The Franklin Wright Settles hosted its Spirt of Giving Award gala at the DTE Energy One Center on Dec. 8. Donations from the event benefited the organization's mission to provide educational programs to children in need.
St. John's Fontbonne Auxiliary hosted its 65th annual White Christmas Ball on Nov. 30 at the Detroit Athletic Club. The ball raised funds to construct a patient family day lounge for St. John’s new stroke unit, which is scheduled to open this year.
On Nov. 28, the Women’s Division for Project Hope hosted its Holiday Luncheon and Boutique at the Forest Lake Country Club in Bloomfield Hills. Guest enjoyed lunch and a curated selection of brands offering products perfect for the holiday season. Project Hope serves to develop lasting solutions to health crises and self-medical help through educational courses.
Detroit’s Capuchin Soup Kitchen hosted its 46th annual Sock (Support Our Capuchin Kitchen) Dinner on Nov. 30 at the Cobo Center. Funds raised at the gala’s silent auction supported the organization’s mission to supply food and other essentials to the impoverished.
Ford hosted its Hob Nobble Gobble black-tie gala at Ford Field on Nov. 16th. Guests enjoyed dinner, carnival rides, and had the opportunity to meet singer Jesse McCartney. The event garnered funds to support the Parade Company for its yearly production of America’s Thanksgiving Parade.
On Nov. 15, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital hosted their Detroit Gala at the Henry Ford Museum, where attendees were treated to cocktails and dinner. The event’s live and silent auctions supported St. Jude’s mission to find a cure for children battling cancer.
Because She’s a Lady hosted their Harvest for Health luncheon at the Detroit Yacht Club on Oct. 7th. Attendees enjoyed live entertainment and raised funds for the organization to continue providing mastectomies and other related services for uninsured and underinsured women with special-needs. Donations also provide mammary support garments to adult and adolescent females with extended bust sizes.
On Oct. 5, The Pink Fund hosted its Dancing with the Survivors event at the Silver Garden Events Center in Southfield. The event paired local breast cancer survivors with professional dancers from Astaire Dance Studios, teaching and performing ballroom-style dances. Guests of the fundraising event enjoyed ballroom dances, cocktails, dinner, and more. Proceeds benefited The Pink Fund in its mission to assist local breast cancer patients in active treatment.
On Oct. 6, Beaumont Hospital held its annual Red Tie Ball at the Motor City Casino in Detroit. Guests of the 13th annual ball enjoyed cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner, entertainment by Fifty Amp Fuse, and more. Proceeds from the elegant, red-tie evening event benefited the Center for Exceptional Families (CEF) and the expansion of the autism center at Beaumont Hospital Dearborn.
On Sept. 21, Karmanos Cancer Institute held its annual Partners Event at the Michigan Building Theatre in Detroit. Attendees enjoyed an exciting night with a high-end carnival, a strolling cocktail reception and dinner, live entertainment, and more. The 25th annual Partners Night also honored Jack D. Sobel M.D., dean of Wayne State University's School of Medicine. Proceeds from the event benefitted the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
On Sept. 22, the American Cancer Society held its annual Cattle Baron's Ball at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Guests dressed in their southwestern best, and enjoyed mechanical bull riding, line dancing, and more. Proceeds from the fundraising gala benefitted the American Cancer Society, helping fund cancer research, patient services, education, and advocacy.
On Sept. 12, Women of Tomorrow metro Detroit held its Girls on Track Racing Fundraiser at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac. Guests enjoyed food trucks, cocktails, fast cars, and more. Proceeds from the event benefited the Women of Tomorrow metro Detroit program, which helps inspire and empower at-risk women.
On Sept. 10, the Ted Lindsay Foundation held its 18th annual Celebrity Golf Outing at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit. Attendees golfed on the the driving range and putting green, participated in an 18-hole scramble, and bid in live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefited the foundation and its mission to support research and educational programs focusing on the cause and management of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
On Aug. 29, Racing 4 Kids held its annual Racing for Kids to the Hill event on Kercheval Ave. in Grosse Pointe Farms. For its 12th year, the festivities began with a street fair which included a scavenger hunt, games for kids, refreshments, and more. Evening events included a fundraiser and VIP cocktail reception and luxury auction. Proceeds benefited various children's healthcare programs in hospitals throughout Michigan as well as Racing for Kids.
On Aug. 15, Epitec held its Friends' Night Out fundraiser for Vista Maria at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak. Guests enjoyed food, signature cocktails, musical entertainment, and more. Attendees were encouraged to bring a new doll, stuffed animal, or action figure to donate to Vista Maria's foster kids. Toys and proceeds from the event benefited Vista Maria in its efforts to support the agency's foster care programs.
