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2020

43rd Annual Celebrity Chefs Dinner – CANCELLED
Friday, April 17, 2020

April 1, 2020

To Our Wonderful Community,

It is with a heavy heart that we make this announcement.

We have decided to cancel our 43rd Annual Celebrity Chefs Dinner that was scheduled for April 17, 2020. With the Governor’s Executive Order in place, the exponential growth of the virus that has hit the State of Michigan, and the need for “social distancing” to flatten the curve, the event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this decision, feel free to reach out to the main office either by phone or email. The office number is 248-478-0870, or you can email cdeyonker@clchomes.org  or lisamurrell@clchomes.org.

During this time, we are focusing on our residents and staff to ensure that every house and individual has what they need (medical supplies, cleaning products, etc). If you are interested in receiving information regarding what Community Living Centers, Inc. is doing to combat this pandemic, feel free to call our main office to be put on the email list, or you can email cdeyonker@clchomes.org.

We thank you for your continued support during this time. If you are interested in donating any supplies to our cause, we are in need of paper products (paper towel and toilet paper), disinfecting wipes, and hand sanitizer.

We hope that everyone stays safe and healthy during this time!

Thank you for your continued support,

The CLC Family of Staff and Residents

Please see below for a special message from our Executive Director, Lisa Murrell.

THANK YOU to our many 43rd Annual Celebrity Chefs Dinner supporters!

Thank you to our event sponsors, who generously asked that we keep their contributions:
Amerisure Insurance
Chemical Bank
Gordon Advisors P.C.
Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home
Hour Media
Howard Rush & NexTech Professional Services
John Lawton & Elizabeth Millwood
John O’Brien
Kerr Russell Attorneys & Counselors
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
Michael Gibson of Kerr Russell
NFP
REMAX Classic of Michigan – Farmington Hills
Sheri Crafasi
Total Health Care USA
United Shore
Workforce PayHub

Thank you to the wonderful donors who supported us through the event this year:
Beth Williams
Bill & Deb Miller
Carol Mowbray
Christine Kurncz
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan – Dennis Pheney
Dona Norlock
Doreen Lawton
Doug & Diane Small
Gail & Robert Hubley
Greg & Barb Ciolek
Howard & Carolee Caylor
John & Deb Tybinka
John Seguin
Kathy & Phil Voldahl
Larry & Carol Halstead
Margaret Marlin
Mary McCourt
Michael & Megan Hickey
Michael & Tami Callahan
Michael Malecki
Mike & Larissa Sneyd
Neal & Clarissa Stoneback
Patrick Donnelly
Ruth France trust
Stuart Family Trust
Sue Cahill
Virginia Mowbray
William & Linda Bull
William Hartsock
Woll-Yellin Family Foundation

Thank you to our amazing volunteer committee:
Colleen Rapson
Connie Werner
Dailan Brewster
Kathleen Kaddis
Taryn Loughlin
Terry Guillaumin

And last but far from least, a HUGE thank you to Chef Milos Cihelka and the generous and talented chefs who come together each year to support us.

Thank you – Salute! Love, The CLC Team

——————————————————— Archived Event Information:

Each spring since 1977, Community Living Centers hosts our signature event: a gala fundraiser called the Celebrity Chefs Dinner. We are honored to have Certified Master Chef Milos Cihelka, founder/owner of the famed Golden Mushroom restaurant in Southfield, as the organizing genius behind the recruiting of 12-15 of the Detroit area’s top chefs. Each chef prepares and donates an hors d’oeuvre or a portion of our 5-course meal for our 300+ guests at the Detroit Athletic Club. Over exquisite dishes, libations, raffle and auction, our guests enjoy an evening to remember while supporting the critical work of Community Living Centers and empowering their continuing impact on our community.

Admission is $175 per person, or a full table is $1575 (seats 10 people).
Coat and Tie Required. For additional details, email Cate DeYonker at cdeyonker@clchomes.org.

Space is limited! Get your tickets today!
Call 248-478-0870 to reserve your tickets!
Find the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/168998894413976/

Sponsorship Opportunities: 43rd Chefs Dinner Sponsor Packages
Advertising Opportunities: 43rd Chefs Dinner Ad Sheet

2020 VIP Event: CLC hosted a VIP event on February 21, 2020 at the Detroit Institute of Arts recognizing and thanking our long standing supporters. The event was sponsored by our friends at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and AHD Vintners, who generously donated wine for the evening. Our guests were treated to an exquisite meal as well as full access to the museum’s exhibits, and a unique musical performance by Monica Blaire. Thank you to our wonderful friends and partners who were able to join us – your belief in our mission and your outstanding support make our work possible.

2019

2019 Annual Dinner Dance: This year’s annual Dinner Dance was a tie dye theme to represent the blending colors of our community coming together to make something beautiful! It was a hue hit for our folks to make their own t-shirts with their housemates. The evening begins with an address to parents and siblings of our residents, followed by a banquet and presentation of service awards to our staff. After everyone eats, we all dance! This event means so much to our residents and their families. Coming together in one room to have a wonderful evening!

42nd Annual Celebrity Chef’s Dinner: Each spring since 1977, Community Living Centers hosts our signature event: a gala fundraiser called the Celebrity Chefs Dinner.  Our guests enjoyed elegant Hors D’oeuvres and a 5 course meal prepared by the top chefs in the Detroit Metro area. We were also blessed to have 6 local artist join us as they created amazing pieces for our silent auction, all based on our residents in our homes.

