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Grand Salute and Bravo Salute 2017

On May 19, the Michigan Opera Theatre held Bravo Salute in honor of its founder David DiChiera as he is retiring after this season. Guests enjoyed food, drinks and live entertainment inside the historic Detroit Opera House. An afterparty followed the initial event.

Return to Downton 2017

On May 20, the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association invited guests to return to Downton Abbey at The Whitney. Guests dressed in their best Edwardian outfits and enjoyed music, entertainment and a silent auction. Proceeds helped fund patient education, support services, and research aimed at solving the underlying immune issues that link all autoimmune disorders.

Pooches on Parade 2017

On May 5, 2017 I Heart Dogs hosted its second annual Pooches on Parade Gala at the Barrister Garden Banquet Center. With special guest Room Raj, the event treated guests to a silent auction, cheer raffle and live music from "Escaping Pavement." The event was a fundraiser in support of police officers and rescue dogs.

Sunset at the Zoo Benefactor Bash 2017

On May 20, the Detroit Zoological Society hosted its Benefactor Bash for high-level supporters of its Sunset at the Zoo event held at the Detroit Zoo. The soiree was held at the Manoogian Mansion, home of Detroit mayor Mike Duggan and featuring a strolling dinner, desserts, and zoo-themed specialty drinks.. Proceeds benefited Sunset at the Zoo, which will be held June 12.

Spark of Hope Tribute Gala 2017

On May 20, Life Directions hosted its annual Spark of Hope Tribute Gala with honorees Joan Duggan and Frank Venegas Jr. While celebrating the honorees, guests enjoyed dinner and silent auction. The evening benefited the organization, which supports and mentors youth and young adults from 13 to 35 years of age.

Celebrations Around the World Gala 2017

On May 11, the Michigan Design Center celebrated its 40th year with the Celebrations Around the World Gala. The event featured 25 vignettes with global themes made by MDC's designers. Guests at the event enjoyed live music, dinner, and cocktails.

Celebrity Chefs Dinner 2017

On April 21,Community Living Centers Inc. held its 40th annual Celebrity Chefs Dinner. Fifteen of Detroit's best chefs prepared a five-course meal for the guests who also enjoyed a silent auction, raffle, and other entertainment. The yearly event benefits children and adults living with developmental disabilities.

Return to Downton 2017

Spark of Hope Tribute Gala 2017

Bravo Salute 2017

Celebrity Chefs Dinner 2017

Pooches on Parade 2017

Top Dentists 2017

On May 8th, Hour Media held its Top Dentists party at Bistro 82 in Royal Oak. The private dinner celebrated this year’s honorees, who are selected after polling area dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, and other specialists.

Savor Detroit, Spring 2017: April 28

From April 24-28, 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. Wednesday's meal was prepared by Chef Chris Cason of Chapman House and Chef Matthew Baldridge of The Conserva. A portion of the proceeds benefited Eastern Market, which since the 1800s has gradually become a cornerstone, nourishing its residents by providing fresh and nutritious food throughout Southeastern Michigan.

Savor Detroit, Spring 2017: April 27

From April 24-28, 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. Thursday's meal was prepared by Chef Sarah Welch and Chef Nikita Sanches of Rock City Eatery. A portion of the proceeds benefited Eastern Market, which since the 1800s has gradually become a cornerstone, nourishing its residents by providing fresh and nutritious food throughout Southeastern Michigan.

Alive 2017

On May 5, The Donate Life Coalition of Michigan hosted its annual Alive event at the Art Moran Buick GMC building in Southfield. Guests enjoyed an evening of live music, food, drinks, a silent auction, and a photo booth among other things. The event was in support of eye, organ and tissue donation. The Donate Life Coalition advocates for organ donation as a human responsibility.

Alive 2017

Savor Detroit, Spring 2017: April 26

From April 24-28, 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. Wednesday's meal was prepared by Chef Chris Cason of Chapman House and Chef Matthew Baldridge of The Conserva. A portion of the proceeds benefited Eastern Market, which since the 1800s has gradually become a cornerstone, nourishing its residents by providing fresh and nutritious food throughout Southeastern Michigan.

