Life Directions Tribute Gala 2017

Life Directions, an organization that offers peer-to-peer mentorship for at-risk pre-teens and teens, hosted its 44th annual Spark of Hope Tribute Gala at General Motors Co.'s Wintergarden on Saturday, May 20 at the Renaissance Center in Detroit. Guests enjoyed dinner, a silent auction, and entertainment with proceeds benefitting Life Directions' programs to support education.


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St. Jude Detroit Gala 2017

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.

Autumn Gala 2017

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.

Wishes Gala 2017

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.

Wine and Dine in the D at the Westin Book Cadillac

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.

CFA Society of Detroit Economic Forecast Luncheon

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.
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