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grand rapids community foundation | <strong>annual</strong> <strong>report</strong> 2007/2008<br />

grow


OUR MISSION IS TO<br />

BUILD AND MANAGE<br />

OUR COMMUNITY’S<br />

PERMANENT<br />

ENDOWMENT AND<br />

LEAD THE COMMUNITY<br />

TO STRENGTHEN THE<br />

LIVES OF ITS PEOPLE.<br />

Donor Profiles 4 | Grantee Profiles 15 | Financial Summary and Highlights 28 | Grants Authorized 30<br />

Growing Our New Home 31 | Understanding the <strong>Foundation</strong> 34 | Gifts 35 | Grants 48 | Funds 56 | Financials 60 | Milestones 62<br />

Board of Trustees 64 | Leadership and Staff 65 | Committees 66 | For Professional Advisors 67 | Becoming a Philanthropist 68


Dear Friends,<br />

Our <strong>annual</strong> <strong>report</strong> this year celebrates the<br />

connection between people and place. It is an<br />

especially important theme as <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong><br />

<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> deepens its connection<br />

to this community with its new home. > >


Diana R. Sieger Paul T. Doyle<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> is proud of its distinguishing elements—natural, artistic and architectural. We’re proud to<br />

show people how our wonderful Calder stabile gives our downtown a focal point. DeVos Place, with its<br />

wave-like roof, and the Ford Museum, with its serene surroundings, invite us to reflect on our community<br />

and its strengths. We treasure our open spaces, from our piney and rolling bike trails to the farms, fields<br />

and orchards that ring the city. We love the Rogue and <strong>Grand</strong> rivers and the “art at work” of the Fish<br />

Ladder. Isn’t it just like <strong>Grand</strong> Rapidians to want to help a salmon reach its destination? Kent County<br />

is abundant with reasons we connect with this place. As you will read, <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> donors<br />

tell this story so well and so enthusiastically.<br />

It isn’t just buildings and landscape that connect us to this place. It’s the people as well. The Greater<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> area is a community of people connected through strong neighborhoods and local businesses,<br />

places of worship, splendid social activities and philanthropy. As a community we take great pride in our<br />

generous nature and giving back.<br />

We believe that the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong>’s new home is symbolic of the caring connection between place<br />

and people here. As we settle in at 185 Oakes Street SW, we will continue to do the good grantmaking and<br />

donor relationship building we’ve always done; yet, we’ll be doing it differently. We are creating a gathering<br />

place where all are welcome. By having a place where we can convene others to tackle knotty issues and<br />

discuss solutions, we can be more proactive and deepen our role as community leader. Now we’ll have our<br />

own place where we can tell the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong>’s story to donors and potential donors. We’ll be<br />

able to honor our donors and the role of philanthropy in our community’s successful future. <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong><br />

is the place it is because of our collective generous spirit, and we want to celebrate the relationship<br />

between donors and community.<br />

We hope this <strong>report</strong>, Growing Home, gives you pause to reflect on your connection to the community<br />

and why you love this place called <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong>.<br />

Sincerely,<br />

Diana R. Sieger Paul T. Doyle<br />

PRESIDENT CHAIR, BOARD OF TRUSTEES<br />

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Growing home:<br />

Do you feel it, too? Something about <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> is magnetic.<br />

An intangible something about this community draws people<br />

to live here and keeps them here.<br />

People often say it is the quality of life in the Kent County area that<br />

matters: jobs, world class healthcare, abundant arts options, diverse<br />

neighborhoods with distinctive shopping districts and good schools<br />

and colleges, to name a few. Further adding to <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong>’ identity<br />

and appeal is a culture that encourages entrepreneurs, green spaces<br />

for recreation, fervent dedication to sustainability and genuinely<br />

good-hearted generous people.<br />

Communities, like the people that live in them, need nurturing to grow<br />

and flourish. The role of a community foundation is to help develop<br />

many aspects of a community, while ensuring its prosperity and<br />

human well-being. Through its donors, endowment and grantmaking,<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> builds and grows this place<br />

we call home…this place we cherish…this place called <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong>.<br />

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donor profile | meg and greg willit<br />

West Michigan is an awesome<br />

place to raise a family. We both<br />

grew up here and our families<br />

are still here. We don’t ever<br />

dream of leaving.


MEG AND GREG WILLIT<br />

KID-CENTERED LIVING AND GIVING


Meg and Greg Willit are all about kids and community.<br />

This is evident in family activities with their sons,<br />

Nathan, nine, and Andrew, five, and in their giving<br />

and volunteering to child-centered causes. “Life leads<br />

us in our giving. Since we had our own kids, we’ve<br />

focused on children’s organizations,” Greg said.<br />

“Make-A-Wish <strong>Foundation</strong> and Helen DeVos<br />

Children’s Hospital are nearest to our hearts. We<br />

bring our boys along with us when we volunteer or<br />

attend events. I hope we’re starting a cycle where they<br />

see how important it is to be part of the community.<br />

I hope the organizations Greg and I support now are<br />

those our children will continue to support and grow<br />

in their generation,” Meg said.<br />

Mom and Dad’s generosity and community involvement<br />

appears to have had a positive effect. When<br />

We’re teaching our children<br />

about giving. Little by little<br />

they are learning this is a part<br />

of who we are. They’re learning<br />

to be philanthropic, to be good<br />

citizens and good members of<br />

the community.<br />

Nathan turned eight he asked his friends to make<br />

a gift to the children’s hospital in lieu of birthday<br />

party presents.<br />

The Willits are also passionate supporters of<br />

the arts, human services and medical programs.<br />

They expect to broaden and deepen their giving in the<br />

years ahead. “People really do care for one another<br />

in this community, for loved ones and less fortunate<br />

people. We come together as a community to make<br />

good things happen,” Meg said. Greg agreed,<br />

“The community has only become better because<br />

of people’s willingness to give and to grow in<br />

their giving.”<br />

The Willits do much of their giving through their<br />

Merrill Lynch <strong>Community</strong> Charitable Fund at <strong>Grand</strong><br />

<strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong>.


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donor profile | ingrid scott weekley<br />

I am a woman of faith and this<br />

is a faith filled community.<br />

Family values and respect exist<br />

here, thrive here. There’s a<br />

beauty and serenity to <strong>Grand</strong><br />

<strong>Rapids</strong> that I’ve never found<br />

anywhere else.


INGRID SCOTT WEEKLEY<br />

FAITHFUL PHILANTHROPY<br />

Ingrid, with Dale and grandchildren<br />

Joshua, Janyce, Jeremiah and Josiah


Ingrid Scott Weekley chose to live in <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong><br />

nearly 25 years ago. She’s a California transplant<br />

lured to West Michigan by a friend. “I wasn’t sure<br />

this was the place for me, and I had to draw up a list<br />

with a line down the center to compare the pros and<br />

cons of staying in California or moving here,” Ingrid<br />

said. The choice was clear—<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> would<br />

be home.<br />

She has no regrets about that move. Ingrid began<br />

her career as a teacher and now works for the City of<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> as Equal Opportunity Director. She<br />

feels in the middle of everything going on in the<br />

community. “I’ve been able to watch <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong><br />

grow and expand. I work for a vibrant city commission<br />

that is committed to diversity, and in my job I’ve been<br />

able to be very proactive and aggressive in regard to<br />

diversity,” she said.<br />

“I am very concerned about the ever widening<br />

gap between the haves and have nots. It is critically<br />

I’ve been blessed in so many<br />

respects. If I can give some of<br />

what I’ve been blessed with and<br />

am able to give to others, I will.<br />

important to me, whether I’m supporting the arts,<br />

music, education or scholarships, that there’s opportunity<br />

for kids and people who might not otherwise<br />

have one,” Ingrid said.<br />

“I’ve always believed in the scripture that says,<br />

‘To whom much is given, much is required.’ I didn’t<br />

get where I am on my own. It was because other<br />

people gave back and cared. We have a responsibility<br />

to give back to the community. It isn’t even a<br />

choice. The choice is limited only because there are<br />

so many good causes to support,” she said. Ingrid’s<br />

giving to <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

centers on the Communities of Color Initiative. “This<br />

fund was key for me, targeting the African American<br />

community for giving. The grants resonated with me<br />

as another way to make my contributions count.<br />

The <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> really connects with<br />

the community, and I appreciate the broad spectrum<br />

of activities it supports.”


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donor profile | john and marie canepa<br />

Since we came here in the<br />

early 1970s, we have witnessed<br />

the growth of <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> and<br />

West Michigan. It has become<br />

a model city for the Midwest,<br />

due to the community’s<br />

generosity with financial support<br />

and time commitments.


JOHN AND MARIE CANEPA<br />

DEVOTED COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS


People often say that West Michigan is a great place<br />

to live, work and raise a family. In 1970, John and<br />

Marie Canepa chose to do just that. Originally from<br />

Newburyport, Massachusetts, they moved here via<br />

Cincinnati for John’s work at Old Kent Bank. He<br />

became president of Old Kent in <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong><br />

shortly after the relocation. The couple had intended<br />

to return east when John retired, but that wasn’t to<br />

be. “Several years prior to retirement, both Marie and<br />

I knew we would never leave a great community like<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> and all it had to offer. We both felt<br />

that we still had something to give back to a place<br />

that has given so much to us,” John said.<br />

“With success comes responsibility, a responsibility<br />

to help people in our community through<br />

philanthropy,” Marie said. They support a wide<br />

variety of causes, focusing on healthcare, animals,<br />

higher education and their neighborhood of East<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong>. In 2001, a gift from the Canepas vastly<br />

improved the East <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> tennis courts.<br />

We have always believed<br />

that success not shared,<br />

constitutes failure.<br />

“The parents of the kids who play tennis here take<br />

care of the courts. They plant flowers and maintain<br />

the area. We live close by and love seeing all the<br />

use and activity,” Marie said. The courts are for<br />

everyone, not just East <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> students. “The<br />

name is the Canepa <strong>Community</strong> Tennis Center,”<br />

John emphasized.<br />

John’s name is synonymous with growth in<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong>. He’s been involved with dozens of<br />

campaigns and efforts to strengthen the community.<br />

As co-chair of the <strong>Grand</strong> Action committee, he’s<br />

helped facilitate Van Andel Arena, Michigan State<br />

University College of Human Medicine and many<br />

other downtown projects.<br />

The Canepas have donated to <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong><br />

<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> for years. “It has reached out<br />

and supported many organizations and causes that<br />

I have been associated with, and I had the privilege<br />

of serving as a <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> Trustee,”<br />

John said.


donor profile | john bertsch<br />

There’s a spirit in <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong><br />

that is very special, and there are<br />

a number of multigenerational<br />

families who have stayed<br />

and supported the community.<br />

There’s a stronger sense of<br />

community here than anywhere<br />

else I’ve ever been.


JOHN R. BERTSCH<br />

CONNECTED FOR FIVE GENERATIONS


John Bertsch’s connection to <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong><br />

<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> began long before he was<br />

born. His great-aunt Mary Metz (nee) Bertsch died in<br />

1929. Her bequest of $100,000 was the <strong>Community</strong><br />

<strong>Foundation</strong>’s first major gift and helped the fledgling<br />

organization flourish. Recently, John made a major<br />

gift to the capital campaign for the <strong>Community</strong><br />

<strong>Foundation</strong>’s new home, and he established a Donor<br />

Advised Fund. “The building my grandfather built<br />

in 1913 is across the street from the new <strong>Community</strong><br />

<strong>Foundation</strong> building. I like connections like that,”<br />

John said.<br />

Born here, John is the fifth generation of Bertsches<br />

to have a presence in the <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> community.<br />

His great grandfather arrived in 1859 to start a tannery<br />

business. “My grandfather was written about as one<br />

of the leading philanthropists of his generation. It<br />

gives me a real sense of history. Our family has been<br />

a part of the history of <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> and I want<br />

Giving back to the community<br />

that was so influential in<br />

allowing me to be successful is<br />

very important. It’s what life<br />

is all about.<br />

that to continue,” he said.<br />

Now retired from the Bertsch Company, John<br />

shares his time between his homes in <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong>,<br />

in California and a cottage near the Straits of<br />

Mackinac. “Though I travel a lot, this will always be<br />

home. I feel part of this community and always will.<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> is unique, because we have multigenerational<br />

families who want to give to the<br />

community. The evidence is all over the place, and<br />

it isn’t just a few families. An awful lot of families<br />

care about <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong>,” he said.<br />

John and his family are long time supporters of<br />

Indian Trails Camp. His father became the camp’s<br />

first president and John also served as president.<br />

“It is probably the biggest cause our family has<br />

supported,” he said. Like the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong>,<br />

the Bertsch family also has a history of supporting<br />

Goodwill, Dwelling Place and United Methodist<br />

<strong>Community</strong> House.


donor profile | social venture investors<br />

There’s so much good<br />

happening in the community.<br />

We need to step back, take a<br />

deep breath and celebrate what<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> is doing for itself.<br />

SVI has opened our eyes to<br />

so many things we would have<br />

never known about. – Mark Meuser


KARIN AND MARK MEUSER<br />

GIVING SMART, HAVING FUN<br />

Mark and Karin with Mike and<br />

Kim Gill and Risa and Doug Oren


Children, health and education are very important<br />

to Karin and Mark Meuser. That’s why they recruited<br />

four like-minded friends, Kim and Mike Gill and Risa<br />

and Doug Oren, to join Social Venture Investors (SVI).<br />

Karin and Mark Meuser<br />

Karin, about home:“There is a sense of pride, joy<br />

and warmth here. People are very loyal to each other<br />

and the community. We support one another.”<br />

Risa and Doug Oren<br />

Risa, on growing home: “We’ve been blessed. Everything<br />

we have is a gift and it’s important to give<br />

back wherever we can because of all the blessings<br />

we’ve received. We’ve learned so much more about the<br />

community—the economic, social and educational<br />

issues people are facing. We can be pretty myopic<br />

sometimes, and this giving experience really opened<br />

our horizons.”<br />

SVI members pool their<br />

$2,000 charitable gifts to fund<br />

innovative nonprofit programs<br />

in Kent County.<br />

Doug, about home: “There’s a feeling of community in<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong>. People really want to help others and<br />

that’s why we support the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong>,<br />

for what it does for the local community.”<br />

Kim and Mike Gill<br />

Kim, about home: “I think Michigan is beautiful.<br />

We like the quality of life that <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> offers<br />

and the variety of people from different places and<br />

backgrounds. We love the downtown life, events and<br />

the culture of the community.”<br />

Mike, on growing home:“We’re really into programs<br />

that help families and promote education. Not just<br />

the academic side, but programs that help people<br />

learn to take care of themselves and develop life<br />

skills. We live a great life and have enough resources,<br />

and we need to give back to the community. When<br />

you help other people you receive joy in return.”


Growing a caring home:<br />

Part of what makes greater <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> a special place to live is<br />

its strong nonprofit and philanthropic communities. The confluence<br />

of donors and their connections to innovative nonprofit work has<br />

created a special community culture, a community where many<br />

are served and many give.<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> makes grants from its<br />

Fund For <strong>Community</strong> Good and Field of Interest Funds. Grants are<br />

made in six priority areas: healthy people, vibrant neighborhoods,<br />

healthy ecosystems, academic achievement, economic prosperity<br />

and social enrichment.The Fund for <strong>Community</strong> Good and a variety<br />

of designated funds support the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong>’s leadership<br />

initiatives. These include funding for schools in the city of <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong>,<br />

programs for older adults through Encore and child abuse and neglect<br />

prevention programs in partnership with Kent County agencies.<br />

We also work with our donors making grants through their<br />

Donor Advised Funds to the many causes they personally<br />

support and care about.<br />

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grantee profile | home repair services<br />

For 21 years, Dane Graham lived comfortably in his ranch home in rural Sparta. His family—<br />

a daughter, two sons and a grandson—lived with him. Last October, while making a deer<br />

hunting tree stand safer, Dane made a footing miscalculation and fell 20 feet out of the tree.<br />

He lay in the woods, some 400 yards from his house, for several hours until his kids came<br />

to the rescue. His spinal cord crushed, he was diagnosed as paraplegic. Three months of<br />

hard work at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital helped him learn new mobility in a<br />

wheelchair and to manage daily living. But his steady income as a unionized building caulker<br />

ended. “I had a lot to think about. I was scared to death about a lot of things, and the house<br />

was the least of my problems,” Dane said. Then the foreclosure notice arrived. “I thought<br />

I was losing it all,” he said.<br />

Through the Michigan Department of Human Services, he was connected to Home Repair<br />

Services. “Chantil at Home Repair Services handled it. She told me from the first call,<br />

‘My goal is to keep you in your house,’” Dane said. Home Repair Services was successful<br />

and the foreclosure was averted. Dane, the kids and his Labs, Abby and Shelby, are living<br />

happily as Dane continues his recovery.<br />

A grant of $50,000 from <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> to Home Repair Services<br />

helped expand its foreclosure prevention program.<br />

Growing home through<br />

vibrant neighborhoods.<br />

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Shopping locally is an old concept gaining new momentum in progressive communities across the<br />

U.S. and right here in <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong>, thanks to the vision of green developer and entrepreneur<br />

Guy Bazzani, who founded Local First five years ago. The nonprofit is now led by Elissa Hillary.<br />

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grantee profile | local first<br />

“We focus our efforts on promoting local businesses and educating people about the benefits<br />

of supporting their local economy,” said Guy. Up to 68 cents of every dollar spent at a locally<br />

owned business stays in the community and recirculates. Local enterprises give a community<br />

distinctive character, making it a satisfying place to visit or live. “Up to 73 percent more money<br />

stays in West Michigan when people choose to support a locally owned business, and it is one<br />

of the easiest ways that people can help to keep and grow jobs in our community. ” said Elissa.<br />

Local businesses make more local purchases, which require less transportation. They’re<br />

most often located in urban areas, which help control sprawl, congestion and pollution.<br />

Local businesses also contribute more philanthropic dollars to support nonprofits.<br />

Social Venture Investors awarded $32,800 to Local First for a guidebook project.<br />

The guide, available during the 2008 holiday shopping season, will teach consumers<br />

about the benefits of buying local. “We are excited about this book—not only does it<br />

contain savings incentives for local shopping it will be a revenue generator for<br />

Local First, contributing to our own sustainability,” said Elissa.<br />

Growing home through<br />

economic prosperity.


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grantee profile | city of grand rapids<br />

Cycling to work cuts gas consumption, helps the environment, is good for the<br />

cardiovascular system and, as bike commuters like Gary De Kock will tell you,<br />

is fun. “When I started my job with the city, I had to move. I looked for a house that<br />

would make it easy to cycle to work,” Gary said. From March to November he bikes<br />

six miles to his job at the <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> wastewater treatment facility. It takes him<br />

only 15 more minutes than driving. “Most days I take a longer route home, because<br />

I enjoy being outside and being active,” he said.<br />

Gary coordinates the city’s <strong>annual</strong> Bike to Work Day and uses the internet to inform<br />

the entire workforce. “The time is right because of <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong>’ emphasis on<br />

sustainability,” he explains.<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> made a $2,700 grant so the city could produce<br />

its Bike GR map. The map highlights preferred, secondary and cautionary bike routes<br />

as well as bike trails and proposed trails. The maps are free at local bike shops, city<br />

recreation activities and the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong>. “We want to improve air quality<br />

and reduce oil runoff from roads into the <strong>Grand</strong> River. Bike commuting and recreational<br />

biking brings people face to face with their neighbors. The slower pace allows more<br />

opportunity for friendly conversation,” said Jane Magniant, project coordinator and<br />

secretary to Mayor George Heartwell.<br />

Growing home through<br />

healthy ecosystems.<br />

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grantee profile | michigan go run<br />

Linda and Claire Gerke, mother and daughter, were surprised to find out a few things<br />

about themselves at a Michigan Go Run training last fall. The training, supported by a<br />

$10,000 grant from <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong>, was sponsored by<br />

The White House Project, a nonprofit nonpartisan group that works to<br />

advance women in political leadership on all levels.<br />

The training focused on demystifying the barriers to running for office. “When I went into<br />

the program, I was sure I wouldn’t be running for office. I’ve always been interested in<br />

politics and legislative issues. I knew enough and thought I could learn more in order to be<br />

a good mentor to some younger women. But now that a few months have passed since the<br />

conference, I’m re-thinking that idea. I’m a Boomer, I’m a woman and I’m not too old!<br />

I’m seriously looking at running for office at the local level,” Linda said.<br />

Claire is a bit more subdued, but just as passionate. “My children’s future is at stake here.<br />

If I don’t like how things are, then I need to step up and make change happen. I don’t<br />

see myself running for office, but I would be comfortable helping manage a campaign<br />

and doing behind the scenes work.” The training taught her that running for office isn’t<br />

as scary as she once thought. “I know I’m not alone. If I want to work on a campaign<br />

or be a candidate, there are lots of great connections out there for me,” she said.<br />

Growing home through<br />

social enrichment.


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grantee profile | the source<br />

If enthusiasm and a cheerful nature are linked to good health, Creta Brooks is, by all<br />

measures, a healthy woman. A hi-lo driver at Pridgeon & Clay, Inc. (P&C), she signed on<br />

with the Commit to Be Fit program through The Source, a nonprofit workplace collaborative<br />

organization. “Creta embraced the program from the start and she’s encouraged others<br />

to learn to live healthier through the program,” said Julie Church Krafft, P&C human<br />

resources director.<br />

Creta has been active in the program for two years and loves the results. “I quit smoking<br />

on August 17, 2006. I smoked for 30 years! I’ve lost 27 pounds so far. I exercise every day<br />

and have so much more energy. I don’t breathe so hard, either,” Creta said. She has improved<br />

her diet by adding fruits and vegetables and eliminating fried meats.<br />

Commit to Be Fit is supported through a grant of $35,000 from <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong><br />

<strong>Foundation</strong>. The onsite workplace program educates and rewards employee participants<br />

for healthy behaviors. Employees meet quarterly with a member of Spectrum Healthier<br />

Communities wellness team. If they are meeting wellness goals—by not smoking, reducing<br />

their body mass index (BMI) or maintaining an optimal BMI, keeping their blood pressure in<br />

the normal range and exercising three times a week—they are rewarded with healthy cash<br />

bonuses of up to $100 per quarter. This model encourages people to be responsible for their own<br />

health, and reduces the risk for chronic preventable disease. All employee health information<br />

is confidential between The Source, Spectrum Healthier Communities and the employee.<br />

Growing home through<br />

healthy people.<br />

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26 |<br />

grantee profile | the yes! program<br />

Learning is a lifelong journey and what is learned outside the classroom can be as valuable<br />

as what is learned in school. The Youth Enrichment Scholarship (YES!) program at <strong>Grand</strong><br />

<strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> gives students in <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Public Schools the<br />

opportunity for five years of summer learning experiences and eligibility for a college<br />

scholarship after high school graduation. Each summer, students receive coaching from<br />

mentors and <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> staff plus $400 to attend camps they choose.<br />

Teachers and principals selected Mario, a Central High School freshman, and his younger<br />

brother, Juan, a Riverside Elementary sixth grader. In five years as a YES! student, Mario<br />

has attended summer programs to learn about soccer, computers, the zoo and making art<br />

objects from clay. “I might like to be an architect or work with computers,” Mario said.<br />

Juan tried out two art programs at Kendall College of Art and Design last summer.<br />

“It’s more fun than staying at home,” said Juan, who aspires to be a doctor.<br />

This summer, 86 kids in fourth through eighth grades went to summer camps.<br />

The <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> is tracking 55 students who have “graduated” from their five<br />

years of YES! and are potential college scholarship recipients. Also, since the scholarships<br />

were first awarded in 2007, 27 YES! high school graduates have received renewable<br />

scholarships. This year the scholarships were increased to $1,500 per year.<br />

Growing home through<br />

academic achievement.


