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MCCF Comedy and Cocktails 2017

On Sept. 15, Macomb Community College Foundation hosted its 4th annual Comedy and Cocktails event at the Lorenzo Cultural Center in Clinton Township. Guests were treated to cocktails, appetizers, a raffle and silent auctions, a seated dinner, and a performance by Forbidden Broadway. Proceeds benefitted the arts and cultural programming of Macomb Community College.

Uncork for a Cure 2017

On Sept. 14, University of Michigan hosted its 2nd annual Uncork for a Cure. The sold out event was held at Bacco Ristorante in Southfield. Guests enjoyed delectable dishes created by several James Beard Foundation Award nominees, including Luciano Del Signore, James Rigato, and Andy Hollyday, as well as Bacco Ristorante's executive chef, Gabriel Botezan. Guests uncorked fine wine provided by Madeline Triffon, the master sommelier of Plum Market. Proceeds from the event supported the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Breast Oncology Program and the breast oncology surgical fellowship, which assists patient care and research.

Ted Lindsay Foundation Celebrity Golf Outing 2017

On Sept. 11, the Ted Lindsay Foundation hosted its 17th Annual Celebrity Golf Outing at the Detroit Golf Club. Attendees played on the the driving range and the putting green, participated in an 18-hole scramble, and bid in live and silent auctions. Proceeds from the event benefitted the foundation and it's mission to support research and educational programs focusing on the cause and management of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

New Day Hope Shines Gala 2017

On Sept. 8, New Day Foundation for Families hosted its annual Hope Shines Gala inside Shed 5 at Eastern Market in Detroit. Guests enjoyed dinner and music, as well as live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefitted the New Day Foundation and its mission to provide financial assistance and emotional support to cancer patients and their families.

Belinda Sue Fund Zoo Walk 2017

On Sept. 17, the Belinda Sue Fund hosted its 6th Annual Zoo Walk at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak. Participants walked to raise awareness for ovarian cancer. Proceeds of the Zoo Walk funded research for an early-detection tool and helped raise awareness for the disease.

Joe Kocur Celebrity Charity Softball Series 2017

On Aug. 26, the Joe Kocur Foundation for Children held its 9th annual Celebrity Charity Softball Series at Duck Lake Pines Park in Highland. The softball tournament has featured celebrity participants, including Detroit Red Wings Alumni, and other media and entertainment personalities. All proceeds from the event benefited Wings of Mercy East Michigan, FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation, The Huron Valley Special Olympics, Play Like Jackson Foundation, Team Kendal Kidz, and the Lakeland High School - Shannon Gaber Silverthorn Public Service Scholarship.

Run To Set Her Free 2017

On Sept. 9, Unshackled and Hope Against Trafficking hosted Run To Set Her Free, a 5K Color Run. The race took place in Stoney Creek Metro Park in Shelby Township. Proceeds from the event helped support victims of human trafficking, raising funds to send them to a two-year rehabilitation program.

Team Fox in the D 2017

On Sept. 9, Team Fox in the D hosted its 2nd annual Detroit Gala at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. All proceeds benefitted the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Last year's inaugural event raised over $118,000 for high-impact research programs.

Racing For Kids to the Hill 2017

On Aug. 30, Racing for Kids hosted its 11th annual Racing For Kids to the Hill event on Kercheval Avenue in Grosse Pointe Farms. During the day time street fair, kids enjoyed games, inflatables, music, refreshments and family-friend activities. The evening including a cocktail reception and live auction at Northern Trust. The annual event has raised and distributed more than $1 million to local children's hospitals.

Racing For Kids 2017

Gianna House Golf Outing 2017

On Aug. 28, Gianna House hosted its 5th annual Golf Outing at Greystone Golf Club. Golfers participated in longest drive, closest to the pin, and hole-in-one contests. The proceeds benefited the Gianna House mission to provide a safe residence, support, and resources for all pregnant women and their newborn infants.

CLC Cruise-In 2017

On Aug. 26, Community Living Centers hosted its 2nd Annual CLC Cruise-In at Farmington Village Commons. Attendees enjoyed a car show, food, and other activities. The car show and fundraiser benefitted Community Living Centers, a nonprofit that serves the developmentally disabled of Oakland County.

Benefit on the Bay 2017

On Aug. 25, Capuchin Soup Kitchen held its 24th annual Benefit on the Bay event at MacRay Harbor on Lake St. Clair. Attendees enjoyed dinner, dancing, and participating in live auctions. Over the years, the fundraiser has raised more than $1.3 million dollars to benefit the soup kitchen, which serves an average of 2,000 meals a day.

