“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.


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


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


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

MacARTHUR BRIDGE ($10,000)

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

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

Peter and Carol Walters

MacArthur Bridge ($10,000)

Terence and Jennifer Adderley Fund

Daniel and Amy T. 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

Fred and Barbara Detwiler

Randy and Trayce Fenton

Pastor Solomon Kinloch

Roberts Family Fund

Kathe Serbin

Central Ave ($2,500)

C & N Foundation

Marjorie DeCapite

Cynthia and Edsel Ford

Mrs. William Clay Ford

Peter Ghafari

Tim and Debbie O'Brien

Bob and Sandy Riney

Janice Ross

Nancy Salden

Matthew and Mona Simoncini

Nancy and Steve Vella

Corey and Tabice Ward

Inselruhe Bridge ($1,000)

Lynn and Paul Alandt Foundation

Katie and Dave Andrea

Jean L. Azar

Kate Beebe

Lawrence and Nancy Bluth

Kevin P. Broderick

Robert and Mary Ann Bury

Kelli E. Carney

John and Joanne Carter

Jane Cracchiolo

Matt and Karen Cullen

Brian Decker

Eugene and Elaine Driker

Deborah Eagle

Janice Ellison

The Elmira Rhein Family Foundation

Nick and Jordan Else

Eleanore Gabrys

Roger Garrett

Audrey J. Harvey

William and Robin Heller

Cynthia and David Hempstead

Hillegonds Family Fund

Joseph and Jean Hudson

Carol Johnston

Judy and Frank Jonna

Mary L. Kramer

Bill Kolb

Donald and Mary Kosch

Bonnie Larson

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

Eugene A Miller & Lois A. Miller Fund

Sean and Christa Moran

Steven and Shelley Morris

David and Barbara Osher

Joseph and Jennifer Parke

Michael Parisi

Waltraud E. Prechter

Rip Rapson

Todd and Karen Sachse

Midge & John Savage

Michael Shaw

Schlichting Theisen Fund

Jud and Lorna Utley

Gabriel Valle and Elizabeth Holowinski

Ethan Vinson and Kathie House

Gail Warden

Marilyn and Ken Way

Mary Jo White and John Muenzer

Kimberly Zielke