Savor Detroit, Spring 2017: April 25

From April 24-28, 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. Tuesday's meal was prepared by Chef Mike Romine of The Mulefoot Gastropub and Chef Brandon Wolschleger of Table 5. A portion of the proceeds benefited Eastern Market, which since the 1800s has gradually become a cornerstone, nourishing its residents by providing fresh and nutritious food throughout Southeastern Michigan.

Savor Detroit, Spring 2017: April 24

From April 24-28, 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. Monday's meal was prepared by Chef Thomas Lents of Detroit Foundation Hotel and Chef Myles Christian Anton of Trattoria Stella. A portion of the proceeds benefited Eastern Market, which since the 1800s has gradually become a cornerstone, nourishing its residents by providing fresh and nutritious food throughout Southeastern Michigan.

Real Estate All-Stars 2017

On April 13, Hour Media's Real Estate All-Stars celebrated at the fourth annual Real Estate All-Star Party presented by MiRealSource at EuroAmerica Design in Troy. Guests enjoyed cocktails, appetizers, and live entertainment.

Spring Tea 2017

On April 22, the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit hosted its 8th annual Spring Tea event at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. Adults and kids alike enjoyed savory bites, finger sandwiches, and desserts, as well as live entertainment and shopping during the elegant afternoon. Proceeds benefited the organization, which provides a “home away from home” for the families of children who are hospitalized, most often at The Children's Hospital of Michigan.

Spring Tea 2017

Charlotte's Wings Benefit 2017

On April 29, Charlotte’s Wings celebrated its 10th annual fundraising benefit at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. Guests enjoyed an evening of dining, live music and silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefited the organization, which donates new books to Michigan children in hospital and hospice care who have serious illnesses and health crises.

Bow Wow Brunch 2017

On April 30, the Michigan Humane Society celebrated its 28th annual Bow Wow Brunch at the MGM Grand Detroit Hotel. Guests enjoyed a gourmet, champagne reception alongside adoptable animals and special guest and animal conservationist Jeff Corwin. Proceeds benefited the Michigan Humane Society, assisting in finding homes for animals in need, furthering community outreach efforts, supporting spay/neuter programs, and getting closer to the society's ultimate goal of ending animal homelessness.

HBEA 90th Anniversary Gala

On April 28, the Historic Boston-Edison Association celebrated the its 90th anniversary at the Fellowship Conference Center in Detroit. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, and dancing. Proceeds benefited the Historic Boston-Edison Association, whose mission is to safeguard the value, character, and appearance of Boston Edison homes and the neighborhood for the benefit of all residents.

Girl Scouts Cookie Gala 2017

On April 19, the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan celebrated 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies at the MGM Grand Hotel Ballroom in Detroit. During this 15th annual Cookie Gala, local chefs prepared desserts and appetizers made from Girl Scout cookies. Guests also enjoyed “cookie cocktails,” a themed photo booth, and auctions. Proceeds supported the continuation of empowerment and leadership opportunities for girls in the area.

St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Gala 2017

On April 22, St. Joseph Mercy Livingston hosted its 32nd fundraising annual gala at Crystal Gardens in Howell. The Circus Soiree themed evening came complete with live entertainment and games along with dinner and cocktails. Proceeds supported facility upgrades as part of the St. Joe's Livingston & Brighton Transformation Project.

An Evening of Art and Science 2017

On April 20, An Evening of Art and Science celebrated its fourth year of combining art and medicine progress at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Honoring the collaboration of the Forbes Institute of Cancer Discovery and A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Insitute, guests were dazzled by live entertainment, a strolling dinner, cocktails, and guest speakers. Proceeds benefited University of Michigan scientists who are creating a cancer vaccine through immunology and bioengineering.

Ted Lindsay Foundation Wine Tasting 2017

On April 24, the Ted Lindsay Foundation celebrated its 2017 Wine Tasting event at the San Marino Club in Troy. Local celebrities poured wine as guests enjoyed a silent auction, strolling dinner, and dessert stations. All proceeds benefited autism research and educational programs.

