Bloggety Blah Blah Blah, Fundraiser — May 20, 2016 at 9:51 am

PHOTOS: Eclectablog’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser Party a huge success – THANK YOU!


Eclectabloggers (l-r) Chris Savage, LOLGOP, Amy Lynn Smith, Emma White, Tony Trupiano, and John Waite

Well, the 2016 Eclectablog Fundraiser Party is now in the history books. It was an incredible evening with a room packed with around 100 blog readers & fans and progressive leaders from a wide variety of organizations. Here are some photos taken by Anne of the evening.

The inestimable Barb Byrum, one of our two emcees for the evening

State Rep. Jon Hoadley, Barb’s co-emcee

Tony makes a point

Full house at the ABC Microbrewery in Ypsilanti

Clean Water Action Executive Director Nic Clark peaces out sitting next to Michigan Democratic Party Chair Brandon Dillon with Jen Stayer Eyer sitting on the far right

Audience Q&A with Muriel Kaier from Livingston County
with Sue Ellen Ikens of Brighton on the right

John Waite A’s an audience Q

I was actually having more fun that it looks like here ; )

Allen, our bartender for the night, serves up a brew to Roger Kerson, Nikki Messany, her boyfriend Progress Michigan’s Sam Inglot, and Eli Savit. Others in the photo include Catherine Daligga, Washtenaw County Commissioner Conan Smith, and Lauren Bacans from Planned Parenthood, and


Once again, thanks to everyone who turned out to make the party and the fundraiser itself such a huge success. We raised enough money to allow us to expand and continue for another year and we couldn’t be more thankful. Here’s our final list of amazing sponsors:

Legislative Challenge sponsorship

  • Washtenaw County Commissioner Andy LaBarre

Protector of the Public sponsorship:

  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Michigan
  • 12th District Democrats
  • Zack Pohl
  • AFT Michigan
  • State Rep. Jeff Irwin
  • Barb Fuller, candidate for State House District 52
  • Jane Forman
  • Grassroots Midwest
  • Sierra Club – Michigan Chapter
  • Pat & Paul Cousins
  • Eli Savit & Amanda Rice

Champion of the Commons sponsorship:

  • Doug Scott
  • DiSano Strategies
  • Mustard’s Retreat
  • Matt & Rene Greff
  • Washtenaw County Clerk/Register of Deeds Larry Kestenbaum and Janice Gutfreund
  • UAW Region 1A
  • Clean Water Action

Equality Evangelist sponsorship:

  • Gerald & Christine Erickson
  • ACLU of Michigan
  • Michigan Democratic Party

Guardian of Good Government sponsorship:

  • Michigan Nurses Association
  • Progress Michigan

Democracy Defender sponsorship

  • Michigan Education Association
  • Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights
  • UAW-Community Action Programs (CAP)
  • American Federation of Teachers (National)