Wednesday September 26, 2018 to Wednesday September 26, 2018 to Lansing Convention Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave; Lansing, MI 48933
The Annual Awards Banquet honors outstanding individuals serving Habitat for Humanity of Michigan and their communities. The event features a Reception that raises funds to support Habitat Michigan. Habitat for Humanity of Michigan is a State Support Organization affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International and supports more than 60 local Michigan affiliates. Our mission of increasing capacity to build simple decent homes in partnership with people in need in the state of Michigan guides the services we offer to affiliates.
This year we are excited to announce Dr. Matthew Desmond as our Banquet Keynote speaker! Desmond’s New York Times bestselling book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City draws on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data. Evicted won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the National Books Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction, the Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, the Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association, and the Barnes & Noble’s Discover New Writers Award.
By supporting our Awards Banquet, you are directly impacting efforts across the state of Michigan, serving to support families and revitalize neighborhoods. If you are interested in being an event sponsor for the Annual Awards Banquet, please click here!
Thank you to the following organizations for supporting this year's Annual Awards Banquet:
Keynote Sponsor: MASCO Corporation
Hosting Sponsors: Auto-Owners Insurance, Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), Thrivent Financial, and Wal-Mart
Community Sponsors: DTE Energy, Flagstar Bank, and Quicken Loans
Hope Sponsors: Comerica Bank, Independent Bank, and Kelley Cawthorne
Social Media Sponsor: Michigan Health & Hospital Association
Event Sponsor: MessageMakers
The following awards are presented at the banquet:
- Homeowner of the Year
- Volunteers of the Year
- Affiliate of the Year
- Public Official of the Year
- Corporate Sponsor of the Year
- Bensen Service Award
The Annual Awards Banquet is now a part of our Affiliates in Motion Conference.