On May 4, The Detroit Yacht Club held its sixth annual spring "DYC in the D" fundraising gala at the Detroit Yacht Club's Grand Ballroom in Detroit. The restoration gala featured a gourmet strolling dinner, a premium open bar, and performances by the K.E.G. Band. Proceeds from the event benefited the continued restoration and preservation of the historic site.
On May 10, Covenant House Michigan held its annual Night of Broadway Stars event at Motor City SoundBoard Theater in Detroit. Attendees enjoyed hors d'oeurves, cocktails, and 20 solo and group performances by Broadway and CHM youth stars. Proceeds from the event benefited Covenant House Michigan, a nonprofit that provides food, clothing, shelter, and other resources to at-risk youths.
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On May 9th, Hour Media held its Top Dentists party at Eddie Merlot's in West Bloomfield. The private event celebrated this year’s honorees, who are selected after polling area dentists, orthodontists, periodontists and other specialists.
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On May 4, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation held its 33rd annual Promise Ball at MGM Grand in Detroit. For "One Roaring Night," guests enjoyed wine auctions, live entertainment, dinner, and more. This year, the formal event honored Bill and Vivienne Young for their work with Type 1 Diabetes. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefited JDRF in its research to cure diabetes.
On May 5, the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation held its second annual Derby for Kids at the Country Club of Detroit in Grosse Pointe Farms. Guests enjoyed strolling dinner and desserts, mint juleps and margaritas, live coverage of the Kentucky Derby, and more. Proceeds for the event benefited pediatric cancer programs at the Children's Hospital.
From April 23-27, Hour Detroit held its biannual event Savor Detroit. The five-night series featured custom menus developed by the city's most celebrated chefs for one-of-a-kind four-course meals complete with thoughtfully selected wine pairings. Guests also enjoyed unique art installations for the ultimate culinary experience. Friday's meal was prepared by Chef Matt McGrail of Cork and Gabel and Chef Edward Sura of Uchiko. A portion of the proceeds benefited dozens of local charities participating in the Give Detroit Challenge.
From April 23-27, Hour Detroit held its biannual event Savor Detroit. The five-night series featured custom menus developed by the city's most celebrated chefs for one-of-a-kind four-course meals complete with thoughtfully selected wine pairings. Guests also enjoyed unique art installations for the ultimate culinary experience. Thursday's meal was prepared by Chef Brandon Zarb of Public House and Chef Eric Patterson and Chef Jennifer Blakeslee of Cooks' House. A portion of the proceeds benefited dozens of local charities participating in the Give Detroit Challenge.
From April 23-27, Hour Detroit held its biannual event Savor Detroit. The five-night series featured custom menus developed by the city's most celebrated chefs for one-of-a-kind four-course meals complete with thoughtfully selected wine pairings. Guests also enjoyed unique art installations for the ultimate culinary experience. Wednesday's meal was prepared by Brad Greenhill of Takoi and Chef Jamie Simpson of The Vegetable Institute at the Chef's Garden. A portion of the proceeds benefited dozens of local charities participating in the Give Detroit Challenge.
From April 23-27, Hour Detroit held its biannual event Savor Detroit. The five-night series featured custom menus developed by the city's most celebrated chefs for one-of-a-kind four-course meals complete with thoughtfully selected wine pairings. Guests also enjoyed unique art installations for the ultimate culinary experience. Tuesday's meal was prepared by Chef Paul Grosz of Cuisine and Chef Doug Adams of The Woodsman Tavern. A portion of the proceeds benefited dozens of local charities participating in the Give Detroit Challenge.
From April 23-27, Hour Detroit held its biannual event Savor Detroit. The five-night series featured custom menus developed by the city’s most celebrated chefs for one-of-a-kind four-course meals complete with thoughtfully selected wine pairings. Guests also enjoyed unique art installations for the ultimate culinary experience. Monday’s meal was prepared by Chef Anthony Lombardo of SheWolf and Chef Salvatore Ferro of Old Ebbitt Grill. A portion of the proceeds benefited dozens of local charities participating in the Give Detroit Challenge.
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On May 4, the Michigan Science Center held its annual MiSci Gala at its Detroit location. The formal event welcomed over 600 guests from Detroit-based companies, including Ford, General Motors, Fiat-Chrysler Automotive, and more. NASA Goddard Astrophysicist Researcher, Dr. John Mather was featured as the keynote speaker, enlightening attendees about the latest James Webb Space Telescope. Proceeds from the event helped raise funds to empower and enrich all children and all communities with STEM.
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On April 23, Fostering Academics Mentoring Excellence Program hosted The Power of One: Challenging Perceptions and Changing Lives event at Michigan State's College of Law in East Lansing. A collaboration with Chance at Childhood, Art & Soul Dreams, and MSU College of Law, the event featured a panel and MSU alumni who have had experiences with foster care. A keynote address was made by Shenandoah Chefalo, an author, speaker, and advocate for child welfare. Art & Soul Dreams also opened their new art exhibit in celebration of National Foster Care Month.
On April 28, Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum held its annual charitable studio event on its campus in Bloomfield Hills. The art-filled event invited guests to browse the private studio spaces and interact with students participating in the 2018 Graduate Degree Exhibition. Attendees also enjoyed dinner and an after party. Proceeds from the event benefited Cranbrook's scholarship funds and the museum.
On April 27, the Detroit Zoological Society held its 2nd annual Wildlife Conservation Gala at the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery inside the Detroit Zoo. Over 120 guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a sit-down dinner. Themed "Standing Up to Extinction," the gala featured a presentation of the zoo's efforts to save species from extinction. The event raised over $69,000 for the DZS's wildlife conservation programs.
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On April 20, the Donate Life Coalition of Michigan held its annual Alive benefit at the Art Moran Buick GMC Showroom in Southfield. Attendees enjoyed strolling hors d'oeuvres, photo booths, a performance by Your Generation, and more. Proceeds of the event benefited DLCM in its efforts to promote and encourage organ, tissue, and eye donation.
On April 19, The Ted Lindsay Foundation held its annual wine tasting event at San Marino Club in Troy. Guests enjoyed wine poured by celebrity wine pourers, strolling dinner and dessert, and a silent auction. This year's featured winemaker was Sonja Magdevski of Casa Dumetz Wines. All proceeds from the event benefited autism research and educational programs.
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On April 20, Turning Point Macomb hosted its annual Stepping Out With the Stars event at Zuccaro Banquets and Catering in Chesterfield Township. Guests voted for their favorite celebrity dancer while enjoying dinner, dancing, and more. Proceeds from the event benefited Turning Point Macomb, an organization serving to end domestic and sexual violence.
On April 21, St. Joseph Mercy Livingston held its annual Sock Hop Soirée at the Crystal Gardens Banquet Center in Howell. The 50s themed event featured dinner, dancing, and a cocktail party. Proceeds from the 1950s ball benefitted the enhancement of surgical services at both St. Joe's Livingston and St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Health Centers.
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On April 13, the Fair Lane Dinner Dance celebrated its 30th anniversary celebration. Started by Edsel and Cynthia Ford, the formal event took place in the Dearborn Inn. Guests were served a gourmet dinner, cocktails, and more. The celebration included an afterglow and raised funds for the restoration of the Fair Lane Estate.
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On April 7, Elegance Fashion hosted its 40th annual fashion show at the Intramural Sports Building in Ann Arbor. Models made their way down the runway in clothing by local, up-and-coming, and independent designers. In addition to the fashion show, attendees took part in giveaways and enjoyed special performances. Proceeds from the event benefited Living Arts Detroit, a non-profit focused on promoting art education in Southwest Detroit.
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