The Detroit Zoological Society hosted its inaugural Wildlife Conservation Gala on March 18. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a sit-down dinner in the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, as well as a brief presentation on the Zoo’s multifaceted conservation programs.
News/Talk 760 WJR Host Paul W. Smith held his annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 17 at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Detroit. The event, which drew more than 500 people, included live interviews with business and community leaders, a strolling breakfast, and live entertainment.
McCann Worldgroup Detroit hosted an auction to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan in honor of World Kidney Day on Thursday, March 9. Over 200 guests enjoyed a silent auction, beverages, food, and mingling at McCann's headquarters in Birmingham.
C.A.Y.A. Smokehouse Grill in Wolverine Lake hosted a five-course wine dinner for more than 100 people on March 9. The Smokehouse bistro's menu featured gourmet appetizers, entrees, and dessert, with corresponding wine pairings.
More than 200 people attended Gleaners Community Food Bank's Empty Bowls event on Saturday, March 11 at Pewabic Pottery in Detroit. Guests purchased clay bowls made by local students to benefit Gleaners and enjoyed a complimentary soup lunch.
The 14th annual East-West Business Connection was held on March 8 at the Edward Village Hotel in Dearborn to promote enterprises for minority-owned businesses. The event, hosted by the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce, drew over 350 guests who enjoyed a panel discussion, supplier showcase, and networking opportunities.
McLaren Macomb hosted its Crystal Ball fundraising event on March 12 to benefit McLaren Macomb trauma and emergency services. Hosted at the MGM Grand-Detroit, over 800 guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, live auction and raffle, music, dancing, and performances by the Detroit Circus.
On March 7, the Association for Corporate Growth hosted Ken Washington, vice president for research and advanced engineering at Ford Motor Co., at the Henry Hotel in Dearborn for a presentation entitled "Vehicle as a Platform." Washington spoke on the future of technology and mobility and Ford's plans for the vehicle market.
The American Heart Association hosted its annual Go Red for Women Luncheon on National Wear Read Day, March 3, at the Somerset Collection in Troy. Sponsored locally by Beaumont, the event encourages women to raise awareness about heart disease and strokes, and to take a more active role in their health.
Birmingham's Eton Academy, a full-curriculum school for different learners, hosted its annual fundraiser, a gala and auction on Saturday, March 4. Guests enjoyed a "Mission: Possible" themed silent auction, followed by dinner and a live auction, with proceeds supporting the school.
More than 400 people gathered at Eastern Market in Detroit on Saturday, March 4 to raise awareness for Cass Community Social Services, a Detroit-based organization dedicated to providing food, housing, health services, and job programs. Guests enjoyed a simple meal of soup, bread, dessert, and beer and wine donated by a variety of local restaurants.
Over 800 guests gathered on Saturday, March 4 at Penna's of Sterling Heights for Henry Ford Macomb Hospital's annual Medallion Gala. The black-tie fundraiser featured hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing, mock-gambling, and medallion presentations for this year's honorees.