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Foundation Gala Honors Farmington Hills Residents Ken and Katherine Massey

The Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families presents the Riley Award for Altruism Feb. 9.

Farmington Hills residents Katherine and Ken Massey will receive the Riley Award for Altruism during the Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families 2013 Winter Gala on Feb. 9 at 6 p.m., at Sellers Buick GMC in Farmington Hills.

In 2011, the Masseys created a foundation to honor the memory of their son, Graham E. Smith, who took his own life on Mother's Day that year. Their foundation has supported suicide prevention activities in the community. 

“Katherine and Ken Massey have both been shining examples of just what the Riley Award for Altruism is all about, selfless people who lift the standards of our community higher without compensation and often without recognition,” said Sam Slaughter, the 2013 Gala Co-Chair.

This year’s Gala will feature a Fantasy Live Auction, entertainment from a Farmington Public Schools string quartet, as well as art from photographer Monte Nagler and glass by April Wagner of Epiphany Studios. This year’s co-chairs are Sam Slaughter of Sellers Buick GMC and Frank Menchaca of Gale Cengage Learning, both Farmington Hills businesses.

Tickets for the event are $200; tables, program ads and sponsorships are still available. Call 248-345-9090 for more information.

The Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families supports organizations and programs that enhance the lives of those that work, live and play in the Farmington community. Learn more at ffhfoundation.org or on Facebook

Source: Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families press release

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