“The Island is Detroit’s jewel, the pride of her inhabitants and the admiration of her visitors.”

We cordially invite you to become a founding member of the Belle Isle Giving Society by making an annual contribution. Inspired by Belle Isle’s iconic bridges, each level of the Giving Society provides unique benefits.

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Invitation to an exclusive cocktail hour with the President and Board of the Belle Isle Conservancy.

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Invitation to a private tour of the Belle Isle Aquarium, plus above benefits

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Invitation to a whiskey and wine tasting in the infamous Belle Isle Aquarium speakeasy, plus above benefits.

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MacARTHUR BRIDGE ($10,000)

A one-of-a-kind Belle Isle gift and personalized recognition opportunities, plus above benefits.

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PHOENIX ($25,000+)

In this extraordinary time of need, this temporary Giving Society level is for champions of Belle Isle to be remembered by future generations. Inspired by Detroit’s motto: “We hope for better things; it shall arise from the ashes,” Phoenix-level members will receive prominent recognition, plus above benefits.

Checks payable to the Belle Isle Conservancy  can be mailed to: 300 River Place, Ste 2800, Detroit, MI 48207

The Belle Isle Conservancy graciously accepts stock or bond transfers, donor-advised fund contributions, and other legacy contributions. Please email to discuss your options

For additional assistance, contact us at 313.331.7760 or

Belle Isle Giving Society

Phoenix ($25,000+)

Jon Cotton

Sarah and Tony Earley

Carol and Peter Walters

MacArthur Bridge ($10,000)

Jennifer and Terrence Adderley Fund

Amy T. and Daniel Loepp

Greg Nowak in memory of Lisa Nowak

Queen's Bridge ($5,000)

Joanne and Richard Brodie

Jana K. and Stephen Brownell

Beverly Hall Burns

Barbara and Fred Detwiler

The Doris J. & Donald L. Duchene Sr. Foundation

Trayce and Randy Fenton

Pastor Solomon Kinloch

James and Mary Beth Nicholson Family Fund

Roberts Family Fund

Kathe Serbin

Alicia Masse & Dr. Michael Wolf

Central Ave ($2,500)

C & N Foundation

Marjorie DeCapite

Diane and Douglas Dossin

Cynthia and Edsel Ford

Mrs. William Clay Ford

Peter Ghafari

Kelly Houseman

Debbie and Tim O'Brien

Sandy and Bob Riney

Janice Ross

Nancy Salden

Mona and Matthew Simoncini

JJ Vélez

Nancy and Steve Vella

Tabice and Corey Ward

Inselruhe Bridge ($1,000)

Lynn and Paul Alandt Foundation

Katie and Dave Andrea

Jean L. Azar

Christine Beck and Dana Locniskar

Kate Beebe

Nancy and Lawrence Bluth

Cathy and Kevin Broderick

Mary Ann and Robert Bury

Kelli E. Carney

Joanne and John Carter

Karen and Matt Cullen

Edward Deeb

Brian Decker

Elaine and Eugene Driker

Deborah Eagle

Janice Ellison

The Elmira Rhein Family Foundation

Nick and Jordan Else

Eleanore Gabrys

Mary Anne and Eugene Gargaro

Hal Garling

Roger Garrett

Audrey J. Harvey

Robin and William Heller

Cynthia and David Hempstead

Hillegonds Family Fund

Jean Hudson

Carol Johnston

Judy and Frank Jonna

Bill Kolb

Mary and Donald Kosch

Mary L. Kramer

Bonnie Larson

Melissa and Larry Lax

Max Lepler and Rex Dotson

Arlene and John Lewis

Louisa St. Clair Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Dr. Charles Lucas

Steven Machlay

Priscilla Mead and Charles Edwards

Clarice and Tony Michaels

Lois A. and Eugene A. Miller 

Lesley and Long Morawski

Christa and Sean Moran

Shelley and Steven Morris

Nicholson Family Fund

Barbara and David Osher

Jennifer and Joseph Parke

Michael Parisi

Waltraud E. Prechter

Rip Rapson

Dawn and Dick Rassel

Colleen and Dan Robar

Zachary Rusack

Karen and Todd Sachse

Midge and John Savage

Michael Shaw

Paul Shuert

Schlichting Theisen Fund

Kathleen Straus and Walter Shapero

Lorna and Jud Utley

Elizabeth Holowinski and Gabriel Valle

Barbara Van Dusen

Kathie House and Ethan Vinson

Gail Warden

Marilyn and Ken Way

Mary Jo White and John Muenzer in Memory  of Elliott & Marie McLenaghan White

Kimberly Zielke