Society Ball

December 6 2014 | 6:00pm to 11:55pm

Benefactor and Patron tickets are SOLD OUT.

Come celebrate with us!

Afterglow tickets are still available at the door starting at 9:00 p.m.


The Detroit Historical Society is delighted to announce that this year’s Annual Society Ball will be held at Detroit’s Masonic Temple on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Each year, the Society takes great care in selecting a location that is unprecedented, local to Detroit, and rooted in our region’s rich history. This year is no exception as we prepare for our premier fundraising event in the heart of Detroit. With over 1,000 rooms the Detroit Masonic Temple is the largest building of its kind in the world. Designed by architect George D. Mason, the Masonic Temple was built in the neo-gothic style. In 1922, the cornerstone of the building was laid by the same tools George Washington used to lay the cornerstone for the National Capitol. Come experience the opulence of the Masonic Temple’s Fountain Ballroom with an evening of fine company, dining and entertainment in a magnificent and historic setting as we celebrate another successful year of the Detroit Historical Society.


This year’s Ball co-chairs are Jill Johnson of Detroit, Stephanie Nicholson of Grosse Pointe, and Pam Wyett of Bloomfield Hills.

Schedule of events:

6 p.m. Benefactor ticket $750 (SOLD OUT!)

Cocktail and hors d’ouevres reception in Fountain Ballroom

Seated dinner

Live and Silent Auction


6 p.m. Patron ticket $450 (SOLD OUT!)

Cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception in Fountain Ballroom

Seated dinner

Live and Silent Auction


9 p.m. Emerging Leaders ticket $95

Late night snacks and dancing afterglow reception



The Detroit Historical Society would like to thank our event sponsors:

Signature Sponsor

Ford Motor Company

Presenting Educational Initiatives Sponsor


Platinum Sponsors

Lear Corporation

Quicken Loans

Gold Sponsors

American House Senior Living Communities

Beaumont Health System

Mimi and Sandy McMillan

Tim and Stephanie Nicholson

Penske Corporation

Bobbi and Stephen Polk

PVS Chemical

St. John Providence Health System

Silver Sponsors

Bank of America

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Buhl

Crest Automotive Group

General Motors Foundation

Ruth and Al Glancy

Harvey Rice Foundation

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss

MGM Grand Detroit Casino

David and Kristin Nicholson

PNC Bank


Paul and Cheryl Van Tol

Wolverine Packing Company

Media Sponsor


Hour Detroit


Ticket Prices
Benefactor Ticket (SOLD OUT)
Patron Ticket (SOLD OUT)
Afterglow Ticket (Available @ the Door)