The newly renovated DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Bloomfield Hills, formerly the Kingsley Inn, held its grand opening preview on Dec. 6. Attendees toured the 150,000 square-foot space, which includes 144 updated hotel rooms, a bar and New York style deli.
The Detroit Historical Society held its Historical Society Ball at the Lexus Velodrome on Dec. 8. The black-tie event garnered donations for the museum’s educational initiatives to expand its award-winning programming to serve high school students and help design an intergenerational curriculum.
On Nov. 29, Kendra Scott hosted their Twelve Oaks’ storefront grand opening. Attendees enjoyed cocktails, sweets, and 20 percent off all of purchases, with proceeds benefiting charity Fleece & Thank You.
On Dec. 1, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan hosted its 14th annual Kidney Ball at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. Guests participated in live and silent auctions that raised funds for the organization to prevent kidney disease and improve the lives of those living with it.
St. Joe’s Holiday Ball, presented by St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital, was held at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center on Dec. 1. Attendees contributed towards strengthening St. Joseph’s cancer care program, as well as rebuilding and expanding its Cancer Center.
On Nov. 19th, Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) kicked off the holiday season with its 35th annual Detroit Aglow at the MGM Grand Detroit. Funds raised at the event support DDP’s mission to grow, strengthen and maintain budding businesses in Detroit.
On June 25, national scholarship and mentoring program Real Life 101 held its 17th annual awards gala at the MGM Grand Detroit. The organization assists hundreds of young at risk black men by providing scholarships, mentoring, and educational resources as they graduate from high school and start college, trade school, or another accredited higher education institution. The gala featured heartfelt testimonies from graduates of the program, community service awards, the distribution of laptop computers loaded with software and backpacks, and more.
On March 5 at Penna’s of Sterling in Sterling Heights, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital held their annual premiere event, the Medallion. 1,000 guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing, mock gambling and a grand package raffle. The black-tie fundraiser benefitted trauma services at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital.
On Jan. 28, CARE House of Oakland County held it's annual Circle of Friends benefit luncheon at the Townsend Hotel to raise awareness for the programs and services that CARE House provides to abused children and their families.
On Jan. 18 at Bricker-Tunis Furs in West Bloomfield, a collection of eight elegant furs worn during the 1980s hit TV series Dynasty was auctioned at a reception, with a percentage of sales benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit. Three of the pieces were sold that night with other sales pending. Approximately 40 visitors enjoyed an elegant, fun evening with a dash of Motown – former Motown singer Martha Reeves attended and a D.J. spun tunes from that era of innovative vocals and instrumentation. Charlene Mitchell, host of “Mind Your Business,” was the mistress of ceremonies and auctioneer. Photographs by Sarah Rahal
At Comau’s Christmas Party on Dec. 10, 2015 at Suburban Collection Showplace, the 16-year-old founder of Supporting Kids in Pain, Sarah Maisano, was honored. The company donated more than 1,000 toys to SKIP last year.
On Dec. 18 at the Belle Isle Casino in Detroit, Detroit Healthcare for the Homeless/Advantage Health Centers marked a year of giving by its employees to the most vulnerable populations in Detroit. From doctors to social workers, board members to administrative staff, Advantage Health Centers celebrated all of the selfless, hard work done by staff in and throughout the city.
On Dec. 15, the Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan held a board social to welcome the new president and CEO, Margaret Trimer-Hartley. Guests enjoyed food and spirits and shared some holiday cheer. The Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan reaches more than 42,000 young people through its programs every year with 2,200 volunteers. The programs give youths the tools to thrive and teach three lessons: personal financial responsibility, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurial thinking.
On Dec. 12 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Henry Ford Health System held its black-tie event that marked 100 years of medical discovery, clinical innovation, and world-class health care at Henry Ford Hospital. Proceeds from the ball will support the building of a new state-of-the-art Cancer Center located across the street from Henry Ford Hospital. The planned five-story, 144,000-square-foot cancer center will include a rooftop garden and skywalk to connect it to Henry Ford Hospital. Opening is expected in summer 2018.
