The University of Michigan held its annual Bronze Elegance Fashion Show on March 30 at the Intramural Sports Building in Ann Arbor. The charity event showcased students in a number of fashionable looks and raised funds for Give Merit, a non-profit organization that helps Detroit youth graduate high school and receive college scholarships.
Handbag designer Sue Fuller hosted her Oliver Thomas in the D Fashion Show at the Apparatus Room in Detroit on March 21. Local designers, industry veterans, and bloggers came together for the event and a portion of the proceeds from the restaurant’s bar sales were donated to Detroit Dog Rescue, a no-kill shelter in Detroit.
On March 16, the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund held its annual benefit at the MGM Grand Detroit. Throughout the night, guest sipped on cocktails and heard first-hand accounts from veterans, about life on and off the battle field. The organization provides financial assistant to military families in need.
The third annual Belle Isle Monte Carlo Night took place at the Belle Isle Boat House on March 9. Guests of the red-carpet event indulged in hors d’oeuvres, private drink service, culinary stations, casino games and raffles. Proceeds from the event went towards the renovation and mobilization of the historic site’s Boat House.
On Mar. 2, the Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation held its 6th annual Fly with Us to Neverland gala at the Andiamo Banquet Center in Warren. Attendees enjoyed dinner, dancing, and a live auction that raised money for the foundation, which supports young adults with cancer.
Bringing thousands of women together every year, the Go Red For Women Luncheon was hosted at Ford Field on Feb. 15. The American Heart Association annual event raises awareness on heart disease, one of the leading causes of death in females, and promotes healthy lifestyles for women, and their families, to lead. // Photographs by Christine M.J. Hathaway
On Feb. 9, the Washtenaw Community College Foundation held its 34th Annual Mardi Gras Winter Gala at the school’s Ann Arbor campus. Attendees enjoyed a dinner prepared by local chefs and supported the foundation’s mission to provide scholarships to students in need. // Photographs by Daniel Moen
On Feb. 10, Planthropie's "Cake Over Dates" pre-Valentine's Day soiree invited guests to Tribe Detroit for a moderated panel discussion featuring female entrepreneurs. Attendees sampled the plant-based catering company's vegan cheeses and desserts, and entered into a raffle for locally sourced beauty and wellness products.
Saks Fifth Avenue celebrated the Lunar New Year with a soiree hosted by Yan International on Jan. 31. Taking place at the department store's location in Somerset Collection, attendees enjoyed cocktails and a fashion presentation on upcoming spring trends. Proceeds from the event benefitted Beaumont Children's Miracle Network. // Photographs by Daniel Moen
Enough SAID and Michigan Women Forward hosted The Grand Masquerade at the Eastern in Detroit on Feb. 1. The masquerade-themed event raised funds for Enough SAID, an organizations that is dedicated to testing backlogged rape kits in Detroit. // Photograph by Lindsay Schweickert
The Detroit Red Wings Foundation held the 19th Annual "Toast of Hockeytown" at Little Caesars Arena on Feb. 5. Party-goers had the opportunity to meet the entire Red Wings team, coaches, and select alumni. Funds raised at the event benefitted the Detroit Red Wings Foundation, a non-profit organization that contributes to causes that support the growth of the community. // Photographs by Daniel Moen
The Great Lakes Burn Camp and the Shelby Township Fire Fighters hosted the 29th Annual Red Hot Night Dinner Dance fundraiser on Feb. 9 at the Palazzo Grande. Profits from the event's raffle were donated to Great Lakes Burn Camp for Kids in Jackson. // Photographs by Carrie Hall
On Feb. 9, the Detroit Institute of Arts hosted its Black History Month celebration at the museum, with the Detroit Pistons players and staff being the guests of honor. Following a cocktail hour that encouraged guests to walk through fashion designer Isabel Toledo's 'Labor of Love' exhibit, attendees heard a speech from Pistons Vice Chairman Arn Tellem, that recognized outstanding African-American leaders. They later enjoyed a seated dinner and a shopping event sponsored by Neiman Marcus. // Photographs by Lindsay Schweickert
On Jan. 26, the Khadijah bint Khuwaylid Relief Foundation held its Humanitarian Awards Dinner and Gala at the Bellagio Banquet in Dearborn Heights. The event celebrated distinct Muslim community leaders and their efforts. // Photographs by Gabriela Baginski
On Jan. 26, the first Boys 2 Men (B2M) Black Tie Affair was held at in Lathrup Village. Proceeds from the event’s silent auction raised funds for the B2M’s mentoring program for young boys. // Photographs by Daniel Moen
The Motor City Snowball was held at the MotorCity Casino and Hotel on Jan. 26. All proceeds from the event benefitted the Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit, a social services agency that supports runaway, homeless and at-risk lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. // Photographs by Kevin Bean
The Transition to Betterness (T2B) celebrated its 22nd annual gala at the Cesars Windsor on Jan. 26. Attendees enjoyed live entertainment, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and raised funs for T2B, an organization that provides comfort to patients and their families who face life-altering illnesses. // Photographs by Lindsay Schweickert
The 2019 North American International Auto Show Charity Preview took place at the Cobo Center on Jan. 18. Party-goers viewed more than 30 new vehicles on display and raised funds for a number of children’s charities that provide services to those ranging between infancy and 18 years old. // Photographs by Andrea Stinson-Oliver