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Rock” Through The Decades With Northwood University

The Northwood University Auto Show Gala is one of the most anticipated events of the year for Northwood alumni and friends. It’s a fun-filled opportunity to gather, celebrate, raise funds, and reward the hard work of our students.

We are excited to announce the theme for this year’s Gala: “Northwood Rocks.” The auto industry has long had close ties to rock-n-roll music, so “Northwood Rocks” is a great fit as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Northwood University International Auto Show. This Gala will be epic! Be prepared for guitar riffs, bright lights, and crowd-chanting anthems. It’s the backstage pass to big fun that people love.

Funds raised through the Gala will support the Town and Campus Scholarship and the Alumni Legacy Scholarship, helping to ensure that generations to come can fulfill their dreams through a Northwood University education. In just 12 years, this event has raised over $1.2 million in scholarship funds for the University.

We know that none of this could have happened without our sponsors, donors, and committee members. Year after year, you’ve come through for Northwood students and their futures.

Thank You to Our 2023 Event Sponsors

CDK Global

Bob Morris Automotive Consulting of the Tim Lamb Group

LEADCAR – Powering Brickl Companies

  • Ford CDJR of Claremont
  • KIA
  • Cox Automotive
  • LaFontaine Automotive Group
  • Exchange Bar & Grill
  • Horizon Bank
  • Dow
  • Ken Ganley Companies
  • Linda and William Stavropoulos
  • Summit Automotive Management
  • IA American Warranty
  • Mid Michigan Materials
  • Toyota of York
  • Three Rivers Corporations
  • AW Auto Group
  • Pam & Tim Nash
  • The Stauffer Family
  • Daniel Reimer
  • Jennifer Griffin ’83 & Dr. Graham Williams
  • David & Carol Williams
  • The H Hotel
  • Dana Aftermarket
  • Brightline Dealer Advisors
  • Blasy Electric
  • Epicor
  • Great Lakes Automotive
  • Elgie & Dorthea Bright
  • Leon Span
  • Angela Shtutman
  • Rick Guirlinger, MBA ’11
  • Capital Automotive Real Estate Service
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Foster
  • Christopher Gaunce

Students holding a big check from fundraising at the Auto Show Gala

Thank You to Our Gala Committee!

  • Christina Salmon ’15 & ’16 MBA, Chair
  • Adam Fitzpatrick ’03
  • Kelley LaFontaine – NU Parent
  • Jason Jager – Friend of NU
  • Chris Cass ’96
  • Rick Guirlinger ’11 MBA
  • Katie Holton ’18 & ’19 MBA
  • Nathan Rachow ’95
  • Tate Treacy ’98
  • Ethan Schad ’22

2023 Event Highlights

Preview some of our greatest moments from this year’s Auto Show Gala.