Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Public Schools Education Foundation
Dearborn Public Schools Supt. Brian Whiston (left) and DPS Education Foundation Executive Director Eddie Fakhoury (right) present the Suryan family — Emma (second from left), Shannon and Scott — with their winnings from the Big Shot 50/50 Raffle.
DEARBORN — The Dearborn Public Schools Education Foundation raised more than $33,000 at its annual Mardi Gras party March 4 at the Dearborn Hills Golf Course clubhouse.
An Edsel Ford High School alumna won the Big Shot 50/50 Raffle as part of the fundraiser March 4.
Shannon Suryan, an Edsel Ford grad and DPSEF Board member won $24,000. She and her husband, Scott, own several Tim Horton’s locations in the Dearborn area.
For the raffle, ticket sales were limited to 100 at $500 apiece. This year, the second year of the raffle, 96 tickets were sold, totaling $48,000.
“Shannon and Scott represent Dearborn’s critical small business community, without which the foundation could not thrive,” DPSEF Executive Director, Eddie Fakhoury said. “We are grateful to have them on our team.”
Fakhoury extended a special thanks to everyone who sold and purchased raffle tickets.
“It’s a tall order,” he said, “but our board members and supporters always come through.”
Despite snow-covered fairways outside, inside the banquet room, more than 300 guests and volunteers enjoyed the warmth of colorful masks and beads, the sounds of live music, and the foods.
The event sold 250 tickets and boasted over 50 sponsors — including premier sponsors DFCU Financial and AXA Financial — with proceeds going to fund DPS classroom and extracurricular tools and programs.