Have fun and support youth programs at The J!

Event Details

Honorary Golf Chair: Susie Sills

Co-Chairs: Aaron Goldstein & Jeff Johnson

Join us for The J’s 30th annual Golf Classic & Dinner, generously endowed by the Sills family in memory of Dr. Larry D. Sills, to benefit youth programs at The J.

This event will feature a food truck lunch, 18-hole golf outing, a cocktail hour, BBQ dinner, and online auction. The Dr. Larry D. Sill’s Memorial Golf Classic & Dinner is an opportunity to come together and support scholarships for kids to experience JCC Day Camp. The event also provides a means to support and enrich youth programs at The J, including special needs enrichment, early childhood, and JFamily, fostering a brighter future for all involved.

Come enjoy a round of golf and stay for dinner OR join us in the evening for cocktails and dinner.

About our 2024 honoree, Samantha Foon

Samantha Foon’s involvement at The J began in 2017 when she and her husband, Michael, enrolled in JBaby leading up to the birth of their twins, Riley and Easton. Samantha has been a fixture at The J ever since, joining the Board of Directors and JFamily Advisory Committee and planning numerous events over the years. She currently sits on The J’s Board of Directors as the Vice President of Family Programming.

In addition to Samantha’s positions at The J, she serves on the NEXTGen Detroit Executive Board as a Campaign Vice President. During her tenure with NEXTGen, she has planned a variety of events, including co-chairing the first annual Herzl Society dinner and twice co-chairing Epic. She is also a Women’s Philanthropy Executive Board Member and an Associate Co-Chair of Young Women’s Philanthropy. Samantha is a co-chair of ORT’s annual family fundraiser, Camp Hermelin; serves on the board of Taproots, Camp Walden’s nonprofit foundation; and is very involved in the PTO at her children’s school.

On a national level, Samantha is a member of National Young Leadership Cabinet and serves as a class Co-Chair. In 2023, she was part of a committee that brought the NYLC Annual Retreat to Detroit to showcase our community to over 300 young Jewish leaders from around the country.

Samantha is a contributing writer for the Detroit Jewish News. She publishes a monthly column focusing on volunteer opportunities and creates video and print content as "Yenta Girl." On any given day, you can find her volunteering her time around town at Friendship Circle, Yad Ezra, Brilliant Detroit, and other non-profits. She is also an active member of Temple Israel.

Samantha has made it her mission to make a positive impact on the Metro Detroit Jewish community. She is actively involved in countless organizations and is always finding innovative, valuable ways to help others.

The J is honored to recognize her extraordinary dedication at this year’s Dr. Larry D. Sills Memorial Golf Classic & Dinner.

Location Information

  • Franklin Hills Country Club
  • 31675 Inkster Rd, Franklin, MI, 48025 US

Event Schedule

11:00 amRegistration and Lunch

12:30 pmShotgun Start

5:00 pmCocktail

6:00 pmBBQ Dinner

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Foursome, lunch, dinner, and tee sign


Foursome, lunch, and dinner


Golf, lunch, and dinner for one


Dinner for one

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