Type: School event

12th annual Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day

Date & Time

Jul 14, 2022, All Day

Location

Ann Arbor; Detroit; Raleigh; Washington, DC; and worldwide

Each July, Ford School alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends gather in the name of President Ford to socialize, network, and most importantly celebrate what binds them together—their shared Ford School community experiences. 

Wherever you are in the world, we invite you to join the fun on July 14—President Ford’s birthday. Here are some ways you can join in:

  • Wear your best maize and blue gear or grab your favorite Ford School mug. (These are great conversation starters!)
  • Share photos of your celebration on social media using #FordSpirit and tagging @FordSchool. 
  • Join us at an in-person gathering in Ann Arbor, Detroit, or Washington DC. (Details below).
  • Share your spirit with other Fordies around the world on zoom. (Details below.) 

View photos and recordings from past Spirit Day gatherings on our alumni events page.

Ann Arbor

Time: 4-6 p.m. EDT 
Location: Weill Hall, 735 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Alumni host: Naomi Goldberg, MPP ‘08

Mix and mingle with alumni, faculty, staff, and students. Enjoy ice cream treats, trivia, photos, and giveaways in the courtyard tent. This is a family-friendly event, so bring your future Fordies and Fordie partners too!  

Detroit

Time: 5-7 p.m EDT
Location: Eastern Market Brewing Co., 2515 Riopelle St., Detroit, MI 48207

Alumni hosts: Sam Geller, MPP ‘17 and Trevis Harrold, MPP '17

Catch-up with your fellow Fordies over drinks and appetizers, put your President Ford knowledge to the test with President Ford themed trivia, and get some great Ford School swag. 
 

Raleigh

Time: 5:30 p.m. EDT
Location: Bowstring Pizza and Brewyard, 1930 Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh, NC 27608

Alumni hosts: Matt Filter, MPP '13 and Evan Raleigh, MPP '12

Catch-up with your fellow Fordies over drinks and appetizers, put your President Ford knowledge to the test with President Ford themed trivia, and get some great Ford School swag. 
 

Washington, DC 

Time: 5:30-8 p.m. EDT
Location: Audi Field, 100 Potomac Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20024

Alumni hosts: Jason Levien, MPP/JD '97 (CEO and Co-Chairman of D.C. United), John Guerriero, MPP '17, and David Leapheart, BA '10 

Celebrate your #FordSpirit with Ford School friends at the home of D.C. United (and channel your inner Ted Lasso). See yourself on the big screen, get your photo taken on the field, and enjoy snacks and beverages. This is a family-friendly event so future Fordies and Fordie partners are welcome too! Special thanks to Jason Levien, MPP/JD '97, CEO and Co-Chairman of D.C. United for sponsoring the space and refreshments. 

Virtual

Time: 4-6 p.m. EDT
Location: Zoom link to follow
Alumni hosts: Grace Evans, MPP '16 and Jackson Voss, MPP/STTP '18

Can't make one of the in-person events? Join us on zoom to share your #FordSpirit. Sport your maize and blue, bring a beverage, and catch-up with Fordies from all over the world. Come ready for President Ford trivia too! Future Fordies, Fordie partners, and/or Fordie pets are welcome! 

 

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