On May 31, Kirco, a multi-faceted real estate development firm in Troy, held its third annual Broker Appreciation Party at Bistro 82 in downtown Royal Oak. More than 70 guests enjoyed cocktails, appetizers, and networking.
The Movement Music Festival hosted its pre-party on May 25 in the Apparatus Room of the Detroit Foundation Hotel. The evening included a cocktail mixer and featured DJs Jason Shelton, Trevor Lamont, and Raul Rodriguez. The festival was held May 26-28 in Detroit’s Hart Plaza.
On May 1, more than 70 people attended a dinner at a private residence in Oakland County where Detroit-based LGC Global founder and CEO Avinash Rachmale gifted $1 million to Wayne State University’s College of Engineering. The funds will be used to establish an endowment to provide full tuition scholarships to Detroit Public Schools Community District students.
Matick Auto Wash in Redford Township hosted the first Motor City Wheels for Meals fundraiser on May 21. All proceeds went to buy meals for seniors facing food insecurity. Detroit Mayor Michael Duggan and Wayne County Executive Warren Evans co-sponsored the event. The more than 800 Wheels on Meals volunteers enjoyed a recognition luncheon before the fundraiser.
Matrix Human Services in Detroit hosted its Matrix Mission 2018 Fundraising Breakfast on May 15 at the Detroit Athletic Club. About 250 community and business leaders enjoyed coffee, networking, and a program of stories highlighting the mission of Matrix Human Services. The organization advocates for and serves the most vulnerable in metro Detroit.
The Detroit Opera House hosted BravoBravo! 2018 on June 1, a black-tie fundraising event that brought some 2,000 guests to the opera house. The evening included three floors of music, dancing, and refreshments from local vendors. Decorations matched the event’s theme, “We Are Storytellers,” and guests enjoyed an after party on the 3Fifty Terrace.
More than 200 guests attended Mysterium on May 17 at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Detroit, where Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians performed in three unique settings. Guests travelled to each performance space and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and an afterglow. The event was hosted by the DSO’s NextGen committee.
The Oxford Kids Foundation hosted its eighth Annual Gala on May 5 at the Orchard Lake Country Club in West Bloomfield Township. More than 200 guests enjoyed dinner, entertainment, and silent and live auctions. The foundation provides financial assistance to children to receive alternative therapies and medical care not covered by insurance.
On May 23, the Detroit Public Safety Foundation hosted its annual Women in Blue fundraiser, a celebration of Detroit’s female first-responders. This year, for the first time, the event honored officers from the Detroit Police Department and the Detroit Fire Department. The event supports officers in the areas of training, technology, equipment, community outreach, and wellness.
On May 22, around 70 people attended the Sunset at the Zoo Benefactor Bash at a private residence in Wayne County. The event, which included a cocktail reception and a strolling dinner, served as a prelude to this Friday’s Sunset at the Zoo, a strolling festival of food, beverages, music, and a live auction at the Detroit Zoo.
On June 3, more than 1,000 people were guests of several dozen companies that hosted corporate chalets during the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear on Belle Isle. In addition to watching different racing series throughout the day, guests enjoyed cuisine prepared by Joe Viacari Restaurant Group, gifts, and networking.
On May 19, Life Directions, a nonprofit group in Detroit that provides peer-to-peer student mentoring programs, held its 45th annual Spark of Hope Tribute Gala at the Winter Garden at General Motors Co.’s world headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit. More than 300 guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, a seated dinner, silent and live auctions, and entertainment by Ben Sharkey.