Senior Advisor of Detroit Chinatown Group
Celani is the owner, president and CEO of Luna Entertainment, the mother company of Metro Detroit based MotorCity Harley-Davidson, MotorCity Power Sports, Freedom Hills amphitheatre, TC Vineyards Inc., and the Celani Family Vineyards in Napa Valley. Celani is also an investor in a theater chain, a land developer in Arizona and Colorado, and a casino management consultant. Tom was also a partner in Detroit’s MotorCity Casino. In addition to casinos, Celani is a major figure on Detroit’s philanthropic scene. In 2003, the Celani family donated $1 million worth of Harley-Davidson and Buell motorcycles, personal watercraft, and other power sports items to the Central Michigan University College of Business Administration. One of Celani’s favorite charitable endeavors has been Hearts of Livonia, founded in 1978 by his father. The nonprofit raises money for advanced life-support equipment at Livonia’s St. Mary Mercy Hospital, giving $2.6 million to St. Mary and other charities. This included more than 160 college scholarships for Livonia students. The Celani Family also supports Rochester-based Sweet Dreams Project, Oakland Child Abuse and Neglect Council, and the Rainbow Make-a-Wish Foundation in Oakland County. The Celani family are also benefactors to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Opera Theatre.