Canines and Couture 2017

On April 9, Detroit Dog Rescue hosted its annual fashion show fundraising event, Canines and Couture, at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. The event featured dogs ready for adoption walking the runway with local personalities. Guests enjoyed a cocktail and dessert reception following the runway show. Local celebrity appearances included WXYZ 7 Action News’ Kimberly Craig, WDVD 96.3’s Blain Fowler, and Fox 2 News Detroit’s Amy Lange and Erika Erikson. Proceeds benefited DDR, Detroit's first no-kill shelter.

Capuchin Souper Summer Celebration

Sing Out 4 Kids 2017

On March 31, Far Therapeutic Arts and Recreation hosted its annual Sing Out 4 Kids benefit at the Community House in Birmingham. The evening featured local celebrities singing their favorite karaoke songs, Steve Acho on the piano, and silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefited the nonprofit, which provides education and therapeutic opportunities for those with special needs through the arts.

Wolverine Human Services 30th Anniversary Awards

On March 31, the Wolverine Human Services celebrated its 30th Anniversary Awards and Scholarship Banquet at the Detroit Athletic Club. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour and seated dinner before the ceremony honoring founder Robert Wollack. Wolverine Human Services is the only child-welfare agency in the state of Michigan that provides a full continuum of care, with over 450 youth residing in its facilities on a daily basis.

Restaurant of the Year Party 2017

On March 27, Hour Detroit magazine held a special celebration at Bistro 82, the Royal Oak establishment that won the Restaurant of the Year distinction for 2017.

Cirque 2017

On March 25, the Founders Junior Council for the DIA celebrated its annual masquerade event at the DIA, Cirque. During the sold-out, formal event, guests enjoyed a mythological-themed drinks and dancing, pulling inspiration from from all over the world. Proceeds benefited the DIA.

NEXTGen Detroit 2017

On March 4, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit hosted its 2017 NEXTGen Detroit Epic event at the Fillmore in Detroit. Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and standup comedy from Curb Your Enthusiasm’s JB Smooth. Proceeds benefited the organization and the needs of the Jewish people, building a vibrant future in Detroit.

Eton Academy Gala 2017

On March 4, Eton Academy hosted its largest fundraising gala of the year, Mission: Possible, at the school in Birmingham. Guests enjoyed a formal sit down dinner catered by Bacco Ristorante, silent and live auctions, and more. Proceeds benefitted the academy, ensuring students with learning differences have the right environment and tools to succeed and thrive.

McLaren Hospital Crystal Ball 2017

On March 11, McLaren Hospital celebrated its annual Crystal Ball at MGM Grand Detroit to benefit its Macomb Emergency and Trauma Services. Guests enjoyed a black-tie gourmet dinner, cocktail reception, a live auction and raffle, and thrilling entertainment from the Detroit Circus. In addition to the activities, special tributes were dedicated Daisy Award nurses and seasoned physicians.

Empty Bowls 2017

On March 3, Cass Community Social Services hosted its annual Empty Bowls event at Eastern Market in Shed 5. The event, which raised awareness and funds for the organization's food program, featured live entertainment and local celebrities serving soup. Guests could also bid on custom-painted bowls created by celebrities such as rapper Big Sean. Cass Community Social Services serves one million hungry people every year, and provides those in need with basic living necessities, housing, job training and healthcare.

Metro Detroit Weddings Luxury Bridal Show 2017

Taken Over Film Premiere 2017

On Feb 26, Painted Creek Productions presented the Taken Over movie premiere event at the Emagine Royal Oak Theatre. With over 400 people in attendance, the evening was called the largest local red carpet premiere of the year in the Michigan film industry. Among guests were actors Dennis Haskins from Saved by the Bell and TJ Storm from Dead Pool.

Evening of Espionage 2017

On Feb 25, Our Lady Star of the Sea School in Grosse Pointe held its annual fundraising auction at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. Guests enjoyed a strolling dinner and drinks while participating in live and silent auctions during the James Bond-themed event. All proceeds benefitted the school and quality education for all its students.

