Big Hearts for Seniors Event

The Big Hearts for Seniors (BHS) annual fundraiser event benefits five community senior programs — Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels, Housing Bureau for Seniors, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Silver Club Memory Programs and Turner Senior Wellness Program. Since 2006, Big Hearts for Seniors has raised over $500,000 to support local seniors in our communities.

Big Hearts for Seniors 2022 was a Huge Success!

Watch this year's event held May 17, 2022

The 2022 Big Hearts for Seniors event, taking place on May 17, was a huge success! Celebrating its 17th anniversary, the event was held in the beautiful Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in Ann Arbor and included a live performance featuring five storytellers, who each shared personal stories surrounding the theme of the night: “journey.”

Through ticket sales, a silent auction of almost 200 items, and donations, the Big Hearted Stories: Journeys raised a record-breaking total of $127,000, which is $33,000 more than the record set in 2021.

SAVE THE DATE FOR 2023

The date for the 2023 Big Hearts for Seniors event will be announced soon!  To view all the 2022 event details, click here.

2023 Sponsorship Opportunities

To learn more about becoming a sponsor in 2023, contact Lori Hirshman, Senior Associate Director of Development, hirshmal@umich.edu |  (734) 709-1494.

Past Events

2021 Big Hearts for Seniors Event

May 27, 2021 - View Event Program

Thank You to Our 2021 $250+ Donors!

Big Hearts for Seniors greatly values the support from all our donors and we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this honor roll. Please contact us at (734) 763-6080 if you note any errors. This is a listing of gifts received from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

  • Ms. Regina Abney
  • Mrs. Lynn Adelman
  • Ms. Stephanie Augustyniak
  • Dr. Nan Barbas
  • Ms. Laurie Barnett
  • Ms. Lisa Barton
  • Mr. John Beilein
  • Ms. Michele Carmona
  • Dr. John Charpie
  • Mrs. Juanita Christian
  • Ms. Anita Clos
  • Dr. Dennis Crowley
  • Mrs. Gwendolyn Davidge
  • Dr. Julie DeLoria
  • Mrs. Laura Devens
  • Dr. Colin Duckett
  • Mrs. Shannon Etcheverry
  • Dr. John Farah
  • Ms. Margaret Flannery
  • Mrs. Janet Fogler
  • Dr. Brian Foster
  • Mrs. Susan Franke
  • Mr. William Furtwangler
  • Ms. Stephanie Gatica
  • Mrs. Charlene Hancock
  • Ms. Christine Hansen
  • Mr. Paul Haynes
  • Ms. Jennifer Howard
  • Mr. J. Michael Huget
  • Ms. Amy Hurst
  • Mrs. Kathleen Hurst
  • Mr. George Hurst
  • Mrs. Janet Johnson-Haynes
  • Mrs. Julia Kramer
  • Mr. Paul Mack
  • Mrs. Rosanne Mack
  • Mrs. Rosanne Mack
  • Ms. Sue McMahon
  • Mr. William McPherson
  • Ms. Sharon McRill
  • Ms. Mary Mostaghim
  • Mr. Roger Parker
  • Dr. Neal Persky
  • Mrs. Ann Raftery
  • Mrs. Renee Robbins
  • Ms. Alfreda Rooks Jordan
  • Dr. Carolyn Siebers
  • Ms. Elizabeth Spencer
  • Ms. Gretta Spier
  • Ms. Jane Spinner
  • Mrs. Maureen Stein
  • Dr. Jonathan Sugar
  • Dr. Theodore Suh
  • Mrs. June Swartz
  • Dr. Sharon Swindell
  • Ms. E. Laurita Thomas
  • Ms. Ann Tomlanovich
  • Jane Wilson Trust
  • Dr. Marie Vitale
  • Dr. Caroline Vitale
  • Mr. Royce Walters
  • Mrs. Sandra Weimert
  • Ms. Julie Wheaton
  • Ms. Carolyn White
  • Ms. Jena Wisely
  • Ms. Julie Young
  • Ms. Barbara Zaret

Prior Years