Frank Torre inducted into the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit’s Heritage Hall of Fame.

Following its inception in 1919, the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit (IIMD) has been committed to recognizing outstanding individuals who have contributed to the American way of life, support multiculturalism, and the preservation of unique cultural traditions.

In the early eighties, the IIMD, in an effort to formally recognize outstanding leaders from different cultures and honor their incredible achievements and contributions to the America way of life, created the Heritage Hall of Fame Award.  The Hall of Fame Award recognizes such exceptional leaders from various ethnic backgrounds and celebrates their incredible achievements and contributions to the community.

The individual who have demonstrated their commitment to multiculturalism and have generously supported ethnic and cultural traditions are honored for their exemplary lives, careers, and achievements that truly embody and perpetuate the heritage of the American way of life with the prestigious Heritage Hall of Fame Award.

Frank Torre joins a prestigious roster of past honorees which include Edsel B. Ford II; Dennis Archer, the former Mayor of the City of Detroit, Alex ManoogianMike Ilitch, owner of the Detroit Red Wings / Detroit TigersFrank Stella, as well as many other notable figures whose photographs have been forever memorialized and are proudly displayed inside the Hall of Fame Gallery located in the Main Atrium of the COBO Center Convention Hall in the heart of Downtown Detroit.


During the Heritage Hall of Fame Dinner, The International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit awarded its coveted Hall of Fame Award to Frank Torre for his outstanding commitment to rebuilding and beautifying the city of Detroit and its surrounding metropolitan area.


The Heritage Hall of Fame celebration and the award ceremony to honor Frank Torre’s achievements was held at the beautiful Ambassador Ballroom at the famous Renaissance Hotel overlooking the Detroit River.  Following the celebration, Frank Torre’s photograph was permanently framed and memorialized in the Hall of Fame Gallery located in the Main Atrium of the Cobo Center in the heart of Downtown Detroit.