Pajama Rama 2017

On Feb 19, a team of people currently participating in a gratitude training program called Masterful Living held a night of art, music and inspirational speaking at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The goal of the night was to inspire the youth to help their community, while optionally dressing in pajamas! The proceeds from this event benefitted both Covenant House Michigan and the Ruth Ellis Center, who both aid at-risk, poor and homeless teens in the greater Detroit area.

PajamaRama 2017

An Affair to Remember: On the Red Carpet 2017

On Feb 11, Rackam Choir, Detroit's oldest choir, hosted its annual fundraiser at the Mirage in Clinton Township. With a red carpet theme, guests enjoyed a strolling dinner, live music, living statues, an illusionist, and more. Proceeds benefitted the Rackham Choir and its educational opportunities for students.

Lighthouse PATH 25th Anniversary

On Feb. 10, Lighthouse of Oakland Country celebrated the 25th anniversary of PATH, the area’s only long-term transitional housing program, at the Birmingham Community House. Guests enjoyed dinner, powerful client stories, dueling pianos, and more. Including the PATH program, Lighthouse serves more than 16,000 people annually, 40 percent of which are children.

Washtenaw Community College Mardi Gras 2017

On Feb. 4, the Washtenaw Community College Foundation held its 32nd annual Mardi Gras celebration inside the Morris Lawrence building on its Ann Arbor campus. Guests enjoyed a Wizard of Oz themed dinner from the college’s culinary students and regional guest chefs. Proceeds benefitted the foundation, which supports students and faculty with financial and educational tools to succeed.

COTS Soup City 2017

On Jan. 26, the Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS) celebrated its 18th annual Soup City event at the Gem & Century Theatre in Detroit. Guests enjoyed live entertainment from Les Williams, Zydeco Hepcats, and the Jerry Ross Band, and food from more than 20 local restaurants. Proceeds benefitted the nonprofit, which provides coaching and mentorship services to help people defeat homelessness and gain independence.

Bates Street Gala 2017

On Jan. 28, the Bates Street Society celebrated their charitable members at the Community House in Birmingham. During the black-tie event, guests enjoyed a three-course dinner, drinks, and live entertainment. The society was founded in 2015 to help recognize donors who make significant charitable contributions to support the work and mission of the Community House in Birmingham.

Big Shots, Little Stars 2017

On Jan. 13, MGM Grand Casino in Detroit hosted the 2017 Big Shots, Little Stars AfterGlow event. Guests enjoyed a complimentary shuttle to and from Cobo Center, dinner, cocktails, live music, and more. The event benefitted the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation, which works to improve the health quality of Michigan children.

Bocce with the Brothers 2017

The 5th annual Bocce with the Brothers took place on Friday, Jan. 20 at Villa Penna in Sterling Heights. Guests enjoyed an unlimited buffet, live music, and bocce ball games. All proceeds benefitted the Capuchin ministries, which uses the teaching of St. Francis of Assisi to help those in need, including the poor.

Bocce with The Brothers 2017

Auto Glow 2017

On Jan. 13, Ford Field hosted the 2017 AutoGlow charity event to support The Children's Center. Guests enjoyed a Monopoly-themed night of dinner, drinks and dancing, all while supporting the Detroit-based charity. Since its founding in 1929, The Children's Center works with children who've experienced trauma or struggled with developmental challenges.

NAIAS Charity Preview 2017

On Jan. 13 at Cobo Center, guests enjoyed a first look at North American International Auto Show at the Charity Preview. The black-tie event raised nearly $5.2 million, benefitting a wide range of children’s charities, such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan. The glitzy fundraiser, touted as the largest in the world, has raised more than $110 million for southeast Michigan children's charities since the gala was established years ago.

NAIAS Charity Preview 2017

On Jan. 13 at Cobo Center, guests enjoyed a first look at North American International Auto Show at the Charity Preview. The black-tie event raised nearly $5.2 million, benefitting a wide range of children’s charities, such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan. The glitzy fundraiser, touted as the largest in the world, has raised more than $110 million for southeast Michigan children's charities since the gala was established years ago.

