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Epiphany – September 5, 2023

Mariann Bolton tells us about the Lennon Center and invites to their Gala. Dave Smith and Roger Jankowski share great news about Loyola High School. 


Segment 1

Mariann Bolton tells us about the Lennon Center and invites to their Gala.

Mariann Bolton is the executive director of the Lennon center in Dearborn Heights and she has been a volunteer and an employee since 2007.  Mariann is married to Bill and has 4 children and 3 wonderful in-laws and she is soon to be Grandmother for the first time. 

Mariann has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Masters in Education.  Mariann is dedicated to the cause of protecting and preserving the lives of the unborn and is passionate about supporting families not just through the decision to choose life but to mentor them on their journey of parenting through education, counseling and material resources.  Mariann believes that when you are educated you will make good decisions and when you choose life your life will be enriched as well.


Learn more about the Lennon Center and to register for the Fall Gala click hereLennon Center

Segment 2

Dave Smith and Roger Jankowski share great news about Loyola High School.

Dave Smith

Dave Smith, President of Loyola High School Detroit…Educating “Men for Others” and “Men for Detroit” since 1993.
After a 30 year career working for Johnson & Johnson in Florida, London, and Tokyo, I couldn’t have imagined a more different position than being President of a Catholic Jesuit high school in Detroit…or a more fitting one. I am a product of Detroit and of Detroit Catholic Schools. Returning to the city to live and lead a high school that is transforming area students into first, “Men for Others” in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition and then, “Men for Detroit” who give back to their community, is not only a great “second chapter” for me, it’s a real passion.

Roger Jankowski


Director, Marketing and Communications

Roger Jankowski has worked at some of the most prestigious advertising agencies in Detroit and New York.  He held various copywriting and creative management positions at Campbell-Ewald, Young & Rubicam, and ChiatDay.  He also served as creative director for Sotheby’s, the international auction house during his time in New York.  Jankowski joined McCann in Detroit in 1994 – first as creative director, spearheading the creation of a new division devoted entirely to retail advertising; then as senior vice president over Buick’s two flagship brands: Park Avenue and Riviera. His re-launch of Park Avenue earned a coveted Effie for the agency. The first in the city to recognize the need for a new, more flexible, agency model, he opened his own firm, Jankowski Co, in Detroit in 1998 and was rewarded for it immediately. Detroit Edison hired the agency to launch its new brand, DTE, and to shepherd it through expansion in the heady days of deregulation. With full marketing responsibilities for all facets of DTE’s business (consumer, B-to-B, its foundation, all energy subsidiaries, etc.), the partnership flourished, and more clients followed: Cranbrook Institute of Science, University of Michigan, Karmanos Cancer Institute, LaSalle Bank, Oakland Community College, and others. 

After 20 years at the helm of his firm, he retired, then returned in 2019 to take the position of director of marketing and communications at Loyola High School, a Catholic school in the Jesuit tradition on the northwest Detroit. 

Jankowski attended Wayne State University and was the recipient of a three-month writing fellowship to     the Karolyi Foundation, an artist colony in the south of France.  He has won numerous creative awards, including gold medals at the New York Festivals, ADDYs and CLIOs, Best of Show at the London International Awards, and the prestigious Mobius Award.


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