CEW's 50th Anniversary Weekend

Look for your Anniversary Celebration invitation in August!

All CEW Friends
CEW 50th Anniversary Celebration Evening— Saturday Night, October 18
Open to all old and new CEW friends, this highlight weekend will conclude with a party celebrating CEW’s 50th Anniversary with dinner, desserts, dancing, and some very special anniversary moments. Participants will celebrate CEW’s past accomplishments and look brightly toward the future. Come celebrate! ($75 per person; some discounts available; watch for details in August invitations.)

CEW Scholars and Fellows
Former and current CEW Scholars and Fellows—from Michigan and all over the country—are warmly invited to a weekend of festivities on October 17-18 in Ann Arbor. All former CEW Scholars and Fellows should receive a Save-the-Date postcard in July. If you did not, please email Mary Lynn Stevens at malyhe@umich.edu or call her at 734-764-7291.
A group of former Scholars, CEW staff and volunteers have planned a slate of events—for fun, for connecting in meaningful ways, and just for celebrating one another’s lives and CEW’s 50th anniversary. For each of the events, we ask you to save the date now, and watch for invitations in August!

CEW Scholars and Fellows Small Group Dinners—
Friday Evening, October 17
The planning group observed that just bringing CEW Scholarship awardees together informally elicits a wonderful experience—energy, intellectual exchange, and personal connection. To maximize this experience, some special CEW friends and donors have volunteered to host small groups of former and current Scholars—8-12 people each—for dinners at their homes on Friday, October 17. Scattered throughout the Ann Arbor area, these intimate events will provide an opportunity for Scholars to connect with one another, share work and life experiences, and help initiate community among other Scholars with similar interests. Some CEW Scholarship donors will also attend. (Free)

Scholarship Awards Ceremony—
Saturday, Late Morning, October. 18
In addition to current Scholars and Scholarship Program Donors, former Scholars are invited to attend the Scholarship Awards Ceremony and share in the celebration. Space is limited, however; we expect to have room for about 40 former Scholars. (Free)

Community of Scholars Afternoon: Coffee, Conversation
& Connection

With the help of former CEW Scholars in Ann Arbor and around the country, CEW is creating a new element of the Scholarship and Fellow- ship program, tentatively called the CEW Community of Scholars. (See companion article below.) At a “soft launch” on Saturday after- noon, Scholars can participate in a lively session, during which the initial program design will be introduced and we will ask Scholars to respond, offer ideas, and contribute to the final design. (Free)