Spirit of Giving Awards Gala 2016

Detroit neighborhood human service organization Franklin Wright Settlements hosted its annual Spirit of Giving Awards Gala at the Belle Isle Casino on Dec. 10. Guests posthumously honored Judith D. Jackson and Dr. Gerald Smith for their "outstanding commitment to excellence, innovation, and community service." The evening included dinner, an energetic musical performance by Alexander Zonjic & Friends, and more. For more than 130 years, FWS has been aiding the Detroit community with its self-help strategies, programs, and opportunities.

Annual Holiday Tea 2016

The 28th Annual Holiday Tea to support Alternatives for Girls, a Detroit-based organization that aims to help homeless and high-risk girls and young women, was held on Dec. 2 at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. The event featured networking and a silent auction of new and gently used items brought by guests.

Kidney Ball 2016

More than 740 people attended the 2016 Kidney Ball on Dec. 3 at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit. The event, which raised $617,000 for the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, featured live and silent auctions, cuisine prepared by MotorCity Casino Hotel Executive Chef Raymond Bertschy, and live music by the band Your Generation in Concert featuring Fifty Amp Fuse.

Jazzy Holiday Tea

Jazzy Holiday Tea, a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit, was held Dec. 3 at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. Guests enjoyed a traditional tea and fashion show of women's tops, jewelry, and scarves, as well as music by the jazz duo Mike and Mike.

St. Joseph Mercy's 41st Annual Holiday Ball

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor held its 41st Annual Holiday Ball, The Enchanted Voyage Aboard the Queen Mary, on Dec. 3 at Eastern Michigan University. The event, which benefited the Behavioral Health Services at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, featured dinner catered by Forte Belanger, music by Intrigue, and a performance by Dancers Workshop.

2016 Capuchin School Night Out

The Second Annual Capuchin School Night Out was held Dec. 8 at Brew Detroit. The event, which was geared toward young adults, benefited the Capuchin Soup Kitchen and featured hors d'oeuvres, drinks, music, and a brewery tour.

2016 Detroit Historical Society Holiday Ball

The 2016 Detroit Historical Society Holiday Ball was held on Dec. 10 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The event aimed to bring together the metro Detroit community for a celebration of the region’s history while bidding farewell to the Joe in its final season. Guests enjoyed cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, seated dinner with both live and silent auctions, and an afterglow. and silent auctions, and an afterglow.

Champagne Wishes

Birmingham-based restaurant Forest held a Champagne Wishes brunch on Dec. 10 to benefit both Wish Upon a Teen and LUNGevity. Wish Upon a Teen provides creative programs and opportunities to teenagers battling life-limiting medical conditions such as cancer, sickle cell, and organ transplants, while LUNGevity's mission is to increase the quality of live and survivorship of people with lung cancer.

Cheers Gala 2016

On Dec. 2, Easterseals Michigan held their largest annual fundraiser, the Cheers Gala, at the World Heritage Air Museum in Waterford. Guests enjoyed a strolling dinner, live entertainment, games, and a performance from their new dance program, the ESM Miracle Dancers. Proceeds benefited the organization, which serves and supports people with disabilities or special needs and their families so they can successfully live, learn, work, and play in their communities.

Advent Evening of Fellowship 2016

held their annual Advent Evening of Fellowship at the Detroit Athletic Club. The black tie event featured guest speaker Ken Katz, conservation and restoration artist. Katz and his team were hired to repair water damage to the ceiling of the main dining room of the Albert Kahn-designed Detroit Athletic Club, eventually leading to a restoration of the paintings hidden beneath layers of old paint. The evening benefitted the chapter's mission of to raising funds to maintain and restore the vast collection of art housed in the Vatican Museums.

The Taste 2016

On Nov. 19, Our Lady Star of the Sea hosted the 5th annual Taste event in Grosse Pointe Woods. The evening featured fine wine and food samplings from 24 exclusive vendors and live entertainment from the Chris Codish Jazz Trio. Proceeds benefited the parish.

