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Black and white photo showing a large room of people at round tables in a banquet room. Overlaid is a black and white Dinner in the Dark logo

Dinner in the Dark

Dinner in the Dark is Leader Dogs for the Blind’s signature fundraising event and an experience like no other! We are looking forward to you joining us on Friday, March 10, 2023 at the MGM Grand Detroit for our in-person event!

While mingling with other guests, have your picture taken with a Canine Ambassador on our “black carpet” entrance, try your luck at the Blind Wine Pull for $25, peruse our pop-up Leader Dog gift shop, enjoy a Night Flight Wine Tasting and try our Walk the Walk experience, an immersive orientation & mobility space where guests can walk with a white cane and participate in daily activity skills. A limited number of Blindfold Walks with a Leader Dog in training or canine ambassador are available with advance purchase.

Friday, March 10, 2023
6:00 p.m. – VIP experience begins
6:30 p.m. – Supporter experience begins


Supporter ticket ($125) includes gourmet dining experience under blindfold, access to the silent auction, Blind Wine Pull, Walk the Walk Experience and more!

VIP ticket ($225) includes private reception with passed hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets, as well as all of the benefits of the Supporter level tickets.

You can also purchase tables of 8 at the supporter or VIP level.

If you have questions, please contact us at donorsupport@leaderdog.org, or 248-710-1046.

Two men and three women in dressy clothes smile with their arms around each other.
A man in a suit coat and tie and a woman in a lilac gray blouse smile while crouching next to two yellow labs weaing Canine Ambassador vests
A group of people with black blindfolds on sit around a table with a black tablecloth and place settings. Other tables of people in blindfolds are behind them
A table with bottles of wine all enclosed in silver bags
Two bilndfolded, smiling women and a man sit at a black tableclothed table
A blindfolded woman walks with a white cane in a carpeted room while a man gestures while speaking to her
A group several men and six women in dressy clothes stand smiling with two yellow labs in green Canine Ambassador vests
Two women stand near each other both looking at a puppy that one woman is holding. The other woman holds a cardboard tray of drinks

Interested in Sponsoring Dinner in the Dark?

Dave Bann in a dark suit jacket and white shirt. He is smiling at the camera and holding a golden retriever puppy in its blue Future Leader Dog bandanna.


Contact: Dave Bann
Director of Corporate Relations
Phone: 248-218-6318

Hosted by:

MGM Grand Detroit logo

Thank you to our sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

AAA – The Auto Club Group logo

Community Sponsors

Wells Fargo logo

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