Night of Warm Hearts Gala 2018: Warming Homes for our Future


Our goal for the Week of Warmth to raise $1 million dollars so children in Michigan can spend the winter in warm homes. This year’s theme is Warming Homes for our Future. Can you imagine a child in a cold, dark home? They can’t do their homework, eat a hot meal, or take a warm bath. Keeping the heat and lights on is critical to their success.

The Night of Warm Hearts Gala is an evening of celebration supporting this goal. Guests will enjoy an elegant dinner, live entertainment, dancing, live and silent auctions, raffles, and much more! Join us on Friday, November 9, 2018 to give Michigan children, our future, a chance to grow up in safe and warm homes.

Gala Details
Friday, November 9, 2018
MGM Grand Ballroom
1777 3rd Ave, Detroit, Michigan
VIP Reception begins 5:30 p.m.
Doors open 6:30p.m.

Entertainment by Ben Sharkey
Complimentary valet parking at the MGM Grand Detroit

*Tickets and Sponsorship Information: Please contact Stacy Ziarko at (313) 963-2681 or


Image of Master of Ceremony from 2017 Gala Image of guest at silent auction table at 2017 Gala Image of large crowd of guests during 2017 Gala cocktail hour

Master of Ceremonies, WDIV’s Sandra Ali, guest bidding on one of 100+ silent auction items, and guests enjoying the cocktail hour and silent auction at Night of Warm Hearts 2017.

Gala FAQs


Who can I talk to about sponsorships?

Please contact THAW’s Development Director, Stacy Ziarko at 313-962-2681 or

Sponsorship information can be found on our Sponsorship & Tickets page.

Is there a dress code?

Dress code for the Night of Warm Hearts is cocktail attire.

How do I get to the MGM Grand?

Visit the MGM Grand’s website for directions.

Will there be valet?

Complimentary valet is available at the MGM Grand Detroit’s hotel valet.

I have special dietary needs. Will there be dinner options?

You can request a vegetarian meal when you purchase tickets for the event. If you have other dietary needs, Please contact THAW’s Development Director, Stacy Ziarko at 313-962-2681 or

Is my ticket tax deductible?

Yes, a portion of your ticket is tax deductible. An acknowledgement letter will be mailed to you listing the fair market value of the ticket. Please use this letter for your tax needs.

Will I receive a physical ticket?

There are no physical tickets for this event, guest names will be listed at registration.

Is there a coat check?

Yes, complimentary coat check will be available.

How do I make an item donation to the auction?

Please contact THAW’s Development Director, Stacy Ziarko at 313-962-2681 or