Detroiter of the Year 2009

Sure, he has a bad-boy image, but there’s plenty of good that he’s done for Detroit. He may be an unconventional ambassador, but no one can deny he’s rock-solid on this area, which may explain why Kid hasn’t pulled up stakes for L.A. or New York. He’s undeniably “Made in Detroit.”


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Shades of Pink: A Walk at the Zoo 2016

On April 30, the Shades of Pink Foundation held its annual Walk at the Zoo fundraising event at the Detroit Zoo. The organization provides temporary financial assistance to breast cancer patients during treatment and recovering, for expenses such as insurance payments, food, transportation, childcare, and other essentials of daily life.

Motor City Wine and Food Festival 2016

On April 29, the Motor City Wine and Food Festival, which aims to combine the best in food, spirits, wine, entertainment, and fashion to benefit adult literacy programs in Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb counties, was held at the Packard Proving Grounds in Shelby Township. Guests enjoyed Italian-themed food and drinks, a car show, live music, and more.

Red Tie Ball 2016

On April 9 at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, the Oakwood Foundation held its annual fundraising gala, the Red Tie Ball, presented by HealthRise Solutions. Guests enjoyed casino gaming tables, cocktails,hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions, dinner, and dancing. Proceeds from the event benefitted the Center for Exceptional Families, which provides a multidisciplinary team to serve children with special needs, and the Beaumont Hospital – Dearborn Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which cares for more than 600 premature babies annually.

Karmanos Annual Dinner 2016

On April 16, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute held its 34th annual dinner in support of cancer research at the Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac. Guests enjoyed a strolling cocktail reception, seated dinner, a raffle, a live auction, and live entertainment.

Savor Detroit, Spring 2016: April 29

From April 25-29, Hour Detroit held its biannual event Savor Detroit. For the first time, local top chefs were paired with guest culinary stars from around the country for the ultimate collaboration at Savor Detroit. Guests enjoyed light appetizers and cocktails as well as a multi-course seated dinner. A portion of the proceeds benefited Gleaners Community Food Bank, which serves more than 500 partner agencies around southeast Michigan by providing millions of pounds of food to feed hungry neighbors. Friday's culinary collaboration featured Chef James Rigato from Mabel Gray in Hazel Park and the Root Restaurant and Bar in White Lake, and Chef Mei Lin, winner of Bravo’s Top Chef, Season 12.
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