On Aug. 4, the Michigan Hope Foundation held its 19th annual Lobsterfest at Northville home. Attendees of the charity event enjoyed fresh lobster flown in from Maine, silent auctions, live music, and more. Proceeds from the event benefited the Donate Life Coalition of Michigan, The Gary Sinise Foundation, and breast cancer research.
On June 25, Ford Motor Company held its annual Ford Fireworks Rooftop Party atop the Center Garage near the Renaissance Center in Detroit. Over 2,000 people attended the party, enjoying a buffet dinner, dancing, and an amazing view of the fireworks show. The annual event serves as The Parade Co.'s biggest fundraisers of the year.
On July 29, McLaren Macomb held its Ride Richmond charity event along the Macomb Orchard Trail near Richmond. Participants enjoyed a hot breakfast prior to taking a ride on the 15-mile, 24-mile, or 40-mile routes. Proceeds from the 2nd annual bike tour fundraiser benefited A Beautiful Me, a charity that encourages young girls to build and discover self-worth.
OOn July 17 local non-profit Gifts For All God's Children celebrated 30 years at its sixth annual Christmas in July event at Villa Penna in Sterling Heights. WJR host Guy Gordon and guests enjoyed dinner, an auction, and entertainment provided by Rennie and Esther Kaufmann. Santa Claus also made a guest appearance. Proceeds from the event benefited the organization, providing funds for school supplies, summer camps, Christmas gifts, holiday events, and a tutoring program for at-risk children.
On July 15, Turning Point hosted a benefit concert at the Emerald Theatre in Mount Clemens. Featuring the Femmes of Rock starring Bella Electric Strings performed the music of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Queen, The Beatles, and more. The concert benefited Turning Point, Inc. in its mission to provide programs and resources for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
On June 27, Acclaimed Home Care held its annual Mingle Yacht Gala on the Ovation Yacht. Guests sailed along Lake St. Clair and enjoyed cocktails, dinner, and dancing. Proceeds from the ninth mingle yacht gala benefited local charities and organizations.
On May 16, the Pope Francis Center held its 2nd annual fundraising dinner at the MGM Grand Ballroom in Detroit. The event began with Holy Mass celebrated by the evening's guest and honoree, Cardinal Joseph Tobin, CSsR. Attendees enjoyed an evening of cocktails, auctions, and dinner, hosted by WDIV's Chuck Gaidica. Proceeds from the event benefited the Pope Francis Center.
On May 18, the Servants of Jesus of The Divine Mercy held its annual Mission of Mercy Gala at the Divine Mercy Center in Clinton Township. The fifth annual event began with Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Gerard Battersby followed by a dinner and program. Proceeds benefited the Divine Mercy Center.
On Feb. 24, Figo Salon held a fundraising event for ALS Awareness and Research at their Birmingham location. The Dine to Donate fundraiser featured a five-course menu prepared by Chef Anthony Lombardo of SheWolf, floral designs and decor by John Gerych, and more. Proceeds of the event benefited awareness and research of the neurological disease.
On Jan. 25, Empowerment Plan held its 5th annual fundraiser at their new facility in Detroit. Attendees enjoyed specialty food and drinks from local restaurants and bars, live music, photo booths, and more. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefitted the nonprofit organization in its efforts to secure homes and jobs for Detroit's homeless community.
On Dec. 9, the Italian Bar Association of Michigan hosted its 86th annual Winter Gala at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, gelato tasting, and more. Proceeds from the event benefitted Friends of Foster Kids, a Michigan non-profit that supports the community's foster kids.
On Nov. 9, Gilda's Club Metro Detroit hosted its 4th annual Gather to Give at its clubhouse in Royal Oak. The "Ladies Night Out" themed event featured a strolling dinner and a silent auction. Proceeds directly benefited cancer patients and family care programs.
On Nov. 10, the Julian Boivin Courage for Cures Foundation held its 7th annual Brave Knight Benefit at Pine Lake Country Club in West Bloomfield. The charitable event featured a champagne reception, a strolling dinner, and more. Proceeds benefited diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) brain tumor research grants.
On Nov. 10, Central City Integrated Health (CCIH) held its inaugural Detroit Veterans Gala at the Detroit Golf Club. Guests enjoyed dinner, guest speakers, and an art auction featuring pieces from local veteran artist Donald "Sunn" Anderson. Proceeds of the gala benefited the CCIH, providing housing and health services to veterans and Detroit residents.
