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JRLA Announces Philanthropic Support from Tom & Holly Gores

October 29, 2013 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News Philanthropy Press

Detroit – (October 29, 2013) – The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA), an open enrollment public charter high school in Detroit, today announced that Tom and Holly Gores have made a $250,000 contribution to support the school’s growth and development. The funds will be used for infrastructure improvements, personnel recruitment and retention, and other ongoing needs.
Mr. Gores is principal owner of the Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports & Entertainment (PS&E) and is Chairman and CEO of Platinum Equity, whose investments in addition to PS&E include Detroit-area companies Active Aero, Acument and Chassix.
“Our companies are part of the Detroit community and quality schools are critical for the long-term health of the region,” said Mr. Gores.  “On a personal level, education is hugely important to our family and we are eager to help make a difference.”
Both Mr. and Mrs. Gores were raised in Michigan and have strong ties to the Detroit area.
“Tom and I grew up in Michigan, went to school here and want kids in Detroit to have real opportunities to succeed,” said Mrs. Gores.  “We believe one of the most meaningful ways to …

JRLA Gala Celebration @ MGM Grand – Nov. 6th

November 2, 2011 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News Philanthropy Press

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You are cordially invited to:

with a special performance by Ms. Chante’ Moore!

Sunday, November 6, 2011MGM Grand Detroit1777 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48226
Celebrity supporters of JRLA will be in attendance including: Bill Bellamy, Howard Eisley, Jimmy King, Stephen Tulloch, Perry Watson & more to TBA!
Master of Ceremonies – Emmy Award-Winning Broadcaster Ed Gordon

Jalen Rose Endowed Scholarship – University of Michigan

September 2, 2011 | Latest News Philanthropy Press

Congratulations to JASMINE DENNIS, the 2011 Jalen Rose Endowed Scholarship recipient at the University of Michigan!  Jasmine was born in Detroit where she attended St. Scholastica Elementary School for Kindergarten through eighth grade. She is a recent graduate of Cass Technical High School and was one of four valedictorians. She enjoys playing sports, especially basketball, as well as listening to and creating music. She recently began her studies at U of M in Ann Arbor and plans on majoring in bioengineering and then going on to medical school to become an infectious disease specialist. She enjoys learning about the human body and math and science are her favorite classes. She has always been interested in how things work and medicine, so bioengineering really appealed to her!
In 2004, Jalen Rose gave a gift to the University of Michigan to endow a scholarship for an incoming freshman.  The scholarship is available to a first-year student with special consideration for students who come from the state of Michigan and reside in the inner-city.  The $10,000 scholarship completely covers the cost of in-state tuition as well as provides support for additional …