Life Directions Spark of Hope Tribute Gala 2018

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.


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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.

Wheels for Meals Fundraiser at Matick Auto Wash

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 Mission 2018 Fundraising Breakfast

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.

BravoBravo! 2018 at the Detroit Opera House

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.

Mysterium With the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

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.
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