RECEPTION 4:30 PM  |  DINNER & PROGRAM 6:00 PM

COMPLIMENTARY PARKING  |  MODEST BUSINESS ATTIRE

OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AWARDEE

MATT LESTER

Matt Lester’s impact can be felt far and wide across our Jewish community and business circles throughout Michigan. He is founder and CEO of real estate powerhouse Princeton Enterprises, Inc.


Matt is the immediate past President of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and Co-Chair of the Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign. He is a Board Member for the American Joint Distribution Committee, the Greater Detroit Campaign Leadership Council for the University of Michigan and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

 

Matt is also a former President of the Jewish Senior Life of Metropolitan Detroit and has formerly served as a Board Member for Kadima; BBYO; the Detroit Maccabi Committee; the Jewish Fund; Forgotten Harvest; and the Detroit Jewish News Foundation. In addition he has also served as a Board Member and Chairman of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Trustees; a Chairman of the Financial Oversight Committee for the Jewish Community Center of Detroit; a past Advisor to the Executive Director for Yad Ezra; and a past member of the Sherman Campaign and Blumenstein Leadership Groups. Over the past 20 years, Matt has led numerous mission trips to Israel, Ethiopia, Hungary, Poland, and Cuba.


Matt graduated from the University of Michigan in 1987 with a bachelor degree in history and from the University of Southern California in 1990 with a law degree. While working at the law firm of Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, P.C. and developing a prominent litigation and real estate practice, he initiated his real estate investment career and made his first successful acquisition. 

 

Matt was a past recipient of the Frank A. Wetsman Young Leadership Award; the Jewish Senior Life Award of Excellence; and a former Honoree of the Year for YAD EZRA. He has been nationally recognized in Multifamily Executive; Apartment Finance Today; National Real Estate Investor; NPR – All Things Considered; and Crain’s Business Detroit; as well as receiving recognition for the American Board of Trial Advocates Award and the Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame.

Matt and his wife Nicole are the proud parents of two children. We are delighted to be honoring Matt with the Outstanding Leadership Award at our Annual Dinner on Sunday, November 3, 2024.

 

DINNER HIGHLIGHTS

 

2021

ANNUAL DINNER

 

2020

ANNUAL DINNER

 

2019

ANNUAL DINNER

2023 DINNER JOURNAL

Sponsorship Opportunities

SCHOLARSHIP CHALLENGE FUND

DONOR

$1,000,000

 

Recognition as Scholarship Challenge Fund Donor
in all print and digital media: invitation, website,
advertising, journal and signage

 

Logo projected on sponsor wall

 

Seat at Dinner Dais

 

5 photos with keynote speaker

 

3 color ads in Journal

 

10 invitations to Dinner VIP Reception

 

5 tables for 10 (50 guests)

PRESENTING

SPONSOR

$250,000

 

Recognition as presenting sponsor in all print
and digital media: invitation, website, advertising,
journal and signage

 

Logo projected on sponsor wall

 

Seat at Dinner Dais

 

5 photos with keynote speaker

 

Journal first page & 3 color ads in Journal

 

10 invitations to Dinner VIP Reception

 

5 tables for 10 (50 guests)

SCHOLARSHIP

SPONSOR

$250,000

 

Recognition as scholarship Sponsor in all print
and digital media: invitation, website,
advertising, journal and signage

 

Logo projected on sponsor wall

 

Seat at Dinner Dais

 

5 photos with Keynote Speaker

 

Journal inside front cover & 3 color ads in Journal

 

10 invitations to Dinner VIP Reception

 

4 tables for 10 (40 guests)

 

JOURNAL

SPONSOR

$180,000

 

  • Recognition as Journal Sponsor in all print and digital media: invitation, website, advertising, journal and signage
  • Logo projected on sponsor wall
  • Seat at Dinner Dais
  • 5 photos with Keynote Speaker
  • Journal inside front cover and 3 color ads in Journal
  • 10 invitations to Dinner VIP Reception
  • 4 tables for 10 (40 guests)

 

 

BENEFACTOR

SPONSOR

$150,000

 

  • Recognition as Benefactor Sponsor in all print and digital media: invitation, website, advertising, journal and signage
  • Logo projected on sponsor wall
  • Seat at Dinner Dais
  • 3 photos with Keynote Speaker
  • Journal inside back cover and 3 color ads in Journal
  • 10 invitations to Dinner VIP Reception
  • 4 tables for 10 (40 guests)

 

RECEPTION

SPONSOR

$125,000

 

  • Recognition as Reception Sponsor in all print and digital media: invitation, website, advertising, journal and signage
  • Logo projected on sponsor wall
  • Seat at Dinner Dais
  • 5 photos with Keynote Speaker
  • 3 color ads in Journal
  • 10 invitations to Dinner VIP Reception
  • 3 tables for 10 (30 guests)

 

DINNER

CHAIRPERSON

$100,000

 

 

  • Recognition as Dinner Chairperson in all print and digital media: invitation, website, advertising, journal and signage
  • Logo projected on sponsor wall
  • 2 photos with Keynote Speaker
  • 2 color ads in Journal
  • 8 invitations to Dinner VIP Reception
  • 2 tables for 10 (20 guests)

 

CORPORATE

SPONSOR

$50,000

 

  • Recognition as Corporate Sponsor in all print and digital media: invitation, website, advertising, journal and signage
  • Logo projected on sponsor wall
  • 2 photos with Keynote Speaker
  • Color ad in Journal
  • 6 invitations to Dinner VIP Reception
  • 2 tables for 10 (20 guests)

 

HONOREE

TRIBUTE SPONSOR

$50,000

 

  • Recognition as Honoree Tribute Sponsor in all print and digital media: invitation, website, advertising, journal and signage
  • 2 photos with Keynote Speaker
  • Color ad in Journal
  • 10 invitations to Dinner VIP Reception
  • Table for 10 guests

 

DINNER

CO-CHAIRPERSON

$25,000

 

  • Recognition as Dinner Co-Chairperson in all print and digital media: invitation, website, advertising, journal and signage
  • Photo with Keynote Speaker
  • Color ad in Journal
  • 4 invitations to Dinner VIP Reception
  • Table for 10 guests

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Yeshiva is

more than a school.

 

It’s at the heart of the Metro Detroit Jewish community.

Serving 1,400+ children and 1,000+ adults each week in a rich array of community and educational programming,  Yeshiva Beth Yehudah is more than an educational institution: it’s a movement.

 

It’s where bright, curious minds of all ages and backgrounds come to warm their souls and grow in their love of Jewish learning. It’s where Detroit’s Jewish community joins together — in unity, growth, and love.