Saks Fifth Avenue and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America presented a luncheon and fashion show on April 29. The presentation featured fall clothing by Escada and showcased the talent of Damiano Biella, new creative director for the luxury brand.
The Detroit Historical Society presented its 2008 Gala on April 18 at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. The evening included music, a silent auction, and an opportunity to view new exhibits.
On April 17, Alternatives for Girls held its Role Model dinner at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The evening included a VIP reception, silent auction, and dinner.
Nordstrom celebrated the opening of another Michigan store on April 16 at The Mall at Partridge Creek. The evening benefited the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Henry Ford Macomb, and included hors d’oeuvres, buffet dining, live music, and shopping.
The 19th annual Bow Wow Brunch was held on April 13 at The Ritz-Carlton Dearborn. Sponsored by the Michigan Humane Society, the event included a silent auction and brunch.
On April 11, the Band of Angels’ fifth annual Starry Night Gala and auction was held at Rochester’s Royal Park Hotel. The evening, which included dinner and music, benefited the organization’s outreach program for people with Down syndrome.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit held its inaugural fundraiser on March 29. Guests were treated to an open bar and food from restaurants, including Forté, Slows Bar BQ, and Vicente’s.
Hour Detroit A-List members and their guests gathered at a St. Patrick’s Day party at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Birmingham.
On March 15, Affirmations, a gay and lesbian community center in Ferndale, held its Big Bash at the MGM Grand Hotel ballroom in Detroit. The evening began with a VIP reception at Ignite, followed by an open bar, dinner, and live entertainment.
The 12th annual American Red Cross Hero Awards was held on March 27 at the Somerset Inn, Troy. The evening included food and the presentation of 11 heroic stories.