Hob Nobble Gobble 2016

On Nov. 18, the Parade Company celebrated its 27th annual Hob Nobble Gobble, presented by Ford Motor Co. at Ford Field in Detroit. The event welcomed more than 2,000 special guests in honor of America's Thanksgiving Parade. The evening featured carnival rides, games, a performance from award winning hip hop artist Flo Rida, and more.

Nutcracker Luncheon & Boutique 2016

On Nov. 15, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Volunteer Council held the 34th annual Nutcracker Luncheon and Boutique at the Detroit Athletic Club in Detroit. Guests enjoyed an elegant luncheon, raffles, shopping from a collection of vendors, and more. Proceeds benefited the organization, which is an active partner of the DSO in fundraising, audience and membership expansion, youth music education, and volunteer service.

JARC Fall Fundraiser 2016

On Nov. 14, JARC brought the Music of Michael Jackson featuring The Detroit Symphony Orchestra to the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Orchestra Hall in Detroit, for their annual fall fundraiser. Guests of the pre-glow enjoyed a strolling dinner and cocktails before the iconic show. Proceeds benefited JARC, which aims to enrich the lives of people with disabilities through gentle and loving support, valued relationships, and engagement with the community, in accordance with Jewish values.

Casino Royale 2016

On Nov. 12, the the Rugiero Promise Foundation and University of Michigan Diabetes Center held the 6th annual Casino Royale fundraiser at the Edward Hotel and Convention Center in Dearborn. The event honored the memory of Antonio Rugiero who lived with type 2 diabetes for nearly 40 years. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, live entertainment, games, and more. Proceeds benefited the Antonio Rugiero Diabetes Research Fund at the U of M Diabetes Research Center, with the goal of reversing the course of the disease to save lives.

Gala Grandiosa 2016

On Nov. 12, the Detroit Institute of Arts held its annual fundraising gala, this year celebrating Salvador Salort-Pons' first year as director. Guests traveled to Spain for the evening, enjoying an elegant seated dinner catered by Forte Belanger, entertainment from DJ Rock City, and more. Proceeds benefited the DIA, ensuring the museum continues to serve as a place of inspiration and relevance for generations to come.

Night of Angels 2016

On Nov. 11, Christ Child held its annual fundraiser, Night of Angels, at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market. The evening, themed a "love-in," featured psychedelic music, drinks, munchies, and far-out silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefited the organization, which offers assistance and programming for underprivileged children in the Detroit, including a residential treatment home for neglected and abused boys.

A Beautiful Me Avant Garde Hair Show 2016

On Nov. 6, A Beautiful Me held its 6th annual Avant Garde Hair Show fundraiser at Zuccaro’s Banquet Center in Chesterfield. The one-of-a-kind event featured everyday women walking the runway, ranging in age, weight, and ethnicity, and confidently adorning elaborate hairstyles. Proceeds benefitted the organization, helping provide local girls the opportunity to attend interactive after-school self-esteem workshops that build self-worth proactively in the next generation of women.

Superhero Soiree 2016

On Nov. 5, Kids on the Go held its Superhero Soiree at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. Emceed by Brandon Roux of WDIV, the evening included a a strolling dinner, tastings, silent and live auctions, and entertainment by the Ben Sharkey Quartet and speed artist Dave Santia. Proceeds benefited children with special needs ages 3-14, providing free summer therapy.

Wishes Gala 2016

On Nov. 4, the House of Providence held its annual Wishes Gala at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. The evening, hosted by Chuck Gaidica, featured strolling hors d’oeuvres, an elegant dinner, and more. Proceeds benefited the Providence House, a therapeutic home which welcomes children and youth who have been the victim of extreme abuse and neglect, and offers them a healing environment.

Dutton Farm Fashion Show 2016

On Oct. 27, Dutton Farm held it's 4th annual fashion show at the Woodside Bible Church in Lake Orion. Dutton's farmers strutted the catwalk in the latest trends, and guests enjoyed a silent auction, coffee, and desserts. All proceeds benefited the non-profit, which serves individuals with mental, physical, and emotional impairments through an array of activities that foster self-belief and satisfaction.

