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Published: Apr 4, 2014

Big Bang-quet Winners Announced at the University Club!

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The winners of the Big Bang-quet Community Charity Challenge were announced on Tuesday, March 24, 2014, at the University Club of MSU, where members and the community gathered to cast their final votes for their favorite local charities and non-profit organizations. The Big Bang-quet Community Charity Challenge is an event that brings awareness to many local organizations, and encourages the community to become involved and invest in helping others in need.


The top three organizations to receive the highest number of public votes were declared winners of the Big Bang-quet Community Charity Challenge, and were presented with their monetary awards to use toward hosting an event or fundraiser at the University Club.

  • Lansing Symphony Orchestra won the first place prize of a $10,000 credit to the University Club.
  • Lansing Promise won second place and received a $5,000 credit to the University Club.
  • Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center received a $5,000 credit to the University Club for receiving the highest number of individual voters.

Participating organizations also received the monetary amount that was raised and donated to their organizations through the voting process. The event raised more than $80,000 for 24 local charities. Click here to see the full Big Bang-quet Winners List.


Big Bang-quet is a great opportunity for members and the community to learn about different charities and non-profit organizations in the Greater Lansing area who are helping to make a positive impact locally. We are proud to partner with the University Club of MSU and the Capital Region Community Foundation to sponsor this event and support the local charities that are making a difference in our community.