SLIDE Carnival 2017

On Aug. 18, Detroit Institute for Children hosted its SLIDE Carnival to celebrate the end of the first year of its Summer Learning Individualized Developmental Experiences program. The carnival was held at Dove Academy in Detroit. Attendees played carnival games, had their faces painted, and participated in other fun activities.

Blue Tie Gala 2017

On Aug. 19, Asthma is Real (A.I.R.), held its second annual Blue Tie Gala at the Corners in West Bloomfield. Guests enjoyed a full-course dinner, listened to inspirational speakers, and watched a fashion show featuring Michigan designers and models, all while dressed in blue. The charity dinner and fashion show supported A.I.R. in raising funds and awareness for asthma in Michigan.

Kruize4Kids 2017

On Aug. 10, Northeast Guidance Center held its signature fundraiser, Kruize4Kids, aboard the Ovation yacht. The three-hour cruise set sail from Jefferson Beach Marina in St. Clair Shores, taking passengers along Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River. Guests enjoyed a delectable dinner, drinks on the sundeck, and music from jazz group, Straight Ahead. Proceeds from the event helped provide warm coats for children in need and funding for children's programs.

Jazz It Up Cruise 2017

On Aug. 1, Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters held its Jazz It Up cruise on the Detroit River. Guests enjoyed a strolling dinner, classic craft cocktails, and modern jazz performances by Detroit’s very own upright bassist, Marion Hayden and band. A portion of each ticket purchase benefited 4 Paws, 1 Heart, and its mission to reduce the number of homeless cats and dogs by funding medical treatment for abandoned, abused, and stray animals.

Kids on the Go presents Asperger's Are Us 2017

On Aug. 3, Kids on the Go invited the comedy troupe Asperger's Are Us to perform for special-needs children and their families at the Hilberry Theatre in Detroit. The show, created by artists on the autism spectrum, helped share the message that a diagnosis does not define someone’s future. The evening also welcomed special guest Anthony Ianni, an anti-bullying activist.

Oral Cancer Awareness Michigan 5K 2017

On Aug. 5, runners and walkers took to the streets of Birmingham in support of the 3rd annual Oral Cancer Foundation 5K. The course began in front of Seaholm High School and ended on Seaholm's track. Proceeds benefited the foundation's efforts of spreading oral cancer awareness and funding research projects.

Every Child is a Work of Art 2017

On Aug. 5, Art & Soul Dreams hosted its "Every Child is a Work of Art" monthly traveling photo exhibit at the Pontiac Creative Arts Center. The nonprofit partnered with award-winning photographers in order to showcase photographs of older children looking for a forever family. The event aimed to help increase the rate of adoption for children in the Michigan foster care and adoption system.

Motor City Mingle 2017

On July 28, RM Sotheby's celebrated the 39th annual Concours d'Elegance of America and supported JDRF's mission of funding type 1 diabetes research during its third annual Motor City Mingle at The Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth. Guests enjoyed a silent auction, cocktails, a a celebratory kick-off dinner, and more.

St. Clair Butterfly Open 2017

On July 31, the St. Clair Butterfly Foundation held its second annual golf open. Guests enjoyed golf, fun, and fellowship, including a silent auction and buffet dinner. Proceeds benefited the foundation's efforts to empower at-risk youth.

Christmas in July 2017

On July 18, Gifts For All God's Children held its 5th annual Christmas in July event at Villa Penna in Sterling Heights. Guests enjoyed dinner, auction, and a presentation from special guest Kurt David.. All proceeds helped benefit at-risk children with individualized tutoring, summer camps, school supplies, Christmas gifts, and more.

Slurping Turtle Charity Ramen Battle 2017

On July 16, Slurping Turtle in Ann Arbor held it's annual Charity Ramen Battle. Guests enjoyed five different bowls from Chef Brendon Edwards of Gold Cash Gold, Chef Brad Greenhill of Katoi, Tadashi Nagura of Slurping Turtle, Chef Joseph Van Wagner of Local Kitchen, and Chef Derik Watson of Bistro 82, all competing for $2,000 prize for the charity of their choice.

Christmas in July Cruise 2017

On July 16, Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters held its Christmas in July themed cruise benefiting the Parade Company. Guests enjoyed a holiday-themed dinner and premium open bar. Each guest was asked to bring a children's gift for donation, and a portion of each ticket cost benefited the organization.

