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 maintain the park’s sparkle.
The Belle Isle Conservancy is partnering with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources(MDNR) and the City of Detroit to revitalize the Belle Isle Beachfront. Proceeds from the 2015 and 2016 Polish the Jewel luncheons funded the design and planning process for the splash pad, and the plans for the splash pad were unveiled at the 2017 Polish the Jewel Luncheon. The former waterslide was past its useful life span and was not cost effective to repair, operate, and maintain. With funds from past Polish the Jewel luncheons, support from the MDNR, and donated services, the water slide was removed in the summer of 2018 as a first phase of completing the larger transformation.
Funds raised from this year’s luncheon will go toward renovating the site of the water slide and transforming the space into Detroit’s best spot to grab a bite to eat and take in the view of our city! The concrete pad will be resurfaced, site furniture will be added, the site will be designed to connect to both sides of the beach, and space for food trucks will be added. Future phases of the project include a $2 million restoration of the bath house and build-out of the east beachfront with a splash pad.
DATE & TIME
Thursday, October 10, 2019
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Detroit Yacht Club
One Riverbank Drive
Detroit, MI 48207
Gina Coleman, PNC Bank
Evette Griffie, DTE Energy
Rhonda Walker, WDIV
TICKETS & TABLES
Ticket sales are now closed.
Please contact the BIC office at
(313) 331-7760 to inquire about ticket availability.
In addition to the luncheon, Opal, Amethyst, and Pearl tickets purchasers are invited to an exclusive Benefactor Party to be held in September.
* Benefactor Table package includes eight tickets to the luncheon and two tickets to the Benefactor Party.
Sponsorship opportunities are available! Contact Eric Lofquist at for more information.
We will once again be utilizing Handbid for our silent auction this year! Click the button below, where you will find the steps to download the mobile app onto your personal device, then sign up with Handbid so that you are ready to bid once the auctions go live!
THANK YOU TO OUR
2019 LUNCHEON SPONSORS!
Magna Services of America, Inc.
The Karmanos Family
Ford Motor Company Fund
The M1 Group at Morgan Stanley
PNC Financial Services
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Michigan
Sarah and Tony Earley
MassMutual Great Lakes
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 BENEFACTOR PARTY IN-KIND SPONSORS
Prime & Proper
Lashee Floral & Events
Conversations Media Group
Detroit City Distillery