Fifth Year of Fantastic Food, Fabulous Cars & Fine Wine to Raise Funds for Leukemia and Neurofibromatosis Fight, Budding Chefs

Garden Party Foundation's goal: Raising awareness for charity and the need for philanthropic giving

May 15, 2013, 10:00 ET from The Garden Party

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fantastic food, fabulous cars and fine wine will be served up at the fifth annual Garden Party, a fundraiser to help fight leukemia and neurofibromatosis and assist budding chefs. The event will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2013, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on the beautiful grounds of Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Michigan.

The event will raise money for three organizations, Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, Children's Tumor Foundation and Oakland Community College's Culinary Studies Institute.

"The Garden Party is a terrific opportunity to show support for families battling leukemia and help give them hope, as well as open the doors of opportunity for emerging talents who could be the Next Top Chef," said Sydney L. Ross, founder of The Garden Party Foundation and owner of Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, based in Highland Park. "This year, we have added a third charity, Children's Tumor Foundation. The Garden Party is extremely fortunate and grateful for the support from our partners and entire community. We invite everyone to join us on June 9 at Meadow Brook Hall to enjoy great food, admire classic cars and sample amazing wines while providing philanthropic support to these great charities."

The Garden Party will feature fare from 30 of Michigan's best restaurants including Andiamo Restaurant Group, Beverly Hills Grill, The Epicurean Group, Kruse and Muer, The Rugby Grille and Trattoria Stella, among others. The exquisite cuisine offered during the affair will be paired with 100 of the finest wines, classic car display and live entertainment.

Tickets for The Garden Party are $150 per person. Attire is traditional Garden Party chic. The hosts request that ladies wear hats. Guests must be 18 to attend. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling 248-953-8123.

The Garden Party is presented by Advance Engineering. 2013 Garden Party sponsors include Atlas Oil, Bodman PLC, Cambridge Consulting Group, Frank Campanale, Celani Family Vineyards, Charity Motors, Comerica, Conveyor Handling Company, Crain Communications Inc, Ecolab Inc., eTitle Agency, GM Foundation, Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, Huntington Bank, Hylant Group, Jennifer & Dan Gilbert, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Kay & Gary Cowger, Korotkin Insurance Group, Kowalski Companies, HOUR Detroit, Alphonse S. Lucarelli, Lori Koenig & Stan Moore, Meijer, MillerCoors, News/Talk 760 WJR, Plum Market, Royal Oak Recycling, Rugiero Promise Foundation, Ryder, The Hungry Dudes, The Morawski's, Wendy & Bob Schaffer, Walt Siklich, The Suburban Collection, Thomas Sebold & Associates, UHY Advisors, Inc. and Universal Container.

In 2012, The Garden Party raised $40,000 each for Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan and the OCC Culinary Studies Institute and $20,000 for Susan G. Komen for a Cure.

Headquartered in Troy, Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan is a statewide agency helping Michigan families cope with leukemia, lymphoma, and related disorders by providing information, financial assistance and emotional support.

The Children's Tumor Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) medical foundation, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by the neurofibromatosis.

OCC's Culinary Studies Institute provides students with hands-on experiences in one of the largest facilities of its type, with quality instruction by award-winning faculty.

About The Garden Party Foundation
The Garden Party Foundation was founded by Sydney L. Ross and his wife, Elizabeth. The Garden Party event was initiated and is maintained by The J. Lewis Cooper family and Elizabeth and Sydney L. Ross Foundation. The purpose of The Garden Party is to create a pleasant Sunday afternoon that is pleasing to the eye, the palate, and for its charitable aspect – pleasing to the soul. The Garden Party Foundation's mission is to support multiple local charities and use money raised to support Michigan causes. The foundation also aims to make The Garden Party the finest and most prominent food and wine event in the state.

For more information visit or call 248-953-8123.


SOURCE The Garden Party