Salute! to Healthcare

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In celebration of 75 years of service to the community, we invite you to join us at our annual awards event and fundraiser! As this is a tremendous occasion, this year's Salute! will not be one to be missed. Like last year, we will be having a delicious breakfast. In order to prepare for this exciting event, we need your help! Award nominations are currently underway and we encourage you to submit any person and/or organization that you think deserves recognition. More information on sponsorship opportunities and event details are below.

When & Where

November 14th
7:30 to 10:30 AM
The Henry Ford, Lovett Hall
Tickets available now!

Event parking information.

2019 Awardees

At Salute! we offer three distinct awards to the individuals and/or organizations in Southeast Michigan that have dedicated their work to improving the health and wellbeing of our diverse communities.

Dr. DudleySy Gottleib Award: Dr. Grenae Dudley, Ph.D., President and CEO, The Youth Connection

This award was established in 1992 and recognizes Symond Gottleib, a former executive director of GDAHC. Mr. Gottleib was an outstanding leader who made numerous contributions to healthcare reform in our region. This award recognized an outstanding healthcare professional who has demonstrated sustained visionary leadership in the region.






CARE of Southeast MichiganEagle Award for Visionary Leadership: CARE of Southeast Michigan

The Eagle Award was introduced in 2004 to honor the contributions of an organization that has made steady progress in advancing healthcare quality, access to care, and/or the cost of care.

Families Against Narcotics





Henry's Groceries for HealthBreakthrough Awards: Families Against Narcotics and Henry's Groceries for Health

Introduced in 2015, this award celebrates an individual and/or organization for their impact on the health and well-being of southeast Michigan through community engagement and innovations.



75th Anniversary Champion Awards

Special to our 75th birthday, we are recognizing two very special individuals who have helped to build, strength, and propel us as an organization. Both awardees are tireless champions of GDAHC and the work we do.

Dr. Steve Grant75th Anniversary Leadership Award: Dr. Steve Grant, GDAHC Board Chair

This award highlights Dr. Grant's dedication and hard work as our board chair over the last few years. Under Dr. Grant's leadership, we have grown tremendously as an organization and we are so pleased to be able to recognize his voracious work on our behalf.





Thomas J. Adams75th Anniversary Community Champion Award: Thomas J. Adams, President, T.J. Adams Staffing, Inc.

This award not only recognizes Mr. Adams' commitment to GDAHC - which has spanned decades - but his work within the community-at-large. If you know anything about Mr. Adams', it is that he is always giving back, constantly striving to improve the lives of others. It is with great honor we present this award to him.







Salute! is an amazing way to get your organization in front of our community, and it is a direct investment in our region's future by supporting transformation program and initiatives. This is truly a substantial marketing and engagement opportunity for any organization. Similar to last year, we are offering the Specialty Sponsorship level again this year, as well as offering a new tier to celebrate our anniversary.

A list of available sponsorship opportunities can be found here. For more information about sponsorships or to become a sponsor, please contact Nicki Gabel at the information provided above.


Gold Sponsor
Beaumont Logo

Specialty Sponsors

Ascension logo

BCBS logo

HFHS logo

Silver Sponsor
Health Alliance Plan
Michigan Medicine
St. Joseph Mercy Health System