring for Creation, is on Friday, May 19th at the Detroit Masonic Temple! 

VIP Cocktail Hour: 5:30-6:30 PM


Main Event: 6:30-9:30 PM


Program and Paddles Up: 7:30 PM


Valet Service Included in Ticket Price


Keynote Speaker: Marcela Escobar-Alava Special Assistant to the President and
Deputy Director of Technology- The White House


Marcela Alava

Marcela Alava serves as Deputy Chief Office of Administration Information Technology Enterprise Applications where she delivers enterprise solutions across the Executive Office of the President. During this Administration, she also served as the Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of White House Information technology. Prior to her federal service, she was the transformational CIO for Monarch Companies where she led the integration of acquisitions into a single culture and operating system. Prior to Monarch, she was the Chief Digital Officer for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund where she developed the digital products, technology and marketing strategy to enable the broadest reach, largest grants and donations and generational impact the organization has ever attained. Prior to HSF, she was the Divisional CIO for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, a multi-billion-dollar division of Sony Pictures Entertainment. In that role, she oversaw the Global Information Technology strategy and direction to support and enable Home Entertainment’s business operations, including sales, marketing, manufacturing, distribution, business intelligence, finance, and digital functions. Originally from Los Angeles, Alava holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in International Business from Loyola Marymount University, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration in Information Systems and Operations Management from the University of Southern California. She has served and led a variety of non-profit boards and Advisory Committees at the local and national level within the STEM, Early childhood education, Higher Ed and DE&I space.



THANK YOU to this year's sponsors!



Ideal Group



Strategic Staffing Solutions



Dearborn Midwest Company




Alliance Catholic Credit Union



Fifth Third Bank

General Motors


Joan and Jim Tobin

Joe Luther




Alliance Catholic Credit Union BenePro Comerica DMW Fifth Third


GM Hylant Magna SSS Walbridge Ideal



Please text care4creation to 99192 to purchase tickets and donate, or visit our event website here!

Contact Nicole Gize at [email protected] to be a sponsor!