The Annex

We’re Expanding!

Join Matthew and Kelly Stafford in building more opportunity for Detroit youth

As part of their ongoing commitment to the SAY Detroit Play Center, the Staffords have pledged $1 million to launch efforts to build a new annex on the grounds of Lipke Park, later joined by matching gifts from the A.A. Van Elslander Foundation. and the Clarence & Jack Himmel Foundation. A 15,000-square-foot facility, the Kelly and Matthew Stafford and Friends Education Center will include classrooms, learning labs and an auditorium. It will allow SAY Detroit to expand its services and house a growing and diverse range of programming, including vocational and technical training for adults.

The groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday, April 22, 2022.

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Interest in major gifts should be directed to Richard Kelley, Executive Director, here.

A rendering of the future building