Benefactor Bash for Sunset at the Zoo 2018

On May 22, the Detroit Zoological Society held its Benefactor Bash at the home of Karen and Matt Cullen. Guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers. As part of an annual tradition, guests left the event with a stuffed animal and baked goods. This year's plush giveaway was a giraffe and a safari-themed cookie basket. The event raised awareness for the upcoming "Sunset at the Zoo" benefit event.


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ORT and The City 2018

On May 2, ORT America held its ORT and The City fundraiser at Eastern Market in Detroit. Attendees of the spring fundraiser enjoyed a food truck strolling dinner, an open bar with signature cocktails, and a gift bag with an item from B. May. Guests also auctioned for various prize packages and unique art pieces created by Detroit artists. Proceeds from the event benefited ORT in its mission to provide students from impoverished communities with education and skills to become self-sufficient and well-employed.

Cinetopia Film Festival Opening Night Party 2018

On May 31, the Michigan Theater Foundation held an opening night party for its annual Cinetopia Film Festival at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. Exclusive to passholders, sponsors, and special guests, the event kickstarted the 10-day film festival with the premiere of Bo Burnham's film, "Eighth Grade." Following the screening, attendees were invited to participate in a post-film Q&A session with Bo Burnham. Cinetopia is a nonprofit organization that strives to bring the best of global film festivals to Southeast Michigan.

Pope Francis Center Fundraising Dinner 2018

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.

Mission of Mercy Gala 2018

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.

Cruise In for a Cause 2018

On May 10, the Cutler Group, LLC and Henry Ford's SandCastles held its annual Cruise In for a Cause event at the Aston Martin/Bentley Lamborghini/Maserati of Troy dealership. Guests enjoyed test driving exotic cars, wine tastings, and more. Proceeds from the event benefited Henry Ford SandCastles grief support program, which offers support services to children and families who have lost a loved one.
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