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MindShare


 

Together
we unite

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When

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
6:30 – 9 pm
Doors open at 5:30 pm

Where

JW Marriott Hotel
International Ballroom
235 Louis St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Attire

Business

MindShare is the Student Advancement Foundation’s premiere gala. This annual event showcases the talents of Grand Rapids Public Schools students, highlights the impact of the Foundation’s work, and gives the community the opportunity to invest in educational opportunities to help all students learn, develop and thrive.

Become a sponsor

Interested in joining the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation as a MindShare sponsor? Download a sponsorship form or email Cindy at cindy@grsaf.org, to request a ticket or to learn more about sponsorship.

Why should I donate?

The Student Advancement Foundation believes that every child deserves meaningful educational experiences and opportunities to reach his/her highest potential. Your donation supports an equitable approach to education whereby student success is no longer dictated by access to resources, but instead only by their own unlimited potential and interests.

Sponsorship levels

$10,000 Succeeding: Two tables of eight in a premier location

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Top recognition onstage and in SAF’s annual report

Company name in print materials, including event program and SAF summer newsletter

Company/organization featured in social media opportunities, including name and link on SAF website and on Facebook

Company/organization name and logo featured on screen during event program

$5,000 Growing: One table of eight in a preferred location

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Recognition of company/organization onstage and in all communications and materials

Company name in print materials, including event program, SAF summer newsletter and annual report

Company/organization featured in social media opportunities, including name and link on SAF website and on Facebook

Company/organization name featured on screen during event program

$2,500 Learning: One table of eight in a preferred location

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Company name in print materials, including event program, SAF new newsletter and annual report

Company/organization featured in social media opportunities, including name and link on SAF website and on Facebook

Company/organization name featured on screen during event program

$1,500 Inspiring: One table of eight

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Company/organization recognized in program and on screen during event

Company/organization name recognized in SAF summer newsletter and annual report

$500 Developing: Two seats

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Company/organization name recognized in program and on screen during event

Company/organization recognized in SAF summer newsletter and annual report

$125 Individual: One seat

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MindShare 2017 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

  • Succeeding

  • Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation
  • Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation
  • Klopcic Family Foundation
  • Liesel Litzenburger Meijer Fund
  • Meijer
  • ORION CONSTRUCTION
  • Steelcase Inc.
  • Growing

  • Autocam Medical
  • Dean Transportation
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Secchia Family
  • Warner, Norcross & Judd LLP
  • John and Amanda Wheeler Family Trust
  • RDV Corporation
  • Wolverine Worldwide
  • Learning

  • BISSELL
  • BlueWater Partners, LLC
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network
  • Cascade Engineering
  • Crowe Horwath LLP
  • Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc.
  • DWH
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Jandernoa Foundation
  • Jim and Amy Keane
  • Kentwood Office Furniture
  • Lake Michigan Credit Union
  • Legacy Trust
  • McGarry Bair
  • Miller Johnson & Attorneys
  • Rockford Construction
  • Secchia Family
  • Marilyn Titche
  • Russ and Chris Visner
  • Wells Fargo
  • Williams Kitchen & Bath
  • The Winchester/Donkey
  • Inspiring

  • AHC+Hospitality
  • Anonymous
  • Bank of America
  • C2AE/TMP
  • Calvin College
  • The Christman Group
  • Chemical Bank
  • Comcast
  • Davenport University
  • Deloitte
  • Erhardt Construction
  • Ferris State University/Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
  • Marlin Feyen & Ruth Posthumus
  • Jan & Max Gibbs
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Grand Rapids Education Association
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Irwin Seating Company
  • Kennari Consulting
  • Kingscott
  • Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
  • Ray Loeschner
  • Macatawa Bank
  • Mercantile Bank of Michigan
  • Mercy Health
  • Merrill Lynch- The Veldheer, Long, Mackay & Bernecker Group
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • MOSS
  • Becky and Wally Knack
  • Pfeiffer Lincoln
  • Plante Moran
  • PNC
  • Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge
  • Spectrum Health
  • Thrun Law Firm, P.C.
  • TowerPinkster
  • Jeff and Julie Towner
  • Triangle Associates
  • Varnum LLP
  • Williams Group
  • West Michigan Spartans
    • Developing

    • Anonymous
    • Aquinas College
    • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
    • Syd and Mary Baxter
    • BDO
    • Cedar Crest Dairy, Inc.
    • Comerica Bank
    • Commerce Bank
    • Custer, Inc.
    • Don & Laurie Gardner
    • Hoffman Jewelers
    • Hungerford Nichols CPAs & Advisors
    • Huntington Bank
    • Independent Bank
    • Mark and Cynthia Janes
    • Pamela Wells-Marcusse and Tom Marcusse
    • Mixed Staffing & Recruiting
    • MLive Media Group/ The Grand Rapids Press
    • Northern Trust
    • Old National
    • Pondera Leadership Consulting
    • Jim and Marie Preston
    • The Sharpe Collection
    • Phil and Beth Skaggs
    • Michele Suchovsky & John Gabrosek
    • Adriana Tanner, MD
    • Via Design
    • John and Maribeth Wardrop
    • Elizabeth Welch
    • Wolverine Coil Spring Co.
    • YMCA

The Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our Tax ID number is #38-3137984.

2017 Host Committee

  • Chairs

  • India Manns
  • Julie Towner
  • Jill Wilterdink
  • Charles Ash
  • Deb Bailey
  • Micki Benz
  • Troy Butler
  • Christopher Dean
  • Kellie Dean
  • Julia de Jonge
  • Laurie Gardner
  • Brendan Geary
  • Natalie Hall
  • Mark Janes
  • Kevin Jeakle
  • Becky Knack
  • Kathleen McEwen
  • Gretchen Mousel
  • Larry Oberst
  • Jeff Snyder
  • Adriana Tanner, MD
  • LaTarro Traylor
  • Lauren Warner
  • Jill Walsh

Board of Directors

  • President

  • Deb Bailey
  • Vice President

  • Charles Ash
  • Secretary

  • D. Andrew Portinga
  • Treasurer

  • Brookton Behm
  • Christina Arnold
  • Maria DeVos
  • Brendan Geary
  • Max Gibbs
  • Art Gray
  • Mark Janes
  • Amy Keane
  • Madelaine Lane
  • Paul Lee
  • Quan Mac
  • Liesel Litzenburger Meijer
  • Adriana Tanner, MD
  • Julie Towner
  • Maribeth Wardrop
  • Jill Wilterdink
  • Ex Officio

  • Teresa Weatherall Neal
  • Wendy Falb, Ph.D.