SOCK Dinner 2016

On Oct. 21, Capuchin Soup Kitchen held its 44th annual SOCK (Support Our Capuchin Kitchen) dinner at the Cobo Center Grand Riverview Ballroom in Detroit. The evening was highlighted by a cocktail reception, dinner, and entertainment, as well as the new “Second Helping” afterglow, featuring drinks, a dessert bar, a coffee station, and more. Proceeds benefited the organization which serves Metro Detroit by providing food, clothing, and human development programs to those in need.

SOCK Dinner 2016

Top Docs Party 2016

On Oct. 27, Hour Detroit's 11th Annual Top Docs Party was held at the Gem Theatre in Detroit. The professionals named on the 2016 Top Docs list celebrated with their colleagues and enjoyed cocktails, appetizers, and live entertainment.

Chairs For Charity 2016

On Nov. 3, the first 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.

Harvest Moon Ball 2016

On Oct. 21, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital hosted the 9th annual Harvest Moon Ball at the MGM Grand Detroit Hotel. The evening celebrated the 90th anniversary of providing healthcare services to the Downriver community, featuring cocktails, dinner, live entertainment, and more. Proceeds benefited cardiovascular services at the hospital.

Art of Wine 2016

On Oct.15, the College for Creative Studies hosted Art of Wine, the 35th Annual Detroit International Wine Auction, at Capitol Park in Detroit. Highlights of the evening included a Vintner’s private reception, silent auction, gala dinner, live auction, and an afterglow. The auctioned benefited undergraduate scholarships and free art programs for kids in Detroit.

St. Mary Mercy Livonia Gala 2016

On Oct. 14, St. Mary Mercy Livonia Hospital held its 24th annual fundraising gala at the Laurel Manor Banquet and Conference Center. The elegant black tie event was themed after the Phantom of the Opera, and featured dinner, musical entertainment, and a silent auction. Proceeds benefited St. Mary Mercy Livonia's Community Health initiatives.

Bring it Home 2016

On Oct. 13, the Community Housing Network hosted its signature annual fundraising event, Bring it Home, at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. The evening included a silent auction, sit-down dinner, an open bar, and more. A portion of the proceeds benefited the Critical Needs Fund, which aims to help conquer barriers not solved by traditional housing programs.

Wright Gala 2016

On Oct. 8, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History celebrated 51 years of excellence with their 2016 gala themed, "Music on My Mind." Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dessert, dancing, and more during the music-infused celebration. Entertainers for the evening included two-time Emmy Award-winning violinist Damien Escobar, Detroit-based Collective Peace, featuring Grammy-nominated saxophonist, LaDarrel “Saxappeal” Johnson, and recording artist Mike Ellison.

Dancing with the Survivors 2016

On Oct. 8, the Pink Fund brought its national tour, Dancing with the Survivors, to Detroit, celebrating a nationwide community of breast cancer survivors who thrive in their recovery. The evening was highlighted by food, music, cocktails, and of course, dancing. The event featured breast cancer survivors paired with professional dancers from dance studios across the country, performing ballroom style dances, while raising money for The Pink Fund’s mission.

Autumn Adventure 2016

On Oct. 7, the Oakland County Children's Village Foundation held its 29th annual Autumn Adventure at the Orchard Lake Country Club. Guests enjoyed strolling heavy appetizers, an open wine and beer bar, silent and live auctions, live music, and more. Proceeds benefited the foundation, which provides residential care and comprehensive treatment services for in-need youth and their families.

SPARK 2016

On Oct. 13, the Detroit Garment Group hosted its annual fashion fete at the One Woodward in Detroit. For this year’s event themed, “the Future of Fashion," guests were encouraged to dress in futuristic and fashionable outfits. The evening included cocktails, light bites, and a curated-fashion exhibit from local designers including DJ Thornstryker, the NBA's first female DJ. Proceeds benefited DGD, which was founded as a response to the need for business education for Michigan's fashion community.

