Growing Opportunity - A Partner Celebration: Ferris Grand Rapids and Cherry Health
Many thanks to our Growing Opportunity 2019 Sponsors:
Ferris Grand Rapids Council
Grand Rapids Community College
Kate and Richard Wolters Foundation
Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
Plante Moran PLLC & Rich Antonini
David & Patsy Eisler
Grand Rapids Public Museum
Grand Rapids Public Schools
Jim & Jeanne Giroux
HNI Risk Advisors
JK Elder & Associates
Linda Vos Graham & Kenneth Graham
MLive Media Group
Growing Opportunity 2020
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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.
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 Cherry Health, is opening doors and growing opportunity in our community.
HONORING CHERRY HEALTH AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TASHA BLACKMON
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Experience first-hand 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.