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Our annual fundraiser is a powerful evening where professional and new storytellers come together to inspire, challenge, and create community.

2021 Telling Tales

May 2021. Drive-In Event. Details coming!

2020 Telling Tales

Friday, April 17, 2020

Reschedule: Friday, May 22

2020 Sponsors

Academic All-Star
Kris and Dave Denzin
Neil and Annmarie Hawkins
Michigan Medicine
Nancy Wheeler
Ruth & Andy Zweifler

Honor Roll
Bank of Ann Arbor
Joan Binkow
David & Jennifer Haines

Arbor Teas, John Austin, former President of the State Board of Education and Donor from Austin Memorial Foundation, Brendernitz, Wagner & CO., P.C., Climb Marketing, Maggie Gibbons, Dykema Gossett, PLLC, Dr. Percy Bates, Angelos and Kathy Constantinides, Lidia and Aaron Kraft, Geoffrey Larcom, Ethel Lee, Michigan Virtual, Judy Martin and Lynn Jondahl, NewFoundry, NSF International, Marianne Udow-Phillips and Bill Phillips, Rhyan Zweifler – Noetic Search, The Oginsky Family, Layton and Daicia Price, Retirement Income Solutions, Spring-Nichols Family, Chuck Warpehoski and Nancy Shore, and Dwight Wilson.

Empty Chair Sponsors

Brewed Awakenings, Bunek Dental Studio, Mary Jo Callan, Found Gallery, Francisco Sanchez, Ginsberg Center, Sen. Jeff Irwin, Andy LaBarre, Rep. Donna Lasinksi, MAIZ Mexican Cantina, Rep. Ronnie Peterson

Past Telling Tales

Check out videos from past years here.


Friday, April 12, 2019 at Scarlett Middle School with our very first Empty Chair Art Exhibit.


Ticket Site

Theresa, Charlie and Peri’s Story

Detroit Student Story

Brittney and Serenity’s Story

2017 Ticket Site

2016 Ticket Site

Pre-Show Interview

Robyn’s Story

Branden’s Story

Decky’s Story (Story of a SAC Parent)

2015 Ticket Site:

2014 Ticket Site

2013 Ticket Site