On Oct. 17, Beyond Basics, a nonprofit literacy organization that provides one-on-one tutoring to students and adults, held a celebration of its new classroom and training center at the Durfee Innovation Society (formerly Durfee Middle School) in Detroit.
On Oct. 20, the Navy League of the U.S. Metropolitan Detroit Council hosted the 2018 U.S. Navy Ball at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit. More than 100 guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, a silent auction, a plated dinner, an awards presentation, and had the opportunity to meet five crew members from the USS Detroit.
The Michigan Parkinson Foundation hosted its 2018 Small Steps, Big Strides gala on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn. Guests enjoyed access to the museum, cocktails, dinner, dancing, and a live auction. The foundation focuses on the educational and support needs of those with Parkinson’s.
BRAvo 2018: A night in “Bras Vegas” was hosted on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at The Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township by McLaren Macomb, the McLaren Macomb Healthcare Foundation, and the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Macomb, Ted B. Wahby Cancer Center. The annual breast cancer awareness event raises money for women’s health initiatives. The evening featured voting on and auctioning off decorated bras and a Dancing With our Docs competition.
The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Michigan Chapter hosted its Unity Day Reception on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the Carpathia Club in Sterling Heights. Herbert Quelle, German consul general, was the guest speaker for the networking event, and guests also welcomed Andrew Bemish, the incoming German honorary consul-Detroit.
DBusiness magazine hosted its 30 in Their Thirties Breakfast Series on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Gem Theatre in downtown Detroit. More than 300 guests enjoyed a strolling breakfast, networking, and a panel discussion on Ford Motor Co.’s plans for its recently announced R&D Mobility Campus in Corktown.
On Oct. 9, the University of Michigan-Dearborn hosted a reception for more than 100 people at the Detroit Athletic Club to welcome Chancellor Domenico Grasso. An environmental engineer who holds a Ph.D. from U-M in Ann Arbor, Grasso was most recently provost at the University of Delaware.
TiECon Detroit hosted a President Reception on Friday, Oct. 5 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The networking event was part of 2018’s TiECon Detroit, Michigan’s largest conference for entrepreneurs. This year’s event, which was held Oct. 5-6, focused on artificial intelligence.
The Belle Isle Conservancy hosted its 14th annual Polish the Jewel legacy luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle. The event raised money for Belle Isle’s Beachfront Revitalization Project, which will add a splash park, picnic area, and parking to where the island’s waterslide once stood.
On Oct. 3, doctors, administrators, and patients marked the 10-year anniversary of comprehensive cancer care at the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Macomb's Ted B. Wahby Cancer Center in Mt. Clemens. The Cancer Center was started by the late Ted Wahby, former mayor of St. Clair Shores and Macomb County treasurer, and a group of doctors at the Mt. Clemens hospital.
Life Remodeled, a Detroit nonprofit that invests about $5 million in cash, labor, and materials in one Detroit neighborhood each year, invested in the Durfee Innovation Society for its 2018 Six Day Project in early October. Life Remodeled leased the formerly unused Durfee Elementary-Middle School and re-purposed the building into a community innovation center that offers space for nonprofit organizations and businesses to co-locate, share resources, and achieve greater community impact. About 10,000 volunteers worked on the space and surrounding neighborhood during the six-day project.
First American Title Insurance Co., PM Environmental, Integra, and PEA Inc. hosted an Oktoberfest Gathering on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Birmingham Country Club. More than 100 guests enjoyed networking, drinks, and appetizers. A 50/50 raffle was held to support St. Leo’s Soup Kitchen in Detroit.