Growing Opportunity | A Partner Celebration

Many thanks to our 2018 Sponsors for their generous support:



Steelcase, Inc.


Ferris Grand Rapids Council

Grand Rapids Public Schools

Jandernoa Foundation

Kate and Richard Wolters Foundation

Kennari Consulting

Lacks Enterprises, Inc.

Linda Vos-Graham and
Kenneth U. Graham

Mercantile Bank

MLive Media Group

Plante Moran

Rockford Construction


Chemical Bank

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

Posh Petals

RoMan Manufacturing

Susan and Bill Jones

May 16, 2018, New Vintage Place, Grand Rapids

growing opportunity

Thank You!

Thank you for attending Growing Opportunity and learning about how Ferris innovates, collaborates, and dreams big with Grand Rapids Public Schools. Together, on May 16th, we grew incredible opportunities for generations of Ferris students to come. We now invite you to continue the journey with us.

For information on how you can get involved with Ferris in Grand Rapids or provide insight and resources to the partnerships we featured at the event, please contact Barbara Benda at

For more on the Ferris Futures Scholarship Challenge and Ferris State University’s Now & Always Campaign, you can connect with Barbara, or
visit our website.

Thank you again for helping to make our inaugural
Growing Opportunity: A Partner Celebration an impactful success!


Support the West Michigan Opportunity Endowed Scholarship

West Michigan Opportunity Scholarship

If you were inspired by the work you learned about on May 16, please consider supporting West Michigan students through our Opportunity Scholarship.

Make a gift today!

Special Moments from the Gala

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