2019 Winter Bash: Our first winter fundraiser hosted at Valentine Distilling with performer Jill Jack playing her soulful music all evening!

2018

2018 Annual Dinner Dance & Heart Awards: This year’s annual Dinner Dance was celebrated as the 1950’s in honor of our 50th Anniversary as a residential service provider! The evening begins with an address to parents and siblings of our residents, followed by a banquet and presentation of service awards to our staff and Heart Awards to our community partners and friends. After dinner, the dancing begins! This event is a joyful celebration of who we are and what matters most to us: our residents and the fullness of their lives.

50th Celebration BBQ: On a warm summer day in July we celebrated our 50th anniversary as as residential service provider for adults with developmental disabilities. Our residents came out and enjoyed hot dogs and chips with members of the community, city officials, and staff members. Thank you to the Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce for helping set this up and providing a ribbon cutting for this special occasion in our organizations history.

41st Annual Celebrity Chef’s Dinner: Each spring since 1977, Community Living Centers hosts our signature event: a gala fundraiser called the Celebrity Chefs Dinner.  This year celebrated our 50th anniversary as an organization and we sold out at 320 guests to enjoy the Hors D’oeuvres and 5 course meal prepared by the top chefs in the Detroit Metro area. We were also blessed to have 5 local artist join us as they created amazing pieces for our silent auction, all based on our residents in our homes.

2017

The 2nd Annual CLC Cruise-In:  Was held again at the Village Commons in downtown Farmington, and enjoyed sponsor and vendor booths, great local food, celebrity appearances, giveaways, awards and an all-around inclusive event for the whole family. We had numerous cars from all decades come out and support us.

2017 Annual Dinner Dance & Heart Awards: The Annual Dinner Dance & Heart Awards is our residents’ favorite event by far! The evening begins with an address to parents and siblings of our residents, followed by a banquet and presentation of service awards to our staff and Heart Awards to our community partners and friends. After dinner, the dancing begins! This event is a joyful celebration of who we are and what matters most to us: our residents and the fullness of their lives.

40th Annual Celebrity Chef’s Dinner: Each spring since 1977, Community Living Centers hosts our signature event: a gala fundraiser called the Celebrity Chefs Dinner.  We are honored to have Certified Master Chef Milos Cihelka, founder/owner of the famed Golden Mushroom restaurant in Southfield, as the organizing genius behind the recruiting of 12-15 of the Detroit area’s top chefs.  Each chef prepares and donates an hors d’oeuvre or a portion of our 5-course meal for our 325 guests at the Detroit Athletic Club.

2016

1st Annual CLC Cruise-In: This was a car show and fundraiser in the heart of Downtown Farmington! All makes and models were welcome, with awards being presented by local celebrities. All participants received a goodie bag and event t-shirt. This event grossed over $7000 in its first year, and we plan to make it an annual tradition. (9.11.2016)

2016 Annual Dinner Dance & Heart Awards: The Annual Dinner Dance & Heart Awards is our residents’ favorite event by far! The evening begins with an address to parents and siblings of our residents, followed by a banquet and presentation of service awards to our staff and Heart Awards to our community partners and friends. After dinner, the dancing begins! This event is a joyful celebration of who we are and what matters most to us: our residents and the fullness of their lives.

39th Annual Celebrity Chef’s Dinner: The Celebrity Chefs Dinner is CLC’s trademark event. An exquisite gala at the gorgeous Detroit Athletic Club, this event is held annually in April and is a five course meal prepared by top chefs from around Metro Detroit. The evening includes entertainment, amazing food and drink, a raffle, silent auction and more. (4.15.2016)

Everyday Life

Holidays

2015

38th Annual Celebrity Chef’s Dinner: The Celebrity Chefs Dinner is CLC’s trademark event. An exquisite gala at the gorgeous Detroit Athletic Club, this event is held annually in April and is a five course meal prepared by top chefs from around Metro Detroit. The evening includes entertainment, amazing food and drink, a raffle, silent auction and more.

2015 Annual Dinner Dance & Heart Awards: The Annual Dinner Dance & Heart Awards is our residents’ favorite event by far! The evening begins with an address to parents and siblings of our residents, followed by a banquet and presentation of service awards to our staff and Heart Awards to our community partners and friends. After dinner, the dancing begins! This event is a joyful celebration of who we are and what matters most to us: our residents and the fullness of their lives.

Winter Holiday Celebrations

2014

37th Annual Celebrity Chef’s Dinner: The Celebrity Chefs Dinner is CLC’s trademark event. An exquisite gala at the gorgeous Detroit Athletic Club, this event is held annually in April and is a five course meal prepared by top chefs from around Metro Detroit. The evening includes entertainment, amazing food and drink, a raffle, silent auction and more.

2014 Annual Dinner Dance & Heart Awards: The Annual Dinner Dance & Heart Awards is our residents’ favorite event by far! The evening begins with an address to parents and siblings of our residents, followed by a banquet and presentation of service awards to our staff and Heart Awards to our community partners and friends. After dinner, the dancing begins! This event is a joyful celebration of who we are and what matters most to us: our residents and the fullness of their lives.

2013

2013 Annual Dinner Dance & Heart Awards: The Annual Dinner Dance & Heart Awards is our residents’ favorite event by far! The evening begins with an address to parents and siblings of our residents, followed by a banquet and presentation of service awards to our staff and Heart Awards to our community partners and friends. After dinner, the dancing begins! This event is a joyful celebration of who we are and what matters most to us: our residents and the fullness of their lives.


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