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28 |<br />

Target Asset Allocation of Corporate<br />

Funds and Current Managers:<br />

Large/Mid Cap US Equities, 25%<br />

Ambs Investment Counsel LLC<br />

American Funds<br />

D.G. Capital Opportunistic Growth Fund LLC<br />

Fifth Third Bank<br />

LaFleur & Godfrey Inc.<br />

PIMCO StocksPlus<br />

Steinberg Asset Management LLC<br />

Vanguard S&P 500 Index<br />

Small Cap US Equities, 10%<br />

Chinook Capital Management<br />

DFA (Dimensional Fund Advisors)-<br />

Small Cap Targeted Value<br />

WCM Investment Management<br />

International–Developed Equities, 17%<br />

Artio Global Management LLC (formerly Julius Baer)<br />

DFA (Dimensional Fund Advisors)-<br />

International Value<br />

Gryphon Investment Corporation<br />

Silchester International Investors<br />

Emerging Equities, 3%<br />

Pictet Asset Management Limited<br />

Fixed Income, 12%<br />

Fifth Third Bank<br />

PIMCO Total Return<br />

High Yield, 2%<br />

Alternatives, 31%<br />

Absolute Return, 11%<br />

Dorchester Capital Partners Select Opportunities L.P.<br />

TIFF (The Investment Fund for <strong>Foundation</strong>s)<br />

Commodities, 4%<br />

PIMCO Commodity Real Return<br />

Wellington Management Company LLP<br />

Hedged Equity, 7%<br />

Forester Capital<br />

Private Equity, 6%<br />

Siguler Guff Distressed Opportunities Fund III L.P.<br />

TIFF (The Investment Fund for <strong>Foundation</strong>s)<br />

Timber, 3%<br />

Hancock Timber Resource Group<br />

financial summary | 2007/2008<br />

As I look back on my 20 year career at <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong><br />

<strong>Foundation</strong>, I believe this has been the most successful year yet—<br />

we received the most <strong>annual</strong> gifts in our 86 year history—<br />

$19 million in all. The most visible accomplishment is the purchase<br />

and renovation of a permanent home at 185 Oakes Street SW.<br />

The renovation of this 104 year old building has been exhausting<br />

and exhilarating. It represents a long-term investment for the<br />

<strong>Foundation</strong> and each decision along the way was carefully<br />

scrutinized. The end result is an outstanding workplace for staff,<br />

a wonderful community resource for nonprofits and a smart<br />

investment in a growing area of downtown.<br />

Last year I <strong>report</strong>ed on changes the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> made<br />

with its investment asset allocation and hiring of new investment<br />

managers. These critical decisions were the culmination of many<br />

years of research on the part of the Investment Review Committee<br />

with final approval by the Board of Trustees. I am pleased to <strong>report</strong><br />

that these decisions served us very well this last year. While fiscal<br />

year 2008 was a difficult year for investment growth, our <strong>annual</strong><br />

return of -3.7% was actually much better then it would have been<br />

had we not made any changes to our investment portfolio.<br />

Lynne Black<br />

VICE PRESIDENT OF<br />

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION


financial highlights | 2007/2008<br />

Assets by Fund Type:<br />

COMMUNITY<br />

10%<br />

DESIGNATED<br />

AND NONPROFIT<br />

9%<br />

<strong>Community</strong> Funds $ 23,622,210<br />

Designated and Nonprofit Funds 20,548,081<br />

Donor Advised Funds 52,671,897<br />

Field of Interest Funds 24,725,870<br />

Operating/Special Project/Initiative Funds 5,933,536<br />

Scholarship Funds 15,351,337<br />

Unrestricted Funds 96,575,472<br />

Total Assets $ 239,428,403<br />

Net Annual Returns<br />

as of June 30, 2008:<br />

2004 15.4%<br />

2005 7.2%<br />

2006 9.3%<br />

2007 14.9%<br />

2008 -3.7%<br />

5 year<br />

<strong>annual</strong>ized return 8.5%<br />

DONOR ADVISED<br />

22%<br />

2004<br />

2005<br />

2006<br />

2007<br />

FIELD OF<br />

INTEREST<br />

10%<br />

2008<br />

OPERATING/SPECIAL PROJECT/INITIATIVE<br />

2%<br />

SCHOLARSHIP<br />

6%<br />

Financial Snapshot:<br />

UNRESTRICTED<br />

41%<br />

>> Total assets $239 million<br />

>> Received over 2,800 gifts totaling $19 million<br />

>> Approved over 1,400 in grants/scholarships<br />

totaling $9.2 million<br />

>> Purchased 185 Oakes Street SW with move<br />

scheduled for October 2008<br />

>> Operating expenses represent only 1.09%<br />

of total assets<br />

>> Added 43 new funds for a total of 482 funds<br />

>> Increased assets over five years by 50%<br />

($160M to $239M)<br />

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grants authorized and paid | year ending june 30, 2008<br />

ARTS AND CULTURE<br />

11.5%<br />

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT<br />

13.2%<br />

Making a Grant Request >> <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> accepts pre-applications<br />

(previously letters of inquiry) and grant applications throughout the year. Grants are approved by the Board<br />

of Trustees six times per year. Minimally, grant applicants must serve people in Kent County, must be a 501(c)(3)<br />

organization and work in the areas of academic achievement, economic prosperity, environment, health, social<br />

enrichment or vibrant neighborhoods. Our guidelines detail other criteria necessary for funding consideration.<br />

Teacher and student minigrant applications for classroom projects are submitted and awarded each fall.<br />

Scholarships are processed in the spring with an early April deadline for application and a June notification<br />

date. To learn more about submitting a pre-application, applying for a grant, minigrant or scholarship,<br />

please visit the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> web site at www.grfoundation.org or call 616.454.1751.<br />

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AUTHORIZED PAID<br />

Arts and Culture $ 1,057,018 $ 679,288<br />

<strong>Community</strong> Development 1,214,486 1,071,420<br />

Education 3,694,788 3,982,076<br />

Environment 498,557 525,884<br />

Health 591,612 920,380<br />

Human Service 1,981,106 2,459,151<br />

Unclassified 137,220 157,428<br />

Total $ 9,174,787 $ 9,795,627<br />

Total Assets at Year End = $239,428,403<br />

EDUCATION<br />

40.4%<br />

ENVIRONMENT<br />

5.4%<br />

HEALTH<br />

6.4%<br />

HUMAN SERVICE<br />

21.6%<br />

UNCLASSIFIED<br />

1.5%


Growing our own home:<br />

By the time this <strong>annual</strong> <strong>report</strong> is in your hands, <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong><br />

<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> staff will be working from its new location<br />

at 185 Oakes Street SW.<br />

As we have talked about in this <strong>annual</strong> <strong>report</strong>, a community is known<br />

for many things, and physical landmarks are an important part of any<br />

place. The buildings and spaces that mark the Kent County landscape<br />

have helped build an identity and image for this community we are<br />

proud to call home.<br />

Our new building provides the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> with its first real<br />

opportunity to be seen and thus better known. It is another opportunity<br />

to tell our story, welcome and recognize philanthropists and connect<br />

with new generations of donors.<br />

Gathering people to help us work on tough community issues is an<br />

important part of our work. We’re in a special role because we<br />

can bring diverse groups together and put our financial power into<br />

projects for community good.<br />

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The interior of the Icehouse as a work in progress. Renovation began in the spring of 2008.<br />

We were happy tenants of the Waters Building for more than 30 years. Yet, due<br />

to space constraints, increasingly we had to go offsite to convene groups…and<br />

that diluted our identity.<br />

We are pleased to be comfortably quartered in the up-and-coming area we fondly<br />

call SOVAA (South of Van Andel Arena). We know our presence in this area is<br />

good for the neighborhood and good for the growing downtown.<br />

It is with great thanks that we acknowledge Tom and Mickie Fox for their early<br />

and enthusiastic financial support in purchasing our new building. Tom’s steadfast<br />

belief that we needed a place of our own gave us the impetus to act on an idea<br />

we’d thought about for years. Renovating an old building has been well worth<br />

the occasional challenges. When you stop to say hello, you’ll understand why<br />

we’re so happy here at home.<br />

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You can’t know<br />

who you are<br />

until you know<br />

where you are.<br />

–WENDELL BERRY


In Brief: <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Since 1922, <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> has led the community in making positive and sustainable change to benefit<br />

all people who live in Kent County. Our success is directly related to our wonderful donors and the expertise of local nonprofits.<br />

Helping Create a Magnetic West Michigan. <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong><br />

<strong>Foundation</strong> does not exist in isolation. As an integral part of our dynamic<br />

region, we collaborate and connect with other community foundations and<br />

their communities to create a West Michigan that attracts and keeps residents,<br />

businesses, students and resources.<br />

<strong>Community</strong> Knowledge. Our partnership with the <strong>Community</strong> Research<br />

Institute at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at <strong>Grand</strong> Valley State<br />

University provides a growing body of information about the community<br />

and critical issues that concern Kent County. Our program staff specialize in<br />

areas such as neighborhood revitalization, creating a welcoming community<br />

for older adults, improving public education and child abuse prevention.<br />

This expertise helps donors and other community leaders make decisions<br />

and address issues.<br />

Areas of Funding. Through grantmaking and leadership initiatives the<br />

<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> supports social enrichment, the environment, neighborhoods,<br />

human health, academic achievement and economic prosperity.<br />

Impact. Through our competitive grantmaking process, we help <strong>Community</strong><br />

<strong>Foundation</strong> grantees design methods to measure their impact. We also help<br />

nonprofits leverage millions of dollars each year ($17.8M in this fiscal year)<br />

from state and federal government, donors and other foundations.<br />

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Leadership. The <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> supports several community<br />

leadership initiatives. Leadership proactively addresses challenging and<br />

complex community issues. Leadership involves building a credible and<br />

diverse team of people who explore issues and solve problems boldly<br />

and creatively. True leaders understand that certain issues can be resolved<br />

only with great commitment of time, human and financial resources.<br />

Donors. Gifts from many donors have built the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong>’s<br />

endowment to more than $239 million. The development staff works closely<br />

with donors to help them achieve their philanthropic goals and to ensure that<br />

their intentions are clear and achievable.<br />

Transparency. The <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> is certified as complying with<br />

the National Standards for <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong>s. We have voluntarily<br />

adopted many policies and procedures to guarantee that we conduct business<br />

not only legally, but ethically. In addition to our <strong>annual</strong> independent financial<br />

audit, we have investment review and volunteer audit committees. Other<br />

policies govern whistle blowing, record retention and conflicts of interest for<br />

committee members, trustees and staff.<br />

Governance and Staff. We are governed by a 12-member Board of<br />

Trustees that represents diverse community interests. <strong>Foundation</strong> staff work<br />

closely with donors, grantees, civic leaders and community residents to ensure<br />

the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> makes a positive impact on Kent County. Our staff<br />

includes professionals in grantmaking, development, communication, finance,<br />

administration and youth development.


gifts<br />

Lifetime Partners<br />

in Philanthropy<br />

are contributors who have given unrestricted<br />

gifts totaling $5,000 or more to the <strong>Grand</strong><br />

<strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong>.<br />

a >> Ms. Mary Abbott<br />

Mr. James A. Alt<br />

Mr. Richard J. Alt<br />

Mr. Robert N. Alt Jr.<br />

Mr. William E. Alt<br />

Gasper J. Amodeo<br />

Mary M. Appelt M.D.<br />

Employees of Autocam<br />

Mrs. Noyes Avery<br />

b >> Mr. and Mrs. Christopher R. Barber<br />

Baudville Inc.<br />

Virginia S. Becker<br />

Mrs. Viola Benthin<br />

John R. Bertsch<br />

John and Claire Bissell<br />

Matthew and Vicki Bissell<br />

Lynne Black<br />

Conrad and Molly Bradshaw<br />

John and Virginia Braley<br />

Margaret Brower<br />

Robert and Katherine Brower<br />

Mrs. Gretchen B. Burch<br />

Chuck and Mary Jo Burpee<br />

Bill and Jackie Bylenga<br />

c >> C & H Holdings<br />

Emily and Robert Campbell<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Allan R. Carlson<br />

*Deceased<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> appreciates the gifts and contributions that help achieve the mission of building<br />

the community’s endowment and strengthening peoples’ lives. We are deeply grateful to every donor who supports<br />

the work we do in <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong>, making it a place people are proud to call home.<br />

JULY 1, 2007 TO JUNE 30, 2008<br />

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Carpenter<br />

Ken and Judi Carpenter<br />

Cascade Engineering<br />

David M. and Cara V. Cassard<br />

Olga Cassard<br />

Tracey and Rick Cassard<br />

Mrs. Camille Cebelak<br />

Mrs. Jane Chamberlin<br />

Stan and Margaret Cheff<br />

Roger and Sally Ciapara<br />

Brian Cloyd and Agnes Kempker-Cloyd<br />

Ms. Sally L. Coburn and Mr. Chuck Carter<br />

Stuart and Nancy Cok<br />

Mr. and Mrs.* Peter C. Cook<br />

Ann M. and Robert P. Cooper<br />

Richard C. and Shirley E. Cooper<br />

Mr. and Mrs. George C. Cope<br />

Anne H. Copps<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Corl Jr.<br />

Irma Cornelius<br />

Council of Michigan <strong>Foundation</strong>s<br />

Laurie and Crawford Craft<br />

Mal Cumming<br />

Thomas W. Czerney<br />

d >> Randy Damstra and Julie Duisterhof<br />

Joseph Daniels M.D. and Shirley K. Daniels<br />

Gilbert R. and Patricia K. Davis<br />

Lois J. Davis<br />

Joy DeBoer<br />

Norman B. and Mary M. De Graaf<br />

Judith A. and James P. DeLapa<br />

Barbara DeMoor<br />

Bill and Carolyn DeNeut<br />

David and Jennifer Denton<br />

David R. and Helene M. Despres<br />

Detroit Lions Charities<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel G. DeVos<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. DeVos<br />

Stanley and Betsy Dole<br />

Mrs. Elizabeth T. Donley<br />

David G. Dvorak M.D.<br />

e >> Patricia H. Edison<br />

Bob and Gloria Ellcey<br />

Engineered Protection Systems Inc.<br />

f >> Anthony and Diane Farage<br />

David and Marilyn Fernstrum<br />

Fifth Third Bank<br />

Founders Bank & Trust<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Fox Jr.<br />

Thomas S. and Maxine J. Fox<br />

Ms. Winifred K. Fox<br />

Walter and Susan Freihofer<br />

Charles and Elizabeth* French<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Jack French<br />

Frey <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Mr. and Mrs. David G. Frey<br />

Chuck and Bette Fuller<br />

g >> C. John Gill and Rita Williams<br />

Mrs. Richard M. Gillett<br />

Gene and Tubie Gilmore<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Gleason<br />

Jim and Bebe Glerum<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Goaley<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Area Furniture<br />

Manufacturers’ Association<br />

Leonard K. Greenwood<br />

Doris G. Griffith<br />

Grubb & Ellis | Paramount Commerce<br />

h >> Mr. and Mrs. James P. Hackett Sr.<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hagist<br />

Mrs. Doris Hall<br />

Hascall Steel Company<br />

Richard and Barbara Haslinger<br />

Janet Haynes<br />

Mrs. Doris B. Heartwell<br />

John and Jan Heerspink<br />

Mr. and Mrs. David Heldt<br />

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Heuschkel<br />

Virginia W. Hewitt<br />

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Heyne<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Dirk C. Hoffius<br />

Joan M. Hoffman<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Hogan<br />

Earl and Donnalee Holton<br />

Ken and June Holtvluwer<br />

Peggy and Doug Hoogerhyde<br />

Robert L. and Judith S. Hooker<br />

Mr. and Mrs.* Robert Hoover<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Bart C. Housman<br />

Allen and Helen Hunting<br />

David* and Marilyn Hunting<br />

John Hunting<br />

i >> Henry Idema II<br />

Mr. and Mrs. William* Wren Idema<br />

j >> Mrs. Thomas J. Jack<br />

Thomas and Barbara Jackoboice<br />

Larry and Janine Jewell<br />

May and Virgil Johanningsmeier<br />

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Ms. Laverne A. Johnson<br />

k >> John and Mary Ellen Karcis<br />

Keeler <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Mr. and Mrs. Fred P. Keller<br />

Elizabeth M. Kelley<br />

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Kennedy III<br />

Kent Charitable Trust<br />

Bill and Sue Kincaid<br />

Kraig and Mary Klynstra<br />

Herbert and Glenna Knape<br />

Mr. Jack J. Korff<br />

Sam and Jane* Kravitz<br />

Ken and Melinda Krei<br />

l >> Mrs. Jane Lacks<br />

Kurt and Lori Lacks<br />

Ladies Literary Club<br />

B. Kenneth Larm<br />

Harvey Lemmen<br />

Norman J. and Marilyn Leven<br />

Family <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

John and Pat Littleton<br />

Mrs. Ruth Loeks<br />

Louis Padnos Iron & Metal Company<br />

The Louis and Helen Padnos <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Peter and Barbara Lundeen<br />

Judson and Lynn Lynch<br />

m >> Macatawa Bank<br />

Frances Maghielse<br />

William and Janis Malpass<br />

Richard and Brenda Marean<br />

Harold Marks<br />

Jean Marsh<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Martin<br />

Bill and Inetta Martindill<br />

Chet and Elaine Maternowski<br />

Barbara Mayo-Johnson<br />

John and Kate McGarry<br />

Mary Caroline Frey and Jim McKay<br />

Fred and Lena Meijer<br />

Hank and Liesel Meijer<br />

Mark and Mary Beth Meijer<br />

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Meijer Inc.<br />

Merchants Service Bureau Inc.<br />

Frank and Ginny* Merlotti<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Edward J. Miles<br />

Judge and Mrs. Wendell A. Miles<br />

Gordie and Jan Moeller<br />

Monaghan Associates<br />

Judge Bill and Paula Murphy<br />

Jon and Carol Muth<br />

Patricia J. Muth<br />

Mr. Robert Myers<br />

n >> NETech Corporation<br />

Eileen Newman<br />

Nucraft Furniture Company<br />

o >> Timothy J. and Debra D. O’Rourke<br />

Tom and E. Lynne O’Rourke<br />

Mr. Terrence E. Olson<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Armen G. Oumedian<br />

p >> Martin and Enid Packard<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Padnos<br />

Ms. Shelley Padnos and Ms. Carol Sarosik<br />

Mrs. Helen W. Palmatier<br />

Paris Grange #19<br />

Steve and Molly Parker<br />

Peter and Carroll Perez<br />

Eugene and Janice Perkins<br />

Mr. and Mrs.* Robert C. Pew II<br />

Harold and Phoebe Phelps<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Phelps<br />

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Pimm Sr.<br />

Jim and Marie Preston<br />

r >> Marcia L. Rapp<br />

Kerry and Jan Rasikas<br />

Daniel and Judy Rau<br />

Reliance Finishing Co.<br />

Robert K. Richards and Ethel Z. Stears<br />

Carolyn Rietberg<br />

Barbara A. Robinson<br />

Dr. Jack and Lija Romence<br />

Helen Hutchins Rossano<br />

Charles and Stella Royce<br />

June and Brian Rudy<br />

Keith and Myra Rudy<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Scott R. Rush<br />

Alan and Margaret Ryan<br />

s >> Ellen Sadler<br />

Jerry Schaefer and Polly Hewitt<br />

Caroline Schoonbeck<br />

Willard Schroeder<br />

Garry* and Gladys Schuil<br />

Ms. Nancy A. Scully<br />

Mrs. Audrey Sebastian<br />

Peter and Joan Secchia<br />

Seidman Family <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Marilyn and Budge Sherwood<br />

Diana R. Sieger<br />

Ms. Maureen E. Slade and<br />

Mr. Charlie Bryant<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Brent Slay<br />

Honorable Richard E. Smoke<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Chris Southwick<br />

William and Norma Sprague<br />

Steelcase Inc.<br />

Helen C. Stiles<br />

Susan A. Stoddard<br />

Jerry and Judy Subar<br />

Dr. Alfred B. Swanson and<br />

Dr. Genevieve de Groot Swanson<br />

Marilyn Sweers<br />

t >> Mr. and Mrs. Arvin L. Tap<br />

Steele A. and Mary D. Taylor<br />

Dr. Ralph TenHave<br />

Dorothy J. Thurston<br />

Mrs. Shirley J. Tillyer<br />

Donald Tilton and Denise Fawcett<br />

Ms. Marilyn Titche<br />

Wayne and Diane Titche<br />

Ella M. Topp<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Trapp<br />

v >> Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Vander Heide<br />

Mrs. Herbert Vander Mey<br />

Lewis and Norma VanKuiken<br />

John P. and Lynn Vinkemulder<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Earl R. Visser<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Visser<br />

w >> W. K. Kellogg <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Gary and Janice Walker<br />

Ms. Beverly Wall<br />

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP<br />

Roger and Luella Warnshuis<br />

The Waters Corporation<br />

Wege <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Dixie Wege<br />

Peter M. Wege<br />

Mr. P. Craig Welch Jr.<br />

Drs. Chad and Kathy Williams<br />

Jim and Sue Williams<br />

Greg and Meg Willit<br />

Mrs. Kaye Wilsted<br />

James and Pamela Witte<br />

West Michigan Printing Inc.<br />

Kate Wolters<br />

Casey and Violet* Wondergem<br />

y >> Marjorie and Thomas Yardley<br />

z >> Mr. and Mrs. Timothy F. Ziegler<br />

Bob Zylstra and Gayla Jewell<br />

Partners in Philanthropy<br />

are contributors who have given a gift of<br />

$200 to $4,999.99 to the Fund for <strong>Community</strong><br />

Good this fiscal year.<br />

a >> Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Aaberg Jr.<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Abbott<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Eric A. Adamy<br />

Betty Ladd Andre<br />

Dorothy Armstrong<br />

Arthur J. Gallagher <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

b >> John and Janet Baab<br />

Mr. and Mrs. George* Bacon<br />

*Deceased


Barb Baker<br />

Ken Bandstra<br />

Mr. Christopher Barnes<br />

Ms. Beverly G. Barrett<br />

Gordon Bartek M.D.<br />

Betsy and Jim Barton<br />

John and Kelli Basher<br />

Robert H. Beaman<br />

Laurie Finney Beard<br />

Dr. John and Carol Beernink<br />

Ms. Jane E. Beld-Smith<br />

Darlene Berghorst<br />

Bob and Val Bernecker<br />

John R. Bertsch**<br />

David and Sue Bird<br />

Ms. Ruth E. Bishop<br />

Michael D. and M. Elaine Bixler<br />

Lynne Black**<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Blackwell Jr.<br />

Brad and Sherry Blair<br />

Tom Blandford<br />

Martin and Nancy Bolt<br />

Mr. Michael Bolt<br />

Mr. Rick J. Bolt CPA<br />

Dianne Boozer<br />

Glen and Betsy Borre<br />

John and Sharon Bouma<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Todd M. Bovee<br />

Jonathan and Grace Bradford<br />

Mr. Michael G. Brady<br />

John and Virginia Braley**<br />

Jane M. Branston<br />

Karl and Darlene Braunschneider<br />

James and Sharon Breuker<br />

Kevin J. Briggs and Carol J. Karr<br />

Gretchen and Dennis Brinks<br />

Fredrick “Fritz” Briscoe<br />

Andrew and Janay Brower<br />

Mr. William Bulkowski<br />

Gary and Bonnie Bultsma<br />

Mr. Scott Burke<br />

Ms. Monica Burns<br />

Chuck and Mary Jo Burpee**<br />

John and Angela Bursch and Family<br />

*Deceased **Also Lifetime Partners<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Eric P. Buth<br />

George and Nancy Buth<br />

Sharon M. Buursma<br />

Chet and Joan Byerly<br />

Bill and Jackie Bylenga**<br />

grace and jonathan bradford<br />

DONORS SINCE 1999<br />

c >> Ann and John Cameron<br />

Emily and Robert Campbell**<br />

Rick and Willow Chapla<br />

Ms. Linda M. Chapman CPA<br />

Charles Schwab Inc.<br />

Timothy J. Chester<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony L. Chopp<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Christmas<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Stephan J. Chrystan<br />

Stephen D. Cohle<br />

Stuart and Nancy Cok**<br />

Philip and Cynthia Cole<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Collier<br />

Mary and Paul Command<br />

Bob and Julie Connors<br />

Ms. Jeri L. Corey<br />

Cornerstone Architects Inc.<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Edward O. Cox<br />

Laurie and Crawford Craft**<br />

Crowe <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Bill and Janice Currie<br />

Tim and Anne Cusack<br />

Thomas W. Czerney**<br />

Mr. Thomas E. Czerwinski<br />

d >> Randy Damstra and Julie Duisterhof**<br />

Thomas C. and M. Lynn Dandridge<br />

Joseph Daniels M.D. and<br />

Shirley K. Daniels**<br />

John and Rene Darling<br />

John and Edy Davies<br />

Ms. Mary E. Davis<br />

John and Michele DeBlaay<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Norman De Graaf**<br />

Allen and Vivian De Jonge<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis W. DeJonge<br />

Barbara DeMoor**<br />

Bill and Carolyn DeNeut**<br />

Mr. Michael J.C. Despres<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Brian T. Deuby<br />

Rich and Mary Devon<br />

Ms. Tania H. DeVries JD<br />

Martha and Nick Dewey<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy DeYoung<br />

Daniel and Kate Diedrich<br />

Kurt and Janet Dietsch<br />

Mr. Todd Dood<br />

Beth and Ross Dornan<br />

Mr. Mickey Dotson<br />

Nancy L. Douglas<br />

Mrs. Karen Douma<br />

Doug and Kristine Dozeman<br />

Beverly A. Drake<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Dufendach<br />

e >> Penny and John Edison<br />

John and Sydney Edlund<br />

Bob and Gloria Ellcey**<br />

Kenneth D. and Frances S. Ellis<br />

Ben and Susan Emdin<br />

Cheryl and William Endres<br />

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Engen<br />

Jean Enright<br />

f >> Mr. Steven Faber<br />

Hank and Marcia Fairchild<br />

Anthony and Diane Farage**<br />

Ms. Sara Ann Farrugia<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Fee<br />

