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Lighthouse is pleased to present  

11th annual Dancing with the Detroit Stars

presented by 

  and Great Heights Charitable Fund

Saturday, November 16, 2019 
7pm - 12am
The Townsend Hotel, Birmingham

We hope you will join us for an electrifying evening filled with twists, twirls, and intrigue—all for a good cause.

The star-studded evening, produced by Gail & Rice, includes a silent auction with unique, desirable items and dance music. Local celebrities train with professional dancers, from Arthur Murray Dance Studio, for weeks leading up to one night of intense competition in front of a panel of judges and a sold-out audience.

You won’t be able to stay in your seat as five couples battle for the top prize. 

The evening’s proceeds will directly benefit families and individuals struggling with poverty in our community. In July 2019, South Oakland Shelter and Lighthouse of Oakland County merged to provide a stronger response to poverty. Together, we are working to build communities that end poverty. You can help us accomplish this mission through this important event!   

We look forward to seeing you and your guests for what promises to be an exceptional experience.

Saturday, November 16, 2019
The Townsend Hotel
100 Townsend St.
Birmingham, MI 48009
7 PM - Midnight

Evening Attire

Meet the Dancers


Jennifer Granger
Jennifer Granger is well known for her philanthropic work all across the country. She began this work in New York City, where she joined her first nonprofit, the Junior League. Her passion then led her to join the Pajama program, which provides pajamas and books to children in foster care, and co-create a new nonprofit, Spirit of Hope, which helps provide scholarships to kids in the foster care system. After moving to Sacramento, Jennifer continued to be a force in the nonprofit world; working with Sacramento Children's Home, Make-A-Wish, City Year, Salvation Army, Crocker Museum, and the Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center. Her work was honored many times earning her multiple awards in the Sacramento area, including the City Year Ripple of Hope Award and an award from the Broadway Musical Gala. She hasn't slowed down since coming to Detroit in 2017 and Lighthouse is honored to have such an amazing person supporting our mission!

Marina Lagocha and Clive Phillips
More information coming soon!


Rami Essak
Dr. Rami Essak was born in Cairo, Egypt and came to the United States when he was 5 years old. After attending the University of Detroit Mercy he attended dental school at Temple University where he was taught under some of the most prestigious cosmetic and implant dentists in New York. He then received a dual degree in his residency at the VA of Pittsburgh and the UPMC. After this he decided to come back and serve his home state of Michigan where he primarily focuses on Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. He has two offices located in Farmington and Troy with a third opening in Livonia soon. He is one the premier dentists in Michigan winning the youngest Top Dentists in the country in 2017 and 2018. He loves sports and spends time working out or watching all kinds of sports. He is the oldest of four children and family and serving the community is important to him. 


Brooke Miller
Brooke Miller is the founder and Clinical Director of Honey Space for Moms in Ferndale. She founded Honey--a co-working space with onsite childcare and full emotional wellness center for moms-- in 2016 because she was looking for it and couldn’t find it. Raised by entrepreneurs, Brooke combined what she knew with what she needed, made countless mistakes and works tirelessly to actualize her mission and vision. Brooke is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in parental mental health, a speaker and consultant, has appeared as an emotional intelligence expert on radio and TV, including The Ricki Lake Show, and a "trailblazer" according to San Francisco's 411 Magazine. Recently, Brooke and her team at Honey announced a very special partnership with Lighthouse that will help give Lighthouse families access to Honey's life-changing services. Brooke is excited to join this important event and to begin working with Lighthouse's moms-in-need! 


Rabbi Rachel Shere
More information coming soon!


Meet the Emcees


Jason Carr and Taryn Asher

Lighthouse is so excited to have an amazing husband and wife duo serving as our emcees for this evening! Jason Carr is a Digital Anchor and host of 'Live in the D' for Channel 4 News WDIV and Taryn Asher currently anchors Fox 2 News on weeknights at 6:30 p.m. with Roop Raj and The Edge at 11:00 p.m. with Huel Perkins.