ORT Michigan, an organization dedicated to increasing access to education and career opportunities, hosted its annual Rub a Dub fundraiser at the Franklin Hills Country Club on Aug. 15. Guests enjoyed dinner, a raffle, and live and silent auctions to support ORT's mission.
On Aug. 14, the Kiefer Foundation hosted its Swing for Safe Driving Golf Outing for more than 200 people at Walnut Creek Country Club in South Lyon. The Kiefer Foundation was started for Mitchel Kiefer, who lost his life as the result of an apparent distracted driver. His father is Steven Kiefer, senior vice president of global purchasing and supply chain at General Motors Co.
On Aug. 13, Strategic Staffing Solutions in Detroit held its 2017 golf outing for more than 145 people at Northville Hills Golf Club in Northville Township. The event supported Downtown Detroit Partnership: Safety and Security, a nonprofit organization that cleans downtown Detroit while promoting safety and security.
More than 200 classic and muscle cars, along with specialty vehicles, were on display at the 10th annual Troy Traffic Jam on Aug. 6 at the Columbia Center in Troy. Guests enjoyed food stations, children’s crafts, and entertainment from DJ Bob Steel.
On Aug. 10, Beaumont Health hosted a grand opening celebration of its new Proton Therapy Center at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. More than 200 guests enjoyed a presentation ceremony, a strolling dinner, and tours of the new facility.
On July 5, the Consul of Italy Detroit hosted a reception for more than 100 guests at the Detroit Athletic Club for H.E. Ambassador Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the United States. Guests enjoyed a strolling buffet, networking, and an address from Ambassador Varricchio.
The 14th annual Paul W. Smith Golf Classic was held at the Detroit Golf Club on Aug. 7. and raised more than $500,000 to support Detroit PAL. The event included a shotgun start, live broadcast, lunch on the course, strolling dinner, and awards presentation.
On Aug. 6, the McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens hosted employees and guests for the annual Clinton Township Gratiot Cruise. The event featured food vendors, official cruise merchandise, entertainment, and a live broadcast.
On August, 5, the Friends of Detroit City Airport, a nonprofit organization, held its Airport Beautification Day. More than 250 volunteers gathered to clean up the grounds at the Coleman A. Young International Airport. Sponsors and representative companies and organizations included Arise Detroit, Davis Aerospace Technical High School, the Detroit Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Civil Air Patrol, Ford Motor Co., Detroit Aircraft Corp., and PVS Chemicals Inc.
The Detroit Zoological Society held its annual Sunset at the Zoo fundraising event on June 16, where more than 2,000 guests were treated to a live auction, strolling dinner and dessert stations provided by restaurants in metro Detroit, and live entertainment.
On July 13, the Detroit Yacht Club served as the setting to commemorate the 5th Anniversary of the opening of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which is located at Stroh River Place. More than 150 guests heard remarks from U.S. patent officials. The event was hosted by the State Bar of Michigan’s Intellectual Property Law Section and the Michigan Intellectual Property American Inn of Court.
On July 30, more than 300 classic cars, muscle cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles were on display as part of the Concours d’Elegance of America at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth Township. Featured vehicle classes included Auburns and Cords, Jazz Age, Boat Tails, Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, and Jet Age Juniors.