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Above & Beyond Awards Ceremony

November 1, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


The Above & Beyond Awards Ceremony – A Blue Tie Affair, is an event hosted by the Detroit Public Safety Foundation honoring Detroit’s first responders. During the awards ceremony, members of Detroit Police, Fire and EMS receive the Medal of Valor, Purple Heart, and Emergency Medical Merit awards. The event is a tribute to the dedicated service of Detroit’s first responders. The stories of their bravery and sacrifice are inspiring and the event provides the community a chance to honor their commitment to public safety, highlighting their service above and beyond the call of duty. The Penske Corporation, represented by Bud Denker, will also be recognized with the James B. Nicholson City Change Maker Award and Marathon Petroleum will receive the 2023 Public Safety Partner award. Charlie Langton with Fox 2 will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.


November 1, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Detroit Public Safety Foundation


Organizer Name
Carter Drewry
Organizer Phone
Organizer Website
Organizer Email
Is this event charitable?
Is this event local within metropolitan Detroit?
Please list the organization name(s) hosting this event.
Detroit Public Safety Foundation
Please list the organization name(s) that benefit from proceeds of this event.
Detroit Police Department and Detroit Fire Department
Please explain what this charity supports, i.e., programs, services, etc.
The Detroit Public Safety Foundation (DPSF) is the official non-profit organization supporting the Detroit Police and Fire departments. The foundation supports the departments in many ways including grant funding, contributions, in-kind donations, and events. The foundation focuses on the areas of training, technology, equipment, community engagement and wellness. The DPSF works directly with department leadership to help fund priority projects which benefit both the first responders and the community.
Which categories does this event fall under? (Please check all that apply)
Fundraiser, Gala
Which categories does this agenda fall under? (Please check all that apply)
Awards Ceremony, Dinner, Networking, Program
Registration Requirements
Tickets are required to attend.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/above-and-beyond-awards-ceremony-2023-tickets-593878977007?aff=oddtdtcreator
Dress Code
Our theme this year is "A Blue Tie Affair". We encourage you to wear your best BLUE after 5 attire.
Parking Guidelines
Garage Parking Available ($10 - $30 / car) Visit https://gmrencen.com/parking-and-valet/ for options
COVID-19 Protocols
The Detroit Public Safety Foundation is following all state guidelines regarding Covid-19 precautions. The CDC advises that some people are more likely than others to become severely ill, and some people are at a higher risk of exposure to Covid-19. Guests should evaluate their own risk in determining whether to attend. People who show no symptoms can spread Covid-19 if they are infected, and any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to Covid-19. By attending the Above and Beyond Awards, you acknowledge and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with attendance. Masks are encouraged for all attendees and strongly encouraged for the unvaccinated except when eating. There will be plenty of physical distant seating available. We appreciate your cooperation.
Emcee/Host/Media Personality
Charlie Langton
Celebrity/Special Guest
Sponsors to date:Penske Corporation Rocket Companies Comerica Bank PVS Chemicals Motorola Solutions Hour Media Meijer OnStar Home Depot Foundation Marathon Kodiak Emergency Vehicles The Parade Company Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters Detroit Lions Downtown Detroit Partnership InfraSource BCBSM ITC RAM Construction Services - Laborers’ Local 1191 DTE Energy Detroit Pistons DMCU Safe Fleet Adamo Group Trijicon - Wolverine Packing Co - Farbman Group MacQueen Emergency Mechanical Contractors Association GTJ Consulting, LLC Michigan Fuels
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