DTE Energy sponsors events, performances and teams throughout Michigan's Detroit Edison and MichCon service areas. Some of our major sponsorships this season include...
DTE Energy Foundation Sponsors Campus Martius Tree Lighting
A 55-foot, Michigan grown tree wrapped in 19,000 glittering LED lights was the star of a family event at Detroit’s Campus Martius Park. DTE and civic leaders pulled the ceremonial switch to light the city’s official holiday tree.
The DTE Energy Foundation sponsored the tree lighting ceremony and related Winter Magic festivities enjoyed by thousands of people. The DTE Energy Foundation has sponsored the event since its inception nine years ago.
The DTE Energy Foundation was the proud sponsor of the 15th annual Sphinx Competition February 12, 2012 at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor. Cellist Gabriel Cabezas of Philadelphia took home the top prize.
The Sphinx Competition is the only national annual competition for young Black and Latino string players. This year's semi-finalists ranged in age from 12 to 25 and hailed from 12 states.
The nation's top young string players competed for prizes, national performance opportunities and scholarships. The Junior and Senior Finalists performed with the all-Black and Latino, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Michael Morgan. The Sphinx organization, like DTE Energy, believes cultural diversity strengthens communities. Sphinx strives to increase the participation of Blacks and Latinos in music schools, as professional musicians and as classical music audiences, to administer youth development initiatives in under served communities through music education and to promote the creation, performance, and preservation of works by Black and Latino composers.
America's Thanksgiving Parade
For more than 20 years, it's been our pleasure to support America's Thanksgiving Parade®. Our executives don grease paint and rubber noses as part of the Distinguished Clown Corps. Employee volunteers guide balloons and our float down Woodward Avenue. The parade has been long-time supported by the Foundation and the company.
DTE Energy's float titled "Energy and Our Future," is filled with characters that are part of an imaginary “Energyville” community powered by renewable energy, where the characters discover the science of energy, the power of creativity and the importance of using energy safely and responsibly. Children can learn more about energy by visiting dtekids.com.
National Cherry Festival
DTE Energy celebrated its 11th year as a National Cherry Festival sponsor by announcing plans for a new bayfront feature. The DTE Energy Foundation will provide a three-year grant to Traverse City in support of a project that highlights the community’s most valued resource and honors one of the city’s most respected native sons, former Gov. William G. Milliken.
The a $150,000 grant will underwrite the William G. Milliken Waterscape, an interactive education exhibit that will demonstrate the life cycle of water.
The DTE Energy Foundation’s sponsorship of the stream culminates 10 years of partnering with the environmental community to make Traverse City a greener place for families to enjoy.
Summer Safety Town®
Summer Safety Town is sponsored by the DTE Energy Foundation in partnership with Eastern Michigan University's (EMU) Children's Theatre Department.
EMU students spend their summer spreading safety messages to children ages 4-6 throughout the southeast region of Michigan. The students, mostly ages 4-6, learn how to respond when they encounter an electrical or gas safety hazard, including to “stop, turn around and go the other way” from downed power lines, that “water and electricity don’t mix”, what to do if you smell natural gas and more.
This free presentation is offered from June through August for Michigan public schools summer safety education programs. The program content is aimed at grades preschool through second grade.