The Detroit Institute of Arts hosted its annual black tie fundraising gala on Nov. 11. Guests enjoyed live musical entertainment to raise funds for the museum's education initiatives, including field trips for more than 70,000 students each year.
St. Jude's Children Research Hospital hosted the St. Jude Detroit Gala on Nov. 10 at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, a patient speaker, and contributions supported pediatric cancer patients.
Beaumont Health hosted its annual Autumn Gala on Nov. 11 at the MGM Grand Detroit to benefit the campus expansion of Beaumont Hospital in Farmington Hills. More than 550 guests enjoyed cocktails, a silent auction, a gourmet dinner, and dancing.
The House of Providence, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing Michigan's foster children with support services while they await adoption, hosted its annual Wishes Gala on Nov. 3 at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour, dinner, and presentation by musician and speaker Jimmy Wayne.
More than 350 people attended the 7th Annual Wine and Dine in the D on Oct. 12 at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in downtown Detroit. The event, which included 24 restaurants, 17 wineries, three brewers, and one distiller, along with a silent auction and live entertainment, raised $130,000 for the National Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, which in recent years has made great strides in treating what is a cancer of the white blood cells.
The CFA Society of Detroit, a membership organization of 400 certified financial analysts, held its annual economic forecast luncheon on Nov. 10 at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit. The speakers included Robert Dye, senior vice president and chief economist of Comerica Bank, and Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management.
Automation Alley hosted Integr8, a global conference focused on eight technologies disrupting the manufacturing industry, on Nov. 8 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Guests enjoyed breakout sessions on the benefits of implementing the industrial Internet of Things, advanced materials, robotics, additive manufacturing, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and modeling and visualization into their factory floors.
The Team Angels Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting breast cancer awareness in both men and women, hosted a benefit dinner and strolling fashion show on Oct. 16 at Penna's of Sterling in Sterling Heights.
Kettering University in Flint honored nine alumni during their annual awards ceremony at the Troy Marriott on Oct. 16. Raj Nair, Jeri Ward, Grace Lieblein, Elizabeth Griffith, Robert Wiltse, Randy Brodzik, Vince Bandurski, Alfred Mansour, and Kayla McDonell were honored for their their accomplishments in business, entrepreneurship, community service, and philanthropy.
The Parade Co. hosted its annual pancake breakfast on Nov. 3 at its headquarters in Detroit. The morning event drew more than 1,000 guests, local politicians, and business executives to celebrate the countdown to America's Thanksgiving Parade Presented by Art Van later this month.
The British American Business Council of Michigan hosted Ninja Innovation at the Birmingham Country Club on Nov. 2. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, dessert, and a presentation about international business innovation strategies by Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association.
The Troy Chamber of Commerce hosted a panel of young leaders at Next Wave Media Lab who addressed the next generation of purposeful leadership. Andrew Raupp, founder and executive director of STEM.org made the keynote presentation, and panelists included Randi Olson, forensic accounting manager of Rehmann Corporate Investigative Services; Anton Babushkin, founder and director of the Troy Psychotherapy Outpatient Clinic; and Michael J. Taylor II, partner and creative director of SS Digital Media.