Law school's annual charity event to benefit literacy program

The Auburn Hills campus of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School will host its 10th annual spring charity event, benefiting Beyond Basics – Literacy is for Everyone, on Sunday, June 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Room 145 at 2630 Featherstone Road.

Beyond Basics is a child-centered, literacy-focused nonprofit organization that provides one-on-one reading, tutoring and literacy enrichment programs for K-12 students to achieve grade level movement in six to twelve weeks. Funds raised during the event will be used for literacy programs at Walt Whitman Elementary School in Pontiac.

This year’s event will include live entertainment and a silent auction.

Entertainers include:
  • Comedian Keith Ruff.
  • Music by acoustic duo Sweet Season, featuring Christina Reese and John Randall.
  • Additional music performance by Katie Stanley.

Tickets are $20 per person. Sponsorships are also available at $500 for a gold sponsorship, $250 for silver, and $100 to be a patron sponsor. Sponsorships also include tickets to the event. For additional information about sponsoring the event and to purchase tickets, contact WMU-Cooley Assistant Dean Lisa Halushka at 248-751-7800, ext. 7737 or


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