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KEY FACTS: Cornerstone Schools and the 2016 Turning Point Invitational

Cornerstone Schools: Mission/Vision/Results

With the help of a broad and beloved community of friends, the mission of Cornerstone
Schools is to provide an excellent education for students to live fulfilling lives.
Cornerstone believes that all children deserve a quality education.

2016 is the 25th anniversary of the Cornerstone Schools in Detroit. Cornerstone began
in 1991 with 167 students. The not-for-profit school now educates over 2,800 students
and plans to grow its enrollment over the next three years to 5,000 children in Detroit.

Today, Cornerstone serves children in the Detroit area through one pre-K to 12th grade
independent school and four charter schools. There are three K-8 charters and one
charter, Health and Technology High School.

Over the last two years, given its five different schools, Cornerstone has been
conducting a 'One Cornerstone' self study to shore up weaknesses and create a
framework for consistent excellence at all campuses.

As a result of the self study, the following things are happening: higher standards of
academic performance and accountability are being developed, a turnaround task force
has been established for our underperforming grade levels and/or schools and a new
framework for a unified approach to excellence has been established: The Cornerstone
Education Group (CEG) with a new chief executive officer.

Our independent Leadership and Business High School class achieved a 100% graduation
rate with every student accepted to at least one college or university and over $2.4
million dollars in scholarships awarded.

Our charter Health and Technology High School has a 92% graduation rate with over
$3.5 million dollars in scholarships.

We focus on preparing children for life. Good character and excellence in academics are

The 2016 Turning Point Invitational

The Turning Point Invitational started in 2004. Cornerstone founder Clark Durant and
Harold Red Poling, former CEO of the Ford Motor Co., co-founded the event to
celebrate the 50th anniversary of Arnold Palmers victory in the 1954 U.S. Amateur
Championship, played at the Country Club of Detroit. Twenty-seven past champions
played that year and raised $8 million.

2016 Turning Point Invitational co-chairs:

o Clark Durant, founding chair of The Cornerstone Schools
o Tonya Allen, president & CEO, Skillman Foundation
o Dave Bing, former Mayor of Detroit
o Tony Early, chair and CEO of PG&E Corporation in California
o Mike Marcero, Partner, Pricewaterhouse Cooper
o Walt Czarnecki, Executive Vice President, Penske Corp.

The name of the Invitational stems from Palmers first meeting with Durant and Poling
when he said his 1954 U.S. Amateur victory was the turning point in his life, and he
wanted this event to help create turning points in the lives of the children at

The Country Club of Detroit in Grosse Pointe Farms will host the Turning Point
Invitational. The course was designed by Harry Colt and Charles Hugh Alison in 1905.
The club hosted the 1915 U.S. Amateur championship when the legendary Francis
Ouimet was the defending champion, before hosting the 1954 Amateur when Arnold
Palmer won.

Since 2004, TPI has raised $15 million to help educate Detroit children at Cornerstone.

The 2016 fundraising goal is $3 million.

The 2016 Turning Point dinner on Aug. 14 is sponsored by the Ford Motor Company.
o Jack Nicklaus and Harold Red Poling will be honored at the dinner.

Host sponsors for the 2016 Turning Point Invitational on Aug. 15 are
PricewaterhouseCoopers and Lear Corporation.

A number of other major champions have agreed to participate in the event such as
Mark OMeara (1998 Masters and British Open), Tom Lehman (1996 British Open), and
Jerry Pate (1976 U.S. Open). The Turning Point Invitational started in 2004, celebrating
the 50th anniversary of Arnold Palmers U.S. Amateur Championship victory at Country
Club of Detroit. This year, the following U.S. Amateur Champions will be participating in
the event: Matt Kuchar, Fred Ridley, John Harris, and Nathaniel Crosby. William McGirt,
the winner this year in a sudden-death playoff at the Memorial Tournament (founded
and hosted by Jack Nicklaus) will also attend.

There are three ways to get involved in the Turning Point Invitational

Sponsor a classroom and play in the event with a PGA Tour professional or a past U.S.
Amateur champion. (Email: Nicole.Webster@CornerstoneSchools.org for details to play)
Sponsor a student for $2,500 and attend the limited seating dinner on Aug. 14 with Jack
Nicklaus and be in the gallery Aug. 15.
Purchase a gallery ticket for $125 and enjoy a VIP experience, watching Jack Nicklaus
play the historic course.