On Nov. 9, St. Anne's Mead held its Evening of Empowerment: Breaking the Silence on Elder Abuse benefit. The informative event was held at The Community House of Birmingham and included dinner, drinks, guest speakers, and more. Proceeds benefitted the nonprofit its efforts to raise awareness of elder abuse and provide memory care for those with forms of dementia.
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.
On Feb. 11 at the Grand Army of the Republic Building in Detroit, 826michigan hosted Parka Weather, an annual exclusive fundraising dinner, catered by Republic's Chef Sarah Welch. The evening featured special guest, novelist and National Book Award's finalist Angela Flournoy and benefited 826michigan's in-school projects which provide free in-classroom writing support to Detroit teachers.
On Jan. 30 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, over 50 hair and fashion vendors participated in the Motor City Hair & Fashion Expo benefitting Wigs for Kids. Guest enjoyed cocktails, raffle giveaways, a silent auction, educational seminars, a hair battle, and more.
On Jan. 22 at Villa Penna in Sterling Heights, Bocce with the Brothers took place. The event benefited the Detroit Capuchin ministries. Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner, desserts, and unlimited bocce ball.
On Dec. 14, the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center partnered with Forgotten Harvest for its Seventh Annual Marriott Holiday Dinner Presented by GM and The GM Foundation to serve more than 1,000 Detroit residents — 600 children — a holiday dinner.
On Dec. 7 at Mac and Ray’s in Harrison Township, Care House held its 19th Annual Christmas for Kids event. The benefit featured a taste fest of food from the area’s finest restaurants as well as specialty beers, wines and spirits. Care House of Macomb County is a child-friendly, family-centered facility that coordinates the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse.
On Dec. 9 at The Reserve in Birmingham, the ACS Foundation held the Acclaimed Holiday Schmooze. The event benefited CPAN (the Coalition to Protect No Fault Insurance Benefits) for Michigan residents.
On Nov. 7 at MGM Grand Detroit Casino, the Botsford Foundation held its 10th annual Autumn Gala. The event honored Paul E. LaCasse, D.O., MPH. Proceeds benefited Beaumont Hospital - Farmington Hills, Botsford Campus.
On Oct. 29 at Brew Detroit on Abbott street, Capuchin Soup Kitchen hosted its inaugural Capuchin School Night Out event. Attendees learned about the programs of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen while sampling local beer. All proceeds benefited the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.
On Nov. 3 at Penna's of Sterling in Sterling Heights, Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals hosted, "A Night to Knock Your Socks Off". The evening for women featured a night of boutique shopping, food, and remarks from keynote speaker Mike Green. Nearly 30 boutique vendors presented jewelry, clothing, and accessories, with all proceeds benefiting Henry Ford Macomb's surgical services.
On Nov. 18, 2014 Support the Cause, a local non-profit that holds events and donates 100 percent of funds to other cancer-related charities, treated patrons to a decadent fundraiser at Schakolad in Birmingham to help continue its mission.
On Nov 20, Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County hosted its second annual Signature Event focusing on building homes, communities, and hope at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham
On Nov. 19, FAR therapeutic arts and recreation hosted their 14th annual performance fundraiser at the Seligman Center for the Performing Arts at Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills
The Julian Boivin Courage for Cures Foundation presented the 4th Annual Brave Knight Benefit on Saturday, November 29 at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.
The Parade Company hosted its annual fundraiser for America's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 21, 2014 at Ford Field.
33rd annual event for Kids Without Cancer raising pediatric cancer research money for Children's Hospital of Michigan
On May 13, the Greater West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce held its annual Awards at the Shenandoah Country Club to honor local business leaders and their philanthropic contributions.
On the heels of her 80th birthday, pioneering feminist Gloria Steinem addressed patrons during a luncheon May 12 in Dearborn to raise funds for Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan.
On May 10, Imerman Angels, a Chicago-based non-profit that supports cancer survivors, launched its initiative in metro Detroit at the Birmingham Athletic Club.
On May 10, Wigs 4 Kids hosted tribute show "Elvis To The Max" to benefit their charity of providing wigs to kids who experience hair loss from illness.
On May 9, Christ Child Society of Detroit held its spring fundraising luncheon, "Pour Les Enfants," at Pine Lake Country Club.
On May 8, Euro America Design celebrated its grand opening and its partnership with non-profit Humble Design at its new showroom in Troy.
For five nights this spring, food lovers gathered for Savor Detroit, an event sponsored by Hour Detroit and hosted at Great Lakes Culinary Center.
