Signature Events

Derby For Kids

Hosted every year during the Kentucky Derby, funds raised at the Derby for Kids support a pediatric brain cancer research study. The Foundation has committed to a multi-year grant to support the work of Dr. Jeffrey Taub at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, in partnership with Dr. Rajen Mody at University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Hurley Hospital of Flint. Guests are invited to come in their best derby ensemble and enjoy a day at the races with Children’s Foundation.

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Cheers for Children

Cheers for Children, our annual fundraiser event supports the Leaders for Kids endowment at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. Leaders for Kids is an advisory group of Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation comprised of emerging leaders from southeast Michigan who are passionate about the health and wellness of children in the region and the charitable work being performed by the Foundation. This signature event features a strolling dinner, live entertainment and an unforgettable night helping youth in our community.

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Summit

To support a better future for Michigan’s families, The Children’s Foundation hosts a Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Summit: Investing in the mental wellness of our youth. The conference brings together community leaders, service providers, and families to listen, learn, and network with advocates on how to prioritize behavioral healthcare for children and young adults.

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Summer Recess

The Children’s Foundation has hosted Summer Recess as a signature event to raise funds for our Leaders for Kids Programs. Guests enjoy a strolling dinner and cocktails at one of Detroit premiere restaurant and event venues.
Leaders for Kids is an advisory group of The Children’s Foundation comprised of emerging leaders from southeast Michigan who are passionate about the health and wellness of children in the region and the charitable work being performed by the Foundation.

Jamie Daniels Foundation Celebrity Roast

This signature event, hosted by the Jamie Daniels Foundation includes some of Hockey’s greatest at a unique celebrity roast and fundraiser. The Celebrity Roast, developed to raise funds to support The Jamie Daniels Foundation that provides education, resources, guidance, and support to people battling drug addiction so that lives can be saved and healing can be created within families.

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