Troy, MI (PressExposure) November 16, 2009 -- At the first annual William Malcolm Man of Style Contest Gala that was held at the historic Whitney Mansion in mid town Detroit, acclaimed fashion designer William Malcolm awarded Peter Karmanos CEO/Founder of Compuware Corporation, Eddie Lee Founder of Non Profit Detroit Young Professionals and Curtis Granderson Detroit Tigers All Star player/ Founder Grand Kids, a childrenâs literacy foundation as its Three Distinguished Men of Benevolence 2009.
These three men were selected and honored for this prestigious award based on their continuous support of philanthropic endeavors and community service works for the state of Michigan. Peter karmanos through his continuous charitable support of cancer research has helped improve the lives of many Michiganders as well as people throughout the world. Eddie Lee started the grass roots community service organization Detroit Young Professionals (DYP) with fifteen members in 2007. DYP now boosts a membership of nearly 15,000 members that consistently contribute to the betterment of the state of Michigan by raising much needed monies for childrenâs programs, planting trees with their state wide greening efforts or cleaning up Michigan road ways and neighborhoods. Detroit Tigers, Curtis Granderson is a Major League Baseball All Star that is also the quintessential Ambassador of Goodwill for the league with his continued good works and community service efforts.
The William Malcolm Man of Style Selection Gala 2009 was a huge success. Over 450 Michiganders attended the charitable event to witness the selection of the first âMan of Style+Substance winner. On the night of the Gala guests were treated to an unbelievable experience as they experienced the collision of art, fashion and substance at the historic Whitney Mansion. The 52 room Mansion was converted into a multi level art and fashion exhibit complete with eight individual art galleries, as well as a multi-media gaming room. There was also a private viewing of the summer /spring collections of celebrity designer Katerina Bocci and acclaimed menâs wear designer William Malcolm.
As guests mingled in anticipation of the announcement of the winner they were serenaded by the sounds of classic pianist Jeff Campbell, as well as a strolling violinist.
When Demario Tuckerâs name was announced as the winner of the William Malcolm Man of Style 2009 all three floors of the capacity filled mansion erupted in applause. When asked about his thoughts of the winner of this yearâs competition William Malcolm replied âI am pleased with the selection of my eleven judges. All five of the finalists were qualified to win the William Malcolm Man of Style 2009 award. This contest was started to highlight the positive community service and humanitarian endeavors of Michigan Men. I believe that a true man of style, is of substance because without substance itâs just vanity. The five finalists all deserved to be here tonight, they were selected out of hundreds to make it to the finals. My goal is to always put philanthropic endeavors and community service programs in the forefront in all that I do. As a fashion designer this is my humble attempt to use my God given gifts and talents to do just that. I pray that I was successful tonightâ
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