Growing Opportunity - A Partner Celebration: Ferris Grand Rapids and Cherry Health

Many thanks to our Growing Opportunity 2020 Major Donors and Sponsors:

The Meijer Foundation

Feyen Zylstra

Kennari Consulting

Lacks Enterprises, Inc.

Mercantile Bank of Michigan

Plante Moran PLLC & Rich Antonini

Spectrum Health

Andy J Egan Co., Inc.

Cherry Health

Ernst & Young

Grand Rapids Public Museum

Grand Rapids Community College

Jim & Jeanne Giroux

HNI Risk Advisors

JK Elder & Associates

Susan K and William T Jones

Lake Michigan Credit Union

Rockford Construction

RoMan Manufacturing 


Growing Opportunity 2020

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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 third annual Growing Opportunity will showcase how Ferris and Cherry Health work together to have a transformative effect and change lives –the positive difference innovative collaboration makes for the health and welfare of area families. Proceeds from this event are matched 1:1 and support the West Michigan Opportunity Scholarship Fund at Ferris State University.

2018 Photo Gallery

2019 Photo Gallery

Growing Opportunities Partnership


Experience how Ferris Grand Rapids and Cherry Health are partnering to put serve our community and prepare the next generation of providers 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.