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And the Rest is History!

Who doesn’t love a good history lesson? Although our history isn’t steeped in intrigue and mystery, it is a story full of truly philanthropic individuals who saw a need and decided to be the change. It all started in 1993 when the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament came to town ...
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The Exclusive Fundraising Partner of Grand Rapids Public Schools

The Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation is dedicated to the educational well-being of every Grand Rapids Public Schools student. As the exclusive fundraising partner for GRPS, we are committed to linking community resources and raising funds to benefit the almost 17,000 students and 53 schools in the district. Why we ...
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Game Time, Play Time

Every Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) student deserves every opportunity to succeed. And as the exclusive fundraising partner of GRPS, the Student Advancement Foundation (SAF) is dedicated to raising funds that benefit each and every student. One such fund, earmarked to resolve urgent or essential needs of students as well ...
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For a second year, Deloitte’s Grand Rapids office has descended on a school in GRPS for the firm’s annual Impact Day. A day, for the past 18 years, that has been set aside for more than 60,000 Deloitte professionals –around the world- to spend the day volunteering in their communities ...
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Coach Jones, a Team and a Sunflower Seed

“Coach, I have something for you.” “You do?” With a sly smile on his face, he reaches deep into his backpack, rummaging around for a second. As his hand slides out, resting on his tiny palm is a sunflower seed. Our very own Cara Jones, Director of GR8 Sports Great ...
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