On May 8, Teach For America in Detroit held its inaugural gala at the Max M. Fisher Music Center to raise funds and celebrate the work of teachers who've made a difference in the community.
On May 8, volunteers gathered in Troy to build care packages for Cheeriodicals, an organization that provides the packages to sick children in hospitals across the country, including C.S. Mott.
On May 8, Oakland University held its annual Nightingale Awards to recognize excellence in nursing and raise funds for nursing student scholarships.
On May 8, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America held its annual fundraising luncheon and fashion show at Knollwood Country Club.
On May 8, Sisterhood of Congregation Shaarey Zedek held their annual fundraiser Woman's World, featuring finance guru Jean Chatzky.
On May 6, the Matilda R. Wilson Award Luncheon took place at the Detroit Athletic Club to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan.
On May 4, the Detroit Medical Orchestra performed Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the United Voices of Detroit and Detroit School of the Performing Arts Choir.
On May 3, Shift Digital hosted the fundraiser "Wish Upon a Derby" at the Bloomfield Open Hunt Club to benefit the organization Wish Upon a Teen.
On May 3, Cabaret 313, an organization dedicated to bringing the world of cabaret to Detroit, held its spring concert at the Black Box Theatre of the Detroit Opera House.
On May 3, the Mount Clemens Rotary Club held its annual Spring Zing with a Titanic theme to raise funds for the organization.
On May 3, the Spring Into Belle Isle Gala took place at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. The annual event is a fundraiser for the museum.
On May 2, Charlotte's Wings held its annual benefit at the Royal Park Hotel to raise funds for its mission of providing books to terminally ill children.
On April 29, the Michigan Women's Foundation honored its annual list of Women of Achievement and Courage at the MGM Grand Hotel in Detroit.
On April 26, patrons gathered at the Karmanos Cancer Institute's annual dinner at the Fox Theatre to raise funds for continuous improvements to its care of those with cancer.
On April 26, Forgotten Harvest drew supporters once again to its annual Comedy Night at Orchestra Hall, featuring Tim Allen and the opportunity to raise money for this charitable organization that provides food to those in need.
On April 26, The Junior League of Birmingham gathered at Oakland Hills Country Club for their annual Spring Sophisticate, a night of dinner, dancing, and demonstrating the organization’s commitment to volunteerism.
On April 25, the Oakland County Bar Assoc. held its annual signature event at Oakland Hills Country Club to raise funds for its mission of providing legal aid and other valuable resources to those in need in Oakland County.
On April 25, the Van House Foundation held its annual List Event at The Reserve in Birmingham to raise funds for the American Diabetes Foundation, one of its charitable partners this year.
On April 25, Band of Angels celebrated its 20th anniversary with its Starry Night Gala at the Townsend to raise funds for its mission of providing opportunities to people with Down Syndrome and other cognitive impairments.
On April 17, a spring sophisticate patron party and fashion show was held at Saks Fifth Avenue at Somerset South to benefit the Junior League of Birmingham.
On April 12, For The Seventh Generation, a foster support agency, held its annual fundraiser, In Seventh Heaven, at the Roostertail in Detroit.
On April 12, The Martha Cook Building at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor celebrated its annual Art of Tea.
On April 12, the Grosse Pointe Foundation held its annual spring gala at a private home to raise money for its cause.
On April 11, the 26th annual Henry Ford Estate Dinner Dance was held at the Dearborn Inn.
On April 2, some of Detroit's great women gathered for the annual Women's Power Breakfast at, which raises funds for Gleaner's Community Food Bank.
On April 1, the Detroit Symphony Volunteer Council held its annual Trumpeting Spring fashion show at the Shenandoah Country Club to raise funds for the DSO.
On March 31, the Ted Lindsay Foundation held a special wine tasting at Tre Monti to raise funds to support research and education focusing on autism spectrum disorders.
On March 29, The American Diabetes Association held a special fundraising event, The Gatsby Gala, at the MGM Grand Hotel in Detroit.
On March 29, Camp Casey had a fundraising pub crawl in Ferndale to raise money for its mission of delivering horseback riding therapy to children with serious and terminal illnesses.
On March 28, animal lovers united in Detroit to party with their furry friends and give to a good cause--the Michigan Humane Society.
On March 27, Legends of the Knight screened at the Maple Theatre with all proceeds going to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.
On March 27, the Michigan AIDS Coalition held a special event, Bizarre Bazaar, in Ferndale to help raise funds for its continuing mission of AIDS prevention and education.
On March 27, Orchards Children's Services held an open house and housewarming to celebrate its work in helping children and needy families all year long.