More than 300 Walsh College alumni and guests attended the inaugural Spring Soiree at the Royal Oak Farmer's Market on Friday, May 5. Guests enjoyed food trucks, local craft beer, and wine tastings, raising more than $95,000 for the Walsh College Scholarship Fund.
Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation hosted "Derby for Kids" on May 6 at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. The Kentucky Derby-themed event included a strolling reception, drinks, and a live auction.
City Year Detroit hosted its annual Red Jacket Gala on Thursday, May 11 at Cobo Center. More than 600 civic leaders enjoyed a cocktail reception, dinner, and presentation of the 2017 Idealist in Action Award, which was given to Matt Simoncini, president and CEO of Southfield-based automotive seating supplier Lear Corp.
More than 150 guests attended the fifth annual Help Kids in Need Love to Read fundraiser, hosted by Detroit-non-profit Read to a Child, on Thursday, May 11at the Roberts Riverwalk Hotel in Detroit. Guests enjoyed dinner, cocktails, live music, dancing, and a silent auction, and raised funds for literary resources for low income elementary schoolers throughout metro Detroit.
The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit Philoptochos Society welcomed Betty Cantrell, Miss America 2016, to celebrate her Hellenic heritage and share her journey at a luncheon on Saturday, April 29 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Troy. The event promoted the charitable, philanthropic, and educational efforts of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
The 36th annual Christian Brothers' Dinner was hosted Thursday, May 4 at Penna's Italian restaurant in Sterling Heights, to benefit De La Salle Collegiate High School. More than 400 guests enjoyed cocktails, a plated dinner, and silent auction.
More than 80 guests gathered at the financial advisory firm Aspen's office in Troy to celebrate Cinco De Mayo a day early on Thursday, May 4. Guests at Aspen's third annual fiesta enjoyed a taco truck, festive music and beverages, and a tequila raffle.
The Michigan Humane Society hosted its 28th annual Bow Wow Brunch at MGM Grand Detroit on Sunday, April 30. The "humane heroes" themed event featured animal conservationist Jeff Corwin, and raised funds to help continue MHS's mission torescue and treat homeless and abused animals.
The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund hosted their 12th annual fundraiser at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial on Saturday, April 29. Guests enjoyed strolling cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a live auction, and guest speaker Evan Robinson, a special forces operator from the 5th special forces group "The Legion."
The Oakland County Bar Foundation, a non-profit organization serving the county and the legal profession, hosted its 18th annual Signature Event for more than 400 guests at the Oakland Hills Country Club on Friday, April 28. The event raised more than $281,000 to help support Oakland County-based legal aid and education programs.
The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted its 13th annual Public Policy and Economic Forum Breakfast on Friday, April 28 at the MGM Grand Detroit. The event was highlighted by speakers Stacie de Armas, vice president of strategic initiatives and consumer engagement at Nielsen, and Jenny Alonzo, producer and media strategist, who serves as the co-chair of the Nielsen Hispanic Latino Advisory Council.
Beyond Basics, a student-centered literacy non-profit organization, hosted their Storybook Soiree at the Chapman House in Rochester on April 28. Guests enjoyed a storied evening, a live auction and music, food and beverages, and visits from children's book characters.