2018 Gala Recap


We send heartfelt thanks to the many dedicated supporters, sponsors, staff, and volunteers who made our 7th annual Great Hearts Gala such a stellar success! On Friday, May 18, 2018, community friends gathered together at Ford Field in Detroit to socialize, dine, celebrate families, and to honor the 2018 Great Hearts Awardee, Beaumont Health.

This was truly a record-breaking year, which couldn’t have been accomplished without dedicated friends like YOU. We can’t wait to see you next year!

Revenue raised: $626,000 (the most successful in our gala history)

Number of attendees: More than 500 (our best-attended gala ever!)

A standing ovation to our Leadership Team: Steve & Diana Howard and Karen & Patrick Smithbauer (honorary co-chairs); Sheryl & Donald Conn, Hadley Mack French, and Eric & Lisa Widner (gala co-chairs); Carla Burney Jones (sponsorship committee chair)

Resounding applause for our emcee: Sandra Ali, Detroit Local 4 anchor

Video spotlight: Click here to view our especially produced Gala video that spotlights the holistic and integrated approach to health care made possible by the Starfish Family Services and Beaumont partnership.

2018 Photo Gallery

Check out our 2018 galleries below! Please click the image above the gallery you wish to access.


Starfish Family Services Gala 2018


Starfish Family Services Red Carpet


The Great Hearts Gala – Party Snaps