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Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fundraiser

The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund hosted their 12th annual fundraiser at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial on Saturday, April 29. Guests enjoyed strolling cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a live auction, and guest speaker Evan Robinson, a special forces operator from the 5th special forces group "The Legion."

The National Black MBA Association Black Tie Gala

More than 250 people attended the National Black MBA Association's Black Tie Gala on June 17 at MGM Grand Detroit. The event, which was held in the hotel's Grand Ballroom, centered around "40 Years of Legacy and Leadership" and raised over $40,000 in educational scholarships for metro Detroit business students.

The Women’s Association for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan’s 2016 Spring...

The Women's Association for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan held a luncheon on May 5 at the Bloomfield Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills. The event honored Elise Fisher Hayes, the recipient of the 2016 Matilda R. Wilson award.

Running With the Resurgence Panel and Networking Event

More than 200 people attended the Running With the Resurgence panel and networking event at the One Woodward Avenue Building on May 4. Panelists included Bridget Russo, CMO of Shinola; Garret Gaw, Detroit site lead of Amazon, Jill Ford, head of innovation and entrepreneurship for the City of Detroit; and Shane Gianino, CEO of QStride. Following the panel discussion, guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and tours of QStride’s offices.

NEXTWork at Valentine Distilling

NEXTWork, a networking group for young Jewish professionals, held a networking event at Valentine Distilling Co. in Ferndale on Jan. 14. Guests enjoyed craft cocktails and appetizers.

Karmanos' 22nd Annual Partners Night Fundraiser

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute held its 22nd annual Partners Night fundraiser on Oct. 1 at the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit. The evening included a strolling cocktail reception, a raffle, live entertainment, mural-painting, and a fashion show.

The American Society of Employers' 12th Annual Summit

Livonia-based American Society of Employers held its annual summit, which celebrates the role of the human resources profession in Michigan’s business and nonprofit communities, at the Detroit Athletic Club in downtown Detroit on Nov. 4. Guests enjoyed networking, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres.

4th Annual Charles Wright Museum Gala

The MGM Grand Detroit hosted the fourth annual Wright Gala on Oct. 11 in support of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and its educational programming. The black-tie event featured a Broadway theme with a cocktail reception, dinner, show, and a musical tribute to New York’s Studio 54.

Automation Alley 14th Annual Awards Gala

Automation Alley hosted its 14th Annual Awards Gala on Sept. 12 at the MotorCity Casino and Hotel in Detroit. The awards recognize the individuals and organizations leading southeast Michigan's technology business community.

The 5th Annual Shimmer on the River

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy hosted its 5th Annual Shimmer on the River in the Grand Ballroom at Cobo Center on Sept. 18. The event honored General Motors with the Shimmer Award, which recognizes outstanding philanthropic support of the conservancy.