Barbara and Ronald Feenstra<br />

William Fehsenfeld and<br />

Cecile Cave Fehsenfeld<br />

David and Marilyn Fernstrum**<br />

John J. and Marcia L. Ficeli<br />

Ralph and Maureen Fischer<br />

Ms. Carmen N. Foote<br />

Mary and Bill Ford<br />

Robert L. and Cynthia P. Fox<br />

Charles and Julie Frayer<br />

Michael and Paula Freed<br />

Charles and Elizabeth* French**<br />

Mr. and Mrs. David G. Frey**<br />

Chuck and Bette Fuller**<br />

g >> Margaret Gage<br />

Wayne and Margo Gagnon<br />

Lou Ann and Dan Gaydou<br />

Pat and Patty Geary<br />

Ms. Tena M. Geiselhart<br />

C. John Gill and Rita Williams**<br />

Mrs. Richard M. Gillett**<br />

Jim and Bebe Glerum**<br />

Keith and Lisa Gohlke<br />

Gary Goode<br />

Robert Goodrich<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gootjes<br />

Leonard K. Greenwood**<br />

Tim and Jodi Grider<br />

Doris G. Griffith**<br />

Dr. and Mrs. James A. Gunn<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Gary P. Guttrich<br />

h >> Mr. and Mrs. James P. Hackett Sr.**<br />

Lewis and Sheryl Haeck<br />

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Hardy Jr.<br />

David O. Haughey<br />

John and Betsy Hausig<br />

Jackie Haveman and Nathan Dwiri<br />

Daniel M. and Pat Helmholdt<br />

Todd and Hester Hendricks<br />

Al and Liz Henry<br />

Ms. Deborah Herdegen<br />

Paul and Maria Hesse<br />

gifts | 37


Virginia W. Hewitt**<br />

John and Gwen Hibbard<br />

James and Kathleen Higgins<br />

Jack and Marge Highfield<br />

Doug and Laurel Hill<br />

Tom and Sharon Hilliker<br />

Mrs. Douglas W. Hillman<br />

Barbara J. Hoag<br />

Dorothy Tegner Hodgkins<br />

David and Susan Hoekema<br />

Laura and Jay Hoekstra<br />

Michael Hoffman<br />

Jane L. Hondelink<br />

Peggy and Doug Hoogerhyde**<br />

Robert L. and Judith S. Hooker**<br />

Mr. and Mrs.* Robert Hoover**<br />

John L. Hornbach<br />

Richard A. Horvitz<br />

Ms. Jeannie Hosey<br />

Eleanore and Robert Howieson<br />

Mrs. Robert G. Howlett<br />

Mr. Gerald P. Hubers<br />

John and Janyce Huff<br />

Gregg and Kim Hughes<br />

Katherine Humphrey<br />

Ms. Bonnie Hunter<br />

Steven and Joan Huyser-Honig<br />

Paul Hyink and Judy Hackett<br />

i >> Henry Idema II**<br />

Integrity Business Solutions LLC<br />

j >> Ms. Sue Ann Jabin<br />

Cherry and Phil Jacobus<br />

Don and Lois Jandernoa<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Russel Jelsema<br />

Gregory and Carol Jeltema<br />

Larry and Janine Jewell**<br />

May and Virgil Johanningsmeier**<br />

Tom and Margy Jones<br />

Julian and Judith Joseph<br />

JPMorgan Chase <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

38 | gifts<br />

k >> Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Kahn<br />

Klaas and Norma Kapteyn<br />

John and Mary Ellen Karcis**<br />

Mr. Jim Keane and<br />

Mrs. Amy Loeschner Keane<br />

Paul Kellermann and Pat Hartsoe<br />

Ruth A. Kemp<br />

Roger and Ellen Kieras<br />

Katie and Bob Kimball<br />

Kurt and Randy Kimball<br />

Tom and Vicki Kimball<br />

Mr. Charles B. King III<br />

Roberta F. King and Mike Miesch<br />

Rita and Jack Kirkwood<br />

Doug and Pat Klein<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Klotz<br />

Kraig and Mary Klynstra**<br />

Jim and Jane Knack<br />

Eric and Jamie Knoll<br />

Mary Koenen<br />

Lois Konyndyk<br />

Norman and Barbara Kravitz<br />

Hoyt and Mary Ann Kremer<br />

Madelon and Joel Krissoff<br />

Diane and Mike Kroll<br />

Janet Krueger and Bruce Goodman<br />

Mr. and Mrs. James Kuipers<br />

Bob and Donna Kurti<br />

Mr. Paul Kutsche<br />

l >> David and Paula La Claire<br />

Ms. Lisa Laidler<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Lanning<br />

B. Kenneth Larm**<br />

John and Mary Ellen Lawlor<br />

Mr. and Mrs. David P. Linden<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Leo H. Litowich<br />

Ray and Nancy Loeschner<br />

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Logie<br />

Glenn and Claire Lorch<br />

LSL Planning Inc.<br />

Arend and Nancy Lubbers<br />

Laurie and Larry Luciani<br />

Kate Luckert Schmid<br />

Peter and Barbara Lundeen**<br />

Jan Lunquist<br />

Heather and Michael Lunt<br />

m >> J. Scott and Beth MacGregor<br />

Todd and Theresa Mairn<br />

Ernest and Lorraine Malkewitz<br />

William and Janis Malpass**<br />

David Kampfschulte and Dayle Maples<br />

Richard and Brenda Marean**<br />

Harold Marks**<br />

Jean Marsh**<br />

Mrs. Selene V. Marsteiner<br />

Gregory J. Martin and Jennifer Browne<br />

ruth and elias lumpkins<br />

DONORS SINCE 2006<br />

Joseph and Sandy Martin<br />

Mrs. Betsy Mathiesen<br />

Max B. Matteson<br />

Gerald and Theresa Matthews<br />

Ms. Mary B. McDonald<br />

Tom and Shelle McElwee<br />

Terry McGovern and Carol Paine-McGovern<br />

Ms. Laura McKay<br />

Mrs. Brenda McKean<br />

F. William and Beverly McKee<br />

Doug and Starr Meijer<br />

Ernest and Lucille Mika<br />

Kim S. Mitchell<br />

Nancy Mogle<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Monaghan<br />

Moss Telecom<br />

Judge Bill and Paula Murphy**<br />

Peggy Murphy<br />

Jon and Carol Muth**<br />

Bruce A. Myers<br />

n >> Mrs. Willis J. Nelson<br />

Mr. Janos Nevai<br />

Mr. and Ms. Michael T. Nicholson<br />

Mr. Craig Niemann and<br />

Mrs. Jennifer Crawford Niemann<br />

Gary and Peg Novosad<br />

o >> Timothy J. and Debra D. O’Rourke**<br />

Tom and E. Lynne O’Rourke**<br />

James and Ilona Obermiller<br />

Judy and Baldwin Ogden<br />

Patricia Oldt<br />

Juan and Mary Olivarez<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph A. Olsen<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Oom<br />

Mr. and Mrs. John P. Ott<br />

Daniel and Susan Oumedian<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Calvin P. Owen<br />

p >> Chris and Joan Panopoulos<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Papp<br />

Steve and Molly Parker**<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Neil Patterson<br />

Ms. Linda B. Patterson<br />

Bob and Sue Payne<br />

Ken and Jill Peirce<br />

Peter and Carroll Perez**<br />

Mr. Larry R. Petrick<br />

Harold and Phoebe Phelps**<br />

Mr. Michael Phillips<br />

Eric Piehl and Martha MacCleery<br />

Larry and Jean Pinckney<br />

Dr. James E. and Kathleen S. Ponitz<br />

Martha J. Porter<br />

Mr. and Mrs. D. Andrew Portinga<br />

Janice Postma<br />

John and Callista Potter<br />

Jim and Marie Preston**<br />

*Deceased **Also Lifetime Partners


Mr. Tim E. Proos<br />

Ann and John Puckett<br />

q >> Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Quinn<br />

r >> Marcia L. Rapp**<br />

Daniel and Judy Rau**<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Reitsma<br />

Robert K. Richards and Ethel Z. Stears**<br />

Carolyn Rietberg**<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel A. Rightmire<br />

Susan and Phillip Rios<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip L. Ritter<br />

Jacob and Delores Robinson<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Larry Robson<br />

Janice Rock<br />

Deb and Ron Roden<br />

Robert Roosenberg<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Alwyn Rougier-Chapman<br />

June and Brian Rudy**<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis S. Ruppal<br />

Mr. and Mrs. David M. Russell<br />

s >> Emil and Nancy Sabolish<br />

Ms. Rebecca Sack<br />

David Sarnacki and Bridget Flynn<br />

Ms. Jacqueline Schafer<br />

Susan K. Schalon<br />

Bob and Marcia Schaub<br />

Robert and Rose Schenck<br />

Bruce and Joyce Schlanderer<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Schremp<br />

David and Jerri Schroeder<br />

Dr. and Mrs. James Schultz<br />

Rana and Joseph N. Schwartz<br />

Dr. Patricia A. Seiler<br />

David W. and Donna B. Shaw<br />

Stella A. Shields<br />

Abdou N. Sickrey<br />

Diana R. Sieger**<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Brent Slay**<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Slee<br />

Brent Sloop<br />

Mrs. D. Ross Smith<br />

*Deceased **Also Lifetime Partners<br />

Mr. Matthew Smith<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Soper<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Chris Southwick**<br />

Paul and Sue Spindler<br />

Jarvis and Mary Spreng<br />

Amanda and Ryan St. Pierre<br />

Mitch and Belinda Stapley<br />

Terrence M. Start<br />

Mr. Jeffrey Steeby<br />

Anna May Steel<br />

Fred and Deb Steketee<br />

Stan and Norma Sterk<br />

Wendy L. Stock and Charles R. Howie<br />

Susan A. Stoddard**<br />

Nicole and Michael Stroster<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Struck<br />

Dennis and Deborah Sturtevant<br />

Jerry and Judy Subar**<br />

Judge Paul and Mary Ellen Sullivan<br />

Greg and Audrey Sundstrom<br />

Lon and Sandy Swartzentruber<br />

Dell and Connie Sweeris<br />

Mr. Edward Szymas<br />

t >> Michael and Susan Taylor<br />

Vicki and Brian Tingley<br />

Daniel L. and Betsey M. Tinkham<br />

Claude and Sharyl Titche<br />

Ms. Marilyn Titche**<br />

Wayne and Diane Titche**<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Tornga<br />

Phil and Sara Tower<br />

Carol L. Townsend<br />

William and Marcia Traywick<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Triezenberg<br />

George and Kerstin Trowbridge<br />

Bernie and Joyce Tuinstra<br />

Thomas J. and Jerene Y. Turcotte<br />

v >> Mr. Randall Van Houten<br />

Ms. Shirley VandenBerg<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Lynwood Vandenbosch<br />

Lorrie and Dave VanderArk<br />

Janis Vander Kooy<br />

Mr. Dale VanderMaas<br />

Mr. Bruce A. Vandermeulen<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Claude L. Vander Ploeg<br />

Ms. Margery VanderPloeg<br />

Rev. James and Linda Vander Schaaf<br />

Rudy and Nancy Van Donk<br />

Debra VanDyken<br />

Ms. Barbara F. Van Ess<br />

Ms. Angel M. Van Gorp<br />

Geraldine M. VanHerp<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Van Stee<br />

Bill and Barbara Van’t Hof<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney J. VanTol<br />

Marianne and Werner Veit<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin C. Veneklasen<br />

Jackie Ver Heulen<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. VerMerris<br />

w >> Marie and David Waalkes<br />

Bill and Pat Waanders<br />

Gary and Janice Walker**<br />

Keith P. Walker<br />

Anita Wallgren<br />

Craig T. Wanke<br />

Roger and Luella Warnshuis**<br />

Greg and Susan Warsen<br />

Wege <strong>Foundation</strong>**<br />

Peter M. Wege**<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Weidenfeller<br />

Ms. Jean K. Wernette<br />

Brian Whalen and Jan Koopman<br />

Alice Wharton-Bickley<br />

Robert and Deborah White<br />

Michael L. and Debbie Wiegand<br />

John and Dorothy Wiest<br />

Larry and Betsy Willey<br />

Mr. Jason Williams<br />

Joan Wilson<br />

Robert and Shirley Wing<br />

David and Susan Wittenbach<br />

Casey and Violet* Wondergem**<br />

Phil and Carolyn Wood<br />

John and Kathleen Woudstra<br />

y >> Lynn and Peter Yardley<br />

Greg and Sarah Yoder<br />

Kurt and Sally Yost<br />

z >> Marilyn and Garrett Zack<br />

John V. Zadvinskis<br />

Joan and Jim Zawacki<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Zeilstra<br />

Jack and Ruth Zimmerman<br />

William F. Zoellmer III<br />

George and Gretchen Zuiderveen<br />

Connie Bellows and Darlene Zwart<br />

Ms. Emily Zyla<br />

Rev. David Baak and Betty Zylstra<br />

Bob Zylstra and Gayla Jewell**<br />

Donors have supported <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong><br />

<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> with gifts up to<br />

$199.99 to the Fund for <strong>Community</strong> Good<br />

this fiscal year.<br />

a >> Ray and Alice Andrews<br />

Mr. Thomas J. Appel<br />

Paul and Marty Arnold<br />

Lawrence M. and Mary E. Austin<br />

b >> Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Basinski<br />

Mr. Robert Beasecker<br />

Robert and Carolyn Bennett<br />

Ms. Rosemary R. Bennett<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Berry<br />

Patricia D. Berry<br />

Dr. and Mrs. William H. Beute<br />

Ms. Jennifer Billiam-Boak<br />

Kristine Bishop<br />

Marjorie W. Bjork<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Terrence J. Blake<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Steve Bloom<br />

Matthew and Jane Bock<br />

Robert and Judith Boyd<br />

John and Janet Boyles<br />

Doug and Dawn Brackmann<br />

Mr. Robert Braybrooks<br />

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Richard and Mary Jean Brooks in<br />

memory of Mary Pew<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Bryant<br />

Anna Moore Butzner<br />

c >> Katharine Cangelosi<br />

Mr. Michael B. Cary and<br />

Ms. Marjorie G. Loughrin<br />

Tom and Natalie Chase<br />

Mr. and Mrs. William D. Christensen<br />

Mr. F. Norman Christopher<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Clemens Jr.<br />

Mr. Arthur A. Clements*<br />

David and Tip Conrad<br />

Country Village Mobile Homes Inc.<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Giles L. Courtney<br />

Dave and Kathie Cramer<br />

d >> Ms. Shirley Davis<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Brian C. Dawson<br />

Doris Dean<br />

Harvey DeMaagd<br />

Tuti and Pete DeMaagd<br />

David and Bridget De Vos<br />

Mr. John R. Dykhouse<br />

Matthew and Beth Dykstra<br />

e >> Ms. Barbara Eggerding<br />

Mrs. Camilla T. Elford<br />

Ms. Jennifer Endres<br />

Bill Essling<br />

f >> Robert and Rudean Fairman<br />

Falk Design<br />

Barb and Mike Forseman<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Fox Jr.**<br />

Mr. and Mrs. James B. Frakie<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Fry<br />

Mr. David Fuller<br />

g >> Mr. Charles C. Gallmeyer and<br />

Ms. Jane Ellen Chamberlain<br />

Jack and Angie Gibson<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Gootjes<br />

40 | gifts<br />

Mr. and Mrs. David L. Gray<br />

h >> Dick and Sandy Hansen<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Harms<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Hecker<br />

Ken and Sandy Hofman<br />

Ms. Karen O. Holt<br />

j >> Carlton and Wendy Jackson<br />

Mr. James Jacobs<br />

Glen Johnson and Thomas P. Merchant<br />

k >> Ms. Melissa Karrar<br />

Corrine E. Kass<br />

Kent County Parole Office<br />

Mr. John R. Kershek<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kian<br />

Kris and Katie Kimball<br />

Ms. Marilyn J. Knol<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Garry Knott<br />

Mr. Jerry Kregel<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Abe Krissoff<br />

l >> Mr. Timothy Ladd<br />

Mark and Marcie Lewis<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Love<br />

m >> Mr. and Mrs. Craig T. Mabie<br />

Julia M. Malpass<br />

Edith McCargar<br />

Michigan State University College<br />

of Social Work<br />

Ronald and Karen Modreski<br />

n >> Dr. and Mrs. J. Chris Norman<br />

Jennifer Norman<br />

o >> Mrs. Samuel Oates<br />

Fred and Carol Olert Jr.<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Otis<br />

p >> Mr. and Ms. William J. Parker<br />

John and Penny Pestle<br />

Stephen and Marcia Peterson<br />

Ms. Nancy Phillips and<br />

Mr. Stephen Frykholm<br />

Amy Price<br />

r >> Mr. and Mrs. Chris Readle<br />

Mrs. Herbert C. Remien Jr.<br />

Mr. Richard A. Roane<br />

Ms. Tamara M. Roth<br />

s >> Jim Sailors<br />

Elizabeth Sarafis<br />

Joan Sargeant<br />

Harold and Carol Schmidt<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Scholler<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Craig W. Schopf<br />

Jim and Mindy Seufert<br />

James and Sheryl Siegel<br />

Ms. Hermina E. Sikkema<br />

Mary Lou Smith<br />

Mr. Richard Smith<br />

Judge Sara J. Smolenski<br />

Leona Spencer<br />

Mrs. Jean P. Springer<br />

Ms. Laura Steele<br />

Rick and Sue Steketee<br />

Mr. and Mrs. John Strauss<br />

Jerry and Judy Subar**<br />

Frank and Ruth Suskey<br />

Ms. Karen K. Sweet<br />

t >> Mr. Richard C. Tenhoor and<br />

Ms. Susan L. Toman<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence K. Thon<br />

Jill and Art Tiefenbach<br />

Ms. Patricia H. Timmer<br />

v >> Mr. and Mrs. Christian J. VanDenBerg<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Van Velsen<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Ryan J. Voshol<br />

w >> Mr. James P. Walsh<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Fred S. Warner<br />

Waters Corporation<br />

Barbara Wepman<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson D. Whittier<br />

Dr. John Wiese<br />

Mr. Johannes Witte<br />

The Metz Society<br />

recognizes contributors who have created a<br />

life income gift or have named the <strong>Community</strong><br />

<strong>Foundation</strong> in their estate plans. The Society<br />

is named for George and Mary Metz, whose<br />

$100,000 gift in 1929 was the first bequest<br />

to the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong>.<br />

a >> Ms. Mary Abbott<br />

Gasper J. Amodeo<br />

Betty Ladd Andre<br />

Mr. Willem Antonides<br />

Mrs. Noyes Avery<br />

b >> Mr. and Mrs. George* Bacon<br />

Ken Bandstra<br />

John H. and Nancy Batts<br />

Robert H. Beaman<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Becker<br />

Lois Eberhard Beckering<br />

Ellen Bell<br />

Mrs. Viola Benthin<br />

Tanya and Tom Berg<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bergsma<br />

John R. Bertsch<br />

Kristine Bishop<br />

Lynne Black<br />

Rich Black<br />

Bonnie L. Blandford<br />

Tom Blandford<br />

Glen and Betsy Borre<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Bowers Jr.<br />

John and Janet Boyles<br />

Tom and Sheila Braciak<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Laurence L. Bratschie<br />

The Honorable Hugh W. Brenneman Jr.<br />

Mrs. Richard F. Brush<br />

Mrs. Gretchen B. Burch<br />

*Deceased **Also Lifetime Partners


Robert and Sandy Burnham<br />

Charitable Fund<br />

Sharon M. Buursma<br />

John and Linda Byington<br />

c >> John and Marie Canepa<br />

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Carpenter<br />

Ken and Judi Carpenter<br />

David M. and Cara V. Cassard<br />

Olga Cassard<br />

Mrs. Jane Chamberlin<br />

Robert and Elizabeth Chase<br />

Ms. Libby Child<br />

Brian Cloyd and Agnes Kempker-Cloyd<br />

Mr. Peter C. Cook<br />

Mr. and Mrs. George C. Cope<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Cornetet<br />

Bill and Marilyn Crawford<br />

Mal Cumming<br />

Thomas W. Czerney<br />

Mr. Thomas E. Czerwinski<br />

d >> Thomas C. and M. Lynn Dandridge<br />

Joseph Daniels M.D. and Shirley K. Daniels<br />

John and Edy Davies<br />

Gilbert R. and Patricia K. Davis<br />

Norman B. and Mary M. De Graaf<br />

Wesley and Amy De Vries<br />

Joy DeBoer<br />

Barbara DeMoor<br />

Bill and Carolyn DeNeut<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip DeWildt<br />

Mr. Max Doering<br />

Mrs. Elizabeth T. Donley<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Dooge Jr.<br />

Mr. Robert J. Dunlap<br />

Ms. Patricia S. Duthler<br />

David G. Dvorak M.D.<br />

e >> Ben and Susan Emdin<br />

Ms. Elaine E. Emmons<br />

Bill Essling<br />

f >> Anthony and Diane Farage<br />

*Deceased **Also Lifetime Partners<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Finazzi<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Ben A. Fowler<br />

David E. and Dawn O. Fowler<br />

Thomas S. and Maxine J. Fox<br />

Jeffrey and Sheila Frank<br />

Donald H. Freeman<br />

Emery* and Ruth Freeman<br />

Walter and Susan Freihofer<br />

Charles French<br />

Mary Meade Fuger<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Fuhs<br />

g >> Mr. and Mrs. Paul K. Gaston<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gilchrist<br />

Ms. Anita M. Gilleo<br />

C. John Gill and Rita Williams<br />

Mrs. Richard M. Gillett<br />

Gene and Tubie Gilmore<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Gleason<br />

Beth Goebel<br />

Gary Goode<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Philip W. Goodspeed<br />

Ms. Carol Greenburg<br />

Ms. Dareather Greer<br />

Franklin K. Gregory<br />

David and Mary Ann Grooters<br />

h >> Mrs. Doris Hall<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Handlin<br />

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Hardy Jr.<br />

Jackie Haveman<br />

Janet Haynes<br />

John and Jan Heerspink<br />

Mr. and Mrs. James Hegarty<br />

Mrs. Ruth S. Henkin<br />

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Heyne<br />

John and Gwen Hibbard<br />

Jean and David Hitchcock<br />

Barbara J. Hoag<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Dirk C. Hoffius<br />

Michael Hoffman<br />

Jane L. Hondelink<br />

Robert L. and Judith S. Hooker<br />

Mr. and Mrs.* Robert Hoover<br />

Dr. David J. Horning and<br />

Mrs. Betsy R. Horning<br />

Gregg and Kim Hughes<br />

The Reverend Mary S. Hulst<br />

Katherine Humphrey<br />

Ms. Bonnie Hunter<br />

John Hunting<br />

Marilyn Hunting<br />

i >> Henry Idema II<br />

j >> Ms. Sue Ann Jabin<br />

Don and Lois Jandernoa<br />

Chuck and Carol Jennings<br />

Calvin Jeter<br />

Lynne Jarman Johnson and<br />

Robert J. Johnson<br />

Tom and Margy Jones<br />

k >> Mrs. M.S. Keeler II<br />

Mrs. Fred M. Keller<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Fred P. Keller<br />

Paul and Beth Kelly<br />

Ms. Birgit Klohs<br />

Herbert and Glenna Knape<br />

Raymond E. Knape<br />

Ken and Melinda Krei<br />

Hoyt and Mary Ann Kremer<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Abe Krissoff<br />

Ms. Marjorie Kuipers<br />

l >> David and Paula La Claire<br />

B. Kenneth Larm<br />

Sandra Last M.D.<br />

R. Lawrence and Marilyn Leigh<br />

Harvey Lemmen<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lemmen<br />

Norman J. and Marilyn Leven Family<br />

Mike Lloyd<br />

Arend and Nancy Lubbers<br />

Jan Lunquist<br />

m >> Donald W. Maine<br />

Ernest and Lorraine Malkewitz<br />

Frank and Nancy Manning<br />

Jean Marsh<br />

Mrs. Selene V. Marsteiner<br />

Bill and Inetta Martindill<br />

Max B. Matteson<br />

John and Kate McGarry<br />

Ronald and Karen Modreski<br />

Gordie and Jan Moeller<br />

David and Diana Morgenstern<br />

Rosemary D. Murphy<br />

Judge Bill and Paula Murphy<br />

Jon and Carol Muth<br />

ella topp<br />

DONOR SINCE 2002<br />

n >> Ardith V. Neath Adams<br />

Dale C. and Cynthia Dewees Nelson<br />

Ms. Pat Nevala<br />

Eileen Newman<br />

o >> Mrs. Samuel Oates<br />

Fred and Carol Olert Jr.<br />

Ms. Norma Olsen<br />

Mr. Gerald Olson<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar K. Orr<br />

p >> Mrs. Helen W. Palmatier<br />

Steve and Molly Parker<br />

Richard A. Perkins<br />

Mr. Robert C. Pew II<br />

Cynthia Pimm<br />

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Pimm Sr.<br />

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Dr. James E. and Kathleen S. Ponitz<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Price<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Purcey<br />

r >> Marcia L. Rapp<br />

Mr. Richard E. Riebel<br />

Dr. Jack and Lija Romence<br />

Helen Hutchins Rossano<br />

Owen Rottschafer M.D.<br />

Charles and Stella Royce<br />

Alan and Margaret Ryan<br />

s >> Ellen Sadler<br />

Jerry Schaefer and Polly Hewitt<br />

Robert W. Schellenberg<br />

Caroline Schoonbeck<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Craig W. Schopf<br />

