Ann Arbor Branch Events


Breakfast Logo w-Border.pngHealing Hearts Society 
Virtual Fundraising Breakfast

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 8:00-8:45 AM (ET)
Virtual Event

We're so grateful to everyone who was able to join us for our Healing Hearts Society Virtual Fundraising Breakfast! It was a beautiful morning event filled with bravery, courage and hope, where children, teens, families and special guests shared their grief journeys and their Ele’s Place stories. In case you weren't able to join us -OR- if you'd like to watch the program again, please CLICK HERE TO ENJOY the REPLAY

Thank YOU for supporting Ele’s Place Ann Arbor! YOUR gifts allow us to provide peer grief support programs for grieving children, teens and their families in our community and the surrounding southeast Michigan area FREE OF CHARGE, for as long as a family needs. To support Ele’s Place Ann Arbor, please CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR PLEDGE/DONATION WEBPAGE. Thank YOU!


Derby Logo.pngDerby Day Soirée

Saturday, May 7, 2022
In-Person Event

We’re already DREAMING of being together in-person – safely – at next year’s Derby Day Soirée! SAVE THE DATE – Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the historic Earhart Manor on the campus of Concorida University in Ann Arbor! 

Thank YOU to our 2022 Co-Chairs – Al Gileczek, Marilyn Gileczek, Tom Randall and Shirley Randall!

IF you've never been to our Derby Day Soirée, take a few minutes to enjoy the replay of our 2021 Virtual Derby Day Soirée @ Your Place: (To skip over the welcome slides BEFORE the event started, feel free to scroll to the 27 minute mark!)

HWalk-Run Logo with Border Logoealing Hearts Family 5K Walk/Run

Saturday, June 25, 2022
In-Person Event with Virtual Option!

Our 2021 inaugural event was fabulous! Mark your calendars and get your walking shoes OR your running shoes ready to join us next year for our Healing Hearts Family 5K Walk/Run! 

Former AND Current Ele’s Place families PLUS the ENTIRE community are invited to participate in this family-friendly event to honor, celebrate and remember a special person who has died. Put “one foot in front of the other” to help fund our peer grief support programs and ensure they remain FREE OF CHARGE to all who are in need of our services TODAY, TOMORROW and ALWAYS.

Interested in volunteering for one of our upcoming events OR in event sponsorships? Please contact Stacey Bodner at