Telling Tales Out of School

Our Annual Fundraiser

Telling Tales is a powerful evening where professional and new storytellers come together to inspire, challenge, and create community.

Thank you for making the 2023 Telling Tales a success!

2023 Sponsors


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Alicia Davis
Kris and Dave Denzin

Academic All-Star

Bank of Ann Arbor
David and Jennifer Haines
Richard and Carol Sheridan
Nancy Wheeler

Honor Roll

A Child’s World Learning Center
B&B Payee Services
Percy and Cheryl Bates
Golden Limousine Inc.

Michigan Medicine
Noetic Search
Old National Bank
Layton & Dr. Daicia Price of Priceless Development Consulting

Matt & Peri Stone-Palmquist
TRUE Community Credit Union
Denise Tanguay and Jonathan Dean
Chuck Warpehoski and Nancy Shore
Zingerman’s Community of Businesses


Arbor Teas
The Ann Arbor Branch of the NAACP
Jessica “Decky” Alexander and Bruce Kutinsky
Keisha Blevins
Bredernitz, Wagner & Co., P.C
Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office
Doug & Barbara Cecil
Richard Chang & Tonya Kneff-Chang
Annette & Kerwin Charles
Linda Edwards-Brown

Nick & Jordan Else
Engage @ EMU
First Merchants Bank
Senator Jeff Irwin & Kathryn Loomis
Richard King and Faye Askew-King
Washtenaw County Commissioner Andy LaBarre
Michigan Center for Youth Justice
Oxford Bank
Pott Farms
Anne Remley

Francisco Sanchez and Beth Rini
Eli Savit
Maria Sheler-Edwards, Real Estate One
Amanda and Riley Smith
Harvey Somers
Springmatter; Michigan Aerospace
Dr. Richard Tolman and Naomi Woloshin
Marianne Udow-Phillips and Bill Phillips
University Bank
The Virtual Educator Network

Thank you to our food donors!

Brownies and Cookies donated by Zingerman’s Bakehouse
Pizza donated by Domino’s
Chips, Salsa, and Pop donated by MAIZ Mexican Cantina
Gourmet popcorn from Dawn Keech
Food from Meijer