Willard Schroeder<br />

Garry* and Gladys Schuil<br />

Rana and Joseph N. Schwartz<br />

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Sebastian Jr.<br />

Peter and Joan Secchia<br />

Marilyn and Budge Sherwood<br />

Diana R. Sieger<br />

Ms. Maureen E. Slade and<br />

Mr. Charlie Bryant<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Chris Southwick<br />

Robert A. Sprotte<br />

Mrs. Marvin Stahl<br />

Terrence M. Start<br />

Senator Glenn D. Steil<br />

Stan and Norma Sterk<br />

Wendy L. Stock and Charles R. Howie<br />

Ms. Ann Stuart Burroughs<br />

t >> Michael and Susan Taylor<br />

Steele A. and Mary D. Taylor<br />

Dorothy J. Thurston<br />

Jill and Art Tiefenbach<br />

Mrs. Shirley J. Tillyer<br />

Ms. Patricia H. Timmer<br />

Ella M. Topp<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Trapp<br />

George and Kerstin Trowbridge<br />

42 | gifts<br />

v >> Mr. Don Vanden Bos Jr.<br />

Mrs. Herbert Vander Mey<br />

Mr. Lou VanderHave<br />

Bill and Barbara Van’t Hof<br />

John P. and Lynn Vinkemulder<br />

Theodore J. and Vicki Vogt<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil S. Vorenkamp<br />

Dr. B. Margaret Voss<br />

w >> David and Kay Wagner<br />

Gary and Janice Walker<br />

Anita Wallgren<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Russel Warner<br />

Dr. and Mrs. James K. Watkins<br />

Dixie Wege<br />

Peter M. Wege<br />

John and Martha Wert<br />

Mr. John R. White<br />

Mrs. Barbara Whittenberger<br />

John and Dorothy Wiest<br />

Mrs. Kaye Wilsted<br />

Mr. Thomas D. Wisnom<br />

Mike and Colleen Wolfe<br />

Kate Wolters<br />

Dr. Richard J. Woltersom<br />

Bob and Aleicia Woodrick<br />

John and Kathleen Woudstra<br />

y >> Marjorie and Thomas Yardley<br />

Richard and Barbara Young<br />

z >> Marilyn and Garrett Zack<br />

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Zwarensteyn<br />

Rev. David Baak and Betty Zylstra<br />

Bob Zylstra and Gayla Jewell<br />

Field of Interest Funds<br />

direct the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> to support<br />

projects and programs within the donor’s<br />

charitable interest area.<br />

LUCY E. BARNETT TRUST FOR THE ELDERLY<br />

Mr. Terence West<br />

CHERRY (MRS. JAMES) CARPENTER<br />

FUND FOR CHILDREN<br />

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Carpenter<br />

AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE FUND<br />

Anonymous<br />

Wayman and Dinah Britt<br />

Ms. Veneese V. Chandler<br />

Brian Cloyd and Agnes Kempker-Cloyd<br />

Ann M. and Robert P. Cooper<br />

Huey and Mary Copeland<br />

Joseph Daniels M.D. and Shirley K. Daniels<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Deem<br />

Barbara and Ronald Feenstra<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Frazier<br />

Hauenstein <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Mr. and Mrs.* Ralph Hauenstein<br />

Mr. Doyle Hayes<br />

Carlton and Wendy Jackson<br />

Ms. Louise J. Johnson<br />

Drs. Courtney and Ora Jones<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Lenear<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Mathis<br />

Patrick A. Miles Jr.<br />

Gerald and Carole Redwine<br />

Jacob and Delores Robinson<br />

Ms. Margaret Sellers Walker<br />

Bob and Aleicia Woodrick<br />

Allen and Jonse Young<br />

KEN, MELINDA AND ANDREW KREI<br />

YOUTH FUND<br />

Ken and Melinda Krei<br />

HOMELESS PREVENTION ENDOWMENT FUND<br />

Jolene DeLuca<br />

Dyer-Ives <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Ms. Bonnie Hunter<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory N. Longworth<br />

Rev. David Baak and Betty Zylstra<br />

KENNETH M. SWEERS FUND<br />

FOR THE HOMELESS<br />

Bill Essling<br />

W.K. KELLOGG YOUTH INITIATIVE<br />

PROGRAM FUND<br />

Christine Kooyer<br />

LADIES LITERARY CLUB FUND<br />

Ladies Literary Club of<br />

Greater <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong><br />

GORDON AND JANET MOELLER<br />

FOOD SECURITY FUND<br />

Anonymous<br />

Mr. Steven G. Bandstra <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Mr. Stephen B. Borders<br />

John and Suzette Buchan<br />

Charles Schwab Inc.<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Casey De Hollander<br />

Dyer-Ives <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Bernard and Helen Hoogland<br />

In honor of the Family Network<br />

of Wyoming<br />

Gordie and Jan Moeller<br />

Jeanne P. Moeller<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ponstine<br />

David and Jerri Schroeder<br />

Mr. Robert J. Zieger<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew L. Zylstra<br />

NEEDY CHILDREN FIELD OF INTEREST FUND<br />

Anonymous<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard R. Smith<br />

ELIZABETH J. STEED JOHNSON FUND FOR<br />

HEALTHCARE AND COMMUNITY HEALTH<br />

Elizabeth J. Steed Johnson Estate<br />

SOCIAL VENTURE INVESTORS FUND<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Marty Anderson<br />

Anonymous<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Scott D. Bernecker<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Borowka<br />

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Brown<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Renwick Brutus<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Scott A. Carlson<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Keith J. Carpentier<br />

*Deceased


Steve and Sue Conway<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Tripp Corl<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Cummings<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Daverman<br />

Damian and Sara de Goa<br />

Mr. Robert Delamar<br />

David and Jennifer Denton<br />

Daniela and Jeremy Deppe<br />

Pamela and David Emenheiser<br />

Valerie and Michael Feehan<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Freihofer<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Garver<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gill<br />

Paul and Patty Glovick<br />

Ken Grashuis and Lori Lockyear<br />

Ms. Diane Griffin and Ms. Lisa Costanza<br />

Maureen P. Hale<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Mark D. Harmsen<br />

Mr. Kenneth W. Heffner and<br />

Dr. Gail Gunst Heffner<br />

Keith and Mary Kay Hopkins<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Dana Hushak<br />

Mr. Glen Johnson and<br />

Mr. Thomas Merchant<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Randy Joppie<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Junewick<br />

Mr. Michael E. Kooistra<br />

Scott and Linda LaFontsee<br />

Joe and Katy Levan<br />

Ms. Bucky Love<br />

Daniel and Deborah Mankoff<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Mark R. Meuser<br />

Jeffrey and Susan Meyers<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Michon<br />

Ms. Jan Norton Fairchild<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Oren<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Matt Osterhaven<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Scott M. Pruski<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Reynolds<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Richard V. Rice<br />

Marcelyn J. and Robert W. Roth<br />

Derek and Lynn Rummel<br />

Lanny Thodey<br />

Roger and Cynthia Tjoelker<br />

*Deceased<br />

Ms. Elizabeth M. Topliffe and<br />

Mr. Mark A. Davis<br />

Rick Treur<br />

Mr. and Mrs. John Turrentine<br />

Universal Insurance Services Inc.<br />

Mr. Scott A. VanderLeek<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Phil Vogelsang<br />

Ms. Susan Vogel-Vanderson<br />

Ms. Cynthia Welton<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Doug F. Wiseman<br />

HERBERT AND DORIS VANDER MEY<br />

FUND FOR TREATMENT OF<br />

NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES<br />

Mrs. Herbert Vander Mey<br />

YOUTH FIELD OF INTEREST FUND<br />

Anonymous<br />

Nonprofit<br />

Endowment Funds<br />

support specific charitable organizations<br />

and community initiatives.<br />

DAVID G. DVORAK M.D.<br />

SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

David G. Dvorak M.D.<br />

GEORGE E. AND ERMA C. EVANS<br />

DESIGNATED FUND FOR THE<br />

SALVATION ARMY<br />

George E. and Erma Evans*<br />

SENIOR NEIGHBORS FUND<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Greg Chamberlain<br />

FRED AND LENA MEIJER SCHOLARSHIP<br />

FUND FOR THE URBAN LEAGUE<br />

Mr. John Gussenbauer<br />

DOUGLAS LEON SPALDING<br />

MEMORIAL FUND<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Spalding<br />

Donor Advised Funds<br />

allow contributors to recommend grants for<br />

approval by the Board of Trustees. The <strong>Community</strong><br />

<strong>Foundation</strong> completes due diligence, <strong>report</strong>ing,<br />

and administrative work, ensuring that contributors’<br />

charitable goals and legal requirements<br />

are met. Some contributors designate their<br />

children or relatives as donor advisors,<br />

making philanthropy a family activity.<br />

THE ACH FUND<br />

Anne H. Copps<br />

KIP AND CHRIS BARBER FUND<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher R. Barber<br />

JOHN R. BERTSCH FUND<br />

John R. Bertsch<br />

ALLAN R. AND CLAUDIA A. CARLSON<br />

ADVISED FUND<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Allan R. Carlson<br />

WATERS CORPORATION/CASSARD FAMILY<br />

DONOR ADVISED FUND<br />

Tracey and Rick Cassard<br />

CHRIS-TINA FUND<br />

Joan M. Hoffman<br />

ROGER AND SALLY CIAPARA<br />

DONOR ADVISED FUND<br />

Roger and Sally Ciapara<br />

RICHARD C. AND SHIRLEY E. COOPER<br />

ADVISED FUND<br />

Richard C. and Shirley E. Cooper<br />

DELAPA FAMILY FUND<br />

Judith A. and James P. DeLapa<br />

ACHILLE AND IRENE DESPRES,<br />

WILLIAM AND ANDRE FUND<br />

David R. and Helene M. Despres<br />

FOUNDER’S FUND<br />

Helen Hutchins Rossano<br />

FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS’<br />

HERITAGE ADVISED FUND<br />

Mr. Doyle Hayes<br />

C. JOHN GILL AND RITA WILLIAMS<br />

FAMILY FUND<br />

C. John Gill and Rita Williams<br />

TIM AND KERRY GOALEY<br />

CHARITABLE FUND<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Goaley<br />

GRUBB & ELLIS | PARAMOUNT<br />

COMMERCE ADVISED FUND<br />

Grubb & Ellis | Paramount Commerce<br />

Jeff and Susie Schreur<br />

JANET A. HAYNES AND KELSEY<br />

HAYNES WINSTON ADVISED FUND<br />

Janet Haynes<br />

HEERSPINK FAMILY ADVISED FUND<br />

John and Jan Heerspink<br />

Annemary Heerspink Lamsma Estate<br />

David and Ruth Vis<br />

KEN AND JUNE HOLTVLUWER FUND<br />

Ken and June Holtvluwer<br />

BART AND FRAN HOUSMAN<br />

CHARITABLE FUND<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Bart C. Housman<br />

ALLEN I. AND HELEN J. HUNTING<br />

ADVISED FUND<br />

Allen and Helen Hunting<br />

DAVID AND MARILYN HUNTING FUND<br />

Mr.* and Mrs. David D. Hunting<br />

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THOMAS J. AND MARGARET L. JACK FUND<br />

Ms. Mary Sue Jack<br />

William W. Jack, Katherine Jack<br />

and Rebecca Sitterly<br />

CHESTER AND ELAINE MATERNOWSKI<br />

FAMILY FUND<br />

Chet and Elaine Maternowski<br />

FRED AND LENA MEIJER<br />

GRANDPARENTS FUND #6<br />

Fred and Lena Meijer<br />

FRED AND LENA MEIJER<br />

GRANDPARENTS FUND #7<br />

Fred and Lena Meijer<br />

MYERS FAMILY FUND<br />

Mr. Robert Myers<br />

PATRICIA P. AND ARMEN G. OUMEDIAN<br />

FAMILY FUND<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Armen G. Oumedian<br />

LOUIS PADNOS IRON & METAL<br />

COMPANY FUND<br />

Louis Padnos Iron & Metal Company<br />

The Louis and Helen Padnos <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

EUGENE AND JANICE PERKINS<br />

CHARITABLE FUND<br />

Eugene and Janice Perkins<br />

MARY I. AND ROBERT C. PEW<br />

DONOR ADVISED FUND<br />

Fifth Third Bank<br />

PIMM DONOR ADVISED FUND<br />

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Pimm Sr.<br />

CENTER FOR SYSTEMIC CHANGE<br />

ADVISED FUND<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Fred P. Keller<br />

W. K. Kellogg <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

44 | gifts<br />

SYSTEMIC CHANGE FUND<br />

W. K. Kellogg <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

STEELE A. AND MARY D. TAYLOR<br />

ADVISED FUND<br />

Ms. Jane B. Kingsley<br />

Mr. Arch McClure III<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Rothwell<br />

Steele and Mary Taylor<br />

TIMOTHY FUND<br />

Mrs. Titus J. Hager<br />

WAYNE AND DIANE TITCHE FUND<br />

Wayne and Diane Titche<br />

EARL AND GERT VISSER CHARITABLE FUND<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Earl R. Visser<br />

MILLER WILLIT FAMILY FUND<br />

Greg and Meg Willit<br />

WINDRIFT FUND<br />

Ms. Winifred K. Fox<br />

Corporate Advised Funds<br />

allow businesses to simplify giving, gain<br />

tax advantages and establish a permanent<br />

source of charitable contributions.<br />

WARNER NORCROSS & JUDD FUND<br />

Mr. Loren M. Andrulis<br />

Anonymous<br />

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP<br />

Mr. William Badgerow<br />

Ms. Vickie Baker<br />

Ms. Janet L. Barger<br />

Mr. Jeffrey S. Battershall<br />

Mr. Richard L. Bouma<br />

Conrad and Molly Bradshaw<br />

John and Debra Byl<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Chovanec<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Clearing Sky<br />

Sue Conway<br />

Mr. J.A. Cragwall Jr.<br />

Ms. Mary Daniel<br />

Mr. Robert Davies<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Dale F. de Longpre<br />

Mr. Cameron S. Delong<br />

Mr. Kevin Dougherty<br />

Ms. Joanne Fallon<br />

Ms. Wendy Gabriel<br />

Mr. G. Charles Goode IV<br />

Mr. Peter L. Gustafson<br />

Andy and Cara Hakken<br />

Mr. and Mrs. William W. Hall<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Shane B. Hansen<br />

Ms. Inga A. Hofer<br />

Mr. William K. Holmes<br />

Mr. Timothy L. Horner<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Scott D. Hubbard<br />

Ms. Marianne Hunderman<br />

Mr. Matthew D. Johnson<br />

Mr. R. Scott Keller<br />

Mr. Chad E. Kleinheksel<br />

Mr. Jonathon P. Kok<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen R. Kretschman<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Nobert F. Kugele<br />

Mr. Joseph A. Kuiper<br />

Ms. Lisa Kunecki<br />

Ms. Julie Lam<br />

Ms. Madelaine Lane<br />

Mr. James L. Larson<br />

Mr. Gordon R. Lewis<br />

Ms. Ann Liefer<br />

Ms. Christine Maher<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. McCallum<br />

Mr. and Mrs. William McKee Jr.<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Christian E. Meyer<br />

Jeffrey and Susan Meyers<br />

Mr. Todd Neckers<br />

Mr. Jeffrey A. Nelson<br />

Ms. Anita A. Newsome<br />

Mr. Roger H. Oetting<br />

Mr. Jeffrey A. Ott<br />

Mr. Mark B. Periard and Dr. Barbara Periard<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey B. Power<br />

Mr. Christopher J. Predko<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. Rabaut<br />

Ms. Janet L. Ramsey<br />

Mr. Vernon P. Saper<br />

Ms. Bonnie Schaub<br />

Mr. James L. Scott<br />

Mr. Ernest M. Sharpe<br />

Mr. Todd Simpson<br />

Mr. Eugene E. Smary and<br />

Mrs. Anne Varner<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Smith<br />

Mr. Paul T. Sorensen<br />

Ms. Pamela K. Squire<br />

Mr. Justin W. Stemple<br />

Cheryl and John Tully<br />

Ms. Beverly J. Turner<br />

Ms Jessica Ulm<br />

Mr. and Mrs. W. Michael Van Haren<br />

Mr. Kenneth W. Vermeulen<br />

Mr. Douglas E. Wagner<br />

Mr. Mark J. Wassink<br />

Mr. Stephen C. Waterbury<br />

Ms. Mary Wilker<br />

Mr. Kevin Wilson<br />

Bruce Young<br />

Scholarship Funds<br />

help students pursue educational goals.<br />

Donors may participate in the selection<br />

process or allow the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

to handle candidate selection.<br />

ALTRUSA SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

Altrusa International of <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Inc.<br />

NOYES L. AVERY JR. AND<br />

ANN E. AVERY FUND<br />

Mrs. Noyes Avery<br />

BLACK MEN BUILDING RESOURCES<br />

SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

Susan J. Carl<br />

Vernon and Johanna Ehlers<br />

*Deceased


Bill Essling<br />

Jeff and Georgia Gietzen<br />

Drs. Courtney and Ora Jones<br />

Mr. Richard Liberatore<br />

Mr. Robert C. Pew II<br />

Systemic Change Fund<br />

Steele A. and Mary D. Taylor<br />

Advised Fund<br />

Bob and Aleicia Woodrick<br />

THOMAS D. COFFIELD SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

Mr. and Mrs. David Pocklington<br />

COUNTRY FRESH SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

Country Fresh LLC<br />

GERALD M. CRANE MEMORIAL MUSIC<br />

SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

Mr. and Mrs. David K. Dautermann<br />

DTE Energy <strong>Foundation</strong>–<br />

Matching Gifts Program<br />

Bill Essling<br />

Cory and Cathy Schaaf<br />

James M. Stewart<br />

Carl and Sandy VerBeek<br />

Al and Michele Wheeler<br />

DONALD J. DEYOUNG EDUCATION FUND<br />

Ray and Alice Andrews<br />

Anonymous<br />

Glenna and Peter Armstrong<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Baker<br />

James G. Black<br />

John and Janet Boyles<br />

The Honorable Nanaruth and<br />

Mr. Steven Carpenter<br />

Betts and Jim Casey<br />

Dr. and Mrs. R. Jack Chase<br />

Ms. Judith A. Crombez’<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Day Jr.<br />

Bob and Lois De Boer<br />

Gail DeYoung<br />

Mary DeYoung<br />

John and Marilyn Dooge<br />

*Deceased<br />

Nancy L. Douglas<br />

Patricia H. Edison<br />

Pat and Dan Esch<br />

Carlton and Marilyn Failor<br />

Bill and Kay Farr<br />

The Honorable Patricia P. Gardner<br />

and Mr. Kim DeStigter<br />

Betty Garver<br />

Gail and Scott Haebich<br />

Mrs. William A. Hagerman<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Maury Hagerman<br />

Marvin and Delores Haight<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hasselwander<br />

Janet Haynes<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Dirk C. Hoffius<br />

Wayne and Judith Jackson<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Jamo<br />

Mr. James B. Johnson<br />

Mr. and Mrs. A. Ray Kalliel<br />

Bill and Sue Kincaid<br />

Daniel and Mary Kozera<br />

Rob and Linda Lalley<br />

Jeffrey L. Schad and Marilyn A. Lankfer<br />

Ms. Anne Lasker<br />

Norman J. and Marilyn Leven<br />

Family <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

John and Susie Logie<br />

Dennis and Julie McCrary<br />

Lea P. Menko<br />

Judge David M. Murkowski and<br />

Ms. Diane E. Goller<br />

Jon and Carol Muth<br />

Ann Nowak and Chip Chamberlain<br />

Mr. Ward J. Oliver and<br />

Ms. Catharine A. Grad<br />

Bill and Evelyn Pastoor<br />

Robert* and Janyce Quinn<br />

Barbara A. Robinson<br />

George and Vernis Schad<br />

Mr. F. Jay Schoettley<br />

Edna Claire Schooley<br />

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Shade<br />

Frances W. Shaw<br />

Mr. Thomas Sibley<br />

Diana R. Sieger<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Janne Skogstrom<br />

Mr. Henry L. Smitter<br />

Judge Sara J. Smolenski<br />

William E. and Norma Sprague<br />

Charitable Fund<br />

Bill and Helen Stroh<br />

Michael and Susan Taylor<br />

Cheryl and John Tully<br />

Barbara C. Uhl<br />

John and Diane VanderVeen<br />

Barbara and Bob Vos<br />

Chuck and Anne Zimmerman<br />

Rev. David Baak and Betty Zylstra<br />

ECONOMIC CLUB OF GRAND RAPIDS<br />

SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

Wade E. and Viola Sackner <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

GRAND RAPIDS COMBINED THEATRE<br />

SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

Actors’ Theatre Company<br />

Aquinas College<br />

Broadway <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong><br />

Calvin College<br />

<strong>Community</strong> Circle Theatre<br />

Bill Essling<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Civic Theatre<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> College<br />

Heritage Theatre Group Inc.<br />

Jewish Theatre of <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong><br />

Scott Nowakowski and<br />

Deb Cleland Nowakowski<br />

Dr. Darrel and Carrie Rosen<br />

HACKETT FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

Mr. and Mrs. James P. Hackett Sr.<br />

DR. EDWARD A. JONES JR.<br />

SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

Mark A. and Urszula Zylstra<br />

PEG (KOMMER) NOVOSAD<br />

SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

Gary and Peg Novosad<br />

JOHN T. AND FRANCES J. MAGHIELSE<br />

SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Maghielse<br />

Frances Maghielse<br />

THE JOSHUA ESCH MITCHELL AVIATION<br />

SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

Mr. James G. Mitchell<br />

Bill and Pam Mitchell<br />

ROBERT L. AND HILDA TREASURE MITCHELL<br />

SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

Michael and Susan Taylor<br />

DR. PATRICIA E. NEWBY CLOSE UP<br />

SCHOLARSHIP<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice A. Barnes Sr.<br />

Drs. James and Patricia Newby<br />

PATRICIA P. AND ARMEN G. OUMEDIAN<br />

SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

Patricia P. and Armen G. Oumedian<br />

Family Fund<br />

FORREST ARTHUR PLETCHER<br />

MEMORIAL FUND<br />

eBay <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Ms. Charlene Pletcher<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Tomsik Jr.<br />

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

Keith and Myra Rudy<br />

DR. WILLIAM E. AND NORMA SPRAGUE<br />

SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

William and Norma Sprague<br />

CHAD VOLLMER SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

Daniel and Alice Trapp Family<br />

Advised Fund<br />

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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN GRAND RAPIDS<br />

ALUMNAE TRUST SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

Ms. Diane Baum<br />

Ms. Helen F. Bisbee<br />

Ms. Kalista A. Castine<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Davis D.D.S.<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Doyle<br />

Ms. Winifred K. Fox<br />

Marion Friedrich<br />

Ms. Anita M. Gilleo<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Jon G. March<br />

Romence Gardens and Greenhouses<br />

Ms. Barbara R. Shapiro<br />

Ms. Aleta Wells<br />

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN GRAND RAPIDS<br />

ALUMNAE–MARGARET APPELT KERR FUND<br />

Mr. and Mrs. David J. Chesley<br />

Ms. Barbara E. Cone<br />

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN GRAND RAPIDS<br />

ALUMNAE–META PRANGE MURPHY/<br />

LUCILLE PRANGE FUND<br />

Arthur J. Prange Jr. M.D.<br />

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN GRAND RAPIDS<br />

ALUMNAE–ROSEMARY SCOTT FUND<br />

Barbara P. Marcus<br />

KEITH C. VANDERHYDE<br />

SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

Behler-Young Company<br />

ELMO WIERENGA OTTAWA HILLS<br />

ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

Anonymous<br />

Austin Mortgage<br />

Ms. Susan M. Ball<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Banta<br />

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Banta<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Breen<br />

Mr. Milton L. Briggs Jr.<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Brown<br />

