Upcoming Events

Save The Date – 2019 Events






Honoring Local Heroes “Black No-Tie” Event
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Skyline Club
2000 Town Center
Southfield, 48075

For the 8th year, The “Black No-Tie” affair will recognize those who have worked to improve communities in southeast Michigan in the areas of Scholarship, Cultural Arts, and Community Enrichment and highlight a local Icon excelling in all three cornerstone initiatives. We celebrate these individuals and groups as they are “unsung heroes” in our community, who like TOWF are committed to “Changing Tomorrow Today”.

Comerica Bank will serve as our lead sponsor for this year’s event. Announcing our 2019 Nominees:

Community Enrichment:

  • Alisha Bell, Wayne County Commissioner and Founder, Belle of the Ball
  • Damion Ellis, Social – Entrepreneur, Activist and Founder, Soulcial Scene

Cultural Arts:

  • Kimmie Horne, International Musician
  • Jocelyn Rainey, Artist and Finding Mona Lisa 313 Project


  • Glenn McIntosh, VP, student affairs and chief diversity officer for Oakland University; Founder, A-Game Movement
  • Brittany Rhodes, BlackGirl MATHgic

We are also proud to announce our Icon Honoree – Mayor Kenson Siver, City of Southfield.

Join us for a spectacular evening “under the star, amongst the stars” as we recognize SEVEN amazing influencers in our community! Tickets available on Paypal or on Eventbrite http://2019honoringlocalheroes.eventbrite.com $60


Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts and Insurance

Torch of Wisdom Foundation, Inc.
21819 W. Nine Mile
Southfield, MI 48037

Presenting speakers are Attorney Tiffany McEvans Dallah (Wills and Trusts), Stephen Kemp, Kemp Funeral Home (Funeral planning) and Yolanda Durfield, State Farm (Long Term Care).

Light refreshments will be served.


Wisdom Warrior Conference
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Torch of Wisdom Foundation, Inc.
21819 W. Nine Mile
Southfield, MI 48037

Empowerment Workshop – This conference serves as the kickoff event for The Wisdom Warrior project, a program focused on young women of color from grades 9 through 12. The workshop will focus on providing activities and lessons to get the young women thinking about their identity and how they can positively impact the world around them through philanthropy. Participants will enjoy complimentary lunch, raffles and new friendships. The event is free. Registration is requested, but walk-in’s welcomed.


Continue to check here for more details regarding future WWP workshop events.


Small Business Saturday – Local Business Crawl


SAVE THE DATE: Join TOWF and SAC on chartered transportation to visit local businesses in support of small business Saturday. During the ride, brief presentations about entrepreneurship will be provided by members of the Oakland County Community Reinvestment Association.

Winter 2020

Elder Care: Planning For and Living in Retirement Seminar


SAVE THE DATE: Close to Retirement? If you are over 40+, start planning NOW! Join us for a free seminar w/lunch. Topics of focus include:

  • Elder abuse/financial scams: within family; phone/email scams
  • Caregiving Seminar: Financial Commitment
  • TBD

Spring 2020

Affordable Housing


SAVE THE DATE: Everything you wanted to know about affordable housing, but were reluctant to ask! Stay tuned for more details.

Topics of Focus:

  • Reverse Mortgages
  • Understanding your SEV value (taxable value of your home)


Senior Bazaar




14th Annual Golf Outing

Links of Novi
Novi, MI


  • Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts and Insurance –
    Saturday, October 26, 2019

    EE Series: Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts and Insurance

    Light refreshments will be served.