You Are the Light Gala

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  • Carolyn Clifford, WXYZ Detroit, Emcee

    Carolyn Clifford, WXYZ Detroit

    Emcee

  • Lori Kitchen-Buschel - First Step Executive Director

    Lori Kitchen-Buschel

    First Step Executive Director

  • Genelle Allen - Event Tri-Chair

    Genelle Allen

    Event Tri-Chair

  • Kathy Cronin - Event Tri-Chair

    Kathy Cronin

    Event Tri-Chair

  • Diane Allen - Event Tri-Chair

    Diane Allen

    Event Tri-Chair

Award winners

  • Judith Barr - Karen Wilson Smithbauer Legacy Award

    Judith Barr

    Karen Wilson Smithbauer Legacy Award

  • Carolyn Baetz - First Step Tillie Award for Outstanding Volunteer

    Carolyn Baetz

    First Step Tillie Award for Outstanding Volunteer

  • John Seedott - First Step Staff Hope Award

    John Seedott

    First Step Staff Hope Award

  • Nicole Goodson, Legal Aid and Defender - First Step Community Leadership Award

    Nicole Goodson, Legal Aid and Defender

    First Step Community Leadership Award

  • MASCO Corporation - First Step Corporate Award

    MASCO Corporation

    First Step Corporate Award

Thank you, sponsors!

First Step would like to extend our sincere gratitude to our sponsors:

  • Luminescence

    Karen Wilson Smithbauer

  • Brilliance

    Bridgewater Interiors - First Step Sponsor
    The Cathy and Jim Proppe Family

  • Illumination

    MASCO Corp - First Step Sponsor
    Beaumont - First Step Sponsor
    Carla O’Malley
    Community Financial Credit Union
    Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan

  • Radiance

    Genelle Allen

  • Ultraviolet

    Bruce and Tamara Ranck
    Diane Allen
    Citizens Bank
    JSP Dental
    GE
    Jennifer Hartke
    John and Nancy Colina
    Karen Mazo
    Mantese Honigman, PC
    Theresa Bizoe
    UAW Local 600
    Kristi Partian
    Douglas Boebinger
    Loren Wadington and David Treadwell
    Lori and Ken Kitchen-Buschel
    Heidi Naasko

  • Glimmer

    Adamo Demolition
    First Merchants Bank
    Ron and Terry Moran
    GPS Financial – Wendy Woodward
    Nancy Garon
    Scott and Cathy Koepke
    New Hope Baptist Church Wayne
    Onyedika Onwudiwe
    Ndidi Onwudiwe
    Jeremy and Dorinda Hughes

  • Candlelight

    Hancock Construction
    Savage Services
    Diane Hults
    Flagstar Bank Hartland
    Kathleen Emerine
    Pastor Virgil and Dr. Velicia Humes
    Toni Hartke

  • Neon

    Jennifer Caruso
    Carl and Kathy Metter
    Kim and Mark Darga
    Ivette Saucedo
    Oscar Hernandez
    Rose Gerbi
    Debbie Costello
    Carrie and Stefan Bozman
    Cheryl Phillips
    Andrea Sullivan
    Tracy Jimenez
    Michele Babcock
    Jaron and Meredith Bradley
    Joan Brophy-Vaslo
    Kellie Shore
    Nancy Gray
    Patricia Stamler
    Wanda Merriweather
    Bradley Jacobsen
    Carlise Jones
    Asandi Conner