Take a leap of faith this year and believe….

Unprecedented times call for extraordinary measures.  That is why the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Detroit is moving online for its Top Hat Ball.  By doing so we all can continue to do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and keep our guests, community and neighbors in need heathy and safe.

During these unsettling times, we anticipate the need for food, clothing, rent and utility assistance to be greater than ever.  We remain committed to fulfilling those needs, and offering hope and the assurance that someone cares – just like we have done for over 135 years.

Although we won’t be together this year, we can gather in spirit to help our neighbors see the possible of a better future.

Host a watch party with your friends, families and colleagues and logon to the Top Hat Ball on Friday, October 2, 2020.

Night at a Glance

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2020

6:30 PM – Virtual Red Carpet

7:00 PM – Program

Become a Top Hat Ball sponsor!

Your sponsorship of the Top Hat Ball event helps provide much needed support to help us serve those who need it most in our community.

  • TOP HAT BALL EXPERIENCE

    SOLD OUT

    • A link for your watch party
    • Dinner for 20 delivered to up to 2 watch party locations
    • 20 top hats delivered to up to 2 watch party locations
    • Live remote shots from 1 watch party location
    • Signage and recognition during the event
    • Full page advertisement in program book
    • Social media posts
    • Recognition on mobile bidding and event websites
    • A link for your watch party
    • Dinner for 20 delivered to up to 2 watch party locations
    • 20 top hats delivered to up to 2 watch party locations
    • Live remote shots from 1 watch party location
    • Signage and recognition during the event
    • Full page advertisement in program book
    • Social media posts
    • Recognition on mobile bidding and event websites
    • A link for your watch party
    • Dinner for 20 delivered to up to 2 watch party locations
    • 20 top hats delivered to up to 2 watch party locations
    • Live remote shots from 1 watch party location
    • Signage and recognition during the event
    • Full page advertisement in program book
    • Social media posts
    • Recognition on mobile bidding and event websites
    • A link for your watch party
    • Dinner for 20 delivered to up to 2 watch party locations
    • 20 top hats delivered to up to 2 watch party locations
    • Live remote shots from 1 watch party location
    • Signage and recognition during the event
    • Full page advertisement in program book
    • Social media posts
    • Recognition on mobile bidding and event websites
    • A link for your watch party
    • Dinner for 10 delivered to 1 watch party location
    • 10 top hats delivered to 1 watch party location
    • Signage and recognition during the event
    • Half page full color advertisement in program book
    • Social media posts recognition on event website
    • A link for your watch party
    • Dinner for 10 delivered to 1 watch party location
    • Name listed in the program
    • A link for your watch party
  • For other sponsorship or advertising opportunities, please contact Keith Koppmeier at 313.393.2909 or kkoppmeier@svdpdetroit.org

About the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

Bringing people of all faiths together, St. Vincent de Paul Detroit (SVdPD) strives to build a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need, empowering them at critical moments in their journeys, to help lift them from poverty towards a more stable path.

For over 135 years, SVdPD has heard and responded to the cries of Southeast Michigan’s most vulnerable, regardless of faith, race, ethnic or social background, health or gender. All are welcome at our door. We provide urgent material needs, health and wellness programs, hot meals, food, utility assistance, and a pathway out of poverty through our Like Skills programs – Journey to Housing and our Justice Initiative. We also offer free summer camp experiences for youth through Camp Ozanam. No act of charity is unknown to St. Vincent de Paul Detroit.

Assistance is provided through a local network of Vincentian volunteers who make in-home visits. These visits differentiate SVdPD from similar organizations and are at the core of what we do. With compassion, empathy, respect, and gratitude, our Vincentians nurture a one-on-one relationship to better understand and satisfy the spiritual, emotional and material needs of those we serve.

This our faith, every faith, at its best!

Last year, through the incredible generosity of corporations, foundations, and individuals, we were able to feed over 44,538, help 6,782 households keep their heat and lights on, and our Vincentians made 44,000 home visits. Overall, we helped 190,000 of our neighbors in need.

Your commitment to supporting the Top Hat Ball ensures people who need us the most, will continue to get the help they deserve.

“Do not be afraid of new beginnings. Be creative. Be inventive.” – Frédéric Ozanam