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(March 10, 2015) – Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM) Foundation is pleased to announce the event co-chairs for its 12th Annual Gala on Friday, November 13, 2015 at COBO Center in Detroit. Event co-chairs are Natalie E. Brothers, Wesley R. Pelling and Rev. Dr. Kevin and Denise Turman.

Mrs. Natalie E. Brothers, a retired Detroit school teacher and former social worker, is director emeritus on the PVM Board of Directors. She is a long-time PVM supporter as well as an active member of Trinity Community Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Brothers resides in Detroit.

Mr. Wesley R. Pelling is former chair of the PVM Board of Directors and a past member of the PVM Foundation Board as well as other PVM boards. He is retired from Ford Motor Company and continues to be an avid Ohio State fan. Mr. Pelling resides with his wife in Dearborn.

Rev. Dr. Kevin and Denise Turman are returning in 2015 as gala co-chairs. Rev. Dr. Turman has served as pastor for the Second Baptist Church of Detroit for over 25 years and his wife, Denise, is a director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. They reside in Detroit. "My wife and I are excited to continue our involvement with and support for PVM at the annual Gala. The quality senior living housing and services available because of the work of PVM, which the Gala helps make possible, drives each and every one of us who work to make the event a success," said Rev. Dr. Turman.

The gala, themed 70 & Still Making Waves, will showcase how PVM residents are breaking down stereotypes for seniors through daily activities, proving age is just a number. “PVM residents are not just sitting idle, letting life pass them by,” stated Paul Miller, PVM Foundation president. “Our residents are vibrant and active, taking advantage of each day and living life to its fullest,” he continued.

The evening’s festivities will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a raffle, dinner and entertainment. The evening will also include a celebration of PVM’s 70th anniversary. Proceeds from the event will benefit the greatest needs of PVM seniors and community seniors, including quality senior housing and innovative services such as technology, wellness, transportation and many other life enhancing programs.

For more information about the PVM Foundation Gala, visit www.pvmfoundation.org/events. For sponsorship and ticket information, contact Sheila Buchman at 248.281.2040 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM) is a faith-based, non-profit, multi-site system that has served seniors of all faiths since 1945. PVM serves more than 4,300 seniors and currently has 25 senior living communities including continuing care retirement communities (apartments, assisted living and skilled nursing all on one campus), subsidized senior housing and market rate senior housing. The PVM Foundation advances the PVM mission by providing philanthropic support for resident emergency needs, innovative services and wellness programs for residents and seniors throughout the state. For more information on Presbyterian Villages of Michigan or Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation, please visit pvm.org.