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.
The Detroit Historical Society held its annual Dossin Gala on May 11 at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Guests celebrated the history of Belle Isle with cocktails, a live auction, a three-course dinner and a viewing of the museum’s latest exhibition, Detroit River Recreation & Lakeside Leisure. Proceeds from the event benefited the museum.
The Motown-themed gala, held at the historic former home of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy on Saturday, raised money for the musical education programs of the Detroit Children's Choir. Guests enjoyed auctions, live entertainment, cocktails, a strolling dinner, and a 1960's fashion show.
The Detroit Yacht Club Foundation held its annual gala on May 3. Guests enjoyed a strolling dinner, spirits, entertainment, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds from the event benefited the foundation’s goal of restoring the historic 1923 clubhouse.
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland hosted its annual Spring Spectacular at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham on May 1. The event featured a cocktail hour and meet-and-greet with Mickey Redmond, former Detroit Red Wings player and current color analyst for Fox Sports Detroit. Proceeds from the Spring Spectacular will support the women’s services at the hospital.
Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills held its Studio 2019 benefit on April 27. The event, which featured cocktails in the school’s studios, dinner, and a dance party, helped the academy raise more than $80,000 for scholarships and museum programs.
More than 400 business leaders and community members gathered at the Crystal Gardens Banquet Center in Howell on April 13 for the St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Ball. Proceeds for the annual event, which had an island-inspired theme this year, went toward ongoing projects at St. Joe's Livingston Hospital and the St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Health Center.
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.