The Great Big Auction 2018

The Great Big Auction 2018

About This Event

The Silent Auction is currently open, BID NOW! Preview Live Auction Items at https://e.givesmart.com/events/7ov/.

Attire: Business casual or cocktail attire. 

Tickets: NO PHYSICAL TICKETS ARE REQUIRED.  Guest will provide full name upon check-in.

The Great Big Auction is the new fundraiser to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. This high energy party will feature a chance to bid on once-in-a-lifetime, experiential live auction packages secured by our Great Big Auction warriors! The evening will also include great music, amazing food, crafted cocktails and a silent auction. You don't want to miss the opportunity to join us.  The Great Big Auction is being presented by Hour Detroit, the number one city magazine in the country.

A class of Metropolitan Detroit movers and shakers are serving as Great Big Auction warriors. Great Big Auction warriors are tapping into their creativity, personal and professional resources to create an exceptionally unique live auction experience package to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 CLASS OF GREAT BIG AUCTION WARRIORS

Help our Warriors reach their $1,000 goal!

Event Chairman: Rick Hampson- Citizens Bank

Hosted By: Chuck Bennett- Detroit Free Press

Hostess: Maurielle Lue- Fox 2 Detroit News

Angye Ennis-Ennis Entertainment Media

Armond Rashad Harris- Jabs Gym                      

Chris Pence-CR6 Business Solutions

Chef Bobby (Robert) Nahra- Fox 2 Detroit

Dewey Steffen-Great Lakes Wealth

Grace Keros-American Coney Island

Jeannine Gant- CEO, BBBSMD 

Laith Hanna-Motor City Petroleum         

Ngum Suh-NLS Consultants

Rob Sims-  OBDIOS Group LLC, Former Detroit Lion Player             

Surprise Warrior- HOUR Media

William "Bill" Avery- UBS

TEXT-to-DONATE
Text "GBA" to +1313-800-7159 and donate to your favorite Warrior today. 

Friday, June 22nd
VIP 6:00 PM
GA 6:30 PM
Auction 7:00 PM

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 2901 Grand River Ave
  • Detroit, MI 48201
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Jun 22, 2018 06:00 pm to
  • Jun 22, 2018 10:00 pm

The Five Star Presenter Sponsor

  • Ally

Mentoring Champion Sponsor

  • Wells Fargo
  • Citizens
  • Terry McElroy

Motor City Giver Sponsor

  • AAA Michigan
  • MotorCity Casino
  • EY
  • Henry Ford Health Systems
  • The Bernie Ricke Charity Fund
  • UAW Local 600
  • JAC Products

Match Maker Sponsor

  • Legal Copy Services
  • Bridgewater
  • Adient
  • UAW-Ford
  • Comcast NBC Universal
  • Steven Sheckel
  • Comerica

