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Thank you to everyone who celebrated our 5th annual fundraising gala in Cobo Center’s newly renovated Grand Ballroom!

This year’s Shimmer on the River honored General Motors with the Shimmer Award, which annually recognizes outstanding philanthropic support of the Conservancy and our mission.

Once again, Shimmer was the hottest event in town!  Guests enjoyed the sites, sounds and tastes of Havana and were entertained with our live entertainment – all while supporting the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy’s mission to complete the vision of 5.5 miles of open, walkable riverfront – from the Ambassador Bridge to Gabriel Richard Park, just east of Belle Isle’s MacArthur Bridge.


2014 Shimmer on the River Recap

About The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 with the mission to develop public access to Detroit’s riverfront and serve as an anchor for economic development.  As the permanent stewards of the riverfront public spaces, which include the RiverWalk and the Dequindre Cut, the Conservancy is responsible for raising the funds needed for the construction, operation, maintenance, security and programming.  The Conservancy’s ultimate vision is to develop five-and-a-half miles of riverfront from the Ambassador Bridge on the west to Gabriel Richard Park, just east of the MacArthur Bridge to Belle Isle.  The first phase of the project, three miles along the east riverfront, is now 80 percent complete and spans from Joe Louis Arena to Gabriel Richard Park.  In the summer of 2012, the Conservancy launched the final construction phases needed to complete the east riverfront development project and connect the RiverWalk and its associated green spaces, plazas and parks.
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