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
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 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.
Global Ties Detroit is a nonprofit organization that facilitates international exchange programs and think tanks with the goal of promoting global exchange and citizen diplomacy. On June 11, the organization held its annual dinner and silent auction at the Port Detroit Waterview Loft. Guests enjoyed networking, drinks, strolling dinner, and beautiful views of the Detroit River.
Detroit-based co-working space Femology held its Female Founders on Fifth Avenue event at Saks Fifth Avenue in Troy on June 7. The evening event, which benefited Dress for Success, featured networking on a pink carpet, panel discussions, and a fashion and beauty showcase.
Michigan Opera Theatre celebrated the 20th anniversary of it's annual BravoBRAVO! gala on Friday. The black-tie event was held at the Detroit Opera House, where musical and dance performances entertained guests.
Pewabic held its Garden Party on Thursday as a preview and fundraiser to kick off the 2019 Home and Garden Show. Guests enjoyed entertainment, cocktails, strolling dinner, and the premiere viewing of Pewabic's newest pieces, created by more than 80 artists from all around North America.
Jimmy Choo celebrated the grand opening of its new store in Troy's Somerset Collection on June 4 with canapés, Champagne, and shopping. Twenty-percent of sales benefited Detroit-based nonprofit The Children's Center, and Somerset Collection matched proceeds up to $25,000.
Held on May 31 at Belle Isle, the Grand Prixmiere Gala was the official launch party for the 2019 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. Ken Kelzer, vice president of Global Hardware Components and Subsystems for General Motors Co., and his wife, Sherri, served as co-chairs for the event, which benefited the Belle Isle Conservancy.
The Huntington Woods Women’s League is a nonprofit that supports local charities and events that benefit women and children. On June 1, the organization held its annual Home Tour Gala at the home of Rose and David Ritter. Guests enjoyed libations, appetizers, a wine grab, and a silent auction.
More than 350 guests attended the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation's 12th annual Spring Into Style luncheon. Held on May 23 at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, the event aimed to raise more than $180,000 for the nonprofit health organization. It featured a fashion show, silent auction, raffle, and a guest speaker and performer.
The Boomfield Hills-based Cranbrook Institute of Science held its Women Rock Science event on May 17. Guests enjoyed hands-on education experiences, strolling hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, museum exhibits, and jewelry displays by Greenstone's Jewelers of Birmingham. Proceeds benefited the institute's k-12 STEAM outreach programs in metro Detroit.