...just a few of the ways we felt after our 10th Anniversary Family Gala on June 8, 2013! Over 400 supporters joined us on the grounds of the Brookby Estate for our milestone celebration. This one-of-a-kind event was a magical outdoor experience perfect for the whole family! We enjoyed live performances by River City Improv, Faux Grass Quartet, and more.  

Take a peek at some of the magical moments caught on camera.  

Special thanks to for the amazing cuisine and cocktails donated by some Grand Rapids’ finest restaurants, including: 

  • Amore Trattoria Italiana
  • Bistro Bella Vita
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Brewery Vivant
  • The Crushed Grape
  • Kent Beverage
  • Louis Benton Steakhouse
  • Gilmore Collection
  • Shiraz Grille
  • Twisted Rooster
  • Watermark Grille. 

Collectively, we more than accomplished our three goals for the event, and are excited to share our successes with you.  To learn more, click here.  

Generously Sponsored By:


Gala Supporting Sponsor


 Gala Champion Sponsors




 Gala Partnering Sponsors




National Training Center


 Gala Hero Sponsor


Bissell Inc.

Cascade Chiropractic Clinic, P.C.

Chase Bank

Die Tech And Engineering, Inc.

Jay & Barb Ertl

Tom and Donna Farrington

Fifth Third Bank

The Heynen Family 

Dan & Ann Jacques

Dr. Vas & Myrthri Janardan

Kent Manufacturing Company

Lacks Enterprises, Inc.

Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones PLC

Mills Benefit Group, A Lighthouse Company

The Michael and Christina Rosloniec Family

Larry and Marsha Veenstra

The Clark & Whitney Families