Type: Public event

2013 Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day

Date & time

Jul 11-18, 2024, 12:00 am-3:36 pm EDT


Ann Arbor

There are at least 100 ways to show your Ford School spirit.

One fun way is to attend the third annual Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day, coming this July to a city near you. It's President Ford's centennial year, and we encourage you to come together and enjoy some Ford School fellowship.

Just what is Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day?

  • An alumni-led opportunity for you to catch up with Ford School friends, including alums, current students, incoming students, and other community members — all are welcome!
  • A chance to hear more about President Ford's centennial year and the upcoming 100th anniversary celebration of the Ford School in 2014
  • An excuse to toast President Ford–he would have been 100 on July 14.

***RSVP for the specific Spirit Day gatherings below.

Or, if your city is not on the list, contact Elisabeth Johnston, Alumni Relations manager, at [email protected] or 734-615-5760, for information on how you can organize a Spirit Day in your city. All Spirit Day gatherings are free to attend; food and drinks will be available for purchase.


Boston, MA
Date: July 11, 2013
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Cambridge Brewing Company, 1 Kendall Square, Building 100, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617-494-1994, cambridgebrewing.com
Alumni Hosts: Nate Smith (MPP '13)
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/141576659380055/

San Francisco, CA
Date: July 11, 2013
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Palomino, 345 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, 415-512-7400, palomino.com
Alumni Board Host: Jomo Thorne (MPP/MBA '08)
Alumni Host: Greg Mandelman (MPP '10)
RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/events/632684250092762/

Seattle, WA
Date: July 11, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Dragonfish Asian Café, 722 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101, 206-467-7777, http://dragonfishcafe.com
Alumni Board Host: Daniela Pineda (PhD '10)
Alumni Hosts: Tesia Forbes (MPP/MUP '06) and Rachel Quinn (MPP/MPH '04)
RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/events/483974915005132/

Detroit, MI
Date: July 11, 2013
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Maccabees at Midtown, 5057 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202, 313-831-9311
Alumni Board Hosts: Maureen Donohue-Krauss (MPP '85) and Kate Brady-Medley (MPP '01)
Alumni Host: Lisa Nuszkowski (MPP '03)
RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/events/473110866101366/

Ann Arbor, MI
Date: July 11, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Dominick's, 812 Monroe St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 734-662-5414
Alumni Board Host: Victor Miesel (MPP '87)
Alumni Hosts: Norm Bishara (MPP '04) and Evan Nichols (BA '13)
RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/events/400478996734761/

Chicago, IL
Date: July 11, 2013
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Par Bar & Grille, 160 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60606, 312-263-0260, parbargrille.com
Alumni Board Host: Dana Hopings (MPP '01)
Alumni Host: Joe Person (MPP '11)
RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/events/638796956134635/

Washington, DC
Date: July 11, 2013
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Location: Policy Restaurant and Lounge, 1904 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009, 202-387-7654, policydc.com
Alumni Board Hosts: Maggie Koziol (MPP '07) and Paul Weech (MPP '81)
RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/events/199626476854061/

Lansing, MI
Date: July 11, 2013
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Tavern on the Square, 206 S. Washington Sq., Lansing MI 48933, 517-374-5555, tavernonthesq.com
Alumni Hosts: Brandy Johnson (MPP '09) and Amanda McClanahan (MPP '03)
RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/events/165400590296638/

Denver, CO
Date: July 11, 2013
Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Location: Highland Tap and Burger 2210 W. 32nd Ave. Denver, CO 80211, 720-287-4493, highlandtapdenver.com
Alumni Hosts: Chad Cookinham (MPP'12) and Kristy Hartman (MPP '13)
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/468233356601102/

New York City, NY
Date: July 11, 2013
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: B Bar and Grill (near entrance on 4th St.), 40 East 4th Street at Bowery, New York, New York 10003, 212-475-2220, bbarandgrill.com
Alumni Board Hosts: Paul Hanna (MPP '05) and Ashley Weech (BA '10)
Alumni Host: Kanika Shields (MPP '13)
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/154091068110924/

Tokyo, Japan
Date: July 11, 2013
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Torikai Kasumigaseki
Kasumigaseki 3-2-6, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Alumni Host: Tsuneki Matsuo (MPP '12)
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/212393422247017/