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Several projects have been chosen to allow our community to contribute to a piece of Ann Arbor that will transcend 2024 and create a legacy for future Ann Arborites to enjoy.

These fundraising effort are part of the City of Ann Arbor’s bicentennial goal to invest in and improve accessibility for historically disenfranchised and marginalized populations in Ann Arbor.


Fundraising opportunities are available to support the following projects:

The James L. Crawford Elks Lodge

For over 100 years, the James L. Crawford Elks Lodge has played a critical role for the African-American community in Ann Arbor. Your donation will help repair and restore the Crawford Elks Lodge to a sustainable operating condition. Let’s ensure it thrives for years to come.

Bicentennial Park

Located at the corner of Ellsworth Road and Platt Road, Southeast Area Park was renamed Bicentennial Park with a plan to improve the park. Help fund a transformation that will enhance the lives of some of the most underserved communities in Ann Arbor. The project will provide opportunities for families from these communities and Ann Arbor to share happy, healthy, fun experiences.

The Kathy Kozachenko Statue at City Hall

As part of the Ann Arbor Bicentennial the City is undertaking a special recognition of former City Council member Kathy Kozachenko, the first openly gay or lesbian candidate in the United States of America to be elected to public office. A statue will be erected at Larcom City Hall. The City of Ann Arbor hopes to raise $100,000 to ensure the design, construction and delivery of the statue by Statues of Equality.

The Jewish Federation is hosting the fund to support this project.

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