The Festival of Trees Returns To Dearborn

DEARBORN, MI-‘Tis the season for the Festival of Trees (which benefits the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation).

Festival visitors will be treated to “how to” sessions on bow making, tree decorating and life-like tree shaping. There will also be holiday activities for the kiddos and Santa will be at the festival. Funds raised by the festival are donated to pediatric research.

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Epsilon Builds on Relationship with Children’s Hospital of Michigan with $100,000 Gift to Foundation


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November 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Expanding a four-year partnership with Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Epsilon and its parent company Alliance Data, recently made a $100,000 contribution to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation on behalf of associates in the Detroit area.

This gift will help purchase a Digital Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction machine that will be used to detect genetic mutations in DNA samples. The cutting-edge, data-driven technology is capable of concurrently processing tens of thousands of tests on a single sample of cells almost instantly, which allows faster, more comprehensive treatment for children in the hospital’s care. The gift will also support the Child Life program, which aims to alleviate the stress and anxiety of a hospital stay for patients and their families by providing a variety of interventions and activities.

Epsilon and Alliance Data are committed to supporting the community, and ensuring community organizations have the tools and resources they need to be more efficient and effective in achieving their missions. This contribution not only empowers the hospital to do just that, but also aligns with the companies’ mission to leverage data for good.

“We are grateful to the generosity of Epsilon and its parent company, Alliance Data for this gift. Future generations of children will benefit from the medical research this equipment will make possible,” said Lawrence Burns, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. “This gift also supports vital Child Life programs at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, which help countless children and families better cope with hospitalizations.”

The relationship between the hospital and Detroit-area associates began four years ago, when associates in Southfield began making teddy bears once a year for children who are undergoing in treatment at the hospital. Last year, associates expanded this support by holding a toy drive for the hospital’s SNOWPILE campaign.

“Over the past four years, our commitment to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan has grown from our Detroit offices’ annual grassroots volunteer campaign, to now include the generous financial support,” said Jim Wesley, vice president of engineering for Epsilon. “This growth would not be possible without the steadfast support and passion our people have for helping children in need.”

About Alliance Data

Alliance Data® (NYSE: ADS) is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience; the result is measurably changing consumer behavior while driving business growth and profitability for some of today’s most recognizable brands. Alliance Data helps its clients create and increase customer loyalty through solutions that engage millions of customers each day across multiple touch points using traditional, digital, mobile and emerging technologies. An S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company headquartered in Plano, Texas, Alliance Data consists of three businesses that together employ more than 16,000 associates at approximately 100 locations worldwide.

Alliance Data’s Card Services business is a leading provider of marketing-driven branded credit card programs. Epsilon® is a leading provider of multichannel, data-driven technologies and marketing services, and also includes Conversant®, a leader in personalized digital marketing. LoyaltyOne® owns and operates the AIR MILES® Reward Program, Canada’s premier coalition loyalty program, and Netherlands-based BrandLoyalty, a global provider of tailor-made loyalty programs for grocers.

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Leslie Fleming, Director of Communications and Annual Giving

Detroit, MI – September 8, 2015: Shoe lovers and ladies who love wine unite! Fashion and wine intersect at the Wine Women & Shoes event on September 24, 2015 at The Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, Mich. benefiting Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

The event welcomes 400 wine-savvy, shoe-loving guests as they kick up their heels and sip varietals from some of the country’s top winemakers, shop the latest trends in the multi-designer Marketplace, and swoon over the charming “Shoe Guys” serving up this season’s must-have on silver platters.

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Hyundai Hope On Wheels will award $10.5 million in the month of September, surpassing $100 million in funding for nationwide fight against pediatric cancer since 1998

Detroit, MI – September 3, 2015 – Hyundai Hope On Wheels® and Metro Detroit -area Hyundai dealers will today award Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation a $250,000 Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant for pediatric cancer research. The grant funds will support the work of Jeffrey Taub, MD, Chief, Pediatric Oncology, DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, with a focus on developing new therapies for children with acute myeloid leukemia who have relapsed after treatment with standard chemotherapy.

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is one of 45 recipients across the country to receive a 2015 Hyundai Scholar Grant. In all, Hope On Wheels will award $10.5 million in research grants this September in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, a long-time partner of the organization, has received $425,000 from Hope On Wheels since 2010.

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Detroit MI, (9/1/15): 75 plus overweight children and their families will tie up their running shoes and putting on a team t-shirt for Fit Kids On the Move in the D. These families will be representing Wayne Children’s Healthcare Access Program and Fit Kids in a local downtown 5K fun run Saturday, Sept. 5. The event, “In the Cut” will be attended by over 70 Fit Kids and their families trying to make healthy behavior changes in their lives. The families have been attending the On the Move program (see more below) for 11 weeks and will be doing their first 5K with the full support of many Detroit organizations. Sponsors for the On the Move in the D program include Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, Wayne State School of Medicine., W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Networkingout, Junior League of Saginaw Valley, Health Net of West Michigan and ESP printing located in Eastern Market. It has truly been a great Detroit collaboration of sponsors.

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Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Announces New Staff Appointments and Promotions

August 28, 2015

Leslie Fleming, Director of Communications and Annual Giving

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation has hired two new officers and promoted four staff members. Lynn Kaiafas-Chasiotis, Grosse Pointe shores, has been hired as special events and corporate giving officer. She most recently served as corporate and foundation relations manager for Detroit Public Television/PBS where she cultivated gifts and sponsorships for local programs and fundraising events. Her professional experience includes positions as a Detroit account manager for CBS Radio and as a project manager for the 2004 International Summer Olympics. Kaiafas-Chasiotis received a bachelor of fine arts from New York University and a master of business administration degree from the Grand Ecole of Business and Management in Tours, France.

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Kohl’s, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation host Safety Day with Detroit Red Wings

Kohl’s Department Stores to Donate more than $195,000 to Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation to Support Injury Prevention Program

Kohl’s will present a $195,772 check to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation at Kohl’s Safety Day featuring Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill.

The gift supports Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program (KIPP) at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan DMC, which provides injury prevention education and safety tools to decrease unintentional child deaths and injuries. In the past 15 years, Kohl’s has donated more than $6,194,443 to Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation through Kohl’s Cares®.

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Barton Malow Builds Stronger Communities By Giving Back!

2014 was an important year for local construction company, Barton Malow.  Last year the organization celebrated their 90thAnniversary and the Barton Malow Foundation formally filed as a 501c3. In recognition of these two milestones, Barton Malow wanted to shift their focus to those who shared in their commitment to helping build stronger communities by giving back.

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Thank you, FedEx District 51!

For this year’s United Way & Purple Tote filling journey FedEx District employees chose to host a book and puzzle drive to support Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. District Manager, Paul Decker and Community Manager, Sue Burton chose to support Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation because they wanted to do something that was going to help the children of Michigan, and the Foundation does just that.

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