Detroit Public Schools Foundation launches first commemorative brick program to benefit Cass Tech High School

Contact: Regina Fortushniak 313.873.3414
Detroit Public Schools Foundation

With first annual appeal underway, Detroit Public Schools Foundation now invites Cass Tech alumni and friends to honor school’s legacy with a commemorative brick

Detroit (December 10, 2010) – Commemorative bricks honoring the legacy of Cass Technical High School are now available for purchase through the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. Proceeds benefit Cass Tech and the Foundation.

“We’re really excited to be unveiling our brick program for Cass Tech, as the first in a series of commemorative brick opportunities. This provides alumni, friends and family with an opportunity to commemorate Cass Tech while contributing to school programs,” said Chacona W. Johnson, President and CEO Detroit Public Schools Foundation.

Individuals interested in purchasing a commemorative brick have 3 different options to choose from; a bronze plated brick, a silver plated brick with a walnut base that can be personalized with a name and graduation year or a gold plated brick in an attractive encasement on a cherry acrylic base that can also be personalized.

“We’re offering a variety of options to the community to purchase a brick at any level and support the current students of Cass Tech,” said Johnson.

Individuals interested in purchasing bricks can go online to the Foundation website at, e-mail at or contact by phone at 313-873-3348.

About the Detroit Public Schools Foundation
The Detroit Public Schools Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting Detroit students. Our mission is to raise, manage and steward funds and other resources to support value-added programs and activities for the benefit of the Detroit Public Schools and its students. Please join us in supporting Detroit’s children and investing in their future. Your contribution to the Foundation will help build quality programs that will enrich the educational experience of DPS students and promote student achievement. For more information on giving options, visit us online at Find the Foundation Facebook page at

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