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 Annual Fundraising Events


Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation hosts special fundraising events every year to share our work with the community and to provide an opportunity for investment.


Foundation for the Future Luncheon

This annual luncheon is free and open to the public and provides a community update about the work of the Grand Rapids Public Schools. The luncheon is a fundraiser as well where guests have the opportunity to make a financial contribution to the Foundation. Save the date for October 11, 2017. For more information please email Cindy Conkle at



This annual event showcases the talents of Grand Rapids Public Schools students, highlights the impact of our work and gives the community the opportunity to invest in educational opportunities to help all of our students to learn, develop and thrive. Save the date for April 25, 2018. Learn More


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