IN SERVICE OF OUR FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS

"Community is not just an ideal; it is people. It is you and I."

JEAN VANIER

IN SERVICE OF OUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS.

The Warren Community Foundation (WCF) was formed for the coordination, marketing, and implementation of various community events designed to promote the welfare of the City of Warren, Michigan, and to donate the proceeds to charitable and educational organizations doing good works. WCF believes the best way to bring people together is to get them out of the house and talking to one another. Through engaging activities meant to connect each attendee, we will raise money to help lift each other up. We are the creators of the largest car cruise in the area, Cruisin' 53, which lights up Van Dyke in Warren and Center Line with classic cars and smiling faces. We also organize the Run Warren 5K, offering a USTAF-certified course and promoting health and fitness at Warren City Hall. Through our efforts, we have raised thousands for leading organizations serving the greatest needs of the city.

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OUR MISSION

To unite the residents of Michigan's third largest city through community-engagement and inclusive, fun events, for the purpose of providing financial support to worthy causes that enhance living, working, and playing in the city of Warren.

SAVE-THE-DATE!
CRUISIN' 53 AND RUN WARREN CENTER LINE 5K

Our two beloved annual summer events are coming up bigger and better than ever! Organized by the Warren Community Foundation, the community facing arm of the Warren Center Line Chamber of Commerce, are the Run Warren Center Line 5K and Cruisin' 53. These events have raised thousands of dollars for nonprofits and become beloved annual events in the area.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2022

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Run Warren Center Line is a community 5K Run, Kids Fun Run, and Senior Walk to promote wellness and raise funds for The Warren Community Foundation to distribute to deserving groups and philanthropic organizations. The Warren Community Foundation was formed for the coordination, marketing, and implementation of various community events promoting the welfare of the city.

With multitudes of beautiful and unique cars lining Van Dyke/M-53, great food and drink, rockin' live music and more planned, Cruisin' 53 has become a beloved annual party.​ The purpose of the cruise in addition to quality of life for the residents of Warren and Center Line is to raise revenue for local community investment in the two communities. A joint effort between the Warren Community Foundation and the Center Line Independence Festival.

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An annual car cruise in Warren and Center Line that brings classic cars, great music, food vendors and much more to Van Dyke. Operates in three locations with multiple events. Sponsored by General Motors in our inaugural year.

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An early morning event focused on health and fitness. A 5K run, a senior walk and a children's fun-run launch from the plaza at Warren City Hall. Trophy and prize money are awarded to the high school with the most participants.

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The Warren Community Foundation was developed by the Warren Center Line Chamber of Commerce, which exists under the Southeastern Michigan Chamber of Commerce. WCF is the organizational arm for several events funded through the WCLCC.

WHAT ARE OUR GOALS?

To educate the populous of philanthropic opportunities in their own backyard.

To encourage  face-to-face socializing between community members

from all walks of life.

To generate funds through inventive and appealing events.

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To create lasting and memorable events that will become staple events of the community.

2021 FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

The Warren Community Foundation is the main distributive entity for monies collected by the Warren Center Line Chamber of Commerce through sponsorships of our events and contributions from member businesses. 2021 was another significant year for fundraising for worthy causes in our community.

We have raised a staggering:

$25,250

Heritage Ministries Warren (food pantry)
$4,000

Liberty Church Warren Return to School Backpack Program
$1,000

Interfaith Caregivers
$750

MCREST
$4,000

Warren Woods Tower High School Athletic Program
$1,000

Thrilla at the Villa Sponsor
$2,000
Juvenile Diabetes, Henry Ford Macomb, National Multiple Sclerosis, Vietnam Veterans 154, FAN, Friends of Foster Kids

Homeless to Homeowner
$1,500

Center Line Festival Foundation
$2,000

Warren Police & Fire Benevolent Association
$2,000

Kentucky Rescue Mission
$5,000

VETS Returning Home
$2,000

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We are proud partners with the FCA Foundation. Thanks to them scores of students in Warren will have FREE access to these community programs:

  • WARREN POLICE EXPLORERS: law enforcement exploratory program

  • GREAT LAKES EDUCATION PROGRAM: water quality and ecosystem program

SEMC CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON VIDEO

The Southeast Michigan Chamber of Commerce held its Christmas luncheon on Thursday. Checks were presented to various charitable organizations, including $15,000 from Priority Waste to AnnMarie Ottoy, Chair of the Clinton Township Inclusive Playground Committee. The Inclusive Playground Committee’s goal is to expand recreational opportunities for all persons in Clinton Township, including persons with disabilities and their families and the entire community with recreational and social growth opportunities. Priority Waste is Michigan's premiere waste management and dumpster rental company.