Touching Lives

Generations of families have passed through our doors to share memories, celebrate good times, participate in the arts, enrich their minds, and show their support through veteran and patriotic activities.

All the programs and services offered by The War Memorial are possible because of your donations. Whether it’s our Arts | Culture | Film programming, our annual SummerFest, our veteran’s services, or our popular children’s events, you make a difference by supporting The War Memorial with your donations. In fact, your generous contributions over the years have been critical to our lasting success and our ability to fulfill our mission of being a patriotic, cultural and community leader.

The War Memorial is a 501(c)(3) organization and receives no local, state, or federal funding. If you would like more information, please contact Joyce Russell at, or call 313.332.4075.



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Fundraising Events


Art & Antiques

The War Memorial’s annual Art & Antiques festival benefits the preservation and restoration of the historic Alger House, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Patriot Initiative Fund. In 2018, the event featured four days of programming with a variety of art and antiques from dealers across the country, including a keynote presentation by award-winning architect Gil Schafer III.

An Evening of Red, White, and Blue

The War Memorial’s premiere gala, this special evening honors our heroes and raises funds in support of veterans programming and the Patriot Initiative Fund. Guests enjoy a cocktail reception in the historic Alger courtyard, exquisite dining in our ballroom overlooking Lake St. Clair, and an afterglow featuring a grand display of fireworks. Learn more here!

Sponsorships for Art & Antiques, An Evening of Red, White, and Blue, and most other events can be purchased by contacting Joyce Russell at, or call 313.332.4075.

Fundraising at The War Memorial

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