Park West Foundation Events

Jump Shot Your Future

“Jump Shot Your Future is a youth-led and guided project that is helping to bridge the educational gap for foster youth aging out, where youth leaders formerly in foster care develop the event concept into a meaningful experience that allows the provided information to connect with their peers more effectively,” says Saba [...]

Amelia Island Jazz Festival Big Band Bash

Founded in 2001, the non-profit jazz festival and its corresponding events raise money for aspiring musicians and expose thousands to jazz music in all its forms, including swing, bebop and big band. Performances are held throughout Amelia Island, located in Nassau County. Roses and chocolates are lovely gestures, but for [...]

Brooksie Way Race

Park West Gallery is a proud sponsor of the HealthPlus Brooksie Way Half Marathon, a premier quality of life event in Oakland County, Michigan. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson began the Brooksie Way races to promote the county and encourage people to become more physically active. The event includes a half marathon, 10K and [...]

KidSpeak

An annual event that provides foster care youth the opportunity to speak directly with Oakland County legislators about their experiences with the foster care system and how they believe it can be improved. This gives the policymakers first-hand accounts to consider when creating or improving foster care laws. Around 12 children [...]

Wish Tree (Christmas)

The Park West Foundation, with the help of individuals, partners and organizations, allows young people to enjoy the holidays through generous donations of gifts and time. The holidays are a time for families to come together and celebrate with gifts and expressions of love. Unfortunately, many youth cannot share in this joy as [...]

Fostering Futures Scholarship Benefit

Park West Gallery has assisted more than 300 former foster care children with college scholarships during the Fostering Futures Scholarship Benefit. The annual benefit, held September 24 in Detroit, helped raise $130,000 for the Fostering Futures Scholarship program. The benefit was hosted in partnership by Michigan Education [...]