The 41st annual Celebrity Chefs Dinner was hosted by Community Living Centers on April 20 at the Detroit Athletic Club. Fifteen local chefs prepared and served a five-course meal. There was also entertainment, a silent auction, and artwork inspired by CLC residents. CLC serves metro Detroit adults and children with developmental disabilities and their families, operating 11 group homes for adults and three independent programs.
On April 19, Gleaners Community Food Bank hosted its annual Women's Power Breakfast at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. More than 700 guests enjoyed breakfast, the opportunity to network with the community's top female leaders, and a program highlighting Gleaners' mission.
The Michigan Humane Society hosted its annual brunch on April 15 at the MGM Grand Detroit. Nearly 600 people came to the event, which included cocktails, live and silent auctions, and the opportunity to adopt animals.
On April 13, more than 600 people attended the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce 15th Annual Awards Dinner at Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield Township. The event included a cocktail reception, a plated gourmet dinner, the awards presentation, and an afterglow.
On April 10, the German American Chambers of Commerce hosted a networking event at the Detroit Athletic Club to coincide with the 2018 SAE World Congress. The guest speaker was Josh Hundt, chief business development officer and executive vice president at Michigan Economic Development Corp.
Detroit Country Day School hosted a Vivid Occasion at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham to raise money for the school’s renovation project. Guests enjoyed a strolling dinner, silent action, dancing, desserts, live music, and cocktails. Attendees included members of the school’s board of trustees.
Butzel Long, a law firm in downtown Detroit, held a reception at its office on April 11 in tandem with SAE World Congress 2018 at Cobo Center. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, a strolling dinner, and remarks from newly appointed Consul General of Mexico Fernando Gonzalez Saiffe.
On April 14, the United Way of Southeastern Michigan hosted its 101st Anniversary Gala, Celebrating the Power of One at Detroit City Airport. More than 500 guests enjoyed a gourmet dinner, original artwork, a live auction, and a performance by British singer-songwriter and multi-Grammy winner Corinne Bailey Rae.
The 30th annual Fair Lane Dinner Dance was held at the Dearborn Inn on April 13, where close to 400 guests were treated to a cocktail reception, a gourmet dinner, a special appearance by Henry and Clara Ford (actors), and an afterglow. The formal event helped raise funds for the restoration of the Fair Lane Estate, which the Fords built in 1915.
More than 30 performers were announced Wednesday, April 11 at a luncheon at the Detroit Athletic Club for this summer’s Detroit Jazz Festival, which will take place Aug. 31-Sept. 3 in downtown Detroit. The luncheon featured performances by Chick Corea, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Esperanza Spalding. They will also perform at the festival.
On April 10, the Association for Corporate Growth Detroit Chapter held its 11th annual M&A All-Star Awards Ceremony, honoring 2017 activity. More than 300 guests gathered at the Townsend Hotel in downtown Birmingham for the awards ceremony, a strolling dinner, a cocktail hour, and networking.
On April 5, Jack and Annette Aronson held a grand opening celebration for the Great Lakes HPP Innovation Center in Taylor. More than 200 people toured the facility and saw a demonstration of one of the largest-capacity high-pressure processing machines in the world, which eliminates molds, yeast, germs, and other contaminants in fresh food.