Carol Goss selected for Shining Light Award

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Photo by Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press

DETROIT -- Skillman President and CEO Carol Goss has been selected as the Eleanor Josaitis "Unsung Hero" recipient as part of the Shining Light Awards.

The Shining Light Awards, launched in 2007 and sponsored by the Detroit Free Press and Metropolitan Affairs Coalition, "honor individuals who are making important contributions to regional cooperation, progress and understanding in metropolitan Detroit." The awards are presented in honor of former Detroit Free Press publisher Neal Shine. The "Unsung Hero" award seeks to recognize individuals who may have not yet received recognition for longstanding efforts to further these causes.

Other honorees this year include Kerry Doman, founder of the After 5 Detroit website for young professionals, who will receive the Dave Bing Future Leader Award; and David DiChiera, general director of the Michigan Opera Theatre, who will receive the Neal Shine Award for Exemplary Regional Leadership.

 Goss, 60, will receive the award at the Shining Light Regional Cooperation Awards ceremony, which includes a breakfast and presentation beginning at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 9 at the Westin in Southfield. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased by calling 248.336.8399.

To read more about the Shining Light Awards, please click here.

Created in 1960, The Skillman Foundation is a private philanthropy committed to helping children in metropolitan Detroit by improving their homes, schools and neighborhoods. Skillman grantmaking supports nonprofit organizations, schools and agencies in Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties, with a special emphasis on organizations in the city of Detroit.