15th Annual Black Tie & Tails
Presented by MaryAnn Wright & Bob Sayles
Friday, October 23, 2015
7 p.m. to Midnight

The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel

Our Auction

The Black Tie & Tails silent and live auctions offer something for everyone. Note that items may be ultimately paired in ultra-pleasing packages. And, please check back often as exciting and unique items arrive.

New! Mobile Bidding in 2015

wedo-charity-auctionsWe are thrilled to present an exciting enhancement to the Silent Auction this year—mobile bidding. By using your Smartphone, you can bump up your bid on that “must-have item” from anywhere you happen to be during the evening. No more hovering over bid sheets; that “signed jersey” can be yours with just a click!

Can’t attend Black Tie! No problem. You can check out our amazing silent auction packages and bid from home right now. Click here to register and start bidding. Note that our silent auction ends at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, October 23.

Sincere Thanks to Our Auction Donors

Bob and Mary Ann Abraham
The Adventure Park at West Bloomfield
Antonio’s Cucina Italiano
Arthur Murray (Royal Oak)
Automotive Hall of Fame
Balance Massage Therapy
Belle Tire
Lori Barch
Bavarian Inn Lodge
Best Western Sterling Inn
Better Made Snack Foods
Beverly Cafferty
Bikes, Blades & Boards
Bissell Pet Foundation
Blumz by JR Designs
Gail Brittan
Caesars Windsor
Carl’s Golfland
Carol Lewis Day Spa
Carriage House at the Harbor
Catching Fireflies
Channel 95.5/Mojo in the Morning
Charles H. Wright Museum
Chateau Chantal
Chateau Grand Traverse
Cheryl Brozovic
Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
Citizen Yoga
Coach Insignia
Jean Coleman
Cookies by Design (West Bloomfield)
The Dailey Method
D’Amato’s Restaurant/Goodnight Gracie Martini Bar
Deadwood Bar & Grill
Dearborn Country Club
Dearborn Hills Golf Course
The Dearborn Inn
Dearborn Jewelers
Dearborn Music
Dearborn Symphony Orchestra
Deluxe Salon & Spa
Detroit Lions
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Repertory Theater
Detroit Pistons
Detroit Tigers
Detroit Zoological Society
Don Sayles Classic Portrait Source
Douglas J Aveda Institute
Downriver Family YMCA
Dragonmead Brewery
Earth Rated Products
Echo Valley Garden Products
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
Emagine Entertainment
English Gardens
The English Inn
Entertainment Express
Emma Pelker
Fairlane Ford
Family Video
Fisher Theater
Frameable Faces Photography
Franklin Cider Mill
Richard Gillespie
Go Comedy Improv Theater
Goldfish Swim School
The Grand Hotel
Greektown Casino-Hotel
Green Dot Stables
Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club
David and Cecilia Hamilton
The Henry
Holocaust Memorial Center
Judge William C. and Julie Hultgren
Iconic Detroit Art
Imperial Beverage Company
J. Alexander’s Restaurant
John and Janice Jameson
Jax Kar Wash
Jennifer Janiga
Jungle Java

Karma Yoga
Ken Paves Salon
Kevin Kavistad
Kona Grill
Lori Kohrs
Ann Land
Lakes of Taylor Golf Course
Left Foot Charley
Leon & Lulu
Linda Sicks/Nick The Cat LLC
Lord & Lady Salon: Nicky Pirrello
Love & Buttercream
Luigi Bruni Salon
Mackinac State Historic Parks
Magdeleno Ristorante
Mainstreet Ventures
The Maple Theater
Margot’s European Day Spa
Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle
Massage by Nancy
Meadow Brook Theatre
Merchant’s Fine Wine
Michigan Science Center
Michigan Opera Theatre
Dan Miller
Motor City Casino Hotel
Motor City Meatball Kitchen
Mr. C’s Car Wash
Museum of Carousel Art and History
Music Hall
Oasis Hot Tub Gardens
Olympia Entertainment
Otter Box
Outback Steakhouse
Panera Bread
Paper Source
The Parade Company
Park West Gallery
Pat Scott Jewelers
Pet Supplies Plus
Pewabic Pottery
Phoenix Anesthesiology: Lauren Phoenix
Picasso’s Grapevine
Planet Rock
POPS! by Sandy
Purple Rose Theatre Company
Linda and Tom Rex
Sue Ringey
Rock on Third
Rottermond Jewelers
Salon 10 North
Salon Agape
Sanders Candy
Schenden’s Medical Day Spa
Shield’s Restaurant & Pizzeria
Short’s Brewing Company
Drs. Caroline & David Sippala: Windsor Optometric Centre
Skate World of Troy
Slow’s BarBQ
Somerset Collection
Somerset Inn
Southgate Digital Cinema 20
Spicer’s Carriage House Cellars
Spotted Dog Winery
Stampin’ Up Scrapbooking
Steve and Cindy Griffith
Steven Bernard Jewelers
Stone’s Fine Jewelry
Streetside Seafood
Saugatuck Dune Rides
Sweet Lorraine’s
TPC Michigan
Julie Walker
Waterfall Jewelers
William Welch
Wesburn Golf & Country Club
The Whitney
Wines for Humanity
Woodward Avenue Brewers

Auction Donations

Businesses and individuals are encouraged to consider donating an in-kind item to Black Tie & Tails. Our live and silent auctions are two of the highlights of the event, and raise nearly 1/4 of the evening’s revenue.

We are accepting auction donations through Friday, October 9.

To make an in-kind donation please
– complete our Auction Form, or
– contact Andrea Kuentz at or 313.943.2697 (cell 313.443.5073).

Auction Items

Art of Alchemy

Art of Alchemy

Description: Momix transports audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery. Momix has thrilled fans in over 22 countries and has been featured on stage, screen and television. In an endless search for another gravity, Artistic Director Moses Pendleton combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and pure talent to create an entertaining multimedia experience.

Donor: Music Hall

Behind-the-Scenes Magic!

Behind-the-Scenes Magic!

Description: Wander through a wonderland of fantasy and floats. Marvel at the world’s largest collection of antique papier-mâché heads. See the Costume Department where characters come to life. Take a behind-the-scenes look and discover Detroit’s hidden treasures at The Parade Company Studio as they get ready for the magical America’s Thanksgiving Parade. Donor: The Parade Company

High Speed in the Motor City

High Speed in the Motor City

Description:  The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix transforms the Motor City for three days of world-class auto racing, live music, interactive games and displays all on beautiful Belle Isle Park. Be part of the fastest weekend of the summer, and check out the action at the IZOD IndyCar Series and the Pirelli World Challenge Championship Series. Donor: Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

Jewel of a Course

Jewel of a Course

Description: The Mackinac Island Jewel Course is one of the most unique in the United States. Enjoy unparalleled scenic beauty, lush landscaping, and meticulously manicured tees, fairways. and greens. The Grand nine features breathtaking views of Lake Huron and Round Island. The Woods nine is set in the interior of Mackinac Island, in the shadow of the Mackinac Bridge. Plus, what other course offers transportation by horse-drawn carriage? Donor: Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island