We are saddened to share the passing of the Honorable John E. Dewane, retired judge and close friend of many members of the Kotz Sangster team, on Thursday, October 14th. At 81 years old, John spent several years as a vital member of our firm in addition to his impactful career serving Berrien County as a Circuit Court judge.
The Salvation Army Recognizes Metro Detroiters for “Doing the Most Good”
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit highlighted some of the area’s most distinguished businesses and volunteers who demonstrate notable resolve. The nonprofit recently hosted its 14th annual Metro Detroit Advisory Board Civic Awards Dinner at the Detroit Athletic Club, where the organization presented its most prestigious awards to deserving individuals and companies who have volunteered and served metro Detroit through innovation, ingenuity and dedication.
Longtime Metro Detroit Advisory Board member, Jeffrey M. Sangster, received the nonprofit’s highest honor, the William Booth Award, for being a true advocate for local youth, the disadvantaged and the metro Detroit community as well as his leadership as Harbor Light Advisory Council Chair throughout the years.
Sangster joined the Advisory Board in 2008 and has served The Salvation Army for more than 37 years. He has been instrumental in their fundraising as the driving force behind The Salvation Army Outdoors initiative which provides opportunities for kids of all ages to learn new skills, explore creation, and experience adventures.
The William Booth Award, named after The Salvation Army’s founder, is the highest award the nonprofit bestows on an individual. Recipients are chosen for their dedication to The Salvation Army’s goal of service; outstanding service to the community through donation of time, expertise and energy; outstanding humanitarian effort within the community and substantial contributions to the work of The Salvation Army in offering time, talent and resources.