The Detroit Yacht Club Officers' Ball 2020 was held on Jan. 25. The black-tie event took place at the yacht club's space on Belle Isle and featured a performance by the Bluewater Kings Band.
The Detroit Has Heart 2020 Fundraising Gala was held on Jan. 25 at Andiamo's in Detroit. The evening raised funds for Detroit Has Heart, a nonprofit that provides emergency relief to families dealing with loss, economic disparity, and trauma.
Wish Upon a Teen and Motor City Movement hosted the second annual The Runway of Hopes and Dreams Gala for pediatric cancer awareness on Jan. 10. Taking place at the Henry Ford Pistons Performance Center, pediatric cancer patients walked the runway with local celebrities. Proceeds benefitted the Wish Upon a Teen and Motor City Movement programs.
The Spirit of Giving Gala was held on Dec. 13 at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. The evening benefited Franklin Wright Settlements, a nonprofit that assists locals with basic life, family and social needs.
St. Joes held its 45th annual Holiday Ball on Dec. 7 at Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center. The theme of the annual event was Imagine Neverland, and proceeds benefited proceeds supporting St. Joe's Family Birth Center Obstetric Triage and ER.
ACS Foundation hosted its 11th annual Acclaimed Holiday Schmooze Black and White Ball on Dec. 4 at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. Guests enjoyed a strolling dinner, an open bar, and dancing while raising funds for the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault.
The 35th Annual Detroit Aglow celebration for Detroit and the Downtown Detroit Partnership was held on Nov. 25. Guests filled MGM Grand to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner and live entertainment from Ben Sharkey. The evening raised funds to support the Downtown Detroit Partnership's initiatives and programs.
A Night to Honor Hope’s Heroes was held on Nov. 7 to raise funds for nonprofit organization Hope Network. Held at Ford Field in Detroit, the event included a VIP reception, a dinner, and strolling dessert as well as photo-ops with local mascots.
The Beaumont Health Autumn Gala was held on Nov. 9 at the MGM Grand in Detroit. The gala, which featured cocktails, a silent auction, and live music, benefitted the expansion of the Farmington Hills Beaumont Hospital campus.
The Detroit Institute of Arts 2019 Gala took place on Nov. 9. The gala was held as a benefit for the museum, and celebrated the opening of the "Detroit Collects: Selections of African American Art from Private Collections" exhibit.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter hosted the 28th Annual National Philanthropy Day Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at The Henry in Dearborn. More than 640 guests enjoyed dinner, a program, and awards. // Photographs by Eli Green Photography LLC
Art 4 All was held on Nov. 8 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Hosted by the museum and local candle company DS12, the charity event featured work by twelve photographers and raised funds for youth art programs in the city.
The sixth annual Champs for Mott Culinary Gala took place on Nov. 9 to support the Ann Arbor-based C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Held at the Delta Airlines Hangar at Detroit Metro Airport in Romulus, guests enjoyed an auction as well as array of cuisine prepared by chefs at restaurants like Antihero, Grey Ghost, Latido, and Le Bon Macaron.
The Hearts and Heroes Gala was held on Nov. 2 at the Roostertail in Detroit. The event featured a sit-down dinner, live entertainment, and an auction, and it benefited The Methodist Children’s Home Society, which provides treatment, care, and advocacy to families impacted by childhood trauma.
Hosted by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Gala - 2019 Winter Ball was held on Nov. 2 at the Michigan First Conference Center in Lathrup Village. More than 600 technology influencers and community members enjoyed cocktails, dinner, a live auction, and casino games at the event, which aimed to celebrate and empower women in tech.
A benefit for The Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson's was held on Oct. 30 at the Shinola Hotel in Detroit. Kirk Gibson, Jack White, and Alice Cooper all made a special appearance at the event, which featured a panel conversation moderated by WDET's Ann Delisi, an acoustic set by White, and a silent auction.
Metro Detroit charitable organization Fashion X Philanthropy hosted a fashion show and meet-and-greet with the designers behind Veronica Beard on Oct. 23. Held at Neiman Marcus in Troy, there was no cost to attend the event. However, 10% of shopping sales went toward the Empowerment Plan, a nonprofit in Detroit that constructs coats that turn into sleeping bags for the homeless.
October 24, 2019 at The Gem Theatre
The 61st Annual Detroit Bishop’s Dinner was held on Oct. 24 to support Guest House, the first treatment and recovery program for Catholic clergy. The evening was hosted by Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, and began with a mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dearborn. This was followed by dinner and a reception at the Lovett Hall Ballroom at The Henry Ford.
The Michigan Opera Theatre opened it’s 2019-2020 season on Oct. 12 with a gala that featured a cocktail reception, dinner, and an afterglow party. The event also featured a performance by acclaimed American tenor Michael Fabiano, who was joined by principal dancers from American Ballet Theatre. Proceeds from the evening benefitted the theater.