Black Tie & Tails Gala

18th Annual Black Tie & Tails Gala
Presented by MaryAnn Wright and Bob Sayles
The Dearborn Inn, 20301 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn, MI 48124
Friday, October 26, 2018
7 p.m. to Midnight

Event Highlights

  • Spectacular Silent Auction items featuring real-time bidding from your mobile device.
  • An exciting Live Auction with remarkable packages!
  • The Pet Parade, featuring our adorable adoptables escorted by our generous sponsors. Last year five of these furry friends found their forever homes that evening!
  • Wonderful hors d’oeuvres, a seated dinner, and tempting desserts all prepared by the renowned chefs of The Dearborn Inn… and, of course, flowing champagne and cocktails.
  • During the evening, enjoy the sounds of the Rick Lieder Band and dancing to follow the auctions.

Registration ends Thursday, October 25, at 12 noon.

Live and Silent Auction Packages
  • Mobile bidding for the Silent Auction kicks off Wednesday, October 24.
  • Check back; we’ll be previewing our Live Auction packages shortly before October 26.
  • Please Note: our Silent Auction ends at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, October 26.

Can’t attend Black Tie? No problem!
You can check out our amazing silent auction packages and bid from home. By using your smartphone, you can bump up your bid on that “must-have” Silent Auction item from anywhere you happen to be during the evening. No more missing out or having to hover over bid sheets; that liquor package can be yours with just a click!

Dinner Menu
The evening’s entrées include one of two choices:
  • Horseradish-crusted filet of beef with red wine sauce, salmon and spinach and boursin cheese in puffed pastry, fingerling potato hash and brunoised vegetables
  • Vegetarian option: Butternut squash ravioli with a sage cream sauce, haystack vegetables
Presenting Sponsors
MaryAnn Wright and Bob Sayles

Master of Ceremonies
Dan Miller, Fox 2 Sports Director

Honorary Co-chairs
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and former Congressman John Dingell

2018 FAMD Big Heart Award Honoree:
Pat Ludwig

Pat Ludwig at the shelter, pictured with her adopted dog

Purchase Tickets

Tickets to Black Tie & Tails Gala
We offer two levels of individual tickets, Basic and Best Friend and a number of Premium Supporter and Sponsorship level packages that are perfect for groups of two, eight, or ten. You can use the form below to order up to 10 tickets at a time.

Our Sponsors

MaryAnn Wright and Bob Sayles

Kay and Doug Neff








Fred Johns and Ramelle Gilliland
Lynne and Al Kammerer

Cheryl Brozovic and Richard Gillespie
Lisa Bahash and Michelle Moore
Ghafari Companies

Councilman and Mrs. Robert A. Abraham
Laurie Buhr
Dave and Sis Hamilton
Gary and Susan Kuhlmann
Neumann-Smith Architecture
Phoenix Contractors Inc.
Linda and Tom Rex
Margaret Sherk
Taktix Solutions

Elaine Greene and Michael Delaney
Phyllis Moore

Executive Wealth Management
Dr. Marj Field
Marvin and Marlene Kraska
JoAnn Lenhart
Pat Ludwig
Gabby Senatore
Norma Wallis

Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase
Ann Land of Dearborn Heights
Antonio’s Cucina Italiana
Arthur Murray (Royal Oak)
Atomic Coffee
Auto Pets
Automotive Hall of Fame
Avalon Bakery
Axel Brewing
Bad Brad’s BBQ
Bavarian Inn Lodge
Steven Bernard Jewelry
Better Made Snack Foods
Biggby Coffee
Bill’s Restaurant
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
Black Lotus Brewing Company
Bobcat Bonnies
Buffalo Wild Wings
Camp Canine
Carl’s Golfland
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Catching Fireflies
Alex Cattelan
Channel 95.5/Mojo in the Morning
Chateau Chantal
Cheryl Brozovic
City Bird + Nest
Shannon Clements
Cookies By Design – West Bloomfield
Cork Wine Pub
Cranbrook Institute of Science
Pat Crudup
Kathie Cude
D’Amato’s Restaurant
Bree Dagget (Ulta Beauty), NikkI (Ulta Beauty)
Dakota Inn Rathskeller
Dearborn Country Club
Dearborn Inn
Dearborn Jewelers of Plymouth
Dearborn Symphony Orchestra
Detroit Beer Company
Detroit Bus Company
Detroit City Distilllery
Detroit Experience Factory
Detroit Foundation Hotel
Detroit Historical Society
Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit Mounted Police
Detroit Princess Riverboat
Detroit Public Library
Detroit Public Theatre
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Repertory Theater
Detroit Shoppe
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Detroit VS. Everybody
Detroit Yoga Lab
Detroit Zoological Society
Diamond Jack’s River Boat Tours
Marjorie Diedrich
Dime Store
Douglas J. Aveda Institute
Earth Rated Products
Eastern Market Brewing Company
Echo Valley Garden Products
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
Elie’s Wine Shop
Emagine Entertainment
English Gardens
Enjoy the D/Feet on the Street Tours
Ephiphany Glass
Espresso Elevado
Famous Dave’s BBQ
Ford’s Garage
Susan Gaidica
Richard Gillespie
Glass Academy of Dearborn
Go Comedy!
Dr. Cheryl Good
Great Lakes Roasting Company
Greektown Casino-Hotel
Elaine Greene
Green Dot Stables
Green Space Cafe
Grey Ghost
Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club
Grosse Pointe Theater
Dave and Sis Hamilton
Handlebar Detroit
Henry Ford Museum
Herman’s Creations
Hilton Garden Inn- Ann Arbor
Holocaust Memorial Center
Iconic Detroit Art
Imperial Beverage
In Touch Therapeutic Massage
Iron Horse Pub
J. Alexander’s Restaurant
Jan Jameson
Jax Kar Wash
Frederick Johns
Joshua Gold Custom Clothiers
Jumps Restaurant
Jane Kaminski
Kitras Art Glass
La Bistecca
Lakes of Taylor
Jeri Lantzy
Left Foot Charly’s
Leon & Lulu
Liberty Street Brewing Company
Luigi Bruni Salon
Mackinac State Historic Parks
Margot’s European Day Spa
Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle
Massage by Nancy ‘N Company
McKeehan Family
Meadow Brook Hall
Meadow Brook Theater
Michigan Humane Society
Michigan Opera Theatre
Michigan Pedaler
Mint 29
MJR Theater
Mogo Bikes
Mongolian BBQ
Motown Museum
Mr. C’s Car Wash
National Coney Island
Nico & Vali Italian Eatery
Oasis Hot Tub Gardens
Orchard Lake Country Club
Paper Source
Pat Crudup
PF Chang’s
Pet Supplies Plus
Pewabic Pottery
Polaris Adventure
Premier Pet Supply
Primanti Bros.
PRP Wine
Purple Rose Theatre Company
Robert Putnam
Randy’s Bar & Grill
Real Seafood Restaurant
River Oaks Realty and Stacey DiGuiseippe- Catalano
Rock on Third
Saks Fifth Avenue
Schenden’s Medical Day Spa
Shimmy Shack
Short’s Brewery
Drs Carole and David Sippala of Windsor Optometric Centre
Skate World of Troy
Slows BarBQ
Somerset Collection
Somerset Inn
Stage Deli
Janey Stepp
Steven Bernard Jewelry
Debbie Stewart
The Adventure Park at West Bloomfield Michigan
The Detroit Lions
The English Inn
The Grand Hotel
The Great Escape Room
The Inn on Ferry Street
The Maple Theater
The Moose Preserve Bar & Grill
The Root Restaurant & Bar
The Seedy Alchemist
Three Dog Bakery
Townhouse Bistro
Two James Spirits
Ugly Dog Distillery
United Shore Baseball League
Village Grille
Julie Walker
Wayne State University
Weber’s Ann Arbor
Wheelhouse Detroit
Wines for Humanity
Yankee Air Museum
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