HFC Foundation 1938 Society donor dinner highlights Fine Arts programs

Photo by Dwayne Davenport/Henry Ford College Dozens of guests enjoyed the Henry Ford College 1938 Society Dinner in October.

Photo by Dwayne Davenport/Henry Ford College
Dozens of guests enjoyed the Henry Ford College 1938 Society Dinner in October.


DEARBORN — The Henry Ford College Foundation hosted its annual 1938 Society & Friends Donor Dinner in October and highlighted the college’s Fine Arts programs, including Art Foundations, Graphic Design, Ceramics, as well as the Sisson Art Gallery.

The theme for this year’s event was “Mahalo,” a Hawaiian term meaning “thank you.”

Attendees were served a gourmet meal comprised of Hawaiian culinary delights prepared by Hospitality and Culinary Studies students and instructors.

During the event, student work from Fine Arts, Graphic Design and Ceramics was on display, and provided an exceptional example of the skills and talents of HFC students.

Students engaged in these programs have their artwork, designs and photographs displayed at or in various sponsored gallery events in the area, award-winning publications and achieve careers in their fields.

Monetary donations made to the foundation support HFC initiatives and programs, such as capital and equipment needs, new and enhanced facilities, scholarships, new academic programs, and workforce and career training/development.

“HFC has been the beneficiary of the generous support from a loyal and growing number of donors and benefactors since it was founded in 1938,” said master of ceremonies A. Reginald Best, HFC vice president of Development.

To recognize philanthropic support, the HFC Foundation established The 1938 Society, whose membership includes major donor-giving clubs such as:

• The Henry Ford Legacy Circle (bequests and planned gifts).

• Life Members (cumulative giving of $25,000 or more).

• Endowed Scholarships ($10,000).

• The President’s Circle and the Scholars’ Club (annual gifts of $1,000 or more).

To learn more about the HFCC Foundation, go to https://foundation.hfcc.edu/ or call 313-845-9620.