Liggett Knight

Liggett Knight 2015

Liggett Knight Raises More Than $370,000 

University Liggett School’s annual fall fundraising gala, Liggett Knight, raised a record $370,000 to go toward technology and academic initiatives, building improvements, athletic equipment and more. 

The event, held Nov. 13, featured live and silent auctions and fishbowl drawings. Popular items included various vacations, the Red Wings player Dylan Larkin’s first-ever signed jersey, a bubble soccer game on the new fields at Liggett and a chance to be Head of the Lower School. 
Liggett parents, faculty and staff also led to the success of Liggett Knight by donating items for themed baskets, helping with student art projects and giving the Liggett community one-of-a-kind experiences.
“Liggett Knight 2015 was packed with positive energy, excitement and fun,” says Kristy Slanec, who co-chaired Liggett Knight with Jessica Huebner.
Says Huebner: “Our community showed great loyalty to the event through time, talent and monetary donations, we are blown away and grateful for the generosity given to our children and school.”
Kelley Hamilton, associate head of school for advancement, says she is grateful for the parent volunteers who make the event a success year after year.
“We have such wonderful parent volunteers, and they continue to make Liggett Knight better and better,” she says. “I am so grateful to everyone who helped and donated, and especially to this year’s chairs, Kristy Slanec and Jessica Huebner, for their tireless efforts in making Liggett Knight 2015 the best yet.”
We thank you, all, for your generous support!

‘Raise the Paddle’ Technology Challenge Nets Nearly $90,000

University Liggett School’s “Raise the Paddle” Technology Challenge, held during Liggett’s recent fundraising gala, raised $87,400 to support technology initiatives at the school. 

The challenge was held as part of the live auction at Liggett Knight, the school’s November fundraising gala, which raised more than $370,000. The nearly $90,000 raised from the Raise the Paddle challenge will be used to purchase iPads and computers for students and faculty as well as review and upgrade the school’s technology infrastructure.  
The amount counts toward the school’s $1.5 million Annual Fund goal, which also supports technology as well as academic and extracurricular programs, faculty enrichment and school operational costs.   
“Liggett is committed to fully integrating the latest technology into our curriculum, both in the ways we teach and in the type of equipment and infrastructure we have available for our students and faculty,” says Kelley Hamilton, associate head of school for advancement. “Thanks to the generosity of Liggett parents, grandparents and friends who attended Liggett Knight and participated in the Raise the Paddle challenge, we can continue to offer students the latest technology experiences in the classroom and provide them further opportunities to excel in our increasingly growing digital world.”
To make a gift  to the Annual Fund, visit 
If you have won an item and were not at the event you can pick up your item from Shaye Campbell. You can contact Shaye at


University Liggett School, a top Metro Detroit private, independent school, is located at 1045 Cook Road Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236 313-884-4444