Acclaimed Mingle Yacht Party 2017

On July 17, the ACS Foundation held its 8th annual Acclaimed Mingle event aboard an Infinity and Ovation yacht. Guests enjoyed dinner, drinks, and dancing. Proceeds benefited the United World Mission.

Leaders for Kids Summer Recess 2017

On July 7, Leaders for Kids, an advisory board of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, hosted its 5th annual Summer Recess event on top of the Detroit Opera House Rooftop. Guests enjoyed strolling appetizers, a premium open bar, live entertainment, and more. Proceeds benefited the foundation and its mission to raise funds for pediatric medical research, education, and community benefit programs.

Red, White & Groove Cruise 2017

On July 5, Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters held its Red, White & Groove cruise as part of its Summer Cruise Series. Guests enjoyed a strolling dinner of traditional American fare, a premium open bar, and the tunes of Boogie Dynomite.

Ford Fireworks 2017

On June 26, the Parade Company hosted the 59th annual Ford Fireworks along the Detroit River and a Rooftop Party presented by Ford Motor Company. The party, one of the Parade Company's most important fundraisers of the year, featured food from Andiamo, drinks, games, giveaways, and live entertainment.

Lawrence Hunt Charity Trunk Show 2017

On June 29, Lawrence Hunt Fashion was joined by Detroit Tiger James McCann for its Charity Trunk Show. Guests enjoyed food, drinks, a raffle and door prizes. Proceeds benefitted Camp Casey and the Michigan Veterans Foundation.

Best of Detroit Party 2017 P. 2

On June 23 at Joe Louis Arena, Hour Detroit brought the Best of Detroit issue to life at the 12th annual Best of Detroit Party. Guests enjoyed the flavors, sounds, and fashions of Hour Detroit’s Best of Detroit winners, as well as live entertainment from Ben Sharkey and DJ CAPTN20. The magical evening was hosted by The Great Evrod Cassimy from WDIV Local 4.

Salute America 2017

On June 23, Lighthouse of Oakland County hosted its Salute America event at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills. This year's honorees were Marie Osborn, Sheriff Michael Bouchard, and Sherry Margolis. Guests enjoyed dinner, live entertaimment, dancing, and a silent and live auction. Lighthouse is the largest nonprofit provider of emergency food and housing to low-income families in Oakland County.

Salute America- Lighthouse of Oakland County

Best of Detroit Party 2017

On June 23 at Joe Louis Arena, Hour Detroit brought the Best of Detroit issue to life at the 12th annual Best of Detroit Party. Guests enjoyed the flavors, sounds, and fashions of Hour Detroit’s Best of Detroit winners, as well as live entertainment from Ben Sharkey and DJ CAPTN20. The magical evening was hosted by The Great Evrod Cassimy from WDIV Local 4.

Sounds of Sinatra Cruise 2017

On June 21, Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charter invited guests to relive the days of the Rat Pack. While cruising down the Detroit River, guests enjoyed Italian food, drinks and music by members of the Rat Pack performed by Gary Sacco. The cruise included a charity partnership with Defeat the Label, a nonprofit which empowers students around the globe in an effort to to end bullying.

Great Big Auction 2017

On June 16, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit held its Great Big Auction at Soundboard MotorCity. Hosted by Chuck Bennett, the evening featured a lively auctioneer, great music, amazing food, and crafted cocktails. Proceeds benefited the organization and its mission to provide children facing adversity with safe, strong, and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships.

Sunset at the Zoo 2017

On June 16 at the Detroit Zoo, the Detroit Zoological Society held their annual 21-and-older fundraising gala Sunset at the Zoo, themed this year "Green is the New Black." The event, which celebrated the society's Greenprint initiatives, featured food, drinks, live entertainment, and more. Proceeds benefited the society and their mission to celebrate and save wildlife.

SDBA Community Investment Breakfast 2017

On June 15, the Southwest Detroit Business Association hosted its annual Community Investment Breakfast at Sound Board inside of MotorCity Casino Hotel. More than 300 business owners, community leaders, entrepreneurs. and residents enjoyed a business networking reception, an awards ceremony, and a special presentation to recognize the nonprofit organization’s 60th anniversary.

Ovation Detroiter Brunch 2017

On June 18, Hour Detroit presented the Detroiter Brunch as a part of Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charter's summer cruise series. Guests enjoyed a champagne brunch, premium open bar, live music, and more. A portion of the proceeds went to the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy to build plazas, pavilions, and green spaces along a 5-1/2 mile stretch of the riverfront, from the Ambassador Bridge to Gabriel Richard Park.

