Liggett Knight

University Liggett School's annual fundraising gala

Liggett Knight Save The Date

Liggett Knight: April 16, 2021

Join our co-chairs, Stephanie Berri and Chrissy Bronk, at Liggett Knight on Friday, April 16, 2021, at the Detroit Athletic Club. Liggett Knight includes dinner, an open bar, silent and live auctions, an afterglow, and much more. Tickets will go on sale in February.

This year’s gala will feature flashes of gold to commemorate University Liggett School’s 50th anniversary – a golden celebration of our unified, modern identity. All proceeds from Liggett Knight support the school with technology upgrades, academic initiatives, building improvements, and more. Your generosity helps University Liggett School thrive, evolve, and prepare for the future.

Ways to Support Liggett Knight

Become a sponsor: There are many levels to choose from and, as a sponsor, you and your company will be featured in our print and online program book, social media, print collateral, and many other marketing efforts. Sponsor deadline is February 5, 2021.

Donate an auction item:

We’re looking for exciting and unique items for the live and silent auctions: Vacation homes, dining experiences, artwork, electronics, toys, etc.


More Ways to Support Liggett Knight

  • Program Book Photos and Messages: Leave a lasting message in the 2021 Liggett Knight program book! Customize a message and/or photo for your child. Some ideas include a tribute to a senior, a family message, a photo of your child(ren), a sports photo, a group photo of friends, etc. The ideas are endless!
    Click here to learn more.
  • Place an ad in the Program Book: Feature your business in our printed program book that is distributed to 450 families and is available digitally to our nearly 7,000 social media followers.
    Click here to learn more.

The auction item and program book deadline is March 1, 2021.

Family Package: Two Liggett Knight tickets and a full-page family photo for $500.
(this package is available until March 1; Liggett Knight tickets are $200/person regular price).

Click here to learn more about last year’s Liggett Knight event.

For questions or more information, contact Lauren Blue, Special Events Manager, at 313-884-4444 Ext. 418 or lblue@uls.org.

Thank you for your support of Liggett Knight!

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'Oh, What A Knight'

For the third year in a row, University Liggett School’s fall auction, Liggett Knight, raised nearly a half million dollars to support innovation and technology, academic initiatives, building improvements, athletic equipment and more.

This was the seventh year for Liggett Knight, which has raised in total $2.62 million since its inception. The Nov. 16 event, held at the Detroit Athletic Club, included live, silent and fishbowl auctions as well as a special paddle-raising for building improvements at University Liggett School.

The paddle-raising alone generated a record-setting $184,000 for campus improvements.

Popular live auction items included a week at a Paris apartment, pink tourmaline and diamond earrings donated by edmund t. AHEE Jewelers and a week at the Firesky Lodge in Whitefish, Montana.

University Liggett School parents, faculty and staff donated items for the auction.

“We would like to express our thanks to our Liggett Knight co-chairs, Kristin Nicholson and Huong Reilly, and to all of our Liggett Knight volunteers who helped to make this event a success,” said Kelley Hamilton, associate head of school for external relations. “We also are thankful for our families who attended the event and bid on items, either at Liggett Knight or at home. We couldn’t have raised as much as we did without their participation and support.”

The event generated $100,000 in sponsorships, which contributed to the nearly half million dollars raised.

Click here to see a photo gallery from the event.

Oh, What A Knight

For the third year in a row, University Liggett School’s fall auction, Liggett Knight, raised nearly a half million dollars to support innovation and technology, academic initiatives, building improvements, athletic equipment and more.

This was the seventh year for Liggett Knight, which has raised in total $2.62 million since its inception. The Nov. 16 event, held at the Detroit Athletic Club, included live, silent and fishbowl auctions as well as a special paddle-raising for building improvements at University Liggett School.

The paddle-raising alone generated a record-setting $184,000 for campus improvements.

Popular live auction items included a week at a Paris apartment, pink tourmaline and diamond earrings donated by edmund t. AHEE Jewelers and a week at the Firesky Lodge in Whitefish, Montana.

University Liggett School parents, faculty and staff donated items for the auction.

“We would like to express our thanks to our Liggett Knight co-chairs, Kristin Nicholson and Huong Reilly, and to all of our Liggett Knight volunteers who helped to make this event a success,” said Kelley Hamilton, associate head of school for external relations. “We also are thankful for our families who attended the event and bid on items, either at Liggett Knight or at home. We couldn’t have raised as much as we did without their participation and support.”

The event generated $100,000 in sponsorships, which contributed to the nearly half million dollars raised.

Click here to see a photo gallery from the event.