The Michigan Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) is the only statewide nonprofit agency tasked with raising funds to prevent child abuse and neglect – no other entity is doing it in Michigan. CTF raises funds from private sources and grants, and does not receive any state funding.

Since 1982, CTF has raised more than $60 million in charitable donations to support prevention programs and services in communities across Michigan. That affects over 6 million children and families through community-based grants.

The Pam Posthumus Signature Auction, an annual fundraiser in its 16th year, raised $410,000 in its 2017 iteration to prevent child abuse. The event this year is May 16 at the Breslin Center in East Lansing and again features wildly popular live and silent auctions. Live auction items include “Experience Elton John in Ireland,” an Argentina dove-hunting trip and a Detroit Lions’ suite package.

The event will also recognize 2018 Children’s Advocate Award honoree, Andrea Fischer Newman, on behalf of Delta Air Lines. Entertainment will be provided by the Vehicle City Jazz Ensemble.

“The Pam Posthumus Signature Auction Event raises hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to support the important work that the Children’s Trust Fund does to prevent child abuse and neglect in Michigan – bringing timely and critical services to countless families,” said Patricia Headley, Fund Development Manager for The Michigan Children’s Trust Fund. “The event is the Children’s Trust Fund’s major fundraiser and pays for services like respite care, home visitation, child development support and other targeted services allowing local partners throughout the state to continue to provide education and other prevention programs.”

For more information on the 2018 Pam Posthumus Signature Auction Event, click here.




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