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Brown<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Thorne James Brown<br />

Mr. and Mrs. William D. Bryant<br />

Dr. Charles D. Bukrey<br />

Mr. Robert Carpenter<br />

David M. and Cara V. Cassard<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Newton L. Chamberlain<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Charles<br />

maureen hale<br />

DONOR SINCE 1999<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Keith F. Cole<br />

Ms. Joyce and Ms. Joan Collins<br />

Mr. and Mrs. R. Parke Collins Sr.<br />

Cooperworks<br />

Mr. David L. Custer<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Deleeuw<br />

Dr. John and Nancy Edleman<br />

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Engbers<br />

Jeanne Englehart and Jack Novick<br />

Emery* and Ruth Freeman<br />

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Gibson<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Grainger<br />

Fritz and Pat (Bright) Graves<br />

Mr. and Mrs. R. John Gustafson<br />

David and Denise Harmelink<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Harmelink<br />

Health Care Associates Inc.<br />

Ms. Marilyn J. Heidenfelder<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Hendrickson<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Philip J. Hertel<br />

Ms. Anne K. Heyl<br />

Mr. John F. Hoekstra<br />

Shellee Alther Hubbard<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Humphries<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hunsberger<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Ike<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Jamo<br />

Mr. Ernest Johnson Jr.<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Jones<br />

Mr. Timothy B. Keenan and<br />

Ms. Dawn Campbell<br />

Mr. James R. Keller and<br />

Mrs. Jane Overmire-Keller<br />

Mr. and Mrs. John Kempski<br />

Mr. Michael F. Kiley Sr.<br />

Ms. Lynne B. Kreger<br />

Lady’s Designer Outlet<br />

Mr. and Mrs. David B. Lehnen<br />

Mr. Richard K. Lilga<br />

Ms. Jean L. Linden<br />

Ms. Debra J. Livingston<br />

Mr. Ralph H. Lock<br />

Mr. and Mrs. James S. Matteson<br />

Mr. John C. McConnell<br />

Mr. and Mrs. David J. Molesta<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy C. Moore<br />

Mr. Richard K. Muir and<br />

Mrs. Peggy Vroman Muir<br />

OHHS Class of 1957<br />

Fred and Carol Olert Jr.<br />

Mr. David E. Post<br />

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Prescott<br />

Dr. George V. Raterink<br />

Mr. Michael E. Razzoog<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Rothwell<br />

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Rothwell<br />

Mr. John R. Ruhl<br />

Mark L. Salhaney D.D.S.<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Craig W. Schopf<br />

Ms. Dorothy D. Sellers<br />

Jessie M. Seven<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Smiley<br />

Dave and Patty Smith<br />

Mr. and Mrs. J. Patrick Smith<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh Smith<br />

Mr. and Ms. Patrick Soja<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Sterkenburg<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Tasker<br />

Mr. Donald Tassell<br />

TE Beckering Enterprises<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Randall J. Telman<br />

Ms. Marcia Ann Tiesinga<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Tiggleman<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Vanderveen<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Veltman<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry M. Wachter<br />

Richard and Mary Wachter<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Wells<br />

Richard and Barbara Young<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard E. Zeabart<br />

WALTER C. WINCHESTER<br />

SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

Milt Ehlert<br />

VIOLET WONDERGEM HEALTH SCIENCE<br />

SCHOLARSHIP FUND<br />

Mark and Cathy Bissell<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Buske<br />

John and Marie Canepa<br />

Stan and Margaret Cheff<br />

Mr. Peter C. Cook<br />

The Currie <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel G. DeVos<br />

The Douglas and Maria DeVos<br />

<strong>Foundation</strong><br />

The Richard and Helen DeVos<br />

<strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Dick and Betsy DeVos <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

EDP <strong>Foundation</strong> Inc.<br />

Tom and Mickie Fox Family<br />

Advised Fund<br />

Frey <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Lou Ann and Dan Gaydou<br />

Hauenstein <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Mr. and Mrs. Steven R. Heacock<br />

*Deceased


Earl and Donnalee Holton<br />

Win and Kyle Irwin<br />

Mr. Robert Ray Israels<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jandernoa<br />

Ms. Birgit Klohs<br />

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Logie<br />

Arend and Nancy Lubbers<br />

Donald W. Maine<br />

Mr. and Mrs. David Mehney<br />

Hank and Liesel Meijer<br />

Dr. Mohammed Riahi<br />

Charles and Stella Royce<br />

Diana R. Sieger<br />

James L. and Karen H. Stokes<br />

Steve and Cindy Van Andel <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Van Dyke<br />

George and Dorothy Vande Woude<br />

VanderWeide Family <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Mr. Glenn M. Walters<br />

Dick and Diane Wendt<br />

Casey Wondergem<br />

YOUTH ENRICHMENT<br />

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM<br />

Joanne Ayotte<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Battershall<br />

Mrs. William Beckman and Family<br />

Darlene Berghorst<br />

BISSELL Inc.<br />

Jean S. Breay<br />

Tom and Joan Briggs<br />

Thomas and Sandra Burr<br />

Mary and Jeff Dixon<br />

George and Louise Egeler Fund<br />

Cheryl F. Gillett<br />

Richard and Linda Gillett<br />

Mrs. Richard M. Gillett<br />

Michael and Mary Keller<br />

Leedy Manufacturing Company<br />

Mr. Robert C. Pew II<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Chris Southwick<br />

Rick and Sue Steketee<br />

Robert and Deborah White<br />

Named Funds for<br />

<strong>Community</strong> Good<br />

allow donors to support a wide range of<br />

community needs.<br />

JOHN W. AND MARGARET BERTSCH FUND<br />

John W. and Margaret Bertsch Estate<br />

DALLAS AND HELEN DARLING FUND<br />

John and Rene Darling<br />

CORNELIA DE FOUW FUND<br />

Cornelia H. De Fouw<br />

ENGINEERED PROTECTION<br />

SYSTEMS FUND<br />

Engineered Protection Systems Inc.<br />

HENRY A. FOX FAMILY FUND<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Fox Jr.<br />

CHESTER A. HALL FUND<br />

Mrs. Doris Hall<br />

WILLIAM S. MARTENS<br />

HUNDRED CLUB FUND<br />

Consumers Energy <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Cook Charitable <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Crowe Chizek and Company LLP<br />

Meijer Inc.<br />

Secchia Family <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Universal Forest Products Inc.<br />

KENT CHARITABLE FUND<br />

Kent Charitable Trust<br />

ELIZABETH J. STEED JOHNSON FUND<br />

Elizabeth J. Steed Johnson Estate<br />

Operating/Project<br />

Special Funds<br />

support specific charitable organizations<br />

and community projects.<br />

EDUCATION REFORM INITIATIVE<br />

Allan and Claudia Carlson Family Fund<br />

Frank B. and Virginia V. Fehsenfeld<br />

Charitable <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Frey <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Charles Stewart Mott <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Steelcase <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

FRIENDS OF GRAND RAPIDS PARKS FUND<br />

Alticor Enterprises Inc.<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Cummings<br />

CWD Real Estate Investment<br />

Dyer-Ives <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Frey <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Wege <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

MEIJER GOOD SCHOOLS FOR<br />

GRAND RAPIDS FUND<br />

Bank of America Charitable <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

S.O.U.L. OF PHILANTHROPY FUND<br />

AMBS Investment Counsel LLC<br />

Robert and Carolyn Bennett<br />

Marjorie W. Bjork<br />

Conrad and Molly Bradshaw<br />

Calvin College<br />

Cascade Engineering<br />

Ms. Kathlyn Collins<br />

Mr. and Mrs. George C. Cope<br />

The Richard M. and Helen DeVos<br />

<strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Thomas S. and Maxine J. Fox<br />

Frey <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Hauenstein <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Earl and Donnalee Holton<br />

Robert L. and Judith S. Hooker<br />

Mr. J.C. Huizenga<br />

Mr. Jack J. Korff<br />

Harvey Lemmen<br />

Wilbur Lettinga<br />

Arend and Nancy Lubbers<br />

Fred and Lena Meijer<br />

Harold and Phoebe Phelps<br />

Sebastian <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Secchia Family <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Stella A. Shields<br />

Jay and Betty Van Andel <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Mrs. Herbert Vander Mey<br />

Peter M. Wege<br />

Jim and Sue Williams<br />

Bob and Aleicia Woodrick<br />

NONPROFIT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FUND<br />

Alticor Enterprises Inc.<br />

Frey <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Heart of West Michigan United Way<br />

Nokomis <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Sebastian <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Steelcase <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Wege <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Sponsors have underwritten a <strong>Grand</strong><br />

<strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> special event<br />

this year.<br />

AMBS Investment Counsel LLC<br />

Axios Inc.<br />

Engineered Protection Systems Inc.<br />

Fifth Third Bank<br />

Fox Insurance Agency LLC<br />

LaFleur & Godfrey Inc.<br />

Ms. Bucky Love<br />

Macatawa Bank<br />

Merrill Lynch<br />

Mika, Meyers, Beckett & Jones<br />

Plante & Moran<br />

Rhoades McKee PC<br />

Varnum Riddering Schmidt & Howlett<br />

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP<br />

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grants <strong>Grand</strong><br />

Total grants authorized = $9,176,128<br />

ABERDEEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL<br />

$38,500 from the Meijer Good Schools<br />

for <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Fund to purchase<br />

portable technology equipment for<br />

classroom use, leveled readers and<br />

supplemental materials, and to fund<br />

field trips, and parent involvement events.<br />

ALEXANDER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL<br />

$24,750 from the Meijer Good Schools<br />

for <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Fund to purchase<br />

portable technology equipment for classroom<br />

use, PE, art and music equipment,<br />

and supplemental math packages.<br />

ALS IN THE HEARTLAND INC.<br />

$2,500 from a donor advised fund.<br />

ALTERNATIVES IN MOTION<br />

$4,300 to re-design the website to<br />

provide easier accessibility to clients and<br />

supporters and eliminate expensive costs<br />

for site upgrades and maintenance. NPTAF<br />

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY–MIAMI CHAPTER<br />

$5,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

AMERICAN RED CROSS OF GREATER<br />

GRAND RAPIDS<br />

$2,500 from a donor advised fund.<br />

AQUINAS COLLEGE<br />

$8,085 to expand a program that<br />

engages inner city girls in leadership,<br />

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<strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong>’s resource committee and the Board of Trustees award grants six times a year<br />

after a comprehensive review by staff members. The <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> supports nonprofit organizations that help<br />

achieve its leadership goals, which include: fostering academic achievement, building economic prosperity, supporting<br />

healthy ecosystems, encouraging healthy people, supporting social enrichment and creating vibrant neighborhoods.<br />

AUTHORIZED JULY 1, 2007 TO JUNE 30, 2008<br />

problem-solving and confidence building.<br />

$8,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

ARBOR CIRCLE CORPORATION<br />

$50,000 to provide in-home, prevention<br />

services to families with children ages<br />

18 and younger, who have been identified<br />

as at risk for child abuse and/or neglect.<br />

ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND<br />

& VISUALLY IMPAIRED<br />

$5,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

BATTLE CREEK AREA CATHOLIC<br />

SCHOOLS FOUNDATION<br />

$10,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

BLACK RIVER PUBLIC SCHOOL<br />

$2,500 from a donor advised fund.<br />

BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP<br />

$5,000 to provide overnight camping<br />

experiences to Kent County youth.<br />

BROWN-HUTCHERSON MINISTRIES<br />

$25,000 to provide young people with<br />

job training experiences to develop<br />

the skills necessary to be successful<br />

in selecting a career path.<br />

C.A. FROST ENVIRONMENTAL<br />

SCIENCE ACADEMY<br />

$25,000 from the Meijer Good Schools<br />

for <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Fund to purchase<br />

portable technology equipment for<br />

classroom use and parent curriculum<br />

guides for the new math program.<br />

CALHOUN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL<br />

$5,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

CALVIN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ASSOCIATION<br />

$2,500 from a donor advised fund.<br />

CALVIN COLLEGE<br />

$28,000 from donor advised funds.<br />

CALVIN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY<br />

$3,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

CAMP BLODGETT<br />

$10,000 to provide overnight camping<br />

experiences to Kent County youth.<br />

CAMP HENRY–<br />

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH<br />

$10,000 to provide overnight camping<br />

experiences to Kent County youth.<br />

CAMP ROGER<br />

$6,000 to provide overnight camping<br />

experiences to Kent County youth.<br />

CAPE ELEUTHERA FOUNDATION<br />

$61,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

CASA OF KENT COUNTY INC.<br />

$40,000 to increase the number of<br />

volunteers in order to serve an additional<br />

60 children in 2008 and an additional<br />

75 children in 2009.<br />

$9,000 to create a fund development<br />

plan. NPTAF<br />

CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS<br />

$5,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

THE CENTER FOR<br />

EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPY<br />

$13,500 to gauge the opinions of<br />

grantee organizations.<br />

CEO’S FOR CITIES<br />

$20,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

CHILDREN’S ASSESSMENT CENTER<br />

$5,000 to reduce the number of children<br />

who are victims of sexual abuse and<br />

increase the number of children <strong>report</strong>ing<br />

current and past sexual abuse. YOUTH<br />

$2,500 from a donor advised fund.<br />

CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS<br />

$89,000 for a citywide parks and<br />

greenspace master plan to preserve<br />

and create greenspace within the city<br />

of <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong>.<br />

$16,600 from donor advised funds.<br />

$2,700 to increase use of urban bike trails<br />

through the creation and distribution<br />

of a map and guide to bicycling in and<br />

around <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong>.<br />

NPTAF / Grant from Nonprofit Technical Assistance Fund YOUTH / Grant from Youth Grant Committee Fund


CLANCY STREET MINISTRIES<br />

$6,324 to build technical capacity<br />

through assessment, staff training and<br />

upgrading of its computer system. NPTAF<br />

COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN<br />

$4,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

COMMUNITY CIRCLE THEATRE<br />

$2,500 from a donor advised fund.<br />

COMMUNITY MEDIA CENTER<br />

$30,000 to improve communication<br />

among partners working on prisoner<br />

re-entry issues and to provide a<br />

means to help ex-offenders transition<br />

to community life.<br />

$15,000 from donor advised funds.<br />

COMSTOCK PARK ROTARY FOUNDATION<br />

$6,500 from a donor advised fund.<br />

COUNCIL OF MICHIGAN FOUNDATIONS<br />

$12,900 for <strong>annual</strong> membership dues.<br />

$5,000 to maintain the Office of the<br />

<strong>Foundation</strong> Liaison to the Governor.<br />

COUNCIL ON FOUNDATIONS<br />

$25,270 for <strong>annual</strong> membership services.<br />

CRESTON NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION<br />

$10,000 to begin the development of<br />

a comprehensive fund development<br />

plan. NPTAF<br />

D.A. BLODGETT FOR CHILDREN<br />

$17,795 from a donor advised fund.<br />

DÉGAGÉ MINISTRIES<br />

$46,000 from donor advised funds.<br />

$10,000 to offer neighborhood<br />

engagement and security services to<br />

the patrons and surrounding businesses<br />

of the Heartside neighborhood.<br />

DEVOS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION<br />

$27,500 from donor advised funds.<br />

DIRECT RELIEF INTERNATIONAL<br />

$5,100 from a donor advised fund.<br />

DISABILITY ADVOCATES OF KENT COUNTY<br />

$5,000 to redesign its website to better<br />

serve the community and clients. NPTAF<br />

DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER OF<br />

WEST MICHIGAN<br />

$5,000 to create a fund development<br />

plan. NPTAF<br />

EAST HILLS COUNCIL OF NEIGHBORS<br />

$10,000 to develop a plan for<br />

infrastructure improvements within<br />

the Wealthy Heights area.<br />

$9,600 to develop a plan for<br />

maintaining and enhancing the East<br />

Hills neighborhood’s urban forest.<br />

EASTOWN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION<br />

$4,000 to provide organization<br />

efficiency through the expansion of<br />

technological capacities. NPTAF<br />

EDUCATION REFORM INITIATIVE<br />

$83,000 toward a community<br />

collaborative to ensure a quality<br />

education for all children in the City<br />

of <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong>.<br />

ELSIE WHITLOW STOKES COMMUNITY<br />

FREEDOM PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL<br />

$5,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

EQUEST CENTER FOR THERAPEUTIC<br />

RIDING INC.<br />

$10,000 to provide <strong>annual</strong> fund<br />

consulting and campaign coaching. NPTAF<br />

$6,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

$2,500 recognizing Richard Haslinger<br />

NPTAF / Grant from Nonprofit Technical Assistance Fund YOUTH / Grant from Youth Grant Committee Fund<br />

for his volunteer work on behalf of<br />

the Resource Committee.<br />

FAIR HOUSING CENTER OF<br />

WEST MICHIGAN<br />

$50,000 to hire a <strong>Community</strong><br />

Foreclosure Coordinator to increase<br />

awareness of services available to<br />

homeowners facing foreclosure.<br />

FAMILY OUTREACH CENTER<br />

$100,000 for placing children at risk of<br />

abuse and neglect with relatives avoiding<br />

traditional foster care placement.<br />

FIRST REFORMED CHURCH<br />

$17,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS<br />

$25,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

FREDERIK MEIJER GARDENS<br />

$17,000 from donor advised funds.<br />

FRIENDS OF GRAND RAPIDS PARKS<br />

$44,890 to preserve, protect, improve<br />

and expand the use of public parks in<br />

the City of <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong>.<br />

FSG SOCIAL IMPACT ADVISORS<br />

$10,000 to establish the <strong>Community</strong><br />

<strong>Foundation</strong> Center for Financial<br />

Insights to conduct strategic research<br />

and analysis, and develop products<br />

to position community foundations to<br />

be innovative and meet best practices.<br />

FULLER AREA NEIGHBORS<br />

$10,000 to develop with area stakeholders<br />

an area specific plan for the Kalamazoo<br />

Avenue corridor from Boston to Hall.<br />

GENEVA CAMP<br />

$6,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

GERALD R. FORD COUNCIL<br />

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA<br />

$10,000 to provide overnight camping<br />

experiences to Kent County youth.<br />

GERONTOLOGY NETWORK<br />

$100,000 to mobilize the skills of older<br />

adults to help increase the literacy level<br />

of K-3rd grade youth in Kent County.<br />

GIRL SCOUTS OF MICHIGAN<br />

SHORE TO SHORE<br />

$10,000 to provide overnight camping<br />

experiences to Kent County youth.<br />

$8,000 from a designated fund.<br />

GIRLS INCORPORATED OF CARPINTERIA<br />

$2,500 from a donor advised fund.<br />

GRACE (GRAND RAPIDS AREA CENTER<br />

FOR ECUMENISM)<br />

$50,000 to restructure the leadership<br />

and revitalize financial support in<br />

order to enhance programming to<br />

the community.<br />

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH<br />

$25,000 from donor advised funds.<br />

GRAND HAVEN AREA<br />

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION<br />

$35,200 from a donor advised fund.<br />

GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM<br />

$159,200 from donor advised funds.<br />

$6,600 from a designated fund.<br />

GRAND RAPIDS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM<br />

$13,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

$5,000 to engage youth in the creation<br />

of banner art by using an artist in<br />

residence model. YOUTH<br />

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GRAND RAPIDS CIVIC THEATRE<br />

$10,000 to provide organizational<br />

culture assessment and executive<br />

director coaching. NPTAF<br />

GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION<br />

MATCHING GIFTS PROGRAM<br />

$10,761 to encourage philanthropy by<br />

supporting the charitable interests of<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

trustees and staff.<br />

GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY LEGENDS INC.<br />

$85,000 for the Hometown Heroes project.<br />

GRAND RAPIDS DOMINICANS<br />

$3,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

GRAND RAPIDS SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL<br />

$10,000 for a monument to honor<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> and its Sister Cities.<br />

GRAND RAPIDS STUDENT<br />

ADVANCEMENT FOUNDATION<br />

$14,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

GRAND RAPIDS SYMPHONY<br />

$30,000 to institute strategies for<br />

building diverse audiences and<br />

increasing ticket revenue.<br />

$9,200 from a donor advised fund.<br />

GRAND RAPIDS YOUTH COMMONWEALTH<br />

$10,000 to provide overnight camping<br />

experiences to Kent County youth.<br />

$5,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

$5,000 to provide matching funds in<br />

order to install a playground at Camp<br />

O’Malley. YOUTH<br />

GRAND RAPIDS WOMEN’S CHORUS<br />

$4,200 to create a website to increase<br />

sustainability and improve service to<br />

the community. NPTAF<br />

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GRAND VALLEY METROPOLITAN COUNCIL<br />

$9,000 to gain consensus among land<br />

owners, citizens and local governments<br />

on the design of proposed transit hubs<br />

in Kentwood and Wyoming.<br />

GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY-<br />

COMMUNITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE<br />

$342,000 to operate and expand<br />

<strong>Community</strong> Research Institute capacity<br />

and in partnership with <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong><br />

<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong>, develop a<br />

community accountability system.<br />

GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY-<br />

DEVELOPMENT DIVISION<br />

$1,500,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

$19,800 for fees to the Johnson Center<br />

for Philanthropy and Nonprofit<br />

Leadership to administer Nonprofit<br />

Technical Assistance Fund. NPTAF<br />

$15,000 from donor advised funds.<br />

GRANDVILLE AVENUE ARTS &<br />

HUMANITIES INC.<br />

$42,500 from donor advised funds.<br />

GRANTMAKERS FOR EFFECTIVE<br />

ORGANIZATIONS<br />

$2,500 for <strong>annual</strong> membership<br />

contribution.<br />

GREATER GRAND RAPIDS INTERFAITH<br />

HOSPITALITY NETWORK<br />

$6,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

HEART OF WEST MICHIGAN UNITED WAY<br />

$25,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

HIV/AIDS SERVICES INC.<br />

$10,000 to evaluate and improve<br />

organizational operations and complete<br />

a strategic plan. NPTAF<br />

HOLY NAME OF JESUS PARISH<br />

$4,875 to expand the size and scope<br />

of the adult English as a Second<br />

Language program.<br />

HOME REPAIR SERVICES OF KENT COUNTY<br />

$50,000 to increase its capacity to<br />

respond to the current foreclosure<br />

crisis by adding an additional<br />

foreclosure counselor.<br />

$5,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

HOPE COLLEGE<br />

$4,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

HOPE NETWORK<br />

$6,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

$5,000 to build a Neurodevelopmental<br />

Differences facility to expand services.<br />

HOUSE OF PRAYER<br />

$8,800 to improve organizational management<br />

to improve service delivery. NPTAF<br />

HUGH MICHAEL BEAHAN FOUNDATION<br />

$2,500 from a donor advised fund.<br />

HUMANITY FOR AFRICA INC.<br />

$25,000 for technical assistance and to<br />

expand and intensify the current English<br />

as a Second Language classes for women.<br />

$5,000 to reach out to the African youth<br />

immigrant community at risk of cultural<br />

crises, risk of school dropout and<br />

delinquent behavior. YOUTH<br />

INDIAN TRAILS CAMP<br />

$10,000 to provide overnight camping<br />

experiences to Kent County youth<br />

and adults.<br />

INNER CITY CHRISTIAN FEDERATION<br />

$32,500 from donor advised funds.<br />

INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS<br />

$20,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

JEWISH FEDERATION OF GRAND RAPIDS<br />

$3,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

KENT COUNTY<br />

$10,000 to gather information about clients<br />

to conduct research on best practices<br />

for neglect prevention programs.<br />

KENT INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT<br />

$486,000 to continue the work of a<br />

school-based program that will coordinate<br />

and deliver health and human services<br />

to students and their families.<br />

$133,651 to provide diversity training for<br />

all ninth grade students in Kent County.<br />

KENT MSU EXTENSION<br />

$50,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

KENT REGIONAL 4C<br />

$6,500 to improve the ability to attract<br />

and retain staff. NPTAF<br />

KIDS FOOD BASKET<br />

$5,000 to complete a strategic plan<br />

and redesign website to include<br />

online donations. NPTAF<br />

$3,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

KIDS IN DISTRESSED SITUATIONS INC.<br />

$10,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

LAKESHORE ETHNIC DIVERSITY ALLIANCE<br />

$5,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

LAND CONSERVANCY OF WEST MICHIGAN<br />

$10,000 from donor advised funds.<br />

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS MICHIGAN<br />

EDUCATIONAL FUND<br />

$3,000 to increase voter participation in<br />

NPTAF / Grant from Nonprofit Technical Assistance Fund YOUTH / Grant from Youth Grant Committee Fund


the <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Public School<br />

Board of Education election through<br />

marketing and neighborhood outreach.<br />

LEGAL AID OF WESTERN MICHIGAN<br />

$62,500 to remove legal barriers to<br />

employment and housing for exoffenders<br />

re-entering the community.<br />

$50,000 to provide legal support to<br />

homeowners facing foreclosure<br />

through litigation, policy advocacy,<br />

community education and collaboration.<br />

LESBIAN AND GAY COMMUNITY NETWORK<br />

OF WEST MICHIGAN<br />

$10,000 to evaluate organizational operations<br />

and create a strategic plan. NPTAF<br />

LIGHTHOUSE COMMUNITIES INC.<br />

$150,000 to increase organizational<br />

capacity by relocating to a new facility.<br />

LISC (LOCAL INITIATIVES SUPPORT CORP.)<br />

$90,000 to increase economic<br />

development through microenterprise<br />

and neighborhood commercial<br />

district revitalization.<br />

THE LITERACY CENTER OF WEST MICHIGAN<br />

$10,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

$7,200 to help the organization develop<br />

staffing structure, personnel evaluation,<br />

crisis and transition management planning<br />

and EEO planning and training. NPTAF<br />

LIVING WATER INC.<br />

$7,000 to build capacity, expand current<br />

programs, and strategically plan new<br />

services that fill specific gaps identified in<br />

a network180 environmental scan. NPTAF<br />

LOCAL FIRST EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION<br />

$32,800 from the Social Venture<br />

Investors Fund to support the Local First<br />

guidebook to increase community<br />

awareness of locally owned businesses<br />

and their impact on the local economy.<br />

LOWELL COMMUNITY WELLNESS<br />

$4,500 to develop a finance and<br />

accounting system and financial<br />

strategic planning. NPTAF<br />

LUTHERAN CHILD & FAMILY SERVICE<br />

OF MICHIGAN<br />

$100,000 to offer prevention services<br />

to families at risk of experiencing<br />

child abuse and neglect.<br />

MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF MICHIGAN<br />

$17,500 from a donor advised fund.<br />

MAYFLOWER CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH<br />

$11,500 from a donor advised fund.<br />

MEL TROTTER MINISTRIES<br />

$5,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

MICHIGAN NONPROFIT ASSOCIATION<br />

$10,000 to create a web-based system<br />

for service learning in twelve K-12<br />

schools in Kent County.<br />

MIDTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION<br />

$10,000 to plan for expanding the<br />

farmers market in <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong>.<br />

