DTE Energy to Receive Company of the Year at the Michigan Chronicle's Legacy in Motion Newsmaker's Gala

The Michigan Chronicle recently announced DTE Energy will be honored as Company of the Year at this year's signature event, Legacy in Motion Newsmaker's Gala on Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Garden Theater in Detroit. DTE Energy will be recognized for its continuous support and commitment to the community.

DTE Energy has lead the way in corporate responsibility and citizenship, providing more than $27 million in corporate donations and foundation grants to deserving organizations including $10 million to the Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) and the United Way.

With a proven record of embracing corporate diversity and inclusion, DTE's senior leadership is reflective of the communities they serve, with nearly 30 percent of the company's senior leadership being comprised of women and minorities. In addition, DTE is committed to the resurgence of the City of Detroit neighborhoods. The company recently renovated a former Salvation Army building across from its headquarters on Bagley Street, and is moving ahead with plans to develop a vibrant public park on DTE's property at Grand River, First Avenue and Plaza Street.  DTE also is beginning the process to redevelop the Connors Creek Power Plant site on the east side of Detroit.

"We are proud to recognize DTE Energy and president Gerard Anderson for their unwavering commitment to the community in which they serve. Their support of organizations such as The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW)and the United Way has made a tremendous impact on improving the quality of life for families living in this region and across Michigan," said Publisher of the Michigan Chronicle and Chief Executive Officer of Real Times Media, Hiram E. Jackson.

The Michigan Chronicle Legacy in Motion Newsmaker's Gala is one of metropolitan Detroit's premier events that celebrates individuals who have made outstanding community contributions. The event is regularly attended by movers, shakers and area newsmakers from senior level executives and political officials to community stakeholders.

This year's theme, "Back to Paradise," is also the theme for the Michigan Chronicle's 80-year anniversary.  Eight decades ago, in 1936, the Michigan Chronicle was founded in the area of Detroit called Paradise Valley.  In 2016, 80 years later, the Chronicle will move to a new location, 1452 Randolph, in the heart of Paradise Valley.  This year's Legacy in Motion Gala will formally kick off our 2016 year-long 80th Anniversary Celebration.

For more ticket information please call the Michigan Chronicle (313) 963- 5522.