PARTY PICS

Beyond Basics 20th Anniversary Gala

Beyond Basics, a Detroit nonprofit dedicated to promoting literacy, hosted its Coming Together for Children: 20th Anniversary Gala on Friday, March 1 at the Detroit Athletic Club. The evening included cocktails, dinner, a program, and awards honoring businesses, organizations, and individuals that work to improve literacy programs in the region. The fundraiser kicked off National Reading Month. // Photographs by Patrick Gloria

The Medallion 2019: A Masked Ball

The Medallion: Macomb’s Gala Event took place Saturday, March 2 at Penna’s of Sterling in Sterling Heights. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help create a comprehensive surgical expansion and improved trauma care at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital. // Photographs by Patrick Gloria

Chinese New Year Gala 2019

The Detroit Chinese Business Association hosted its annual Chinese New Year Gala on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. Guests enjoyed dinner, entertainment, charity and prize drawings, networking, and a program. // Photographs by Carrie Hall

American Black Journal 50th Anniversary Celebration

American Black Journal hosted its 50th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, Feb. 21 at The Garden Theater in Detroit. Stephen Henderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning host of American Black Journal, and Christy Coleman, CEO of the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Va., presented, and guests also enjoyed music, dance, and spoken word performances. // Photographs by Carrie Hall

2019 Detroit Go Red for Women Luncheon

The Detroit Go Red for Women Luncheon was held on Feb. 15 at Ford Field in downtown Detroit by the American Heart Association - Detroit. Guests enjoyed a silent and a live auction, vendor exhibits, health screenings, a program, and an afterglow that included appetizers, beverages, and networking. The organization works to build healthier lives and prevent cardiovascular diseases and stroke. // Photographs by Christine M.J. Hathaway

Detroit Cristo Rey High School’s 2019 Cantoro Market Winter Social

Detroit Cristo Rey High School hosted its annual Cantoro Market Winter Social on Feb. 13 at Cantoro Italian Market in Plymouth Township. Guests enjoyed a strolling dinner, beverages, and a short program. Proceeds benefited the school, which provides a Catholic high-school education to students from economically disadvantaged Detroit families along with one day a week working for a sponsoring business. // Photographs by Lindsay Schweickert

2019 Toast of Hockeytown

The 19th Annual Toast of Hockeytown was hosted on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Guests mingled with Detroit Red Wings players and enjoyed food, craft beverages, live and silent auctions, tours of the Detroit Red Wings Locker Room, photo opportunities, and branded gifts. Proceeds benefited the Detroit Red Wings Foundation. // Photographs by Christine M.J. Hathaway

Judson Center Family Health Clinic Ribbon Cutting

The Judson Center in Royal Oak hosted a ribbon cutting for its new Judson Center Family Health Clinic in Warren, which will offer primary and behavioral health care. The center offers autism, adoption, foster care, respite, family preservation, vocational, and mental health services. // Photographs by Christine M.J. Hathaway

Sustainable Brands Networking Reception

Sustainable Brands and the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute hosted a networking reception on Monday, Feb. 4 at Detroit’s Shinola Hotel. Sustainable Brands, an organization dedicated to the creation of a sustainable, more environmentally friendly economy, will host a conference in early June in Detroit and was launched in 2006. // Photographs by Christine M.J. Hathaway

2019 Bates Street Society Dinner

The Bates Street Society hosted its annual dinner on Saturday, Feb. 2 at The Community House in Birmingham. The event featured a seated three-course dinner, wine, cocktails, live entertainment, and recognition of members. The society was created in 2015 to recognize donors who give $25,000 or more to The Community House. // Photographs by Christine M.J. Hathaway and Jason Brown

DBusiness Breakfast Series on The District Detroit

DBusiness hosted its most recent Breakfast Series on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business in Detroit. The sold-out event featured a strolling breakfast, networking, and a panel discussion on the progress and plans for The District Detroit, the 50-block area that spans downtown and Midtown and includes theaters, residential lofts, offices, stores, restaurants, and three sports arenas. // Photographs by Christine M.J. Hathaway

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