MILLBROOK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL<br />

$15,750 from the Meijer Good Schools for<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> fund to purchase portable<br />

technology equipment for classroom use.<br />

MILLENNIUM OF AGAPE<br />

INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH<br />

$5,000 to support the Inside/Out<br />

Youth Prevention & Intervention<br />

Program and summer programs for<br />

high risk youth. YOUTH<br />

NPTAF / Grant from Nonprofit Technical Assistance Fund YOUTH / Grant from Youth Grant Committee Fund<br />

MLK LEADERSHIP ACADEMY<br />

$50,000 from the Meijer Good Schools<br />

for <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Fund to purchase<br />

supplemental materials to enhance<br />

the science and social studies curricula,<br />

fund field trips, and support parent<br />

involvement events.<br />

NETWORK 180<br />

$50,000 to consolidate administrative<br />

and access center operations into<br />

one building to better serve the needs<br />

of the community.<br />

NEWAYGO COUNTY COMMUNITY<br />

SERVICES–CAMP NEWAYGO<br />

$10,000 to provide overnight camping<br />

experiences to Kent County youth.<br />

NEIGHBORHOOD VENTURES<br />

$4,085 to develop capacity, directly<br />

enhancing services provided to business<br />

clients and communities. NPTAF<br />

NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH<br />

$4,000 for participants in the Summer<br />

Youth Program to plan and construct<br />

picnic tables for the Delaware Manor<br />

Elderly Housing <strong>Community</strong>. YOUTH<br />

NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP<br />

$12,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

NORTH AMERICAN CHORAL COMPANY<br />

$5,600 for executive coaching to<br />

help advance the organization per<br />

its strategic plan. NPTAF<br />

NORTH KENT SERVICE CENTER<br />

$13,000 from donor advised funds.<br />

$10,000 for create a strategic plan<br />

for fund development. NPTAF<br />

NTAF GREAT LAKES BONE MARROW<br />

TRANSPLANT FUND<br />

$5,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

OPERA GRAND RAPIDS<br />

$100,000 to increase organizational<br />

capacity by relocating to a new facility.<br />

OX-BOW SUMMER SCHOOL OF ART<br />

$10,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

PENNFIELD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH<br />

$3,500 from a donor advised fund.<br />

PINE REST CHRISTIAN MENTAL<br />

HEALTH SERVICES<br />

$32,800 from the Social Venture<br />

Investors Fund to reduce stigma and<br />

barriers regarding mental health<br />

services through presentations at<br />

four <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> schools.<br />

PLANNED PARENTHOOD CENTERS OF<br />

WEST AND NORTHERN MICHIGAN<br />

$20,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

PORTER HILLS RETIREMENT<br />

COMMUNITIES & SERVICES INC.<br />

$10,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

POTTER’S HOUSE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL<br />

$10,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER<br />

$6,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

REENTRY ROUNDTABLE OF KENT COUNTY<br />

$100,000 to continue the work of<br />

aligning employer expectations with<br />

the skills of ex-offenders using an<br />

employer designed certification.<br />

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REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF<br />

MICHIGAN (MICHIGAN RADIO)<br />

$25,000 to fund an in depth radio<br />

series on the complex public education<br />

issues facing Michigan.<br />

RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE<br />

OF WEST MICHIGAN<br />

$8,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

SAFE HAVEN MINISTRIES INC.<br />

$75,000 to expand the emergency<br />

facility and services for women and<br />

children needing refuge from domestic<br />

violence situations.<br />

SALVATION ARMY<br />

$28,000 from donor advised funds.<br />

SCHOOL-TO-CAREER PROGRESSIONS<br />

$50,000 to provide prevention services<br />

to at risk youth by partnering with the<br />

Kent County juvenile system.<br />

SECOM MINISTRIES<br />

$5,000 to develop standard accounting<br />

procedures and increase its capacity to<br />

fully utilize existing accounting software<br />

and to create a fund development plan.<br />

NPTAF<br />

SENIOR NEIGHBORS INC.<br />

$50,000 to renovate and construct a new<br />

Downtown Senior Neighbors Center.<br />

$10,000 from a designated fund.<br />

$8,000 to ensure efficient and effective<br />

financial operations as the organization<br />

grows. NPTAF<br />

SHERWOOD PARK<br />

GLOBAL STUDIES SCHOOL<br />

$25,000 from the Meijer Good Schools<br />

for <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Fund to weave writing,<br />

oral and receptive language into yearly<br />

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global studies theme by utilizing field<br />

trips at every grade level.<br />

SHORELINE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL<br />

$10,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

THE SIGHT SEER RADIO READING SERVICE<br />

$2,500 from a donor advised fund.<br />

S.O.U.L. OF PHILANTHROPY PROJECT<br />

$181,476 to capture, preserve and share<br />

stories of philanthropists from the greater<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> area for future generations.<br />

THE SOURCE<br />

$35,000 to renovate current facilities<br />

to support expansion of a program to<br />

improve the health and wellness of local,<br />

underserved small and medium sized<br />

business employees and their families.<br />

$3,625 to improve and increase organizational<br />

capacity building by securing a<br />

consultant to design and implement a client<br />

management database system. NPTAF<br />

SPECIALIZED LANGUAGE<br />

DEVELOPMENT CENTER<br />

$4,000 to help <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Public<br />

Schools 1st through 3rd grade students<br />

who are significantly below grade level in<br />

reading, writing and spelling but do not<br />

qualify for special education services. YOUTH<br />

SPECTRUM HEALTH FOUNDATION<br />

$5,500 from a donor advised fund.<br />

SPECTRUM HEALTH HOSPITALS<br />

$96,000 to prevent youth tobacco experimentation<br />

and/or use and to empower<br />

youth to choose a tobacco-free future.<br />

SPRING HILL CAMPS<br />

$3,875 to provide overnight camping<br />

experiences to Kent County youth.<br />

ST. ANDREW’S CATHEDRAL<br />

$5,000 to bring Hispanic youth together<br />

for photography training and to document<br />

their lives and community. YOUTH<br />

ST. JOHN’S HOME<br />

$100,000 to provide intensive<br />

residential treatment to abused and<br />

neglected teens and support them in<br />

permanent placements in the community.<br />

$12,500 from a donor advised fund.<br />

ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH<br />

$5,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH<br />

$8,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH<br />

$8,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

ST. MARY’S DORAN FOUNDATION<br />

$3,800 from a donor advised fund.<br />

ST. SEBASTIAN CHURCH<br />

$10,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

ST. STEPHEN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH<br />

$9,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

ST. STEPHEN’S EDUCATION FOUNDATION<br />

$5,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

TIMBERLAND RC & D AREA COUNCIL INC.<br />

$100,000 to continue the work of<br />

installing stream woody debris<br />

structures for the purpose of improving<br />

trout and other aquatic species habitat.<br />

$27,000 to protect and restore water<br />

quality and aquatic habitats using high<br />

impact targeting tools.<br />

TOBACCO FREE PARTNERS<br />

$5,000 to implement the Teens Against<br />

Tobacco Use youth empowerment<br />

program in <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Public Schools.<br />

TOUCHSTONE INNOVARE<br />

$2,500 from a donor advised fund.<br />

UNITED CHURCH OUTREACH MINISTRY<br />

$6,225 to increase organizational and<br />

management capacity by assessing<br />

current staffing structure and<br />

effectiveness. NPTAF<br />

UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND<br />

$5,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

UNITED WAY OF COLLIER COUNTY<br />

$3,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI<br />

$20,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

URBAN INSTITUTE FOR<br />

CONTEMPORARY ARTS<br />

$200,000 to provide capital funding<br />

to support a move and expansion of<br />

the Urban Institute for Contemporary<br />

Arts and its programs.<br />

$35,000 from donor advised funds.<br />

$4,000 for youth to develop new<br />

technical skills, broaden awareness of<br />

creative-class careers, and gain<br />

leadership skills through neighborhood<br />

improvement projects. YOUTH<br />

VAN ANDEL EDUCATION INSTITUTE<br />

$5,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

VSA ARTS OF MICHIGAN–GRAND RAPIDS<br />

$7,500 to give direction for the next stage<br />

of development and to continue growth<br />

as an independent organization. NPTAF<br />

$5,000 to give students from three Kent<br />

Intermediate School Districts the opportunity<br />

of a choral music experience. YOUTH<br />

NPTAF / Grant from Nonprofit Technical Assistance Fund YOUTH / Grant from Youth Grant Committee Fund


WEDGWOOD CHRISTIAN SERVICES<br />

$2,500 from a donor advised fund.<br />

WEST MICHIGAN CENTER FOR<br />

ARTS & TECHNOLOGY<br />

$4,400 to purchase fundraising software<br />

to help manage donor relationships. NPTAF<br />

WEST MICHIGAN DENTAL FOUNDATION<br />

$10,000 to recognize the historic role<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> played in dental health<br />

through water fluoridation.<br />

WEST MICHIGAN ENVIRONMENTAL<br />

ACTION COUNCIL<br />

$7,575 to assess and strategically<br />

continue the organizational capacity<br />

building process that began in 2006.<br />

NPTAF<br />

WEST MICHIGAN STRATEGIC ALLIANCE<br />

$10,000 to provide tools to measure<br />

our region’s performance in economic<br />

and environmental practices.<br />

$3,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

WIDOWED PERSONS SERVICE<br />

$5,000 to build fundraising capacity<br />

to serve the full diversity of today’s<br />

widowed men and women of greater<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong>. NPTAF<br />

WOMEN’S COMMISSION FOR REFUGEE<br />

WOMEN AND CHILDREN<br />

$5,100 from a donor advised fund.<br />

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP FUND<br />

DBA THE WHITE HOUSE PROJECT<br />

$10,000 to provide nonpartisan<br />

political leadership training to women<br />

from underrepresented communities<br />

within Michigan.<br />

NPTAF / Grant from Nonprofit Technical Assistance Fund<br />

WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER<br />

$10,000 to evaluate and implement<br />

fund development strategies to build<br />

the capacity of the organization. NPTAF<br />

WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF<br />

WESTERN MICHIGAN<br />

$5,000 to create a fund development<br />

plan. NPTAF<br />

YADDO<br />

$2,500 from a donor advised fund.<br />

YMCA OF GREATER GRAND RAPIDS<br />

$32,800 from the Social Venture<br />

Investors fund to provide low income<br />

youth who struggle with weight or<br />

obesity the opportunity to participate<br />

in a summer health camp that includes<br />

follow-up classes.<br />

$12,500 from donor advised funds.<br />

$10,000 to provide overnight camping<br />

experiences to Kent County youth.<br />

ZEELAND EDUCATION FOUNDATION FUND<br />

$10,000 from a donor advised fund.<br />

Distributions<br />

Made from Nonprofit<br />

Endowment Funds<br />

American Leprosy Mission<br />

$3,360<br />

American Red Cross of<br />

Greater <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong><br />

$33,115<br />

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association<br />

$3,360<br />

Calvin Christian School<br />

Education <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

$9,300<br />

Camp Blodgett<br />

$4,800<br />

Camp Fire USA West Michigan Council<br />

$8,900<br />

Cascade <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

$4,100<br />

Cedar Springs Education <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

$13,700<br />

Christian Rest Home <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

$6,900<br />

The Economic Club of <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong><br />

$5,000<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Children’s Museum<br />

$6,150<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Jaycees <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

$8,900<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Lions Club<br />

$12,057<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Police Memorial<br />

$13,222<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Youth Commonwealth<br />

$20,000<br />

<strong>Grand</strong>ville Christian School <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

$11,000<br />

Guardian Angel Homes Inc.<br />

$5,700<br />

Heart of West Michigan United Way<br />

$18,700<br />

Hudsonville Christian Schools<br />

$8,790<br />

Humane Society of Kent County<br />

$20,643<br />

Indian Trails Camp<br />

$13,600<br />

International Aid Inc.<br />

$3,360<br />

Jenison Christian School<br />

Education <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

$4,400<br />

John Ball Zoological Society<br />

$4,875<br />

Junior Achievement of Michigan<br />

Great Lakes<br />

$30,000<br />

Kent Regional 4C<br />

$12,945<br />

Mel Trotter Ministries<br />

$2,520<br />

Mental Health <strong>Foundation</strong> of<br />

West Michigan<br />

$25,000<br />

Opera <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong><br />

$2,500<br />

Pilgrim Manor Retirement <strong>Community</strong><br />

$2,500<br />

Safe Haven Ministries Inc.<br />

$5,300<br />

Salvation Army<br />

$4,300<br />

St. Bernard Catholic Church<br />

$4,300<br />

St. Cecilia Music Center<br />

$67,000<br />

St. John’s Home<br />

$4,300<br />

St. Stephen’s Catholic Church<br />

$4,300<br />

Unity Christian High School<br />

$20,000<br />

West Michigan Dental <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

$16,850<br />

IN ADDITION TO THESE GRANTS,<br />

The <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> awarded 347 grants<br />

of less than $2,500 each. The combined total of<br />

these grants was $326,930. A total of $112,657<br />

in expenses were incurred for all funds.<br />

During the year grants that were cancelled<br />

totaled $385,387. Also during the year, a total of<br />

$459,620 in interfund transfers were processed.<br />

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Scholarship Grants from Scholarship Funds<br />

Total scholarship grants authorized = $531,151<br />

Altrusa International of<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong><br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$3,000<br />

Noyes L. Avery Jr. and<br />

Ann E. Avery Scholarship<br />

for Medical Education<br />

$2,000<br />

Black Men<br />

Building Resources<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$11,000<br />

Geraldine Geistert Boss<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$16,000<br />

Harry J. Brown and<br />

Lucille B. Brown<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$40,225<br />

Orrie and Dorothy<br />

Cassada Scholarship Fund<br />

$4,000<br />

Llewellyn L. Cayvan<br />

String Instrument<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$5,000<br />

Thomas D. Coffield<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$800<br />

Paul Collins<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$3,000<br />

Country Fresh LLC<br />

Scholarship<br />

$10,000<br />

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Gerald M. Crane Memorial<br />

Music Scholarship Fund<br />

$1,350<br />

Achille and Irene Despres,<br />

William and Andre<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$6,000<br />

Donald J. DeYoung<br />

Education Fund<br />

$6,000<br />

Edwin F. Doyle<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$7,000<br />

Economic Club of <strong>Grand</strong><br />

<strong>Rapids</strong> Scholarship Fund<br />

$15,000<br />

Virginia Valk Fehsenfeld<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$7,000<br />

Melbourne and Alice E.<br />

Frontjes Scholarship Fund<br />

$11,500<br />

Carolyn Gallmeyer Fund<br />

$12,500<br />

Mathilda Gallmeyer<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$1,500<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Combined<br />

Theatre Scholarship Fund<br />

$9,000<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Federation of<br />

U of M Alumnae Club<br />

Scholarship Funds<br />

$6,900<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Scholarship<br />

Association Fund<br />

$8,500<br />

Hackett Family<br />

Scholarship<br />

$2,500<br />

Guy D. and Mary Edith<br />

Halladay Trust Fund<br />

$25,500<br />

Donald and Florence<br />

Hunting Memorial Fund<br />

$2,000<br />

Jack Family<br />

Educational Fund<br />

$30,750<br />

Camilla C. Johnson<br />

Scholarship Trust Fund<br />

$2,500<br />

Vivian M. Kommer<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$10,000<br />

Lavina A. Laible<br />

Scholarship Trust Fund<br />

$3,000<br />

Stephen D. Lankester<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$18,250<br />

Sherman L. and Mabel C.<br />

Lepard Scholarship<br />

$2,500<br />

John T. and Frances J.<br />

Maghielse Scholarship<br />

Fund<br />

$2,500<br />

Meijer Family Educational<br />

Scholarship Funds<br />

$40,000<br />

The Joshua Esch Mitchell<br />

Aviation Scholarship Fund<br />

$4,000<br />

Robert L. and Hilda<br />

Treasure Mitchell<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$2,000<br />

Dr. Patricia E. Newby<br />

Close Up Scholarship Fund<br />

$4,464<br />

Peg (Kommer) Novosad<br />

Scholarship<br />

$3,000<br />

Patricia P. and Arman G.<br />

Oumedian Family Fund<br />

$7,800<br />

Forrest Arthur Pletcher<br />

Memorial Fund<br />

$2,000<br />

Josephine Ringold<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$23,500<br />

Margery J. Seeger<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$5,500<br />

Gladys A. Snauble<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$900<br />

Christine Soper<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$5,800<br />

Dr. William E. and Norma<br />

Sprague Scholarship Fund<br />

$3,500<br />

Dorothy B. and Charles E.<br />

Thomas Fund in support<br />

of the Ringold Scholarship<br />

$20,000<br />

Dorothy J. Thurston<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$11,000<br />

Mildred E. Troske<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$18,000<br />

Unrestricted scholarships<br />

$525<br />

Keith C. Vanderhyde<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$5,000<br />

Jacob R., Mary M. and<br />

Lenore K. VanLoo<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$5,000<br />

Chad Vollmer<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$2,000<br />

Warner Norcross<br />

& Judd Fund<br />

$7,000<br />

Donald M. Wells<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$15,000<br />

Elmo Wierenga<br />

Ottawa Hills Alumni<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$21,000<br />

Walter C. Winchester<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$3,500<br />

Audrey L. Wright<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

$2,500<br />

Youth Enrichment<br />

Scholarship–<br />

YESP Fund<br />

$10,000<br />

Youth Enrichment<br />

Scholarship–YESP Fund–<br />

college set asides<br />

$26,000<br />

During the year, total<br />

scholarships cancelled<br />

were $4,613.


Grants from <strong>Community</strong> Funds<br />

IONIA COUNTY COMMUNITY FUND<br />

Belding Area Schools–School Service Fund $ 33,280<br />

Classic Car Club of America Museum 1,000<br />

Council of Michigan <strong>Foundation</strong>s 150<br />

ENRICH of Ionia County 2,500<br />

First Congregational Church 1,000<br />

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore 3,500<br />

Habitat for Humanity, Portland 500<br />

The Hope for Sobriety <strong>Foundation</strong> of Ionia Co. Inc. 371<br />

City of Ionia 860<br />

Ionia County Historical Society 500<br />

Ionia County Intermediate School District 3,500<br />

Ionia County Intermediate School District YOUTH 2,400<br />

Ionia Public Schools 34,315<br />

Ionia Public Schools YOUTH 2,300<br />

Lakewood Education <strong>Foundation</strong> 7,340<br />

Michigan State University Extension (Ionia County) 1,000<br />

Muir First Christian Church 2,000<br />

City of Portland 3,000<br />

Portland Public Schools 4,000<br />

Program Expenses 8,594<br />

R.E. Olds Museum 1,000<br />

Relief After Violent Encounter 2,000<br />

Saranac <strong>Community</strong> Schools 106,200<br />

St. Edwards Child Care Program 1,224<br />

St. Patrick’s School 2,000<br />

United Methodist Church of Portland 1,000<br />

$225,534<br />

SOUTHEAST OTTAWA COMMUNITY FUND<br />

Barnabas Ministries Inc. $ 1,000<br />

Council of Michigan <strong>Foundation</strong>s 150<br />

Michigan State University Extension<br />

(Ottawa County) YOUTH 500<br />

Nutritional Services for Older Americans Inc. 2,000<br />

Patmos Library 2,000<br />

Program Expenses 264<br />

VSA Arts of Michigan-<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> YOUTH 500<br />

$ 6,414<br />

YOUTH / Grant from Youth Grant Committee Fund<br />

SPARTA COMMUNITY FUND<br />

Council of Michigan <strong>Foundation</strong>s $ 150<br />

Holy Family Catholic Church 2,000<br />

Kent County Conservation District 3,975<br />

Kent Michigan State University Extension 905<br />

Mamrelund Lutheran Church 3,300<br />

Program Expenses 870<br />

Sparta Area Schools YOUTH 950<br />

Sparta Civic Center Advisory Board 9,500<br />

Sparta Cooperative Preschool 659<br />

Sparta Township 700<br />

Specialized Language Development Center YOUTH 750<br />

$ 23,759<br />

THE LOWELL AREA COMMUNITY FUND<br />

Alpha Women’s Center of Lowell $ 1,000<br />

First Congregational Church 100<br />

Flat River Outreach Ministries Inc. 17,200<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> Valley American Indian Lodge 2,500<br />

Greater Lowell Chamber <strong>Foundation</strong> 57,014<br />

Kent County Parks Department 26,000<br />

Kent County Youth Agricultural Association 33,194<br />

Kent MSU Extension 19,500<br />

Lowell Amateur Radio Club Inc. (L.A.R.C.) 5,500<br />

Lowell Area Arts Council 21,700<br />

Lowell Area Historical Museum 15,000<br />

Lowell Area Recreation Authority 170,000<br />

Lowell Area Schools 125,771<br />

Lowell Area Schools Education <strong>Foundation</strong> 30,000<br />

Lowell <strong>Community</strong> Wellness 18,000<br />

City of Lowell 76,977<br />

Lowell Scholarships 42,000<br />

Program Expenses 25,216<br />

St. Mary’s Church 3,360<br />

YMCA of Greater <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> 60,000<br />

$750,032<br />

WYOMING COMMUNITY FUND<br />

City of Wyoming $ 2,000<br />

City of Wyoming YOUTH 2,000<br />

Council of Michigan <strong>Foundation</strong>s 150<br />

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore 1,500<br />

Holy Name of Jesus Parish 1,730<br />

Hospice of Michigan–<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> 250<br />