On Dec. 5 at the historic Packard Plant, the Detroit Historical Society held the 2015 Ball. In the first major black-tie event held at the newly renovated space, guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, live and silent auction and entertainment by Nicole New. Built in 1939, the 260,000-square-foot warehouse was designed by H. E. Beyster Corp., for the Packard Motor Car Company. Building 22 was used for construction of the one-of-a-kind Rolls Royce Merlin aircraft engine.
On Nov. 21, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Detroit hosted a cocktail hour at the Detroit Athletic Club to celebrate some of the organization's most recent changes
On February 27, A Window to Spring Style was held at Saks Fifth Avenue to exclusively benefit Lighthouse of Oakland County.
On February 26, ORT Michigan, a unique global Jewish vocational training program, held a reception at Suburban Collection to thank its local sponsors for their support.
On February 26, Wayne State teamed up with Neiman Marcus to present The Art of Fashion with proceeds going to the WSU Fashion Design and Merchandising program.
On February 14, Dabble The Wine Lovers Event took place at Rust Belt Market in Ferndale. Proceeds from the evening went to Camp Casey, which provides horseback riding therapy for children with illnesses.
On February 14, The American Heart Association hosted its annual Go Red for Women Luncheon at the MGM Grand in Detroit with Rosie O'Donnell as the keynote speaker.
On February 13, Neiman Marcus hosted "Bring Home the Love" to benefit Humble Design, a local non-profit resource for families in need.
On February 8, Rackham Symphony Choir held its annual fundraising gala, "An Affair To Remember", at the Regency Manor in Southfield.
On February 8, American Jewelry and Loan presented Hardcore Thaw, hosted by Les, Seth, and Ashley Gold, to benefit The Heat and Warmth Fund, which seeks to keep Michigan families safe and warm all winter.
On February 6, hungry patrons gathered at American Coney Island in Detroit for Coneys for a Cause, a fundraiser to benefit The Heat and Warmth Fund.
On February 6, Lighthouse of Oakland County held its Open Your Heart fundraiser at a private residence to raise money for its mission of helping families in crisis.
On February 1, Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor held its annual fundraising event with a Mardi Gras theme.
On February 1, the eighth annual Knit Michigan event took place at the Academy of the Sacred Heart to benefit five Michigan cancer charities.
On January 31, "Dovetail Sings Motown" at the Dovetail Cafe brought together Detroit's young and seasoned musicians to celebrate the city's unique musical journey.
On January 29, the annual Circle of Friends luncheon at the Townsend Hotel benefited CARE House of Oakland County, a resource to prevent domestic violence.
On January 25, Kelly Services sponsored a special program at Michigan Science Center to teach kids about the advantages of a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).
On January 25, Mittens for Detroit held its annual Giggles and Gloves event at the MGM Grand to raise money for its mission of buying winter gloves for those in need.
On January 23, hundreds gathered at the Gem Theatre for a variety of warm soups and the opportunity to support Detroit's Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS).
On January 23, the dance students of Joe Cornell Entertainment participated in a dance-a-thon at Orchard Mall to benefit Blessings in a Backpack.
On January 23, BoConcept in Birmingham held a special evening to explore the role of nature in design. A portion of sales were donated to the Six Rivers Land Conservancy.
On January 23, producers of Antiques Roadshow partied with patrons at the Detroit Historical Museum to kick-off the show's Detroit premier on DPTV in February.
On January 17, the North American International Auto Show held its Charity Preview to raise money for various causes and to open up the annual car fest at Cobo Hall.
On Jan. 17, patrons basked in the glow of the North American International Auto Show with a black-tie fundraiser at Ford Field. Proceeds from the Great Gatsby-themed event went to The Children’s Center.
On January 11, Bonefish Grill of Troy held its grand opening, with proceeds from the entire event going to the North Woodward Community Foundation.
On Jan. 11, the Junior League of Birmingham teamed up with the non-profit SOAP (Save Our Adolescents From Prostitution) in Detroit to educate the public on the human trafficking problem in Michigan.
