Organization seeks sponsors, donations and online auction bidders to support children impacted by abuse and neglect

CONTACT: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications;; 248.260.8466; Katie Grove, Child Safe Michigan;; 248.554.6435

Farmington Hills, Mich. —March  31, 2020— Child Safe Michigan, an affiliate of multi-county social service agency Judson Center providing foster care, adoption and mentoring services to neglected and abused children in Southeast Michigan, announced it will pivot its annual Legends of Tomorrow Gala to a virtual fundraising campaign this year amid ongoing COVID-19 precautions.  The signature gala, originally scheduled for May 15 at the Townsend Hotel, is Child Safe Michigan’s primary fundraiser, with monies raised going directly to protect and support children who have suffered abuse and neglect and, through the efforts of Child Safe, are kept safe and placed in nurturing and loving homes.

Child Safe Michigan is offering three ways to support its Legends of Tomorrow campaign:

  1. Make an impactful donation that is 100% tax-deductible
  2. Become a sponsor with an ad in the virtual program book and recognition on the website
  3. Bid on premium silent auction items.  Bidding will take place beginning April 1 through May 15 

More information on providing support can be found at

Co-chairs are Gretchen Gonzales Davidson and Shauna Diggs, M.D.  Gonzales Davidson has been a Board Member and advisor at Child Safe for more than 10 years. She is a local arts and education advocate and helps plan fundraising events for numerous organizations in Metro Detroit. Dr. Diggs, a resident of Grosse Pointe, is the founder of CosmedicDerm and a board-certified dermatologist practicing in Grosse Pointe. She has been involved with Child Safe as a volunteer since 2019. Honorary Chairs are active philanthropists, business owners and civic leaders, David T Fischer, United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco, and his wife Jennifer Fischer.

Additional information or questions about the reimagined Legends of Tomorrow is available by contacting Katie Groves at 248.554.6435 or, or visiting

About Child Safe Michigan

Child Safe Michigan, an affiliate of Judson Center, provides foster care, adoption and mentoring services to neglected and abused children in Southeast Michigan.  More than just meeting the basic requirements, Child Safe provides safety and stability allowing children to grow and thrive in our care. Child Safe received the 2019 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Child Welfare Team Excellence award for its commitment to Michigan children and families. Visit to learn more.

About Judson Center

Judson Center, trusted by Michigan families for more than 95 years, is a non-profit human service agency that provides expert, comprehensive services in Southeast Michigan that strengthen children, adults and families impacted by abuse and neglect, autism, developmental disabilities, and behavioral health and primary care challenges so they are successful in their communities.  Since opening its doors in 1924, Judson Center has grown to change the lives of over 12,000 children, adults, and families each year. Judson Center has offices in Genesee, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. Headquarters are located at 30301 Northwestern Highway, Suite 100, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-3277.  Learn more at