Polish the Jewel
Belle Isle Legacy Luncheon
Thursday, October 13, 2022 | 11am - 1:30pm
at the Roostertail | 100 Marquette Dr., Detroit, MI 48214
Belle Isle Shop | Raffle | Wine Reception
Prix du Chapeau
Prizes for best hat and ensemble. Awarded to one lady and one gent!
Celebrating Belle Isle Conservancy's 10th Anniversary
This celebration will highlight the Conservancy’s $16M impact to Belle Isle over the last decade, including our work in education that exposes thousands of Detroit Public Schools Community
District students each year to the possibilities of STEM education at Belle Isle, as a partner
of the DPSCD Cultural Passport Program.
Funds raised at Polish the Jewel support the Conservancy’s operations and funding for the development of its programs including restoring and enhancing the historic Belle Isle Aquarium
and providing free admission to the public, managing over 1,000 volunteers, hosting over 3,000
local students on field trips to the Aquarium and Conservatory, advocating for Belle Isle improvements and park user interests, and fundraising for capital projects.
2022 Polish the Jewel Luncheon Chair
Jenice Mitchell Ford
General Counsel, Detroit Public Schools Community District
Special Guest Speaker
Deputy Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District
2022 Sarah Earley Gemstone Award Honoree
Owner, Gena Conti Millinery
Special Thanks To:
2022 Polish the Jewel Ambassador Committee
Melinda Conway Callahan
Audrey J. Harvey*
Leslie Ann Pilling
Nancy J. Vella*
ABOUT POLISH THE JEWEL
Since 2005, Belle Isle’s most prominent supporters, including the area’s top business and civic leaders, have shared their passion for Belle Isle Park during the annual Polish the Jewel Belle Isle Legacy Luncheon. Dressed in their favorite shoes, chapeaus, and jewels, more than 400 women – and a few men – from across Metro Detroit attend Polish the Jewel to share their favorite memories of Detroit’s beloved island gem, as well as raise funds to support Belle Isle Conservancy's operations and ability to pursue our mission to protect, preserve, restore, and enhance Belle Isle Park for the enjoyment of all - now and forever.