13th Annual Corks & Forks: A 1920’s Garden Party

13th Annual Corks & Forks: A 1920's Garden Party

13th Annual Corks & Forks: A 1920's Garden Party

  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021
    Meadow Brook Hall
    Rochester, MI
  • 6:00pm
    VIP 1920's Garden Party Reception, outdoor Terrace Patio
    Tours of Meadow Brook House
  • 7:00pm
    Dinner and Program, open air Garden Tent
  • Event Chair:
    Tom McMillen, Executive Director Global Purchasing - Chassis & Body Structure at General Motors
  • Garden cocktail attire (suitcoat not required) - think Kentucky Derby.
  • Supported By:
    Matt Duffy, Global Purchasing Director, Electronics at Ford Motor Company
    Matt Joshua, Executive Director Infotainment and Telematics at General Motors
    Scott Thiele, Head of North America Portfolio Planning Global Long Range Plan Coordination at Stellantis

This fun and luxurious 1920’s garden party-themed gala will start with a VIP reception on the outdoor Terrace Patio, sipping cool drinks and nibbling tasty hours d’oeuvres while networking with automotive industry executives. The house will be open for self-guided tours with docents stationed throughout the historic home. Following the reception, a gourmet seated dinner will take place under the beautiful and temperature-controlled tent. The program will include a live auction during which you can bid on amazing and unique packages, some including networking opportunities with senior automotive industry executives.

All Corks & Forks proceeds directly support students enrolled in our 2021-2022 Workforce Prep program.

To register for your sponsorship package, CLICK HERE.

To learn more about sponsorship/ticket opportunities, contact Daniela Matthews at 586-698-4417 or

For general event information, contact Chris Cahill at 586-419-3832 or

Check out photos from past Corks & Forks events.


Safety Precautions

We are working closely with Meadow Brook staff to create an event that is not only safe, but lots of fun too! We are abiding by the most up-to-date State of Michigan, Oakland County, and Oakland University COVID-related regulations and safety protocols. All participants are expected to abide by the same regulations at this event. All Meadow Brook and Oakland University employees have been trained on facility safety policies and protocols for sanitation, social distancing, and client interaction techniques including food and beverage services. Upon arrival at the event, a health questionnaire will be given to all those in attendance.


Presenting Sponsor of Winning Futures



BGM Electronic Services



Plastic Omnium

Summit Polymer









Pure Michigan