On Jan. 10, the Detroit Film Theater celebrated 40 years of film at the DIA with a special fundraiser at the museum that included a strolling dinner and a showing of the Spanish version of the film #Dracula#.
On December 20, the annual Passion for Fashion event took place at Shenandoah Country Club to raise funds for the Community for Southeast Michigan.
CHAPS Realty and Forgotten Harvest teamed up again on December 19 for its annual Feed Detroit fundraiser at Scavolini by Cucina Moda to help families in need at this time of year.
On December 16, Detroit Public Television hosted a special preview of the 2013 Downton Abbey Premier at the Maple Theater for supporting patrons.
On December 15, Rochester College presented Bethlehem Deli, a work written by local playwright John J. Schalter and produced by Angela and Allan Goetz. Proceeds benefited FAR Conservatory of Therapeutic and Performing Arts.
On December 14, Henry Ford Health System held its annual fundraising ball at the MGM Grand Hotel in Detroit.
On December 14, Ute Lemper, the world-renowned cabaret singer, performed at the Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, brought to the city by Cabaret313, a new organization committed to bringing this art form to Detroit.
On December 13, Acclaimed Home Care held its annual Holiday Schmooze at Glen Oaks Country Club in Farmington Hills. The event raises money every year for various health-focused charities.
On December 13, the Young, Ambitious, and Beautiful organization and Jane Thang Productions held a panel discussion at In The Black Suites in Detroit on how to succeed as a young woman in Detroit.
On December 12, Motown Macdown, the ultimate mac-and-cheese cook off, took place at the Royal Oak Music Theatre to benefit Justin's Vision.
On December 9, the 17th Annual Christmas For Kids was held at Mac & Ray's in Harrison Township to benefit the Macomb County Care House.
On December 7, Midtown came together to hold its annual Noel Night, an eclectic family holiday affair in the heart of Detroit's cultural center anchored by Wayne State and the DIA.
On December 7, The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan held its annual Kidney Ball at the MGM Grand Hotel to raise money for its programs and services.
On December 7, Ask Dr. Nandi Charities held a coat drive at Hard Rock Cafe in Detroit, collecting hundreds of coats to deliver to area organizations dedicated to keeping the poor and homeless warm this winter.
On December 7, St. Joseph Mercy Health System held its annual holiday ball, "Let It Snow", at Eastern Michigan University to raise funds for its health programs.
On December 7, the Detroit Historical Society held its annual ball at the Fillmore in Detroit to raise funds for its programs throughout the year.
On December 6, Easter Seals of Michigan held its annual holiday fundraiser, Cheers to the Holidays, at John Bowman Chevrolet in Clarkston.
On December 6, Alternatives For Girls held its annual Holiday High Tea at the Townsend Hotel to raise funds for its mission of helping local homeless and at-risk girls.
On December 4, Shop and Champagne, a fundraiser for the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, took place at the BBAC to benefit programs throughout the year.
On December 1, Detroit Public Television hosted the Italian pop group Il Volo during an exclusive event at the Rattlesnake Club to raise funds for programming.
On November 30, the 3rd Annual Brave Knight Benefit took place at the Townsend Hotel to raise funds for pediatric brain tumor research.
On November 23, the South Oakland Shelter held its annual fundraiser "Dancing with the Detroit Stars" at the Townsend Hotel to raise money for its mission of ending homelessness.
On November 22, The Parade Company held its annual Hob Nobble Gobble at Ford Field. The yearly family extravaganza raises money for this famous Detroit non-profit, which puts on the Thanksgiving Day Parade every year.
On November 21, Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County held its first annual Fall Extravaganza at the Townsend Hotel to raise awareness and money for its mission of providing affordable housing to the community.
On November 21, Encore, a fundraiser to benefit the Heidelberg Project, took place at the Fine Arts Theatre on Woodward Avenue.
On November 21, L.K. Bennett at Somerset South in Troy hosted a special shopping event for the Prechter Bipolar Research Fund at UMich with a portion of sales going directly to fund research on depression.