Savor Detroit, Fall 2016: October 7

From Oct. 3-7, 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. Fridays's meal was prepared by Chef Brad Greenhill of Katoi in Detroit, and Chef Takashi Yagihashi of Slurping Turtle in Ann Arbor. A portion of the proceeds benefited Eastern Market, which since the 1800s has gradually become a cornerstone, nourishing its residents by providing fresh and nutritious food throughout Southeastern Michigan.

Savor Detroit, Fall 2016: October 6

From Oct. 3-7, 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. Thursday's meal was prepared by Chef Marc Djozlija of Wright & Company in Detroit, and Edward Sura of NoMI Kitchen at the Park Hyatt Chicago. A portion of the proceeds benefited Eastern Market, which since the 1800s has gradually become a cornerstone, nourishing its residents by providing fresh and nutritious food throughout Southeastern Michigan.

Savor Detroit, Fall 2016: October 5

From Oct. 3-7, 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. Wednesday's meal was prepared by Chef Marc Bogoff of Stockyard in Detroit and Chef Eve Aronoff of Eve and Frita Batidos in Ann Arbor. A portion of the proceeds benefited Eastern Market, which since the 1800s has gradually become a cornerstone, nourishing its residents by providing fresh and nutritious food throughout Southeastern Michigan.

Savor Detroit, Fall 2016: October 4

From Oct. 3-7, 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. Tuesday's meal was prepared by Chef Nick Janutol of Forest in Birmingham and Chef John Somerville of Steven Lelli’s Inn on the Green in Farmington Hills. A portion of the proceeds benefited Eastern Market, which since the 1800s has gradually become a cornerstone, nourishing its residents by providing fresh and nutritious food throughout Southeastern Michigan.

Savor Detroit, Fall 2016: October 3

From Oct. 3-7, 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. Monday's meal was prepared by Chef Michael Barrera of Townhouse in Detroit and Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley of Ripple in Washington DC. A portion of the proceeds benefited Eastern Market, which since the 1800s has gradually become a cornerstone, nourishing its residents by providing fresh and nutritious food throughout Southeastern Michigan.

Hour Detroit's Best Dressed Celebration 2016

On Sept. 29, Hour Detroit magazine hosted its annual Best Dressed fashion show and party at the Fillmore in Detroit, featuring our best dressed winners from the September issue. Attendees sipped cocktails and savored delicious light bites. The elaborate fashion show was presented by Somerset Collection and accompanied by the music of percussionist Jared Sykes.

BRAvo 2016

On Oct. 4, McClaren Macomb hosted the 6th annual BRAvo event at Penna's of Sterling Heights. A thousand attendees enjoyed bidding on bras decorated by community members and donated by local businesses. Proceeds from the event benefitted the BRAvo program, which not only provides free mammograms for uninsured women, but now includes all women’s health initiatives.

Dress the Decades Cruise 2016

On Sept. 28 Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters held its Dress the Decades cruise as a part of its summer cruise series. Guests enjoyed throwback cocktails, culinary favorites with a nostalgic twist, and groovy beats from Boogie Dynomite. A portion of the proceeds benefited the Michigan Humane Society, the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in Michigan.

DiChiera Legacy Ball 2016

On Oct. 1, the Detroit Opera House hosted Black Tie & Bellinis: The DiChiera Legacy Ball. Hundreds of guests celebrated Dr. David DiChiera, the founder and director of Michigan Opera Theatre, with hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and dancing. Music by Ben Sharkey and the Big Band and a performance by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet accompanied the Opera Company’s largest fundraiser of the season.

Wild Game Dinner 2016

On Sept. 22, Meadow Brook Hall hosted its 11th Annual Gourmet Wild Game Dinner and Auction fundraiser on their grounds in Rochester. Guests enjoyed live and silent auctions, raffles, hors d’oeuvres, a seated dinner, and more. Proceeds benefitted the interpretation and preservation of Meadow Brook, a National Historic Landmark.