2015 Unfolding Potential Gala

Origami's Unfolding Potential Gala will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the University Club of MSU.  This charity event will support the Unfolding Potential Fund that allows Origami to provide services to under- and un-funded brain injury survivors throughout Mid-Michigan.  The evening's agenda will include:

  • A cocktail hour featuring an open bar and the music of Chip Christy
  • The talent and humor of guest host Tim Cusack
  • Keynote address by MSU's own Mateen Cleaves.
  • Full dinner service featuring selections from the University Club's award winning menu
  • A silent auction of unique experiences, sports memorabilia, and more
  • Music and dancing to the unique stylings of The Understorey

Single tickets to the event are just $125 each, or just $100 each for purchases of 2 tickets or more.  Many unique sponsorship opportunities are available also, providing exceptional exposure for local businesses.

CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets.

Brain Injury Symposium of Mid-Michigan

The 9th Annual Brain Injury Symposium of Mid-Michigan was held on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at the Eagle Eye Banquet Center in Bath Township, MI, and was once again a huge success, and a sold out event!

Keynote speaker George Visger, a former NFL football player and a brain injury survivor spoke on brain injury coping, awareness, and prevention.

Other topics included shooting and hunting safety post-injury, the importance of intervention and the role of technology in brain injury care, and the currently debated issue of medical marijuana and its place in brain injury rehabilitation.

Save the date for the 2016 Brain Injury Symposium to be held June 3, 2016 at the Kellogg Center on the campus of Michigan State University.

For more information about this event please contact  

Click here to access the 2016 Call-For-Speakers application.  Application deadline is 12/1/15.


Heads Up for Safety

Origami was pleased to once again partner in the Heads Up for Safety event. The event was held on Saturday, May 16th at the Marshall Street Fire Station in Lansing, on the corner of Oakland and Marshall. Heads Up for Safety is a prevention event that offers free bike helmets to the first 600 kids in attendance.  The focus is on helmet safety and awareness/prevention of brain injuries. Community partners including Origami, Sinas Dramis Law Firm, Michigan Association for Justice, Brain Injury Association of Michigan, and WLNS contributed to the success of this annual event. To date, Head's Up has distributed over 5,000 free bike helmets to Lansing area kids. 

For more information about the 2016 event please contact Teri Lynne at 517.394.7500


2015 Big Bang-Quet Charity Challenge Reveal Reception

The 2015 Big Bang-quet Charity Challenge Reveal Reception was held on Wednesday, March 25th at the University Club of MSU.  The evening featured great food and some wonderful energy from the 21 nonprofits in attendance.  Origami was announced as the 2nd place winner with 1890 votes!  Thank you to everyone who supported our mission with votes, we are thrilled to have received a $5,000 credit from the U Club to hold our next event!