Type: Public event

Centennial Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day

Date & time

Jul 10-19, 2024, 12:00 am-1:32 pm EDT


Multiple cities

100 years of policy at Michigan. 100 ways to show your Ford School spirit. One fun way? Attend the fourth annual Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day, coming this July to a city near you.

Just what is Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day?

  • A series of alumni-led festivities, in cities near and far, that let you meet and mingle with Ford School friends;
  • An opportunity to toast your alma mater's 100th anniversary; and
  • A great excuse to get out of the house and office, show off your plus one and baby photos, share war room stories, kvetch about political theater, and more.

***RSVP for the specific Spirit Day gatherings below. All Spirit Day gatherings are free to attend; food and drinks will be available for purchase. If your city is not on the list, contact Elisabeth Johnston, Alumni Relations manager, at eajohnst[at]umich.edu or 734-615-5760, for information on how you can organize a Spirit Day in your city.


Ann Arbor, MI

Date: July 10, 2014

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Location: Dominick's, 812 Monroe St., Ann Arbor, MI


Alumni Hosts: Victor Miesel, MPP '87, Francisco Sanchez, MPP '88, Cassie Brown, MPP '14

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/758188914231475/?ref=22&source=1

Boston, MA

Date: July 10, 2014

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Sterling's, 60 State Street, Boston, MA



Alumni Hosts: Jennifer Cruickshank, MPP '08, Alex Hassinger, MPP '09

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/407462149393306/?ref=22&source=1

Chicago, IL

Date: July 10, 2014

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: Tradition Bar, 160 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL



Alumni Hosts: Naomi Goldberg, MPP '08, Dani Liffman, BA '09, Joe Person, MPP '11

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1497421277155348/?ref=22&source=1

Denver, CO

Date: July 10, 2014

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Location: Illegal Pete's, 270 S. Broadway, Denver, Co



Alumni Hosts: Chad Cookinham, MPP '12, Kristy Harman, MPP '13

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/725898027471858/?ref=22&source=1

Detroit, MI

Date: July 10, 2014

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Maccabees in Midtown, 5057 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI



Alumni Hosts: Lisa Nuszkowski, MPP '03, Chris Dorle, MPP '07, Tres Fuller, BA '10, Christina Hajj, MPP '13

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1482279601989763/?ref=22&source=1

Lansing, MI

Date: July 10, 2014

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Midtown Brewing Company, 402 South Washington, Lansing, MI



Hosts: Noelle Polaski, MPP '15, Laura Wojyts, MPP '15

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/765433383477885/?ref=22&source=1

Los Angeles, CA

Date: July 10, 2014

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Far Bar, 347 E. 1st. St., Los Angeles, CA



Alumni Hosts: Adam Cowing, MPP '08

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1432526520351179/?ref=22&source=1

New Orleans, LA

Date: July 10, 2014

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Location: Twelve Mile Limit, 500 S. Telemachus St., New Orleans, LA


Hosts: Dave Gavlinski, MPP '08, Lelia Gowland, MPP '11, Mahsa Jafarian, MPP '15

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/321530891331454/?ref=22&source=1

New York City, NY

Date: July 10, 2014

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Location: B Bar and Grill, 40 East 4th Street at Bowery, New York City, NY



Alumni Hosts: Naomi Joseph, MPP '13

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1457536601159184/?ref=22&source=1

Philadelphia, PA

Date: July 10, 2014

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Brauhaus Schmitz, 718 South Street, Philadelphia, PA



Alumni Hosts: Pete Fritz, MPP/MBA '10

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1402976746657606/?ref=22&source=1

San Francisco, CA

Date: July 10, 2014

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Location: Eclipse Lounge (main lobby of the Hyatt Regency San Francisco), 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA



Alumni Hosts: Jomo Thorne, MPP/MBA '08, Greg Mandelman, MPP '10

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=245912615604154&ref=70

Tokyo, Japan

Date: July 10, 2014

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Sign Kasumigaseki



Alumni Hosts: Tsuneki Matsuo, MPP '12

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/249348968605135/?ref=22

Washington, DC

Date: July 10, 2014

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Location: Policy, 1904 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC



Alumni Hosts: Paul Weech, MPP '81, Keith Fudge, MPP '09, Menna Demessie, PhD '10, Andy Beilein, BA '12, Bridget Callahan, BA '13, Claire Hutchinson, MPP '14

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/768192296576664/?ref=22&source=1



View photos from last year's Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day