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On Dec. 1, Easterseals Michigan hosted its annual Cheers Gala at the Rochester Mills Production Brewery & Tap House in Auburn Hills. Guests enjoyed 16 craft beers on tap, wines, food trucks, and more. Proceeds benefited Easterseals Michigan, a nonprofit that helps the disabled, specifically those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
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On Nov. 21, Our Lady Star of the Sea hosted its 6th annual Taste event in Grosse Pointe Woods. Attendees enjoyed a selection of fine wine and food samplings from local restaurants. Proceeds from the community event benefited the parish.
On Dec. 2, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan held its annual Kidney Ball at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit. Nearly 600 attendees enjoyed a Candy Bar from Mars Wrigley Confectionery, a performance from Your Generation featuring Fifty Amp Fuse, and more. Proceeds from the "Casablanca" themed event benefited the NKFM's programs and services, helping those with chronic kidney disease.
On Dec. 1, Christ Child Society of Detroit held its annual Christmas Home Tour in Birmingham. Attendees enjoyed brunch and boutique shopping at the Birmingham Country Club, and toured nearby Christmas-decorated homes. Proceeds benefited the organization, which is dedicated to improving the well-being of local disadvantaged and at-risk children.
On Dec. 1, Alternatives for Girls hosted its 29th Annual Holiday High Tea at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. The sold-out event featured tea, snacks, and a silent auction. Proceeds supported Alternatives for Girls in its effort to empower and assist local homeless and at-risk girls and young women.
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On Nov. 29, the Women's Division for Project Hope held their annual Holiday Luncheon at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills. Guests enjoyed lunch, shopping, raffles, silent auctions, and more. Proceeds from the event benefited the Women's Division branch of Project Hope, a nonprofit that provides relief for disasters and health crises globally.
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On Nov. 18, South Oakland Shelter hosted its 9th annual Dancing with the Detroit Stars gala at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. The star-filled event featured a silent auction, dinner, and a dance competition featuring local celebrities partnered with professional dancers. Proceeds benefited the South Oakland Shelter, providing support for the homeless community.
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On Nov. 17, Ford Motor Company presented its 28th annual Hob Nobble Gobble event at Ford Field in Detroit. Presented by the Parade Company, the black-tie event honored America's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Guests enjoyed a Carnival Midway, a Parade of Stars, a performance by Why Don't We, and more.
On Nov. 9, Gilda's Club Metro Detroit hosted its 4th annual Gather to Give at its clubhouse in Royal Oak. The "Ladies Night Out" themed event featured a strolling dinner and a silent auction. Proceeds directly benefited cancer patients and family care programs.
On Nov. 10, the Julian Boivin Courage for Cures Foundation held its 7th annual Brave Knight Benefit at Pine Lake Country Club in West Bloomfield. The charitable event featured a champagne reception, a strolling dinner, and more. Proceeds benefited diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) brain tumor research grants.
On Nov. 10, Central City Integrated Health (CCIH) held its inaugural Detroit Veterans Gala at the Detroit Golf Club. Guests enjoyed dinner, guest speakers, and an art auction featuring pieces from local veteran artist Donald "Sunn" Anderson. Proceeds of the gala benefited the CCIH, providing housing and health services to veterans and Detroit residents.
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On Nov. 5, A Beautiful Me held its 7th annual Avant Garde Hair Show fundraiser at Zuccaro's Banquets & Catering in Chesterfield. Attendees enjoyed dinner, dessert, and a hair-centric fashion show that showcased the works of Michigan-based hairstylists. Proceeds from the one-of-a-kind event benefited A Beautiful Me in its mission to raise the self-esteem of young women through unique and interactive workshops.
On Nov. 9, St. Anne's Mead held its Evening of Empowerment: Breaking the Silence on Elder Abuse benefit. The informative event was held at The Community House of Birmingham and included dinner, drinks, guest speakers, and more. Proceeds benefitted the nonprofit its efforts to raise awareness of elder abuse and provide memory care for those with forms of dementia.
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On Oct. 28, the Alzheimer's Association held its 33rd annual Chocolate Jubilee at MGM Grand Detroit Hotel. Guests enjoyed a keynote address from writer, artist, and anthropologist Dana Walrath, chocolate tastings, and live music from Nouveauté. Proceeds benefited organization in its effort to serve individuals and families struggling with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.