Junior Achievement of Michigan Great Lakes 250<br />

Kent County Girls on the Run 1,000<br />

The Literacy Center of West Michigan 2,150<br />

Living Hands 350<br />

Metropolitan <strong>Foundation</strong> 250<br />

Metropolitan Hospital 500<br />

Neighborhood Ventures 250<br />

Planned Parenthood Centers of West and<br />

Northern Michigan YOUTH 1,560<br />

Program Expenses 1,745<br />

Rett Syndrome Research <strong>Foundation</strong> 250<br />

Rogers Heights Christian Reformed Church 3,500<br />

Salvation Army 250<br />

Specialized Language Development Center YOUTH 1,000<br />

Wyoming-Kentwood Area Chamber <strong>Foundation</strong> 250<br />

$ 20,935<br />

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funds<br />

Fund for <strong>Community</strong> Good<br />

Unrestricted Funds<br />

Contributions Receivable (split-interest)<br />

JOHN H. AND NANCY L. BATTS TRUST, MR. AND MRS. MAX DOERING<br />

TRUST, DIANE S. FARAGE TRUST, EDWIN R. HONDELINK TRUST,<br />

CLARE AND GRACE JARECKI TRUST, BEN LEE JR. ESTATE, MILLARD<br />

M. MOORE AND VIOLA M. MOORE TRUST, C. ALLEN PAYNE TRUST,<br />

CAROLINE P. SCHOONBECK TRUST, DOROTHY SCHOLWALTER ESTATE,<br />

MARVIN D. STAHL TRUST, G. F. ”DECK“ AND RUTH STEWART ESTATE,<br />

HERBERT E. THURSTON FAMILY TRUST, KENNETH VONK TRUST<br />

Marian A. Aldrich Fund<br />

American Box Board <strong>Community</strong> Fund<br />

Employees of Autocam Fund<br />

James and Margaret Black Estate<br />

John W. and Margaret Bertsch Fund<br />

Edward H. Blickley Fund<br />

Harvey and Margaret Brower Fund<br />

Orville and Jean Bulman Estate<br />

Allan and Claudia Carlson Family Fund<br />

William J. Chaille Fund<br />

Eugene D. Conger Fund<br />

Louis A. Cornelius Trust<br />

Dallas and Helen Darling Fund<br />

Cornelia De Fouw Fund<br />

Engineered Protection Systems Fund<br />

Henry A. Fox Family Fund<br />

Mr. and Mrs. David G. Frey Fund<br />

Jim McKay and Twink Frey Fund<br />

Mrs. L.C. Gardner Fund<br />

Chester A. Hall Fund<br />

Leon W. Hall Fund<br />

Stanley C. Hall Fund<br />

Richard and Barbara Haslinger Family Fund<br />

Minnie E. Haven Fund<br />

Elizabeth Herkner Fund<br />

Edward M. Herpolsheimer Fund<br />

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Total number of funds = 482<br />

Total assets held = $239M+<br />

Karl E. Herpolsheimer Fund<br />

Dirk and Victoria Hoffius Fund<br />

Orianna D. Hooker Fund<br />

Arthur J. and Sue H. Hoover Fund<br />

Walter D. Idema Fund<br />

Walter D. Idema Charitable Trust<br />

Clare and Grace Jarecki Fund<br />

Elizabeth J. Steed Johnson Fund<br />

Kent Charitable Fund<br />

Mary Jane Kirchgessner Trust<br />

Robert J. Kulms Trust<br />

Perry M. and Hazel A. Lawr Fund<br />

Ben H. Lee Jr. Fund<br />

Harvey E. Lemmen Fund<br />

Clara T. Limbert Fund<br />

Gertrude Lindberry Fund<br />

Charles W. Loosemore Fund<br />

Hale J. Mackay Fund<br />

William S. Martens Hundred Club Fund<br />

Glen C. Mason Fund<br />

Geraldine F. Masters Fund<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. McCobb Fund<br />

Isabel McLeod Fund<br />

George and Mary Metz Charitable Fund<br />

Mary D. Morman Trust<br />

Estate of Melanie L. Muir<br />

Estate of Dr. Clifford T. Nelson<br />

Francis J. O’Connor Fund<br />

Charlotte M. Raniville Fund<br />

Leonard and Dora Rosenzweig Fund<br />

Theodore R. Schoonbeck Fund<br />

Grace L. Schouten Memorial Trust Fund<br />

Margery Seeger Fund<br />

Erin Slade Memorial Fund<br />

Estate of Isabelle and Herman Slanger<br />

Eileen Slootmaker Fund<br />

Mary A. and Lenore G. Smith Fund<br />

Marvin Stahl Fund<br />

Paul L. Steketee Fund<br />

Graham F. ”Deck“ and Ruth B. Stewart Fund<br />

Joseph and Helen Tulos Fund<br />

Adrian Van Daalen Fund<br />

Earle VandePoel Fund<br />

Biem H. and Irene G. Vandermass Fund<br />

Englebert J. and Lelah Sexton Vogt Trust<br />

Estate of Ralph A. Voigt<br />

Jeanette Shelly Warner Fund<br />

John C. Whitcomb Fund<br />

Marion Stuart White Fund<br />

Estate of Zoe F. Whitworth Trust<br />

Mrs. Imogene W. Wickett Fund<br />

Arthur D. Wolf <strong>Foundation</strong> Trust<br />

Charles D. and Irene A. Worden Fund<br />

Estate of Curtis M. Wylie<br />

George L. and Esther B. Young Trust<br />

Donor Advised Funds<br />

The ACH Fund<br />

Robert N. and Catherine R. Alt Family Fund<br />

Anonymous Advised Funds (4)<br />

Kip and Chris Barber Fund<br />

John R. Bertsch Fund<br />

John and Claire Bissell Advised Fund<br />

Matthew and Vicki Bissell Advised Fund<br />

Armand F. and Gretchen B. Burch Donor Advised Fund<br />

Allan R. and Claudia A. Carlson Advised Fund<br />

Center for Systemic Change Advised Fund<br />

Chris-Tina Fund<br />

Roger and Sally Ciapara Donor Advised Fund<br />

Richard C. and Shirley E. Cooper Advised Fund<br />

Robert J. and Katherine M. Daverman Fund


Eleanor Hager Defoe Fund<br />

DeLapa Family Fund<br />

Achille and Irene Despres, William and Andre Fund<br />

Richard and Helen DeVos Advised Fund<br />

Fishell Fund<br />

Founder’s Fund<br />

Tom and Mickie Fox Family Advised Fund<br />

Walter B. and Susan S. Freihofer Fund<br />

The Jack and Jill French Charitable Fund<br />

Furniture Manufacturers’ Heritage Advised Fund<br />

C. John Gill and Rita Williams Family Fund<br />

Richard and Elizabeth Gillett Family Fund<br />

The Tim and Kerry Goaley Charitable Fund<br />

Grubb & Ellis | Paramount Commerce Advised Fund<br />

The Jack and Sue Hagist Charitable Fund<br />

Jamie Hale Memorial Fund<br />

The Brian K. and Jody L. Hart Charitable Fund<br />

Hascall Family Donor Advised Fund<br />

Janet A. Haynes and Kelsey Haynes Winston Advised Fund<br />

Heerspink Family Advised Fund<br />

The David and Cathy Heldt Charitable Fund<br />

The Heuschkel Family Fund in Memory of Emilie<br />

Beverly and William Heyne Fund<br />

Stuart and Barbara Hoffius Family Fund<br />

Thomas E. and Geraldine K. Hogan Fund<br />

Earl and Donnalee Holton Advised Fund<br />

Ken and June Holtvluwer Fund<br />

The Bart and Fran Housman Charitable Fund<br />

Allen I. and Helen J. Hunting Advised Fund<br />

David and Marilyn Hunting Fund<br />

William and Beatrice Idema Fund<br />

JCT Donor Advised Fund<br />

Thomas J. and Margaret L. Jack Fund<br />

Linn Maxwell Keller Donor Advised Fund<br />

Herbert and Glenna Knape Family Fund<br />

Sam and Jane Kravitz Advised Fund<br />

Lafayette Fund<br />

Loeks Family Fund<br />

Judson M. and Lynn E. Lynch Family Advised Fund<br />

The EWM Family Fund<br />

Chester and Elaine Maternowski Family Fund<br />

Wayne G. and Rosemary Martin Family Fund<br />

Barbara Mayo-Johnson Donor Advised Fund<br />

The Fred and Lena Meijer Fund<br />

Fred and Lena Meijer <strong>Grand</strong>parents Fund #1<br />

Fred and Lena Meijer <strong>Grand</strong>parents Fund #2<br />

Fred and Lena Meijer <strong>Grand</strong>parents Fund #3<br />

Fred and Lena Meijer <strong>Grand</strong>parents Fund #4<br />

Fred and Lena Meijer <strong>Grand</strong>parents Fund #5<br />

Fred and Lena Meijer <strong>Grand</strong>parents Fund #6<br />

Fred and Lena Meijer <strong>Grand</strong>parents Fund #7<br />

Hendrik and Gezina Meijer Fund<br />

Frank H. and Virginia L. Merlotti Advised Fund<br />

Paul C. and Inez L. Miller Fund<br />

The Moore Brower Charitable Fund<br />

C. Robert and Patricia Muth Fund<br />

The Myers Family Fund<br />

Leonard and Eileen Newman Fund<br />

Patricia P. and Armen G. Oumedian Family Fund<br />

Louis Padnos Iron & Metal Company Fund<br />

Padnos/Sarosik Fund<br />

Park Avenue Partners Fund<br />

The Eugene and Janice Perkins Charitable Fund<br />

Peterson Memorial Fund<br />

Mary I. and Robert C. Pew Donor Advised Fund<br />

Virgil and Louise Phelps Advised Fund<br />

Pimm Donor Advised Fund<br />

Rimbaud Fund<br />

River City Fund<br />

The Scott and Anne Rush Charitable Fund<br />

Sligh Memorial Fund<br />

Richard E. Smoke Advised Fund<br />

William E. and Norma Sprague Charitable Fund<br />

Dr. Alfred B. Swanson and Dr. Genevieve de Groot<br />

Swanson Advised Fund<br />

Systemic Change Fund<br />

Arvin L. and Pearl M. Tap Fund<br />

Steele A. and Mary D. Taylor Advised Fund<br />

The Fawcett Tilton Donor Advised Fund<br />

Timothy Fund<br />

Wayne and Diane Titche Fund<br />

Daniel and Alice Trapp Family Advised Fund<br />

Anne Heyboer Vander Heide Fund<br />

Keith C. VanderHyde Donor Advised Fund<br />

The Earl and Gert Visser Charitable Fund<br />

The Timothy and Susan Visser Charitable Fund<br />

Warner Norcross & Judd Fund<br />

Waters Corporation/Cassard Family Donor Advised Fund<br />

The Sue and Jim Williams Donor Advised Fund<br />

The Miller Willit Family Fund<br />

Windrift Fund<br />

The Beth Anne and Timothy F. Ziegler Charitable Fund<br />

Field of Interest Funds<br />

Kathryn L. Adamson Fund for Children<br />

Kathryn L. Adamson Fund for the Elderly<br />

African American Heritage Fund<br />

George M. Ames Fund<br />

Lucy E. Barnett Trust for the Elderly<br />

John, Margaret and Maryellen Berry Fund<br />

Cherry (Mrs. James) Carpenter Fund for Children<br />

Commercial Economic Development Fund<br />

Bruce Alexis Cornelius Memorial Fund for<br />

Mental Health Agencies<br />

Culture Field of Interest Fund<br />

George M. and Lucinda Ann Edison Memorial Trust Fund<br />

Anne Katherine VanLoo Eldred Education Fund<br />

Emma Sherwood Evans Trust Funds<br />

Charles Evenson Fund for the Environment<br />

Healthy Youth & Healthy Seniors Fund<br />

Arthur H. Holmes Handicap Fund<br />

Homeless Prevention Endowment Fund<br />

Mary I. and David D. Hunting Family Fund<br />

Elizabeth J. Steed Johnson Fund for Healthcare<br />

and <strong>Community</strong> Health<br />

Ken, Melinda and Andrew Krei Youth Fund<br />

Ladies Literary Club Fund<br />

The C. Lincoln Linderholm Trust<br />

Duncan Littlefair Literary Fund for Children<br />

Gordon and Janet Moeller, Food Security Fund<br />

Needy Children Field of Interest Fund<br />

Estate of Annette Richards<br />

Kathryn and Dennis Sullivan Charitable Fund<br />

SVI–Social Venture Investors Fund<br />

Kenneth M. Sweers Fund for the Homeless<br />

Herbert and Doris Vander Mey Fund for<br />

Treatment of Neurological Diseases<br />

Youth Field of Interest Funds<br />

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Scholarship Funds<br />

Altrusa Scholarship Fund<br />

Noyes L. Avery Jr. and Ann E. Avery Fund<br />

Black Men Building Resources Scholarship Fund<br />

Geraldine Geistert Boss Scholarship Fund<br />

Harry J. Brown and Lucille B. Brown Scholarship Fund<br />

Orrie and Dorothy Cassada Scholarship Fund<br />

Llewellyn L. Cayvan String Instrument Scholarship Fund<br />

Thomas D. Coffield Scholarship Fund<br />

Paul Collins Scholarship Fund<br />

Country Fresh LLC Scholarship Fund<br />

Gerald M. Crane Memorial Music Scholarship Fund<br />

Achille and Irene Despres, Wiliiam and Andre<br />

Scholarship Fund<br />

Donald J. DeYoung Education Fund<br />

Edwin F. Doyle Scholarship Fund<br />

Economic Club of <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Scholarship Fund<br />

Virginia Valk Fehsenfeld Scholarship Fund<br />

Melbourne and Alice E. Frontjes Scholarship Fund<br />

Carolyn Gallmeyer Fund<br />

Mathilda Gallmeyer Scholarship Fund<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Combined Theatre Scholarship Fund<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Scholarship Association Fund<br />

Hackett Family Scholarship Fund<br />

Guy D. and Mary Edith Halladay Trust Fund<br />

Donald and Florence Hunting Memorial Fund<br />

The Jack Family Educational Fund<br />

Camilla C. Johnson Scholarship Trust Fund<br />

Kommer Scholarship Fund<br />

Lavina A. Laible Scholarship Trust Fund<br />

Stephen D. Lankester Scholarship Fund<br />

Sherman L. and Mabel C. Lepard Scholarship Fund<br />

John T. and Frances J. Maghielse Scholarship Fund<br />

Meijer Family Educational Scholarship Fund I<br />

Meijer Family Educational Scholarship Fund II<br />

The Joshua Esch Mitchell Aviation Scholarship Fund<br />

Robert L. and Hilda Treasure Mitchell Scholarship Fund<br />

Dr. Patricia E. Newby Close Up Scholarship Fund<br />

Peg (Kommer) Novosad Scholarship Fund<br />

Patricia P. and Armen G. Oumedian Scholarship Fund<br />

Forrest Arthur Pletcher Memorial Fund<br />

Josephine Ringold Scholarship Fund<br />

General Scholarship Fund<br />

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Margery J. Seeger Scholarship Fund<br />

Gladys A. Snauble Scholarship Fund<br />

Christine Soper Scholarship Fund<br />

Dr. William E. and Norma Sprague Scholarship Fund<br />

Dorothy B. and Charles E. Thomas Fund in support of<br />

the Ringold Scholarship<br />

Dorothy J. Thurston Scholarship Fund<br />

Mildred E. Troske Scholarship Fund<br />

Trust of the GR Federation of U of M Alumnae Club<br />

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN GR ALUMNAE TRUST SCHOLARSHIP<br />

FUND, MARGARET APPELT KERR FUND, META PRANGE<br />

MURPHY/LUCILLE PRANGE FUND, ROSEMARY SCOTT FUND<br />

Keith C. VanderHyde Scholarship Fund<br />

Jacob R., Mary M. and Lenore K. VanLoo Scholarship Fund<br />

Chad Vollmer Scholarship Fund<br />

Warner Norcross & Judd Scholarship Fund<br />

Donald M. Wells Scholarship Fund<br />

Elmo Wierenga Ottawa Hills Alumni Scholarship Fund<br />

Walter C. Winchester Scholarship Fund<br />

Violet Wondergem Health Science Scholarship Fund<br />

Audrey L. Wright Scholarship Fund<br />

Youth Enrichment Scholarship Program<br />

Nonprofit Endowment Funds<br />

Actor’s Theatre Company Endowment Fund<br />

American Red Cross Agency Endowment Fund<br />

Aquinas College Frey Scholars Fund<br />

The Arc Kent County Endowment Fund<br />

Arts Council of Greater <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Fund<br />

Association of Fundraising Professionals<br />

West Michigan Chapter Fund<br />

Frank and Ann Battistella <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Art Museum Fund<br />

August and Anna Behrens Fund for Michigan Trails Girl Scouts<br />

Anna Bissell Charity Trust Fund<br />

D.A. Blodgett Services for Children and Families Fund<br />

Estate of Minnie C. Blodgett for Clinic for Infant Feeding<br />

Calvin Christian School Education <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Endowment Fund<br />

Calvin College Service Learning Center Fund<br />

Camp Blodgett Endowment Fund<br />

Camp Fire–Harriet D. and Mary Dively Fund<br />

Camp Fire–WoHeLo Fund<br />

Cedar Springs Education <strong>Foundation</strong> Fund<br />

Cherry Street Health Services–Fund for the Disadvantaged<br />

Christian Rest Home <strong>Foundation</strong> Fund<br />

Dr. Edwin P. and Florence H. Creaser Fund<br />

Down Syndrome Achievement Fund<br />

David G. Dvorak M.D. Scholarship Fund<br />

Dyer-Ives Neighborhood Fund<br />

The Economic Club of <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Endowment Fund<br />

George and Louise Egeler Fund<br />

George E. and Erma C. Evans Designated Fund<br />

for the Salvation Army<br />

Edward J. and Frances T. Frey Memorial Fund<br />

for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church<br />

Edward J. Frey Junior Achievement Fund<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Ballet Endowment Fund<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Children’s Museum Fund<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Jaycees <strong>Foundation</strong> Douglas B. Wicks Fund<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Lions Club Activities Commission Fund<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Maya Lin ”Ecliptic” Art Maintenance<br />

Endowment Fund<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Symphony Young, Gifted and Black Fund<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Youth Commonwealth Endowment Fund<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Youth Commonwealth–<br />

Harry Dolan Camp O’Malley Scholarship Fund<br />

<strong>Grand</strong>ville Athletic Boosters Endowment Fund<br />

<strong>Grand</strong>ville Christian School <strong>Foundation</strong> Fund<br />

GROW Bonnie Miller Endowment Fund<br />

Guardian Angel Homes Endowment Fund<br />

Karl Hascall Variety Club Fund<br />

Home Repair Service Endowment Fund<br />

Hudsonville Christian School <strong>Foundation</strong> Fund<br />

Humane Society of Kent County Endowment Fund<br />

Humane Society of Kent County–Clarence and Catherine<br />

Thielman Endowment Fund<br />

Indian Trails Camp Endowment Fund<br />

Indian Trails Camp–Cabin Fund<br />

Indian Trails–Paul Clark Blanding Memorial Scholarship Fund<br />

Jenison Christian School Endowment Fund<br />

Jenison Public Education <strong>Foundation</strong> Fund<br />

John Ball Zoological Society Wildlife Conservation<br />

Endowment Fund<br />

Laureen Kennedy Child Care Fund<br />

Kenowa Hills Education <strong>Foundation</strong> Fund


Kent District Library Fund<br />

Leadership <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Fund<br />

Lowell Area Historical Museum Endowment Fund<br />

Lowell Area Schools Education <strong>Foundation</strong> Endowment Fund<br />

LCTV Endowment Fund<br />

Fred and Lena Meijer Scholarship Fund for<br />

the Urban League<br />

Meijer Wealthy Theatre Fund<br />

Mental Health <strong>Foundation</strong> of West Michigan Fund<br />

Noorthoek Academy Endowment Fund<br />

Northview Education <strong>Foundation</strong> Endowment Fund<br />

Opera <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Fund<br />

Opera <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong>–Betty Van Andel Fund<br />

Pilgrim Manor Endowment Fund<br />

Charlotte M. Raniville Fund for the Benefit of<br />

Mary Free Bed Guild<br />

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Fund<br />

George W. Romney Fund–<br />

Heart of West Michigan United Way Volunteer Center<br />

Ronald McDonald House Fund<br />

Rotary Club of Lowell <strong>Foundation</strong> Fund<br />

Ryerson Library <strong>Foundation</strong> Fund<br />

Safe Haven Ministries Inc. Endowment Fund<br />

St. Cecilia Music Society Building Endowment Fund<br />

St. John’s Home Endowment Fund<br />

Senior Meals on Wheels of Western Michigan Fund<br />

Senior Neighbors Fund<br />

Douglas Leon Spalding Memorial Fund<br />

Spirit of Solidarity Fund<br />

Nellie H. Stevens <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Teachers’ Travel Fund<br />

Kathryn and Dennis Sullivan Charitable Fund<br />

The Kathy Timmer Specialized Language Development<br />

Learning Center Memorial Fund<br />

Unity Christian High School Education Support Fund<br />

Wege Wealthy Theatre Fund<br />

West Michigan Center For Arts and Technology Fund<br />

West Michigan Dental <strong>Foundation</strong> Fund<br />

West Side Christian School Fund<br />

Women’s Resource Center Founder’s Circle<br />

Endowment Fund<br />

World Affairs Council of West Michigan Endowment Fund<br />

YWCA Women and Girls Development Fund<br />

in Honor of Judy Lloyd<br />

<strong>Community</strong> Funds<br />

Cascade <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> Fund<br />

East <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> Fund<br />

Ionia County <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> Fund<br />

BELDING EDUCATION FUND<br />

BELDING SCHOOLS FUND<br />

George H. Bird Scholarship, Burger Fund, Frost Renaissance<br />

<strong>Foundation</strong>, Don and Emma Goodell Scholarship Fund<br />

FAITH COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL FUND<br />

HEALTHY YOUTH & HEALTHY SENIORS FUND<br />

IONIA COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION–YOUTH FUND<br />

IONIA COUNTY PARKS PRESERVATION AND MAINTENANCE FUND<br />

IONIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS<br />

General Scholarship Fund, Edmond and Mary Chapin<br />

Scholarship Fund, Gabe Melvin Scholarship Fund,<br />

Constance L. Rathburn Laux Scholarship Fund<br />

LAKEWOOD EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FUND<br />

GEORGE W. ROMNEY FUND–ENRICH OF IONIA COUNTY<br />

VOLUNTEER CENTER<br />

SARANAC COMMUNITY SCHOOLS<br />

Saranac <strong>Community</strong> Schools Scholarship Fund,<br />

Edwin A. and Maxine Cahoon Compagner Memorial Fund,<br />

Thomas P., Della and George Eddy Scholarship Fund,<br />

Ben A. and Lucy C. Simons Memorial Education Fund<br />

W. W. SPRAGUE FAMILY FUND<br />

The Lowell Area <strong>Community</strong> Fund<br />

Southeast Ottawa <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> Fund<br />

WAYNE D. JONES COMMUNITY FUND<br />

SOUTHEAST OTTAWA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION–<br />

YOUTH FUND<br />

Sparta <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> Fund<br />

CLARE AND HELEN FINCH FUND<br />

PAUL C. AND INEZ L. MILLER FUND<br />

SPARTA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION–YOUTH FUND<br />

Wyoming <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> Fund<br />

TOMMY BRANN FUND<br />

JOHN AND MARGARET KUIPER FAMILY FUND<br />

WYOMING COMMUNITY FOUNDATION–YOUTH FUND<br />

Operating/Special Project Funds<br />

Administrative Fund<br />

Atlantic Philanthropies<br />

Building Fund<br />

Charitable Gift Annuity Funds (50 funds)<br />

Excellence in Education Fund<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Police Department History Book Project<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Police Memorial Fund<br />

JEHT <strong>Foundation</strong> Reentry Initiative Fund<br />

Meijer Good Schools for <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Fund<br />

Nonprofit Technical Assistance Fund<br />

Secchia Family Fund<br />

Secchia Grove Project Fund<br />

S.O.U.L. of Philanthropy Fund<br />

Vandenberg Statue Project<br />

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Financials<br />

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Statements of Financial Position, June 30<br />

ASSETS 2008 2007<br />

Investments, at Market Value $ 221,447,849 $ 224,067,370<br />

Beneficial Interest in Perpetual Trusts 3,595,170 3,983,379<br />

Pledges, Gifts, and Other Receivables 2,828,094 392,839<br />

Notes Receivable 3,111,772 3,480,740<br />

Property, Furniture and Equipment, Net of Accumulated Depreciation 2,808,415 74,350<br />

