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.
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.
Mother Honestly held its annual event Mother: The Summit on October 11 at the Garden Theater in Detroit. The Mother Honestly Summit provided women with a holistic view on how to approach their lives in motherhood through engaging keynotes, workshops and fireside chats with the brightest and most inspiring leaders of today.
On Oct. 19, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan hosted its Everybody vs Parkinson’s Gala at Soundboard at MotorCity Casino Hotel. The evening event, which featured a live auction, dancing, cocktails, and a strolling dinner, benefited Kirk Gibson's Foundation for Parkinson’s and Michigan Parkinson’s Foundation.
The Macomb Community College Foundation held its sixth annual Comedy and Cocktails event on Oct. 18. at the college's Lorenzo Cultural Center in Clinton Township. Guests enjoyed a standup comedy show from "Whose Line is it Anyway?" stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood. Proceeds from the event want toward the college's arts and cultural programs.
The Beaumont Health Foundation held its Wine for the Spirit event on Sept. 28 at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Detroit. The cocktail event raised funds for the foundation and featured a wine tasting, a silent auction, and music from the Ben Sharkey Band.
On Friday, September 6th, Metro-Detroiters joined Hour Detroit and Detroit Home magazines for the fourth annual Downtown Living Tour. Eager tour goers enjoyed a private luxury motor coach tour showcasing Jeffersonian Houze, Philip Houze, Saint Charles Collection, The Assembly, The Stott, 104 Edmund Place, and Spinnaker Tower at Harbortown.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit hosted its 13th Annual Gala and Benefit Auction on Oct. 11. The electric fantasy-themed event, which raised funds for the museum’s Department of Education and Public Programs and Exhibitions Department, included dinner from Bacco, molecular cocktails, a silent art auction, and entertainment by Claude Young.
St. Mary Mercy of Livonia celebrated its 27th anniversary with its annual gala on Oct. 11. Held at Laurel Manor Banquet & Conference Center in Livonia. the event aimed to raise $300,000 to support the Felician Sisters of North America’s Mission in Haiti. The evening featured a VIP reception, seated dinner, and an afterglow party.
Celebrating 35 years of Michigan-based wish granting, Make-a-Wish Michigan hosted its annual Wish Ball on Oct. 12 at the Detroit Marriot at the Renaissance Center. The black-tie event featured entertainment by the Bluewater Kings Band, and proceeds went toward the nonprofit, which plans to grant over 400 wishes for children with critical illnesses in the following years.
Hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Dinner of Champions took place on Oct. 3 at The Henry, Autograph Collection in Dearborn. The evening paid tribute to the generosity of organizations, volunteers, and corporations whose contributions have made a difference in the lives of people living with MS. The dinner included a silent auction and the presentation of the Chairman’s Award to Lisa Drake
A House Party at Cranbrook - History in the Making was held at Cranbook House in Bloomfield Hills on Sept. 21. A gala event to raise funds for the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, the “mid-century cool” themed evening featured cocktails, dinner, entertainment, a live auction, and the chance for guests to explore the homes of the archives.
Guests at A Gatsby Affair, held at the Charles T. Fisher Estate on Saturday, were transported back in time to the 1920s. After reciting a password to gain entry to the mansion, they enjoyed cocktails and champagne, hors-d’oeuvres, live music, fire performers, and more. A portion of proceeds were donated to the Pierce and Hill Harper Art Foundation and the Trenton School of Dance.
On Track to End Hunger, hosted by Forgotten Harvest and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services on Aug. 24, raised funds to support the food insecure members of metro Detroit. The event provided attendees with a chance to cruise around the M1 Concourse, along with live music and a silent auction.
On Sept. 20, Karmanos Cancer Institute hosted its 22nd annual Partners Night at State Savings Bank. The night out honored the LaFontaine family for their contributions to the cancer research field with an extensive menu and a silent auction.
On Sept. 12, Brilliant Detroit held its third annual benefit at the Jam Handy in Detroit. Funds raised through ticket sales went to the nonprofit, which helps kids succeed by providing activities and resources in local neighborhoods.
On Sept. 24., Team Fox Detroit — the world’s largest nonprofit funding Parkinson’s Disease research — held it’s fourth annual gala at the Henry Hotel in Dearborn. Guests enjoyed cocktails, a seated dinner, and live entertainment by Justin Young, Jordan Broder of Nuclassica and the Sound Drive Band. The gala raised nearly $183,000 to go toward the foundation's mission of finding a cure for Parkinson’s.
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.