The Ted Lindsay Foundation, which raises money for Autism Spectrum Disorders research and care, held its 19th annual Celebrity Golf Outing on Monday, Sept. 9 at the Detroit Golf Club. Attendees not only played golf, but they also enjoyed auctions and a seated dinner.
New Day Foundation for Families held its 2019 Hope Shines Gala on Sept. 7 at The Fillmore in Detroit. Stephen Clark and JoAnne Purtan from 104.3 WOMC were the special guests for the fundraising event, which featured dinner, auctions, raffles, and live entertainment from the Bluewater Kings Bands.
On September 4, Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters held its New Orleans-inspired cruise as part of its Summer Cruise Series. Attendees enjoyed a Cajun-themed dinner with cocktails created with the Crescent City in mind. Marge’s Bar Band kept guests on their feet with jazz and swing music stylings. Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters partnered with Courageous Inc. for this summer cruise.
Capuchin Soup Kitchen held its Benefit on the Bay fundraiser on Aug. 23 at MacRay Harbor in Harrison Township. With views of Lake St. Clair, guests enjoyed dinner, silent and live auctions, live entertainment, and dancing. Proceeds went toward Capuchin's efforts to provide meals to metro Detroiters.
The Michigan chapter for ORT America — a national nonprofit that works to provide high-quality educational opportunities in Jewish communities — held its annual Rub-A-Dub fundraiser on Aug. 20. The event took place at Franklin Hills Country Club, and guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a silent auction while supporting the organization and its mission.
The Northeast Guidance Center held their annual Kruize4Kids event aboard the Ovation yacht on Lake St. Clair, on Tuesday, August 6. Proceeds benefited children's programs such as Camp Kelly. Attendees enjoyed a three-hour cruise, which featured a strolling dinner, cocktails, and dancing.
The Detroit Institute of Arts’ Founders Junior Council hosted Fash Bash 2019 at the museum on Aug. 15. The collaborative event with Neiman Marcus featured a cocktail hour, a runway show in the Rivera Court, and an after glow party. Proceeds from the event benefited the DIA.
On August 20, Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters held its Uptown Jazz cruise as a part of its Summer Cruise Series. Once on board, guests enjoyed R&B, blues, and jazz music from Motor City Horns, as well as a strolling dinner and cocktails. Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters partnered with COTS to host this summer cruise.
On August 13, Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters held its Dress the Decades cruise. Part of the Summer Cruise Series, attendees traveled back through the decades, enjoying meals based on hit songs like “Ice Ice Baby” and “September.” The Noble Odyssey Foundation partnered with Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters to host this summer cruise.
Held each summer, 313 in the D benefits the Matrix Center, a Detroit community center owned by Matrix Human Services that offers food distribution, counseling, employment skill-building, a community clothing closet, and more. Attendees at this year's event, on July 27, enjoyed food, dancing, entertainment, and an auction.
The 10th annual Acclaimed Mingle Yacht Gala took place on July 31 on the Ovation Yacht. Hosted by Acclaimed Home Care, the evening event featured cocktails, dinner, and dancing. Proceeds benefited local charities.
The nonprofit NFL Alumni Detroit Chapter hosted its 40th annual Charity Golf Classic on July 29. Held at the Pine Lake Country Club in West Bloomfield, the day featured golf, a complimentary breakfast, a dinner and awards ceremony, and a silent auction. Proceeds went to the NFL Alumni and its mission to support the community.
The Rhonda Walker Foundation held its seventh annual Automotive Industry Golf Challenge on July 29 at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township. The day-long golf event featured a champagne brunch, dinner, silent auction, cigar bar, and more. Proceeds benefited the foundation and its mission to support teen girls in Detroit.
Concours d’Elegance held its Motor City Mingle kick off dinner on July 26. The event, which took place at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, featured a cocktail hour, seated dinner, silent and live auctions, and a runway show presented by Dolce Moda Birmingham. Proceeds went to Project Beautiful Inside and Out, a nonprofit committed to building confidence in individuals and families. // Photographs by christine mj hathaway
On July 30, Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters hosted its Old World Wines cruise, as part of its Summer Cruise Series. After boarding at Port Detroit Dock, attendees enjoyed a strolling dinner paired with the finest wines from around the globe. A portion of ticket proceeds benefited 4 Paws, 1 Heart.
More than 120 curators, artists, gallerists, city officials, and cultural leaders gathered at the Trumbull & Porter Hotel on July 16 for Detroit Art Week’s VIP Dinner. The event served as the kickoff celebration for the nonprofit organization's second annual five-day art and culture festival.
On July 24, Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters held its Christmas in July Summer Cruise as a part of its Summer Cruise Series. The sold out event featured holiday-inspired cuisine and cocktails, including an herb-roasted carved turkey, a gingerbread Yule log, and festive libations. Guests also enjoyed musical stylings by Collision Six. Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters partnered with The Parade Company to host its festive summer cruise.
On July 13th, Palmer Woods hosted a party to kick off its annual home and garden tour. Guests began the evening with a cocktails and a strolling dinner at one of the beautiful homes in the Palmer Woods neighborhood, before being chauffeured in motor coaches to other homes on this year's tour. After exploring these homes, they closed out the night with a nightcap and dessert at the original location.
Citizen Yoga and Deluxx Fluxx hosted Saturday Stroll in the Belt last weekend and donated all proceeds to the Detroit Creativity Project, which provides improv classes to underprivileged Detroit students. The event began with a one-hour yoga class and ended with food, cocktails, vendors, and giveaways.
The Detroit chapter of New Leaders Council held its annual fundraiser and graduation ceremony on June 27 at the Detroit Historical Museum. The event featured food and music, and proceeds benefited the nonprofit organization's work to recruit, train, and promote future entrepreneurs.