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. Subscribe to our emails for an invite to the next Telling Tales!
Our 2021 Event
Saturday, May 8, 2021
This year, in order to keep guests socially distanced and safe, Telling Tales was held as a drive-in event in the parking lot behind Crossroads Baptist Church in Ann Arbor. It was also livestreamed.
Stories included a high school student who has experienced racism and much more, a parent whose 8-year-old was expelled and an adult who worked with us more than 10 years ago who says we saved his life!
Pizza and goodies were delivered to attendees’ cars from members of the Ann Arbor Derby Dimes Roller Derby League. Thank you to Domino’s, Zingerman’s, and Ypsi culinary genius Dawn Keech.
Thank you to Fun Girl Dance Company & School for entertaining us.
Our Community Advocate Award
S. Joy Gaines
First Assistant Public Defender
Washtenaw County Office of Public Defender.
Kris and Dave Denzin
Bank of Ann Arbor
Barr Engineering Co.
Brighton Light House
Chuck Warpehoski and Nancy Shore | Change Works Consulting
Angelos and Katherine Constantinides
Austin Memorial Foundation
Jonathan Dean and Denise Tanguay
Sean Duval and Alina Verdiyan
Jen and Dave Haines
Level One Bank
Old National Bank
True Community Credit Union
Erick Williams and Margaret Nielsen
Ruth & Andy Zweifler
Jessica “Decky” Alexander and Bruce Kutinsky * (Empty Screens Sponsor)
African American Cultural and Historical Museum* (Empty Screens Sponsor)
Dr. Percy Bates
B&B Payee Services
Bredernitz, Wagner & Co., P.C.
Walter Brown and Linda Edwards-Brown
Barbara and Doug Cecil
Tonya Kneff-Chang and Rich Chang
Annette and Kerwin Charles
Dykema Gossett, PLLC
State Representative Donna Lasinski
Nacht & Roumel, PC
Layton and Daicia Price
Francisco J. Sanchez
Maria Sheler-Edwards, Real Estate One
Harvey and Janya Somers
Rossi Ray-Taylor, PhD
Peri & Matt Stone-Palmquist
Peter Tchoryk (Springmatter | Michigan Aerospace)
Marianne Udow-Phillips and Bill Phillips
Empty Screen Sponsors
Sen. Jeff Irwin and Kathryn Loomis
MAIZ Mexican Cantina
Michigan Center for Youth Justice
Rep. Ronnie Peterson