Bob Goff is the author of the New York Times bestselling books Love Does, Everybody Always, Dream Big, and Undistracted. He is the Honorary Consul to the Republic of Uganda, an attorney, and the founder of Love Does, a nonprofit human rights organization operating globally. 

He is a lover of balloons, cake pops, and helping people pursue their big dreams. Bob continues to be inspired by friendships he’s developed with others around the world who live their lives pursuing strategic ways to help others. You can typically find Bob writing and taking calls from his boat, welcoming people to The Oaks — his Southern California retreat center, or at an event speaking. 

Bob’s greatest ambitions in life are to love others, do stuff, and most importantly, to hold hands with his wife, Sweet Maria Goff, and spend time with their amazing kids and grandkids. 

Most sponsorships include tickets to the VIP reception.

The VIP reception begins at 5 p.m. and includes a meet and greet and photo opportunity with Bob, and appetizers in the Royal Park Conservatory. 


Since 1972, Partnership Dinner has raised funds for student scholarships. What was once held on campus and at Cobo Hall in Detroit, has grown into a tradition now hosted at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, MI. 

Previous speakers include former First Lady Barbara Bush, former United States Secretary of State, Colin Powell, Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton and more. 

Questions? Contact the Development office at or 248-218-2120.