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Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place. A Virtual Experience!

Donate to the 2021 Derby Day Soirée Silent/Live Auction.

On Saturday, May 1, 2021, we will be hosting our 4th Annual Derby Day Soirée, reimagined in 2020 to Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place due to the pandemic. We anticipate 300 guests will attend virtually for an evening of entertainment and engagement, including LIVE coverage of the 147th Kentucky Derby and silent & live auctions. Guests are encouraged to invite family, friends and neighbors (while social distancing, of course) and join the Ele’s Place Ann Arbor staff and sponsors for a one-of-kind fundraising experience benefitting the grieving children, teens and families we serve.


To make certain our event is as exciting as the Kentucky Derby, we need your help! Please consider supporting the 2021 Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place by donating an AUCTION ITEM of gift certificates, merchandise or services. For your generosity, you will receive excellent community exposure through event advertising. Your company information and auction donation will be listed in our virtual program guide, on the Ele’s Place Ann Arbor event website and in our online auction available to all attendees one week prior to the event,


We will gladly pick up your auction donation, or you may mail it to Ele’s Place Ann Arbor, 5665 Hines Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. In order for your auction donation to be included in the virtual event program guide we must receive your completed Auction Commitment Form on or before April 16, 2021, by email to or by USPS. All auction donations are tax deductible and we will provide a donation acknowledgement receipt for your records.


Thank you in advance for considering our request. Your support will bring us closer to reaching our 2021 Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place goal of $200,000, and will help ensure that the peer grief support services we provide remain 100% FREE OF CHARGE.