Giving Compass' Take:

• Detroit Free Press interviews Amy Nederlander about her organization, L!FE Leaders Inc., and how she uses her previous Broadway experiences to empower, mentor, give confidence and a voice to Detroit's youth. 

• How can music and arts help inspire and get children out of their shells? What other organizations are there that help youth in struggling cities of America? 

• Learn about bringing the arts to schools throughout Detroit.


How does one go from being an investment banker working for Michael Milken and Drexel Burnham Lambert, to becoming involved with Tony Award-winning shows including “Hamilton,” to coming back to the Motor City to provide life-changing experiences for students?

It’s all part of Amy Nederlander’s unique story.

It includes an upcoming inaugural fundraising dinner gala for L!FE Leaders Inc. — the organization Nederlander started to help young Detroiters gain skills.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow; Lori Maher and her husband, Mayor Mike Duggan; and Jeffrey Seller, producer of “Hamilton,” will be among dignitaries at the March 28 event held at the Fisher Theatre. It will include a performance of “Hamilton” and conversation with the cast and people involved with the show.

Read the full article about empowering Detroit's youth by Carol Cain at Detroit Free Press