Northwood University to Host Third Annual Auto Show Gala and Live Auction

Northwood University will be hosting the third annual Northwood University Auto Show Gala. The theme for this year’s fundraiser is “You and Me in ‘63” and will take place on Friday, September 27, 2013, at the Midland Country Club. A strolling dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a live auction to follow at 7:30 p.m. The event plans to celebrate the Auto Show’s 50th anniversary with a showcase of vehicles from 1963 and bringing back The Simone Vitale Band for dancing following the auction.

The concept for this gala came out of interest and ingenuity of Northwood University Town & Campus women networking to create a fun new event for Northwood’s friends, alumni and community partners to enjoy. This fundraiser offers guests a night filled with dinner, dessert, dancing and live auctioning, all in one venue. The Northwood University Alumni Network and the Michigan Board of Governors are pleased to take the lead on the event this year and keep it a vibrant part of the University and the Great Lakes Bay Region. Live auction items include: Oakland Hills Country Club golf package, guided fly fishing trip for two, the Walk to Free Enterprise, your own private dinner experience in Joe Louis Arena and weekend at The Breakers to attend Northwood’s Outstanding Business Leaders Awards. All net proceeds benefit the Town & Campus Endowed Scholarship Fund and the Alumni Legacy Student Scholarship Fund.

This year’s Presenting sponsor is Ford Motor Company, Platinum sponsor is The Display Group and the Gold sponsor is The Dow Chemical Company. Guests are encouraged to support the “You and Me in ‘63” theme and the Northwood University International Auto Show’s 50th anniversary by wearing or accessorizing in gold.

To purchase tickets in advance online, visit For more information please contact Julie Felske, executive director of alumni relations, at 989.837.4436 or


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.