2016 Event

Letter to Anita: Lessons Learned with the Seasoning of Age

Letter to Anita is the story of Dr. Ronni Sanlo whose personal, political, and professional struggles shaped her life of community-building and activism. The documentary follows the heart-wrenching path of singer Anita Bryant's anti-gay campaign, its shattering effect on Sanlo's family, and the redemptive power of forgiveness. Ryan Cowmeadow from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B will emcee and Dr. Sanlo will host the screening with a special introduction from Jim Toy, well-known community activist and founder of what is now the UM Spectrum Center. In addition, we will welcome local favorites George Bedard and the Kingpins.

What: Letter to Anita: Lessons Learned with the Seasoning of Age film screening and live music from the Chenille Sisters, for Big Hearts for Seniors fundraiser

When: May 26, 2016
5:30-6:15 VIP Reception (Emcee remarks at 6:00)
6:15 Doors open for general admission
6:30 Chenille Sisters perform
7:00 Movie starts

Where: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI

2016 Sponsors

Big Hearts for Seniors is grateful to our 2016 Big Hearts Fundraiser sponsors for their generous support of services for older adults in our community! If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact Rachel Dewees, Director of the Turner Senior Wellness Program, at 734-998-9350 or email [email protected].

Major Sponsor [$5000]
Matching Sponsor [$2500]
  • Hillside Terrace Retirement Community:  Web  Facebook
Platinum Sponsor [$2500]
Gold Sponsor [$1000]
Silver Sponsor [$500]
Bronze [$200]
Major In-kind Sponsors
In-kind Sponsors