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Inaugural Deaf and Loud Symphonic Experience

The Deaf and Loud Symphonic Experience, a concert featuring the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and deaf artists Dame Evelyn Glennie, Mandy Harvey, and Sean Forbes, took place Sunday, Dec. 16 at Detroit’s Orchestra Hall. Proceeds benefited D-PAN, or the Deaf Professional Arts Network, a Detroit nonprofit that makes music and culture accessible to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. The performance was given in American Sign Language and included video.

Strategic Staffing Solutions Holiday Cocktail Party 2018

Strategic Staffing Solutions in Detroit celebrated its Holiday Cocktail Party on Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Detroit Athletic Club. Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment, and brought books to donate to Clippert Multicultural Magnet Honors Academy in Detroit.

Huron Capital Holiday Party 2018

On Nov. 29, Huron Capital, a private equity firm in Detroit, held its annual holiday party at the Detroit Athletic Club. The event, which included a strolling buffet and cocktails, was attended by professional business leaders and members of nonprofit organizations like the Association for Corporate Growth.

ACG Detroit’s Mingle Bells 2018

The Association for Corporate Growth Detroit hosted its 13th Annual Mingle Bells Networking and Charity event on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the Birmingham Country Club. Guests enjoyed food, cocktails, and networking, and proceeds benefited Heart 2 Hart Detroit, an organization dedicated to helping Detroit’s homeless population.

DBusiness Breakfast Series: Economic Forecast

DBusiness Magazine hosted its final Breakfast Series event of 2018 on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Detroit’s Gem Theatre. Guests were treated to a strolling breakfast, networking, and a panel discussion on the 2019 Michigan Economic Forecast.

Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s SOCK Dinner 2018

Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit hosted its 46th Annual SOCK (Support Our Capuchin Kitchen) on Friday, Nov. 30 at Detroit’s Cobo Center. Guests enjoyed dinner, cocktails, live music, and a silent auction.

2018 Detroit Public Safety Above and Beyond Awards

The Detroit Public Safety Foundation hosted its Above and Beyond Award Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. The dinner honored Detroit police, fire, and EMS personnel who go above and beyond the call of duty.

Leaders for Kids’ 7th Annual Cheers For Children

Leaders for Kids hosted Cheers For Children 2018 on Saturday, Nov. 24 at the Waterview Loft in Detroit. The evening included cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a program, a 52-card raffle drawing, live entertainment, dancing, a strolling dinner, and an open bar. Proceeds benefited the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

Detroit Aglow 2018

The Downtown Detroit Partnership hosted its 2018 Detroit Aglow dinner on Monday, Nov. 19 at MGM Grand Detroit. Guests enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving feast, cocktails, a short program, and gifts. The partnership strives to help businesses, residents, and visitors throughout the downtown’s urban core.

Hunger Free in the D 2018

The fifth annual Hunger Free in the D was held on Monday, Nov. 19 at Lear Corp.’s world headquarters in Southfield. The event, which included a breakfast, raised money for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen and Gleaners Community Food Bank, both in Detroit. The program was supported by the Celani Family Foundation and Cars and Cigars Smoke Detroit.