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Jon Aaron

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BENEFITING: The Chadtough Foundation

EVENT: Dancing with the Michigan Stars

EVENT DATE: Mar 08, 2018

THE STORY:

"After waiting a few decades for Coach Lloyd Carr to call me and offer me a spot on the Michigan football team, I received the next best opportunity. Tammi Carr called me and asked if I would dance on behalf of The ChadTough Foundation. My lack of athleticism disqualified me from playing football for Michigan and should bar me from ever stepping onto a dance floor.  My family and I had the privilege of spending a week at Camp Michigania with Chad and his family. Having met Chad and witnessed first-hand his resolve and fight, I agreed to fight my two left feet and dance for the ChadTough Foundation. Please support me in my effort to assist the Foundation in raising funds for research and awareness in the ongoing endeavor to find a cure for Pediatric Brain Tumors with an emphasis on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)."


Jonathan S. Aaron is a principal member of The Velvel Group LLC, an investment management firm that provides trustee, fiduciary and family-office services. He is the chairman of the board of the William Davidson Foundation. In addition, he is a director and secretary of the Michigan-based Ravitz Foundation. Aaron worked for William Davidson, the long-time president of Guardian Industries Corp., as assistant to the president. He later served on the Guardian Industries board of directors. Prior to joining Guardian, Aaron practiced corporate, transactional and contract law. He also was a director of Origen Financial, Inc. (Pink Sheets: ORGN), a real estate investment trust.    


A native of metropolitan Detroit, Aaron earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Michigan State University’s College of Law. He fills numerous leadership roles in the community, including as a board member for The Schechter Institutes Inc.; Detroit Country Day School; Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital; the Anti-Defamation League; the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, and the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is a trustee of the Council of Michigan Foundations, a member of both the University of Michigan Health System’s advisory group and the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit’s investment committee, and serves on the Board of Commissioner for the Detroit Crime Commission.  Jonathan and his wife have four young sons, ranging in age from six to 13 years. 

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To This Fundraiser

$19,775

MONEY RAISED
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  • J. Adam Rothstein

    $100

  • Dan Cornwell

    $500

  • Nate Tower

    $100

  • Ian Burnstein

    $250

  • James Geiger

    $200

  • Ben Hubert

     

  • Haratsaris family xo

    $50

  • Karmanos Family

     

  • Krista Weinstein + boys

     

  • Derek J. Dickow

    $25

  • Ben, Oliver, Hugh and Wyatt

     

  • Ryan and Gina Bewersdorf

     

  • The Halabi Crew

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Sherr

     

  • Niki Hyman and Brian Aaron

     

  • Tim Cohen

    $100

  • Rod and Susan Wood

    $250

  • Joseph Aviv

     

  • The Dolan Family

    $250

  • Richard and Valerie Leebove

     

  • The Laker Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • craig singer

     

  • Janet Diaz

     

  • Todd, Jennifer and Mayer Krieger

    $50

  • Julie & Matthew Sosin

     

  • Steve, Lauren, Sabrina and Tony Carson

     

  • The Thompson Family

    $100

  • The Stebbins Family

     

  • Robert and Nancy Heinrich

     

  • Anne Cooper

    $200

  • Marc Schechter

    $500

  • The Aaron Chernow Family

    $250

  • Alexis and Mackenzie Conway

     

  • Gary Shiffman

     

  • Astrid Braeuer

     

  • Nantucket Capital

     

  • Rachel and Josh Opperer

     

  • Carmen Fakhoury

     

  • Jane Spencer Designs

    $100

  • Nick Karmanos

    $250

  • Derron & Selam Sanders

    $500

  • The Chaudhary Family

     

  • Marc & Lisa Weinbaum

     

  • Gokce Donat

     

  • Hank Wineman

     

  • Kevin Furlong

    $500

  • Nicole Eisenberg

    $250

  • The Aho family

    $250

  • Jamal & Adrienne Zarghami

     

  • Michael Morden

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • The olson family

    $100

  • Ron Applebaum & Family

    $100

  • Jeff Weber & Family

    $250

  • Ross Family

    $250

  • Carolyn and Jim Bellinson

     

  • Joey Agree

     

  • VALARIE KOLE

    $50

  • Flanagan Family

     

  • Mark Corombos

    $200

  • Mark and Kelly Dixon

     

  • Anne Berlucchi

     

  • Doug & Ariel Coursen

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Carole Shifman

     

  • KIRCO

     

  • Antonucci Family

     

  • Marilyn Aaron

     

  • Beth & Adam Lutz

     

  • Bruce and Terry Segal

     

  • Alice Buckley and Ed Dawda

     

  • D. Kelter

     

  • A. Fisher

    $250

  • Annemarie Zore

    $25

  • Diane Fraber

     

  • Mark & Rachel

    $100

  • Brooke S Fisher

    $250

  • Tina Sappington

    $250

  • Shannon Nielsen

    $100

  • Jennifer Curis

     

  • Bindu Inampudi

    $100

  • Jarjosa Family

    $250

  • Connie Quarrier

    $100

  • John and Miriam Samani

    $250

  • Houda Rodger

    $100

  • Cheryl Williams

     

  • Sheri Mark

    $100

  • Anessa and David Kramer

     

  • The Coden Family

     

  • The Nystrom’s

    $250

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The Team: $19,775 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

The Nystrom’s

The Nystrom’s

DONATION: $250

5 months ago

The Coden Family

The Coden Family

In honor of Brian Aaron 5 months ago

Anessa and David Kramer

Anessa and David Kramer

5 months ago

Sheri Mark

Sheri Mark

DONATION: $100

Dance your heart out for ChadTough! 5 months ago

Cheryl Williams

Cheryl Williams

5 months ago

Houda Rodger

Houda Rodger

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

John and Miriam Samani

John and Miriam Samani

DONATION: $250

Thank you, Jon, for doing your part to help find a cure for this disease! 5 months ago

Connie Quarrier

Connie Quarrier

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Jarjosa Family

Jarjosa Family

DONATION: $250

5 months ago

Bindu Inampudi

Bindu Inampudi

DONATION: $100

5 months ago