On Nov, 4, the First Congregational Church of Detroit hosted its annual fundraiser and restoration dinner. The fundraiser honored Rev. Dr. Cindy A. Rice as she celebrated her 3rd year as pastor of the church. Guests enjoyed dinner, music, and a silent auction. Proceeds benefited the restoration of the historic church, which serves as the site of the Underground Railroad Living Museum.
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On Oct. 27, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital hosted its 10th annual Harvest Moon Ball at the MGM Grand Detroit Hotel. The extravagant evening featured dinner, cocktails, live entertainment, and more. Proceeds benefited oncology services at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.
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On Nov. 2, the second annual Chairs for Charity fundraiser showcased the talent of the local art and design community at the Garden Theater in Detroit. During the unique pop-up gallery of extraordinary chair installations, attendees sipped cocktails, enjoyed gourmet bites, and bid on beautiful works of art to raise funds for dozens of local charities participating in the Give Detroit Challenge.
On Oct. 25, Services To Enhance Potential (STEP) held its Steps to Success event on the second floor of Cost Plus Wine Shop at Detroit's Eastern Market. The fundraiser featured wine tastings, strolling hors d'oeuvres, and an art auction. Proceeds supported STEP in its efforts to provide and support disabled adults seeking employment opportunities.
On Oct. 27, Capuchin Soup Kitchen held its annual Support Our Capuchin Kitchen (SOCK) dinner at Cobo Center Grand River Ballroom in Detroit. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, dinner, silent auctions, and more. An Afterglow reception continued the night's festivities. Proceeds benefitted the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, providing food, clothing, and assistance to those in need.
On Oct. 28, the Rugiero Promise Foundation held its 7th annual Casino Royale at the Ford Community & Arts Center in Dearborn. The charity event featured an open bar, strolling dinner, and a performance by The Toppermost Band. Guests danced and placed bets in various casino games. Proceeds benefitted the Rugiero Promise Foundation in its effort to find a cure for diabetes.
On Oct. 22, Dutton Farm held its 5th annual fashion show at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. Guests and models dressed in trends from their favorite decades. Attendees enjoyed strolling hors d'oeurves, drinks, desserts, and a silent auction. Proceeds benefitted the nonprofit's special needs employment program, providing dignified employment to people of all abilities.
On Oct. 28, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History celebrated Judge Damon J. Keith's 50 years of service on the federal bench. The black-tie optional event featured live music by The Gabriel Brass Band and Jimmy McKee & The Upsetters, dinner, and a dessert reception. Proceeds benefitted the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne Law and the museum.
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On Oct. 26, Hour Detroit's 12th Annual Top Docs Party was held at the Gem Theatre in Detroit. The professionals named on the 2017 Top Docs list celebrated with their colleagues and enjoyed cocktails, appetizers, and live entertainment.
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On Oct. 20, Sweet Dreamzzz Inc. hosted its annual A Night to R.E.M.ember event. The fundraiser was held on the cobblestone streets of the Detroit Historical Museum, and featured live and silent auctions, a signature 'Heads or Tails' event, and more. Proceeds benefitted Sweet Dreamzzz, educating disadvantaged kids and families about healthy sleeping habits.
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On Oct. 10, the 2017 Taste of Southfield was held at the Southfield Town Center Atrium. Presented by the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce, the premier event featured samplings from 20 local restaurants, shopping from local vendors, and an Edible Creations competition. A portion of the proceeds benefitted the American Heart Association.
On Oct. 13, St. Mary Mercy Livonia Hospital held its 25th annual fundraising gala at the Laurel Manor in Livonia. The gala was themed after Cirque de la Vie and featured dinner, auctions, and circus performers. This year's event raised $250,000 for the Healthy Livonia initiative, providing the community opportunities to get and stay healthy.
On Oct. 10, the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Detroit Section, held its Women of Vision benefit luncheon. The annual event took place at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield and featured New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner as the guest speaker. Proceeds from the event supported programs of the National Council of Jewish Women/Greater Detroit.