Karmanos Annual Dinner 2014

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. Photographs by Christine M.J. Hathaway


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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.

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Detroit neighborhood human service organization Franklin Wright Settlements hosted its annual Spirit of Giving Awards Gala at the Belle Isle Casino on Dec. 10. Guests posthumously honored Judith D. Jackson and Dr. Gerald Smith for their "outstanding commitment to excellence, innovation, and community service." The evening included dinner, an energetic musical performance by Alexander Zonjic & Friends, and more. For more than 130 years, FWS has been aiding the Detroit community with its self-help strategies, programs, and opportunities.

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The 28th Annual Holiday Tea to support Alternatives for Girls, a Detroit-based organization that aims to help homeless and high-risk girls and young women, was held on Dec. 2 at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. The event featured networking and a silent auction of new and gently used items brought by guests.

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