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Event Details

Honoring our CEO

Michael Williams has been the President and CEO of Orchards Children’s Services for over 20 years. Mr. Williams has played a pivotal role in transforming Orchards into the nationally accredited agency it is today. Under Mr. Williams’ leadership and guidance, Orchards’ footprint has grown exponentially. Today, Orchards is one of the largest child welfare agencies in Michigan, serving over 8,000 children statewide. Orchards is grateful and proud to be led by Michael Williams.


Event Chairs

The Honorable Dave Bing

The Honorable Brenda Lawrence

Shane & Gabriel Zylstra


Schedule of Events

Friday, May 5, 2023

MotorCity Casino Sound Board

2901 Grand River Avenue, Detroit 48201

6:00 PM Cocktail Reception in Sound Board

7:00 PM Program & Plated Dinner in Grand Ballroom

Afterglow follows with musical performances by Larry Lee & the Back in the Day Band

10:00 PM Evening Concludes

Enjoy a star-studded cocktail hour in the Sound Board as guests gather, listen to music, and browse the silent auction. The evening then moves into the Grand Ballroom for a gourmet plated dinner, inspiring on-stage program, live auction, and paddle raise.  The night continues back in the Sound Board with dancing alongside music by Larry Lee & the Back in the Day Band.

***Roaring '20s or Cocktail Attire***

Dave and Cathie Kurt and family - our 2023 Parenting Award Honorees


We have reserved a block of rooms at MotorCity Casino Hotel for this event for a special discounted rate. Guests have until April 4, 2023, to book a room using the Orchards group code.  The code is 050523OCSF.

Hotel rooms can be reserved from Thursday-Sunday. When booking through the link below, please enter the code and hit apply, then click on check availability. A listing of available rooms/dates will be displayed. Be sure to double check your date selection before booking through the link below.

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Auction Donation?

We rely largely on our friends like you, who belong to the business community, for the items that are auctioned at the venue.

Your valued donations will not only benefit us but will also earn you a lot of goodwill that will result from your generosity. You can be a part of our program that aims to help those in need. Together, we can strengthen the community through quality services to children and families.

If you have an item or experience you would like to donate, please get in touch with Vicki Orleans at (248) 530-5410 to discuss further details relating to the donation. We appreciate your generous support and for believing in us and our mission.

Our Sponsors

Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsors!