Event Details

Starfish Family Services 2019 Great Hearts Gala

The Great Hearts Gala, now in its eighth year, is a premier event hosted by Starfish Family Services. This most memorable evening brings together more than 500 community friends and supporters who share one goal: to spotlight and benefit children and their families. Download and share the Gala invitation.

Date: Friday, May 17, 2019 

Location: Detroit’s iconic Ford Field (2000 Brush Street)

Evening Schedule: 

  • 6:00 pm      Cocktail hour 
  • 7:00 pm      Sumptuous dinner and one-of-a-kind live auction
  • 9:00 pm      Afterglow party directly on the Lions’ playing field, featuring Detroit’s Chateau dance band. If you’re not a hoofer, we’ll have games of chance and skill. Test out your throwing arm!

2019 Gala Emcee: Lauren M. Sanders

  • Lauren is, perhaps, best known as the weekend morning news anchor for Detroit’s NBC affiliate WDIV Local 4 News.

2019 Gala Menu:

  • Duet featuring peppercorn-crusted tenderloin drizzled with roasted beef demi-glace paired with crab-stuffed Atlantic salmon. Served with grilled sweet potato cake and roasted corn and red pepper hash.
  • Vegetarian/vegan option: Roasted portobello mushroom and grilled sweet potato cake topped with succulent Israeli couscous.

Special Perk: Pre-gala cocktail reception “Huddle” in the locker room for VIP sponsors at Gold level and above. 

Attire: Cocktail attire, and don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Parking: Complimentary valet parking

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