On November 20, FAR Conservatory held its signature fundraiser, Friends, Flutes, and FA-LA-LA, at Detroit Country Day School to benefit its programs that provide artistic therapies for kids and adults with disabilities.
On November 20, the Boys and Girls Clubs of metro Detroit held an In Celebration Dinner at the Orchard Lake Country Club for long-time supporters Peter and Danialle Karmanos.
On November 19, Wish Upon A Teen held its first annual wine and wishes fundraiser at The Commune in Royal Oak to raise money for its mission of serving teens with disabilities.
On November 16, Yoga Moves MS, an organization that raises funds for people suffering from multiple sclerosis to pay for therapeutic yoga classes, held its annual fundraiser at the Troy Marriott Hotel.
On November 15, The Little Black Dress Charity Soiree took place at The Townsend Hotel to benefit CARE House of Oakland County.
On November 14, JARC, an organization serving people with disabilities, sponsored the Broadway show Once Upon A Dream at the Fox Theatre in Detroit to raise funds for the organization.
On November 13, Hour Detroit magazine hosted its annual Best Dressed party at the Fillmore in Detroit, featuring our best dressed winners from the November issue.
On November 13, Hour Detroit magazine hosted its annual Best Dressed party at the Fillmore in Detroit, featuring our best dressed winners from the November issue.
On November 11, Mitch Albom and Hon. Damon J. Keith hosted "In Black and White," a charity book launch to benefit SAY Detroit and the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights.
On November 10, Lighthouse of Oakland County hosted its 3rd Annual Lighting The Way For The Holidays at The Townsend to raise funds for the services it provides to low-income families.
On November 9, The Detroit Institute of Arts held its annual fall gala extravaganza based on the current special exhibition,"Watch Me Move: The Animation Show."
On November 8, Mariner's Inn held its annual River Rhythm fundraiser at the Detroit Marriott to celebrate its 25 years and to raise funds for its mission as a homeless shelter and addiction recovery resource.
On November 8, Calling All Angels held its "Gaming to Give" fundraiser at Penna's of Sterling Heights to benefit Covenant House, a resource for homeless children.
On November 3, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Foundation held its annual Gourmet Gala at the Royal Park Hotel to benefit special projects and other health initiatives.
On November 2, the Cranbrook Art Museum held its annual Crandemonium event to benefit the museum and its programs.
On November 2, the McLaren Oakland Foundation held Dancing with the Doctors at The Townsend to raise money for several health initiatives throughout the county.
During an exclusive event November 1 at Eastern Market, DTE Energy announced a $750,000 grant to the Eastern Market Corporation to build the DTE Energy Plaza.
On November 1, Camp Casey held its annual Giddy Up Gala at Knollwood Country Club to benefit its mission of providing horseback riding programs to kids with cancer.
On October 29, the Karmanos Cancer Institute held its annual Heroes of Breast Cancer Awards at the Fisher Music Center to recognize local people who've led the breast cancer fight.
On October 24, the Transportation Club of Detroit held its 30th Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner at the Detroit Yacht Club to reward students studying logistics services at the college level.
On October 23, the Pretty in Pink fashion show and luncheon was held at Shenandoah Country Club to benefit the charity Sisters Hope.
On October 10, the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation held its Wine, Women, and Shoes event to benefit its programs that support pediatric research and care.
On October 17, Hour Detroit magazine hosted a party at the GM Heritage Center to honor this year's Top Docs winners in metro Detroit as voted by their peers.
On October 19, Dr. Myra Danish hosted the 26th Annual Autumn Adventure in her Bloomfield Hills home in support of the Children's Village Foundation.
On October 19, the annual Art of Wine auction took place in Detroit's Cadillac Square. Sponsored by GM, the auction benefits the College For Creative Studies.
On October 19, World Medical Relief celebrated its 60th anniversary with a fundraiser in Livonia to help further its mission of sending medical support around the world.
On October 18, the St. John Providence Health System hosted its annual Walk With Me event at the Detroit Athletic Club to benefit its hospice services.