Cash Value of Insurance on Contributor’s Life 383,392 354,444<br />

Contributions Receivable–Split Interest Agreements 4,781,768 5,145,478<br />

Financing Costs 471,943 —<br />

Total Assets $ 239,428,403 $ 237,498,600<br />

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS<br />

Liabilities<br />

Grants and Scholarships Payable $ 3,558,813 $ 4,185,655<br />

Long Term Debt 4,000,000 —<br />

Charitable Gift Annuities Payable 2,577,201 1,593,090<br />

Funds Held on Behalf of Nonprofits 11,469,121 9,348,047<br />

Promise to Give — 200,000<br />

Total Liabilities $ 21,605,135 $ 15,326,792<br />

Net Assets<br />

Unrestricted:<br />

Designated $ 26,982,226 $ 28,670,598<br />

Discretionary 79,186,924 91,186,298<br />

Donor Advised 52,048,197 51,449,005<br />

Field of Interest 21,852,483 14,921,684<br />

Nonprofit Funds 3,857,806 4,042,532<br />

Scholarships 13,946,734 13,520,221<br />

Temporarily Restricted 13,973,262 12,405,834<br />

Permanently Restricted 5,975,636 5,975,636<br />

Total Net Assets $ 217,823,268 $ 222,171,808<br />

Total Liabilities and Net Assets $ 239,428,403 $ 237,498,600


Asset Allocation as of June 30, 2008<br />

U.S. EQUITIES<br />

LARGE/MID CAP<br />

27.4%<br />

U.S. EQUITIES<br />

SMALL CAP<br />

7.1%<br />

INTERNATIONAL<br />

EQUITY<br />

20.4%<br />

Statements of Activities, Year Ended June 30<br />

EMERGING<br />

MARKETS<br />

3.7%<br />

REVENUES AND GAINS/(LOSSES) 2008 2007<br />

Investment Income $ 5,286,122 $ 7,649,857<br />

Realized Gains/(Losses) on Sale of Investments 7,116,750 31,146,619<br />

Change in Market Value of Investments (19,884,176) (5,956,159)<br />

Bequests and Gifts 19,160,467 8,321,218<br />

Change in Value of Charitable Gift Annuities (209,587) (63,679)<br />

Change in Value of Split-Interest Agreements (363,710) (144,258)<br />

Adjustment for Present Value — 260,485<br />

Less: Amounts Allocable to Nonprofits (2,512,762) (1,830,142)<br />

Total Revenues and Gains/(Losses) $ 8,593,104 $ 39,383,941<br />

EXPENSES<br />

Grants and Scholarships Authorized $ 9,174,787 $ 8,301,008<br />

Investment Management and Trust Fees 1,150,619 835,870<br />

Charitable and Philanthropic Expenses 913,140 916,221<br />

<strong>Community</strong> Initiatives 399,982 369,433<br />

Less: Amounts Allocable to Nonprofits (391,688) (353,267)<br />

Supporting Services:<br />

Fund Management 27,932 36,955<br />

Management and General 844,813 706,387<br />

Development and Marketing 822,059 844,612<br />

Total Expenses $ 12,941,644 $ 11,657,219<br />

Change in Net Assets $ (4,348,540) $ 27,726,722<br />

Net Assets, Beginning of Year 222,171,808 194,445,086<br />

Net Assets, End of Year $ 217,823,268 $ 222,171,808<br />

Audited financials have been given an unqualified opinion by our auditors, Plante & Moran, PLLC.<br />

If you would like a copy of the full audit, please call the <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> at 616.454.1751<br />

FIXED<br />

16.2%<br />

ALTERNATIVES<br />

24.2%<br />

CASH<br />

1.0%<br />

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Milestones<br />

JULY 1, 2007 TO JUNE 30, 2008<br />

July >>07<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> teaches young children the importance<br />

of philanthropy on Bring Your Kids to Work Day. <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> staff<br />

and their children tour the Humane Society of Kent County, inspiring children<br />

to create a positive difference in their community.<br />

August >>07<br />

For the second year in a row, Kent School Services Network receives a<br />

$486,000 <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> grant. The highly collaborative program<br />

places health and human service providers in 11 Kent County schools to foster<br />

student achievement. Schools host a resource connector, nurse, Department<br />

of Human Services caseworker and mental health outreach staff to address<br />

student and family needs.<br />

September >>07<br />

Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy, C.A. Frost Environmental Science<br />

Academy and Sherwood Park Global Studies Academy receive the first Meijer<br />

Good Schools for <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> grants, totaling $100,000. This prestigious<br />

award goes to outstanding <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Public elementary schools that meet<br />

nine benchmarks for student success.<br />

As part of its 85th anniversary celebration, the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

sponsors Ken Burns’ film “The War.” Airing on WGVU-TV, the seven-part<br />

documentary series explores the history of the Second World War from<br />

an American perspective.<br />

October >>07<br />

Philanthropists Tom and Mickie Fox receive the 2007 Jack Chaille <strong>Community</strong><br />

Philanthropy Award, which recognizes individuals who embody the strength of<br />

philanthropy and demonstrate leadership with the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong>.<br />

The Board of Trustees, staff and supporters of the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> honor<br />

Diana R. Sieger’s 20 years as president.<br />

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November >>07<br />

More than 200 people, including board members, key donors and community<br />

leaders, meet in <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> with West Michigan community foundations to<br />

address regional economic and education issues. Michigan State University<br />

President Lou Anna Simon delivers the keynote speech.<br />

December >>07<br />

The <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> purchases the historic Anheuser-Busch Icehouse<br />

at 185 Oakes Street SW. This new home will offer more space for convening,<br />

reduce operating expenses and increase public presence in the community.<br />

Bank of America Charitable <strong>Foundation</strong> donates $250,000 to support Meijer<br />

Good Schools for <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> program at the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong>.<br />

The <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> grants $275,000 to local programs that support<br />

the Michigan Prisoner Reentry Program, which helps ex-offenders reduce<br />

recidivism rates and successfully reenter the community.<br />

January >>08<br />

The <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> appoints Spectrum Health’s Service Strategy<br />

Director Paul T. Doyle as chair of its Board of Trustees and Cecile Cave<br />

Fehsenfeld of Schuler Books & Music as vice chair. Newly elected members to<br />

the Board of Trustees include Carol J. Karr, estate planning attorney at Miller<br />

Johnson, and Eva Aguirre Cooper, communications director at WOOD TV 8.<br />

February >>08<br />

The <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> awards public, Catholic and Christian schools in<br />

the City of <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> $117,500 in Excellence in Education grants to enhance<br />

learning in and outside the classroom.<br />

The <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong>’s African American Heritage Fund meets its<br />

endowment goal two years after it is established. This fund builds capacity<br />

and supports programs of nonprofits that are led by or serve African<br />

American communities.


March >>08<br />

The <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> wins six national Wilmer Shields Rich Awards for<br />

Excellence in Communication, sponsored by the Council on <strong>Foundation</strong>s. Private,<br />

public and community foundations compete to increase public awareness of<br />

philanthropy. Gold awards go to the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong>’s journal, “Current;”<br />

its website; its <strong>annual</strong> <strong>report</strong> and special <strong>report</strong> “A Decade Along the River.” The<br />

Youth Peer Survey public information campaign and Elements of Planned Giving<br />

special <strong>report</strong> each win bronze awards. No other foundation wins as many awards!<br />

April >>08<br />

Families attend a free summer camp expo hosted by the <strong>Foundation</strong> to learn<br />

about local summer camps and opportunities for camp scholarships and<br />

transportation. Representatives from 35 overnight camps, day camps and summer<br />

enrichment programs give parents and children wider access to summer social<br />

enrichment. The expo is funded by the Mary I. and David D. Hunting Fund.<br />

The <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> grants $50,000 to Home Repair Services for<br />

increased staffing to prevent home foreclosure among Kent County families.<br />

May >>08<br />

The Public Relations Society of America West Michigan Chapter awards the<br />

<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> a gold PRoof award for its quarterly journal, “Current.”<br />

The <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> also wins four silver PRoof awards for its <strong>annual</strong><br />

<strong>report</strong>, 85th anniversary celebration campaign, Youth Peer Survey awareness<br />

campaign and Elements of Planned Giving mail series.<br />

After reviewing 29 grant proposals, local high school students in the <strong>Community</strong><br />

<strong>Foundation</strong>’s Youth Grant Committee award 15 nonprofits a total of $51,750 to<br />

create and expand youth-focused programs.<br />

For the fifth year in a row, the Michigan Business and Professional Association<br />

names the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> one of “West Michigan’s 101 Best and<br />

Brightest Companies to Work For.”<br />

The first grant from the African American Heritage Fund supports the<br />

New Hope Baptist Church Summer Youth Program, which helps local youth<br />

learn about local, state and national government structures and the importance<br />

of democracy.<br />

The <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> commences its first and only capital campaign<br />

to secure funds to purchase and renovate its new home at 185 Oakes<br />

Street SW.<br />

June >>08<br />

Disney actor Chris Warren Jr. and the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> help three<br />

local elementary schools celebrate educational achievements as part of the<br />

Meijer Good Schools for <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> program. Students and families from<br />

Alexander, Aberdeen and Millbrook Christian Elementary schools also celebrate<br />

as they are selected to be Meijer Good Schools for the 2008/2009 year.<br />

More than 500 high school, undergraduate and graduate students receive<br />

<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> scholarships totaling $544,550. Three of four new<br />

scholarship funds established earlier this year provide an extra $20,000 for<br />

scholarships to <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Public Schools graduates.<br />

Just five years after financial services firm Merrill Lynch announced its<br />

decision to link with community foundations across the U.S., Merrill Lynch’s<br />

<strong>Community</strong> Charitable Fund with the <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

ends the year with $1,000,000 in assets.<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> community members impressively support the <strong>Community</strong><br />

<strong>Foundation</strong>, which ends its fiscal year with $19,000,000, the largest amount<br />

ever raised. The record breaking total results from diverse gifts, many made<br />

to the Fund for <strong>Community</strong> Good. Through these gifts, the <strong>Community</strong><br />

<strong>Foundation</strong> continues its mission of creating positive and sustainable change<br />

for the greater <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> community.<br />

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Board of Trustees 2007/2008<br />

CHAIR VICE CHAIR<br />

Paul T. Doyle<br />

Principal,<br />

Paul T. Doyle & Associates LLC<br />

Eva Aguirre Cooper<br />

Director of <strong>Community</strong> Affairs,<br />

WOOD TV 8<br />

Margaret Kennedy<br />

Student,<br />

Catholic Central High School<br />

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Cecile Cave Fehsenfeld<br />

President & Co-Owner,<br />

Schuler Books & Music<br />

Richard P. Haslinger*<br />

President,<br />

West Michigan Region, CHASE<br />

Marilyn A. Lankfer<br />

Attorney, Varnum Riddering<br />

Schmidt & Howlett<br />

Thomas R. Hilliker<br />

Director of Trust and Investment,<br />

Macatawa Bank<br />

Mark D. Meijer<br />

President,<br />

Life EMS Ambulance Service<br />

Michael S. Hoffman<br />

President,<br />

Hoffman Jewelers<br />

Dr. Juan R. Olivarez<br />

President,<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> College<br />

Bonnie K. Miller<br />

Retired,<br />

United Bank<br />

Carol J. Karr<br />

Attorney,<br />

Miller Johnson<br />

Michelle L. Van Dyke<br />

President & CEO,<br />

Fifth Third Bank<br />

*TERM EXPIRED 12/07


Leadership and Staff<br />

Diana Sieger<br />

President<br />

Ruth Bishop<br />

Education<br />

Program Officer<br />

Marcia Rapp<br />

Vice President,<br />

Program<br />

Bridget De Vos<br />

Development<br />

Research Associate<br />

Lynne Black<br />

Vice President,<br />

Finance and<br />

Administration<br />

Rená Guttrich<br />

Executive Assistant<br />

Gina Bovee<br />

Development<br />

Director<br />

Marilyn Zack<br />

Vice President,<br />

Development<br />

Kate<br />

Luckert<br />

Schmid<br />

Program<br />

Director<br />

Roberta King<br />

Vice President,<br />

Public Relations and<br />

Marketing<br />

Laura<br />

Craft<br />

Program<br />

Director<br />

Kevin<br />

Harmelink<br />

Controller<br />

Jill<br />

Tiefenbach<br />

Administrative<br />

Assistant,<br />

Program<br />

Johngerlyn Young<br />

Donor Services Director<br />

Amanda<br />

St. Pierre<br />

Public Relations<br />

and Marketing<br />

Specialist<br />

Amy Price<br />

Administrative<br />

Assistant, Program<br />

Christine Mary<br />

Kooyer Karrip<br />

Youth and Receptionist<br />

Education<br />

Program Officer<br />

Lisa Brown<br />

Donor Services<br />

Associate<br />

2007/2008 INTERNS>> Priscilla Carreras, Program; Andrew Rinke, Public Relations and Marketing; Sandra Swish, Summer Camp Outreach; Christina Zajicek, Public Relations and Marketing<br />

OFFICE VOLUNTEER>> Matt Osterhaven, Crowe Chizek and Company LLC<br />

Ann<br />

Puckett<br />

Grants<br />

Administrator<br />

and IS Associate<br />

Barb Forseman<br />

Administrative<br />

Assistant, Finance<br />

and Administration<br />

Jan<br />

Burns<br />

Special Projects<br />

Coordinator<br />

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Committees 2007/2008<br />

Audit Committee>> John Hogan, chair / Bonnie Miller / Kenneth Peirce /<br />

Lynne Black, staff / Diana Sieger, staff<br />

Communities of Color Initiative Steering Committee>> Beverly Drake, chair /<br />

Betty Burton* / Dr. Joseph Daniels* / Shirley Daniels / Rev. Robert Dean* / Paul Doyle /<br />

Bing Goei* / Wendy Lewis Jackson / Ellen James / Joseph Jones / Alice Kennedy / Judge<br />

Benjamin Logan* / Dr. Denice Logan* / Elias Lumpkins / Linda McCarter / Lauri Parks /<br />

Bessie Ward / Margaret Sellers Walker / Jan Burns, staff / Johngerlyn “Jonse” Young, staff<br />

Excellence in Education Committee>> Dorothy Armstrong / Darlene Berghorst /<br />

Ruth Buntin-Majawa / Walter DeBoer PhD / Jean Enright / The Honorable Janet Haynes /<br />

Temprance (Tempy) Mann / Kathy Meuser / Aqueelah Seifullah / Bernard Stanko EdD /<br />

Thomas Visser / Ruth Bishop, staff<br />

Investment Review Committee>> Bonnie Miller, chair / Samuel Cummings /<br />

R. Jack Frick / Maureen Hale / Marilyn Lankfer / Jack Romence M.D. / Lynne Black, staff /<br />

Diana Sieger, staff<br />

Latino Advisory Committee>> Emily Aleman / Chris Arnold / Eva Aguirre Cooper /<br />

Edwin Hernandez / Wendy Lewis Jackson / Jose Reyna / Carlos Sanchez / Alyssa Morillo-<br />

Scheidt / Jan Burns, staff / Johngerlyn “Jonse” Young, staff<br />

Meijer Good Schools for <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Committees/Review Team>><br />

Marcia Bishop / Ruth Bishop / Lynne Ferrell-Robinson / Susan Heartwell / Edwin Hernandez /<br />

Angela Morris / Linda Patterson / Janessa Stroud / Matthew VanZetten / Cris Kooyer, staff<br />

Meijer Good Schools for <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> Committees/Site Visit Team>><br />

Andrew Brower / Sally Coburn / Cheryl Endres / Angela Nelson / Carol Paine-McGovern /<br />

James Rooks PhD / Robin Smith-Colton PhD / Kevin Stotts / Jeffrey VanWinkle /<br />

Cris Kooyer, staff<br />

Resource Committee>> Eva Aguirre Cooper, chair January 2008–June 2008 /<br />

Richard Haslinger, chair July 2007–December 2007 / Shavon Doyle / Beverly Drake /<br />

Cecile Cave Fehsenfeld / Kysha Frazier / Joyce Henry / Thomas Hilliker / Michael Hoffman /<br />

Gordon Moeller / Marcia Rapp, staff<br />

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Scholarship Selection Committee>> Ron Apol / Mary Appelt M.D. / Claudia<br />

Bajema / Carol Black / Kathy Boylon / Fredrick “Fritz” Briscoe / Daniel Brooks PhD /<br />

Clemma Brown / Dorothy Jo Butler / Tom Carlson / Jack Clifford / Clay Coleman / John<br />

Darling / Gwen Dawkins / Anthony Deahl / Gail DeYoung / Milt Ehlert / The Honorable<br />

Patricia Gardner / Victoria Gibbs / Dareather Greer / James Hackett / Kathy Hackett /<br />

The Honorable Janet Haynes / Robert Hendrickson / Randall Hoekstra / Nancy Hoffman /<br />

Sharon Holtzman / Cleopatra Jeffries / Cathryn Keating / Kathy Keehn / Rodney Lewis /<br />

Wendy Lewis Jackson / Tammy Looman / Elias Lumpkins / Joseph Mapes / J. Stephen<br />

Marshall / Rodney Martin / Diane McMillan / Eric Messing / Pam Mitchel / William Mitchell /<br />

Carole Morgan Williams / Mary Margaret Munski PhD / Carol Muth / Patricia Newby EdD /<br />

Helen Oudendyk / Armen Oumedian / Phil Pearson / Charles Pletcher / Lt. Cmdr. Scott<br />

Pritchard / Virginia Proctor / Nancy Reahm / Susan Rios / Jacob Robinson PhD / Craig<br />

Sharp / Wendy Stock / Dorothy (Dottie) Thurston / Marilyn Titche / Vert Trice / Lou<br />

VanderHave / Gary Walker / Anita Watson-Phillips / Barbara Wepman / Carol Werkema /<br />

Terence West / James White / Josephine Wislocki / Ruth Bishop, staff<br />

Social Venture Investors Leadership Team>> Renwick Brutus / Sue Conway /<br />

Tripp Corl / Samuel Cummings / Carla Dells / Paul Freihofer / Maureen Hale / Michael<br />

Kooistra / Karin Meuser / Michael Rosloniec / Robert W. Roth / Elizabeth Topliffe /<br />

Rick Treur / Kathy Vogelsang / Gina Bovee, staff<br />

Trusteeship Committee>> Paul Doyle, chair / Mark Meijer / Dr. Juan Olivarez /<br />

Michelle Van Dyke / Diana Sieger, staff<br />

Youth Grant Committee>> Jeffrey Agnew / Tiffany Boorsma / Torie Brewton /<br />

Alex Brown / Grace Davis / David DeStigter / Allison Endres / Tamera Featherson /<br />

Grace Feenstra / R.J. Ferrell-Tillman / Kyrstan Forseman / Jamie Forte / Kierstdea Furey /<br />

Marcel Gamble / Matt Gammans / Tabitha Haight / Brandon Hughes / Margaret Kennedy /<br />

Tom Kennedy / Don Madison / Justin Malcolm / Rebecca Mohney / Chris Nienhaus /<br />

Jessica Nienhaus / Kathryn Nowicki / Jasmine Parks / Heather Ritzema / Jenna Rood /<br />

Aqueelah Seifullah / Luis Torres / Sam Wohns / Charlie Wondergem / Taylor Wondergem /<br />

Cris Kooyer, staff<br />

*HONORARY


For Professional Advisors<br />

A Word of Thanks<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> recognizes the importance of professional advisors in the charitable<br />

gift process. Their work is a valuable part of our long-term success. We recognize the 2007/2008<br />

Professional Advisory Committee for its work to strengthen our organization.<br />

Starting the Philanthropic Conversation with Clients<br />

To determine your clients’ motivation for and knowledge of philanthropic giving, you might start<br />

with these questions:<br />

What has been the most satisfying charitable gift you have ever made? Why?<br />

Have you volunteered anywhere? Which volunteer experience has been the most rewarding?<br />

Of your core values, which would you like to express through your giving?<br />

When you think of the challenges facing our community, what are your greatest concerns?<br />

Are any of these the focus of your current or future giving?<br />

What have you learned about your giving? Would you do anything differently if you could?<br />

Has philanthropy played a role in your family? Is it what you would like it to be or would you like<br />

to change it? Are your children and grandchildren aware of your philanthropy?<br />

What would you like to accomplish with your giving? Do you think this is possible?<br />

<strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> Services for Professional Advisors<br />

PLANNED GIVING DESIGN CENTER–<br />

This national online tool provides the latest information and resources regarding planned giving and<br />

charitable gifts. Subscriptions are free at www.grfoundation.org.<br />

GUIDE TO GIVING HANDBOOK–<br />

Discuss the range of giving options with your client by using these stories of <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> residents who<br />

have included the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> in their estate plans.<br />

For more information, call the <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> development staff at 616.454.1751 or visit<br />

www.grfoundation.org.<br />

2007/2008 Professional<br />

Advisory Committee<br />

Daniel Baas, Founders Bank & Trust<br />

Glen Borre, Miller Johnson<br />

Jason Brinks, Crowe Chizek and Company LLC<br />

Robert Brower Jr., Miller Johnson<br />

Sharon Burtrum, Northern Trust Bank FSB<br />

Thomas Czerney, Beene Garter LLP<br />

Brian Downs, Macatawa Bank<br />

Christopher Edgar, Miller Johnson<br />

Charles Frayer, Crowe Chizek and Company LLC<br />

Frederick Gaul, Fifth Third Bank<br />

Dirk Hoffius, Varnum Riddering Schmidt & Howlett<br />

Thomas Jeakle, Prangley Marks LLP<br />

David Jensen, BDO Seidman LLP<br />

Carol Karr, Miller Johnson<br />

Bonnie Kopp, JPMorgan Private Client Services<br />

Marilyn Lankfer, Varnum Riddering Schmidt & Howlett<br />

Harold Marks, Prangley Marks LLP<br />

Dan Miller, Edward Jones Investments<br />

Jeffrey Power, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP<br />

James Ransford, J L Ransford CPA, PC<br />

Thomas Roberts, Macatawa Bank<br />

Robert Schellenberg Jr., Schellenberg & Evers PC<br />

Miles Schmidt, Miles V. Schmidt CPA PLC<br />

Thomas Swets, Northern Trust Bank FSB<br />

Michael Taylor, Miller Johnson<br />

Michael VanHaren, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP<br />

Charles Zimmerman, Rhoades McKee PC<br />

Marilyn Zack, Staff<br />

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Philanthropy starts with a<br />

desire to make a difference.<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> provides the professional services to help you accomplish your goals. Whether you make<br />

an <strong>annual</strong> gift to the Fund for <strong>Community</strong> Good or a major gift to create your own named fund (see types below), both will have<br />

enduring value as permanent community endowments. Giving cash, stock, real estate, retirement assets or even intellectual property<br />

are all ways to support the community you love. You can donate these assets during your lifetime or through a planned gift.<br />

The <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong>, working with your attorney, accountant or other advisor, can help create a plan that will achieve<br />

your philanthropic dreams. For more information, call Marilyn Zack, Vice President of Development, at 616.454.1751, ext. 127.<br />

Creating a named fund:<br />

You can select from the following fund types<br />

based on your desired level of involvement.<br />

All grants or scholarships will be made in the<br />

name of the fund unless you desire anonymity.<br />

NAMED FUND FOR COMMUNITY GOOD: This type of<br />

fund allows you to use the full resources of our<br />

professional grantmaking staff. Oversight by our<br />

Board of Trustees and volunteers ensures that<br />

grants are directed to areas where they will do the<br />

most good in our community, now and in the future.<br />

As community needs change, so will the programs<br />

that your fund supports.<br />

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FIELD OF INTEREST FUND: Again, your fund will<br />

benefit from the full resources of our staff and<br />

volunteers, but you provide an area of interest to<br />

focus their efforts. Grants from your fund will be used<br />

to benefit causes you care about, such as the arts,<br />

aging, children and youth, or the environment.<br />

SCHOLARSHIP FUND: With this fund, you will help<br />

set the scholarship criteria and the <strong>Community</strong><br />

<strong>Foundation</strong>’s staff will manage the program on<br />

your behalf. Each year, a volunteer committee<br />

reviews applications for the scholarship and selects<br />

the most worthy student recipient(s). If you choose,<br />

you can be a part of the selection process.<br />

LEGACY OR DYNAMIC DONOR ADVISED FUND:<br />

These funds are started by an individual, family<br />

or business. Much like private foundations, advised<br />

funds allow you to direct grantmaking to any 501(c)(3)<br />

nonprofit while relieving you of the administrative<br />

burdens of running a private foundation.<br />

NONPROFIT ENDOWMENT FUND: This type of fund can<br />

be established by an individual, family, business or<br />

a nonprofit itself. It provides permanent endowment<br />

support for the organization. Each year, a grant<br />

from the fund can be distributed to the nonprofit or<br />

retained for a future larger disbursement, according<br />

to the organization’s needs.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.<br />

About this year’s <strong>annual</strong> <strong>report</strong>: The interior paper is manufactured locally, in Muskegon Michigan, and contains FSC Certified 30% post-consumer waste.<br />

The cover paper is made from 100% pure, FSC Certified virgin fiber. Both are manufactured using 100% Green-e certified renewable energy.<br />

Printed locally with vegetable oil based inks. Please recycle your mailing envelope.<br />

Wendell Berry was born in 1934 and is a poet, author and essayist who lives in Port Royal Kentucky, where he and his family have farmed since the 1800s.<br />

Thank you to everyone involved in this year’s <strong>report</strong>: Art Direction/Graphic Design: Jane Bock, 12below design co. | Photography: Brian Kelly Photography<br />

Writing/Project Management: Roberta F. King, Vice President, PR and Marketing | Copy Editing: Joan Huyser-Honig, Huyser-Honig Creative Services<br />

Printing: Custom Printers Inc. | Paper Supplier: Quimby-Walstrom | Special Thanks: Amanda St. Pierre and Christina Zajicek, PR and Marketing<br />

team members; Blue Water Grill, Maple Hill Golf Club and Marie Catrib’s for location shots<br />

<strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong> <strong>Community</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> meets standards as set forth by the Council on <strong>Foundation</strong>s


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185 Oakes Street SW | <strong>Grand</strong> <strong>Rapids</strong>, Michigan 49503 | (616) 454.1751 | www.grfoundation.org

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