Growing Opportunity - A Partner Celebration: Ferris Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Community College
Many thanks to last year's sponsors for their generous support:
Ferris Grand Rapids Council
Grand Rapids Public Schools
Kate and Richard Wolters Foundation
Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
Linda Vos-Graham and Kenneth U. Graham
MLive Media Group
David and Patsy Eisler
Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Rapids Public Museum
HNI Risk Advisors
James and Jeanne Giroux
JK Elder & Associates
Lake Michigan Credit Union
Susan and Bill Jones
May 15, 2019, Grand Rapids
Ferris State University in Grand Rapids meets students ‘where they are’. Beyond traditional college recruitment, Ferris Grand Rapids works with under-connected and under-represented communities: listening, identifying needs, and finding partners. Since 1991, Ferris Grand Rapids has been building these bridges for the educational and professional achievement of current and future students while cultivating a vibrant and supportive community around them.
This important work is not done alone, in a vacuum. Our work engages partner organizations that in turn make our programming more robust and valuable to students. The second annual Growing Opportunity will showcase how Ferris and GRCC work together to have a transformative effect and change lives –the positive difference innovative collaboration makes for area families. Proceeds from this event are matched 1:1 and support the West Michigan Opportunity Scholarship Fund at Ferris State University.
Growing Opportunity: A Partner Celebration is more than an opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues, it is a backstage pass into the collaborations that pave pathways to student success. A seated dinner and moving program round out an inspirational evening focusing on all of the ways in which Ferris, along with our partner Grand Rapids Community College, is opening doors and growing opportunity in our community.
HONORING GRCC PRESIDENT
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The Kindel Room at
Experience first-hand how Ferris Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Community College are partnering to put local students on the path through college to successful careers, responsible citizenship and lifelong learning.
Proceeds to benefit college scholarships for local students.
Contact Barbara Benda, Executive Director of Leadership Giving, at (616) 643-1115 for more information.