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DoubleTree Hotel Grand Opening Preview 2018

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.

Detroit Historical Society Ball 2018

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.

Kendra Scott Grand Opening Party 2018

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.

Kidney Ball 2018

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 2018

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.

Detroit Aglow 2018

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.

Real Life 101 Awards Gala 2016

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.

Medallion Gala 2016

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.

20th Annual Circle of Friends Luncheon

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.

Dynasty Fur Auction

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

Dynasty Fur Auction

The Children's Center Auto Glow 2016

The Gallery at NAIAS 2016

Comau Christmas Party 2015

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.

Advantage Health Care Centers Holiday Bash 2015

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.

Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan Social

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.

Henry Ford Health System Grand Ball 2015

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.

Detroit Historical Society 2015 Society Ball

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.

Above and Beyond Awards 2015

ArtSeen 2015

Afterglow Party @ Barrio

Boys Hope Girls Hope Cocktail Hour 2014

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

A Window to Spring Style 2014

On February 27, A Window to Spring Style was held at Saks Fifth Avenue to exclusively benefit Lighthouse of Oakland County.

ORT at Suburban Collection 2014

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.

The Art of Fashion 2014

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.

Dabble The Wine Lover Event 2014

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.

Go Red For Women Luncheon 2014

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.

Bring Home The Love with Humble Design 2014

On February 13, Neiman Marcus hosted "Bring Home the Love" to benefit Humble Design, a local non-profit resource for families in need.

An Affair To Remember with Rackham Choir 2014

On February 8, Rackham Symphony Choir held its annual fundraising gala, "An Affair To Remember", at the Regency Manor in Southfield.

Hardcore Thaw 2014

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.

Coneys for a Cause 2014

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.

Open Your Heart for Lighthouse 2014

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.

Mardi Gras at Washtenaw Community College 2014

On February 1, Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor held its annual fundraising event with a Mardi Gras theme.

Knit Michigan 2014

On February 1, the eighth annual Knit Michigan event took place at the Academy of the Sacred Heart to benefit five Michigan cancer charities.

Dovetail Sings Motown

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.

Circle of Friends for CARE House

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.

Supporting STEM Careers at Michigan Science Center

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).

Giggles and Gloves 2014

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.

COTS Soup City 2014

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).

Blessings in a Backpack 2014

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.

Design in Nature at BoConcept

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.

Antiques Roadshow Pre-Glow 2014

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.

NAIAS Charity Preview 2014

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.

AutoGlow 2014

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.

Bonefish Grill Opening 2014

On January 11, Bonefish Grill of Troy held its grand opening, with proceeds from the entire event going to the North Woodward Community Foundation.

Combatting Human Trafficking

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.

DFT's 40th Anniversary

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#.

Passion For Fashion 2013

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 Feed Detroit 2013

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.

Downton Abbey Premier

On December 16, Detroit Public Television hosted a special preview of the 2013 Downton Abbey Premier at the Maple Theater for supporting patrons.

Rochester College Performs Bethlehem Deli

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.

Henry Ford Grand Ball 2013

On December 14, Henry Ford Health System held its annual fundraising ball at the MGM Grand Hotel in Detroit.

World Class Cabaret Comes to 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.

Acclaimed Holiday Schmooze 2013

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.

Young, Ambitious, and Beautiful in Detroit

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.

Motown Macdown 2013

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.

Christmas For Kids 2013

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.

Noel Night 2013

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.

Kidney Ball 2013

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.

Ask Dr. Nandi Charities Coat Drive 2013

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.

St. Joe's Annual Holiday Ball 2013

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.

Detroit Historical Society Ball 2013

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.

Cheers to the Holidays for Easter Seals 2013

On December 6, Easter Seals of Michigan held its annual holiday fundraiser, Cheers to the Holidays, at John Bowman Chevrolet in Clarkston.

Alternatives For Girls Holiday Tea 2013

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.

Shop and Champagne 2013

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.

DPTV Hosts Il Volo

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.

Brave Knight Benefit 2013

On November 30, the 3rd Annual Brave Knight Benefit took place at the Townsend Hotel to raise funds for pediatric brain tumor research.

Dancing With The Stars for South Oakland Shelter

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.

Hob Nobble Gobble 2013

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.

Falling For Humanity 2013

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.

Encore For Heidelberg

On November 21, Encore, a fundraiser to benefit the Heidelberg Project, took place at the Fine Arts Theatre on Woodward Avenue.

Shopping to Heal at L.K. Bennett

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.

Flutes, Friends, and FA-LA-LA for FAR

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.

Boys and Girls Celebrate Peter and Danialle Karmanos

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.

Wish Upon A Teen 2013

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.

Yoga Moves MS 2013

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.

Little Black Dress Soiree 2013

On November 15, The Little Black Dress Charity Soiree took place at The Townsend Hotel to benefit CARE House of Oakland County.

One Upon A Dream for JARC 2013

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.

Hour Detroit's Best Dressed 2013 Part 2

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.

Hour Detroit's Best Dressed 2013 Part 1

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.

In Black and White

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.

Lighting The Way For The Holidays 2013

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.

A Night of Illusion: The DIA Gala Extravaganza

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."

Mariner's Inn River Rhythm 2013

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.

Gaming to Give 2013

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.

Gourmet Gala 2013

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.

Crandemonium 2013

On November 2, the Cranbrook Art Museum held its annual Crandemonium event to benefit the museum and its programs.

Dancing with the Doctors 2013

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.

Plans for DTE Energy Plaza at Eastern Market

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.

Giddy Up Gala 2013

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.

Heroes of Breast Cancer 2013

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.

Transortation Club of Detroit Awards 2013

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.

Pretty in Pink 2013

On October 23, the Pretty in Pink fashion show and luncheon was held at Shenandoah Country Club to benefit the charity Sisters Hope.

Wine, Women, and Shoes 2013

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.

Top Docs 2013

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.

Children's Village Foundation Autumn Adventure 2013

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.

Art of Wine 2013

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.

World Medical Relief Gala 2013

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.

St. John's Walk With Me 2013

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.