Clark Hill Attorney William J. Kohler Nominated to Receive the Friends School Award of Distinction April 12, 2014
– Clark Hill attorney William J. Kohler has been awarded the Friends School in Detroit’s Award of Distinction which is given to strong supporters of the school. Mr. Kohler was a trustee of the school’s board for nine years, and its chair for three years. During his tenure, the school achieved its peak enrollment and survived the economic collapse of 2008. The award will be presented on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 6:00 pm at the 21st Annual Wade McCree. Jr. Scholarship Fund Dinner.
Friends School in Detroit was founded in 1965 by Quakers and the late Hon. Wade McCree Jr., who conceived the idea of a fully integrated school in the heart of Detroit when his daughter was denied admission to a suburban school because of her race.
For 49 years. Friends has been a haven for families that seek an outstanding education in the City. Because of its Quaker philosophy and educational legacy, Friends has developed a vibrant, diverse community that attracts people from all walks of life. It is the only Quaker school in Michigan, and its work is guided by Quaker values, including a commitment to the sacredness of life, the pursuit of academic excellence as well as justice, simplicity, integrity and non-violent conflict resolution.
Kohler is co-chair of Clark Hill’s Automotive and Manufacturing Practice Group. During his 27-year career in the automotive industry, he has been centrally involved in every major industry development on behalf of automotive suppliers and vehicle manufacturers, including the industry’s most significant mergers and acquisitions, strategic affiliations, major recall and warranty cost allocation disputes, the GM and Chrysler bankruptcies, major supplier disputes, and supplier workout situations.
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