Forgotten Harvest Comedy Night 2017

On June 17, Forgotten Harvest, one of the nation’s largest food rescue organizations, held its 25th annual Comedy Night, headlined by Seth Myers, at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships benefitted the organization's network of nearly 300 agencies in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties, which provide fresh food options to those in need.

Cinetopia Film Festival Closing Night 2017

From June 1 to 11, the Cinetopia film festival honored the rich heritage of cinematic culture and Michigan’s proud legacy of outstanding cinema artists. This year's lineup included "12th and Clairmount," "Band Aid" and "Detroit Voices," among others. The festival concluded with a closing night party on June 11 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.

Capuchin Souper Summer Celebration 2017

On June 10, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen invited Detroiters to Comerica Park for a night of Wild West fun for its 36th annual Souper Summer Celebration. The free event featured fireworks, live entertainment, a raffle, and more. Proceeds benefited the organization whose mission is to tend to people's basic needs, especially the need for food,

Detroit Artists Market Garden Party 2017

On June 15, Detroit Artist's Market held its 82nd Garden Party & Art Sale. The event welcomed guests for a four hour art sale in an intimate garden setting. Proceeds benefited the organization's efforts to provide opportunities for local artists to exhibit and sell works. The Detroit Artists Market is the oldest continuously non-profit art gallery in the Midwest.

Jack and Jill St. John Boutique 2017

On June 15, the Detroit Chapter of Jack and Jill of America celebrated 65 years of service with its St. John Boutique event. The event was held in Somerset Mall and invited guests to shop for a cause and to help raise funds for one of the group's current projects, establishing a computer lab in the Tindal Recreational Center in Detroit.

Yappy Hour 2017

On June 1, the Michigan Animal Rescue League hosted its Yappy Hour event, inspired by the classic tale of the Wizard of Oz, at the Meadow Brook Hall Rock Garden. Guests enjoyed a silent auction, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, gourmet dog treats, red carpet photos, and more. All proceeds directly benefited homeless cats and dogs of southeast Michigan.

Pau Hana After Work Party 2017

On June 8, Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters invited Michiganders to enjoy island life for a night. As part of Infinity's Summer Cruise Series, guests to Pau Hana enjoyed a Hawaiian-themed menu and premium cocktails. To further create an island atmosphere, The Kroon Band played its signature Hawaiian sound.

Building Champions Gala 2017

On June 2, the Power Company Kids Club hosted its Building Champions Gala at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. The evening celebrated 24 years of empowering children with dinner and a silent auction. Proceeds benefited the organization with a goal of raising $250,000 to use towards purchasing, renovating, and sustaining a Children's Center on the west side of Detroit.

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Spring Spectacular 2017

On May 11, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland held its annual Spring Spectacular at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. The event featured Chris Spielman, College Football Hall of Famer, Fox Sports broadcaster, and health advocate, as the celebrity speaker. The event benefited the hospital's Mercy Dental Center, which provides a full range of dental services for patients who lack access due to medical, physical, or financial reasons.

Cruise In for a Cause 2017

On May 11, the Cutler Group held its Cruise In for a Cause event at Suburban Exotic Motorcars in Troy. Guests enjoyed test drives of exotic cars, a wine tasting, desserts and more. All proceeds benefitted Henry Ford SandCastles, which provides grief counseling for children and families who have lost a loved one.

Derby For Kids 2017

On May 6, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation hosted its Derby For Kids fundraiser in the Alger House at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. Guests were encouraged to wear their best derby hats and bowties, and enjoyed a strolling dinner, mint juleps, and desserts. Proceeds benefited pediatric cancer programs.

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 Roop 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 16, 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 home of Doreen Hermelin and featured a strolling dinner, desserts, and zoo-themed specialty drinks. Proceeds benefited Sunset at the Zoo, which will be held June 16.

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.

Interchange Art + Dinner at M1 Concourse 2017

On May 18, the first patron party for the fourth annual Interchange Art + Dinner series was held at the the new M1 Concourse private racetrack in Pontiac. Guests enjoyed a strolling dinner along the private garages, cocktails, racing on a virtual racetrack, and thrilling rides with a professional race car driver. Proceeds benefited the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

Celebrity Chefs Dinner 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 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.

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.

Champions for Children 2017

On May 6, Orchards Children’s Services celebrate its 55th anniversary during the Gerald L. Levine Champions for Children event at the Henry Ford Museum. The evening featured a strolling dinner, live entertainment, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds from the gala benefited the organization, which helps improve the quality of life for abused, neglected, and troubled children.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Big Shots, Little Stars 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.