2020 Celebrating Women

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2020 Celebrating Women

September 24, 2020

We may not be able to be together this year physically, but we will still be celebrating the strength and determination of Vista Maria’s young women.  We hope that you will still join us, by participating and bidding generously in our online auction, purchase raffle tickets and sharing a video that we will be producing to highlight our girls, Vista Maria’s mission and help us continue our friend-raising.


Here are some more details on how you can help make Celebrating Women a success for our youth and families!


WATCH AND SHARE:   This year we will be featuring three youth speakers via video steam on our website. Our videos will go live three times on September 24th  You can choose one time to tune in or watch them all from the comfort of your office or home! Each video will be under 10 minutes long so it will be easy to fit into your day. If you feel inspired by the stories you hear, please share with friends and family to help us spread awareness of our mission.

Video #1 Chloe: Available for viewing at 8:15 am



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Video #2 Tajhanae. Available for viewing at 12:30 pm

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Video #3 Sy’Riana. Available for viewing at7:30 pm


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Our Online Silent Auction page is LIVE and ready for you to bid! Click here to check out all the fabulous items you could win!

The auction will be live at until noon on Friday, September 25th. You can start to bid by clicking the “Start Bidding” button in the top right hand corner of the auction page. If you win an item you will be notified by email and text.

Please share with your colleagues, friends, and family so they can join in on the fun too!

Not familiar with online bidding? Take a look at our event page for a breakdown of how online bidding works!


RAFFLE TICKETS:Purchase a raffle ticket! Two great prizes are available! 1st place prize is a Dream Vacation for Two! Seven days at a resort accommodations of your choice by Interval International. 2nd place prize is an Apple iPad.

Winning Ticket will be pulled on September 24th at 8pm via Facebook Live! @vistamariaorg

Get Tickets Here!

DONATE: Make a donation in support of the children we serve.


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SPONSOR: Interested in supporting Celebrating Women before the event? Take a look at our sponsorship opportunities here. Please note that recognition may have changed due to the new format of our event. Reach out to Sarah Lesch at slesch@vistamaria.org with any questions.


We will keep you up to ate via our website, social media and email as changes or updates occur. Please reach out to Taylor Baroli at tbaroli@vistamaria.org with any event questions.


Celebrating Women Master of Ceremonies: Karen Carter

Karen Carter is the Chief Meteorologist at CBS 62 and CW50. She is a Metro Detroit native and alumni of Central Michigan University earning her degree in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts and Meteorology. Karen has worked for other television stations in Detroit, mid-Michigan, and Atlanta, Georgia, and also as a spokesperson and product specialist for one of the Big 3 auto manufactures before coming to CBS. She is a 3-time Emmy nominee and a MAB award recipient. In addition to her role as Chief Meteorologist, Karen is also involved with the station’s other local community affairs programming and is passionate about helping the community by being active with numerous local non-profit organizations.

You can watch Karen weekdays at 11 p.m. on CBS 62 and during “CBS This Morning”. Her forecasts can also be seen on “CW50 News at 10”.



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Cooper Standard

CS Partners

Dearborn Brand Sausage

Fox Hills

Huntington Bank

Roy O’Brien Ford






*Please note all event details are subject to change to comply with the most recent government guidelines.


September 24, 2020


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