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Our annual fundraiser is a powerful evening where professional and new storytellers come together to inspire, challenge, and create community. It’s a powerful night. Check out videos from past years here.

2021 Telling Tales

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May 7, 2021. Drive-In Event. (Rain date May 8)

Parking lot behind Crossroads Baptist Church, 2580 Packard, Ann Arbor

6:45-7:15 p.m.  Come and grab your parking spot.

7:30 p.m. The show begins.

Purchase your tickets or sponsorship HERE!

Sponsorship details here.

Put it on your calendar by clicking here.

Stories include a high school student who has experienced racism and much more, a parent whose 8-year-old was expelled and an adult who worked with SAC more than 10 years ago and says we saved his life!

Goodies will be delivered right to your car from members of the Ann Arbor Derby Dimes Roller Derby League, including Domino’s, Zingerman’s, and gourmet spiced popcorn by Ypsi culinary genius Dawn Keech.

Entertainment from Fun Girl Dance Company & School!

Our Community Advocate Award will be given to S. Joy Gaines, First Assistant Public Defender at Washtenaw County Office of Public Defender. Our Educator Advocate Award will be given to Hannah Huget, a social worker at Holmes Elementary School at Ypsilanti Community Schools.

If you don’t feel comfortable coming to in-person event, please know that all ticket-holders will have access to the livestream as well.

Facebook event link is here:

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


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