Grape Expectations for Kids Dinner

Thursday, September 21, 2023

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Detroit Athletic Club
Detroit, Michigan

Please join The Guidance Center for its annual dinner and silent auction at the beautiful and historic DAC. FOX 2’s Jessica Dupnack, our Emcee for the evening, will lead a special panel discussion.
The Guidance Center hosts the annual Grape Expectations for Kids Dinner to benefit the Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). As the only CAC serving Wayne County, Michigan, Kids-TALK CAC focuses on the safety, social and emotional health, and stability of children and families. The CAC, with locations in Midtown Detroit and Southgate, helps thousands of children in Wayne County who are victims of sexual or physical abuse, neglect or trauma.

Our Sponsors

Sparkling Sponsors


Cocktail Reception Sponsors

Patrick and Karen Smithbauer


Champion for Children

Friedman Family Fund

Kids-TALK CAC Patrons


/John & Kathy Gatti

John & Nancy Colina | Bruce and Tammy Ranck | Friend of The Guidance Center

Midtown Friends

Nancy J. Diehl


Southgate Heroes

           /Robert & Anne Diehl

Andy & Wanda Giancamilli | Tom & Laura Huot | Joe & Georgine Mallia | Patrick & Monica Southward | Kari & Roberta Walker

Black tie preferred. Gentlemen, if you are not wearing black tie, a coat/suit and tie is required. Ladies, cocktail/formal attire please. Also, no denim of any style or color allowed, per DAC Dress Code policies.
PARKING: DAC parking structure is available for $10 per vehicle.
Online registration for this event is now closed. Please visit our online bidding site at to bid and support the Kids-TALK CAC!