Join us for a fun evening outside at the Detroit Shipping Company!

Timeline of events:

4pm: Registration is open. DJ, Photobooth, Raffles, Bar and Appetizers are available.

6pm: Short informational program and a thank you to our sponsors.

8pm: Event Concludes

For more information please reach out to Jessie at


Guests will enjoy drinks, yard games, photobooth, wine pull, short informational program, and heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by celebrity chef, Maxcel Hardy!

Chef Max’s cooking talents have been viewed across the nation, as a competitor on Food Network’s hit shows, Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay. Chef Max was the recipient of the My Brother’s Keeper award by President Obama (2016) and asked to represent Team USA in the World Food Festival in Abu Dhabi.

Our Emcee for the evening is Shannon Murphy, the Co-Host of ​”The Mojo in the Morning Show” on Detroit’s #1 radio station, channel 95.5. Shannon has been a fierce advocate for Vista Maria and continues to be our Emcee for Dolly Drive every year. Her passion for our mission and love for our youth shines through when she hosts our event program or visits our campus to volunteer.

Shannon Murphy

All proceeds benefit the extraordinary programs at Vista Maria including our growing Foster Care program. Each guest is encouraged to bring a doll, action figure, or game for a child on our holiday wish list.

Click below to view sponsorship opportunities or email Sarah Lesch at for more information.

Sponsorship Opportunities