This was the largest one yet.

First off, shout-out to the amazing team from the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA, Inc.), Detroit Chapter. They put in serious sweat equity from beginning to end. On behalf of both Black Young Professionals of Metro Detroit, as well as the entire collective of Detroit Black Professional Affinity Organizations (Herein referred to as the “Affinity”), we thank them sincerely.

This year’s event was held at the amazing Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in the Cultural Center of Detroit, MI. Well over 250 guests graced the beautiful Rotunda with their presence to fellowship together. This year was a departure from the routine of our past holiday parties, as the Affinity voted to change to a new beneficiary. The winning charity organization was the Midnight Golf Program. The mission of their program is to improve under-served young adults’ personal development, educational preparedness and appreciation of the game of golf. Currently the program meets twice a week with two groups of 125 students for life lessons, golf lessons and a sit-down dinner.

Food provided by by Jackson Five Star Catering did not disappoint as guests mingled and danced the night away.

This event serves as the official metro-area wide holiday get-together focused on Black professionals of all industries, education backgrounds,and career levels. As always, thanks to the generosity and support of our awesome community, the Affinity was able to present a donation of $5,000 to the Midnight Golf Program. We’d like to sincerely thank everyone who was able to attend the event this year or who donated online. Below are a few of the amazing pictures, along with information on the photographer of the evening.

Additional pictures can be found on our Facebook page here.

Photographer: Will Daniels of W.L. Daniels Photography