The CAN Council will honor its former President/CEO, Suzanne Greenberg, as the 2020 Child Advocate of the Year. The award honors an outstanding individual or group for being extraordinarily committed to making the Great Lakes Bay Region a better place for children. Greenberg will receive the award February 27th at the CAN Council’s 27th annual Mardi Gras Auction at Horizon’s Conference Center in Saginaw.

Greenberg played a significant role in the development of programming and services that the CAN Council offers throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region. A passionate and visionary leader, Greenberg grew the Child Abuse and Neglect Council of Saginaw County from a staff of two in 1995 to a staff of 22 to serve the 65,000 children of Arenac, Bay and Saginaw counties as CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region by 2019.

In her new role as Executive Director of Michigan Children’s Trust Fund, Suzanne continues being a champion for the children of our region and for the children across Michigan.

The CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region’s 27th annual Mardi Gras Auction presented by Garber Automotive and Causley Trucking is returning to Horizon’s Conference Center on Thursday, February 27, 2020 beginning at 5:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at