Our Supporters

  • Lyft
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit

Event to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Fundraising Participant Personal Goal Amount Raised
CEO Jeannine Gant
CEO Jeannine Gant
657309
$6,573.09 of $1,000 (657%)
657309
$6,573.09
WARRIOR William "Bill" Avery
WARRIOR William "Bill" Avery
121402
$1,214.02 of $1,000 (121%)
121402
$1,214.02
WARRIOR Dewey D. Steffen
WARRIOR Dewey D. Steffen
65000
$650 of $1,000 (65%)
65000
$650
WARRIOR Laith Hanna
WARRIOR Laith Hanna
61712
$617.12 of $1,000 (61%)
61712
$617.12
EVENT CHAIR RIck Hampson
EVENT CHAIR RIck Hampson
26263
$262.63 of $1,000 (26%)
26263
$262.63
Warrior Chris Pence
Warrior Chris Pence
21078
$210.78 of $1,000 (21%)
21078
$210.78
Lawrence Denton
Lawrence Denton
N/A
15000
$150
Velonda Anderson, PhD
Velonda Anderson, PhD
5276
$52.76 of $500 (10%)
5276
$52.76
WARRIOR Grace Keros
WARRIOR Grace Keros
5000
$50 of $1,000 (5%)
5000
$50
WARRIOR Garyn Davis
WARRIOR Garyn Davis
0
$0 of $1,000 (0%)
0
$0
Warrior Armond Harris
Warrior Armond Harris
0
$0 of $1,000 (0%)
0
$0
WARRIOR Rob Sims
WARRIOR Rob Sims
0
$0 of $1,000 (0%)
0
$0
WARRIOR Chuck Bennett
WARRIOR Chuck Bennett
0
$0 of $1,000 (0%)
0
$0
WARRIOR Angye Ennis
WARRIOR Angye Ennis
0
$0 of $1,000 (0%)
0
$0
HOSTESS Maurielle Lue
HOSTESS Maurielle Lue
0
$0 of $1,000 (0%)
0
$0
WARRIOR Ngum Suh
WARRIOR Ngum Suh
0
$0 of $1,000 (0%)
0
$0
WARRIOR Chef Bobby Nahra
WARRIOR Chef Bobby Nahra
0
$0 of $1,000 (0%)
0
$0
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  1. Brad Simmons
    Brad Simmons gave a donation to support Warrior Chris Pence
    Dedication In Honor of: Chris Pence
    With special thanks to Chris Pence for his enthusiastic and generous support of BBBSMD...
    8 months ago · Like
  2. Gary Smith
    Gary Smith gave a $262.63 donation to support CEO Jeannine Gant
    Thanks Jeannine for all you do at BB/BS. We could not do what we do without you!
    8 months ago · Like
  3. Tonia Jenkins
    Tonia Jenkins gave a $75 donation
    8 months ago · Like
  4. Elizabeth Donovan
    Elizabeth Donovan gave a $106.34 donation to support WARRIOR William "Bill" Avery
    Thanks for your leadership, Bill! Mike and Beth Donovan
    8 months ago · Like
  5. Bratic Enterprises, LLC
    Bratic Enterprises, LLC gave a $105.23 donation to support CEO Jeannine Gant
    8 months ago · Like
  6. Bratic Enterprises, LLC
    Bratic Enterprises, LLC gave a $105.23 donation to support CEO Jeannine Gant
    8 months ago · Like
  7. Kurt Hielscher
    Kurt Hielscher gave a $105.23 donation to support WARRIOR William "Bill" Avery
    8 months ago · Like
  8. Brandon Reinkensmeyer
    Brandon Reinkensmeyer gave a $262.63 donation to support EVENT CHAIR RIck Hampson
    Dedication In Honor of: Eli M.
    Amazing 11 years with Eli!!!
    8 months ago · Like
  9. Bob  Saboo
    Bob Saboo gave a $106.34 donation to support WARRIOR Laith Hanna
    8 months ago · Like
  10. Allison and Todd Baker
    Allison and Todd Baker gave a $156 donation to support WARRIOR William "Bill" Avery
    8 months ago · Like
  11. Marilyn  Gray
    Marilyn Gray gave a $125 donation
    8 months ago · Like
  12. Julia  Nicolaou
    Julia Nicolaou gave a $45 donation
    8 months ago · Like
  13. Cassandra Jones
    Cassandra Jones gave a $75 donation
    8 months ago · Like
  14. Sandra Svoboda
    Sandra Svoboda gave a $127.55 donation
    8 months ago · Like
  15. H. Adam Cohen
    H. Adam Cohen gave a donation to support WARRIOR William "Bill" Avery
    8 months ago · Like
  16. Thomas Enders
    Thomas Enders gave a $530.50 donation to support WARRIOR William "Bill" Avery
    8 months ago · Like
  17. Lynn Abraham
    Lynn Abraham gave a $50 donation to support WARRIOR Dewey D. Steffen
    8 months ago · Like
  18. Brian Demkowicz
    Brian Demkowicz gave a $262.63 donation to support WARRIOR William "Bill" Avery
    8 months ago · Like
  19. Alicia Schaefer
    Alicia Schaefer gave a $5.55 donation to support Warrior Chris Pence
    8 months ago · Like
  20. Ebony Walls
    Ebony Walls Dewey Steffen

    Special Thanks to the following donors for their generous contributions:
    $200 was Rob Gillette
    $100 was Hank Wojcik
    $100 was Oakland Bolt

    8 months ago · Like
  21. Future 4 Teens
    Future 4 Teens gave a $210.16 donation
    BBBS has truly changed my life. Continue to serve your community make helping to make lasting connections. Job well done!
    9 months ago · Like
  22. Howrani Studios
    Howrani Studios gave a $50 donation to support WARRIOR Grace Keros
    Thanks for your great work, Dewey!
    9 months ago · Like
  23. David Miles gave a $200 donation
    9 months ago · Like
  24. Great Lakes Benefit Group
    Great Lakes Benefit Group gave a $400 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Thomas & Alecia Maxey
    9 months ago · Like
  25. Seong Hee Yoon
    Seong Hee Yoon gave a $100 donation to support WARRIOR Dewey D. Steffen
    Dewey, you're the perfect pick to be a warrior for BBBS Metro Detroit - embodying Motor City through your hard work and huge heart for serving the community! Excited to contribute to this cause! Booyaah!
    9 months ago · Like
  26. AAA-The Auto Club Group
    AAA-The Auto Club Group gave a $300 donation
    9 months ago · Like
  27. Andre Albanna
    Andre Albanna gave a $5.55 donation to support WARRIOR Laith Hanna
    9 months ago · Like
  28. Tommy Haji
    Tommy Haji gave a $105.23 donation to support WARRIOR Laith Hanna
    On behalf of Laith Hanna
    9 months ago · Like
  29. Robin  Clark
    Robin Clark gave a $100 donation to support WARRIOR Dewey D. Steffen
    9 months ago · Like
  30. BASSIM ROBIN
    BASSIM ROBIN gave a $200 donation to support WARRIOR Laith Hanna
    Dedication In Memory of: NASH BATU
    9 months ago · Like