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Thank you to all who attended MindShare 2014! With your help, we raised over $260,000 for SAF programming at Grand Rapids Public Schools. We could not do this important work without the wonderful support of our community. Visit our MindShare archive page or Youtube channel to view video of the event and the inspiring stories shared by our students and teachers.


MindShare is the SAF’s premiere gala—a fund- and friend-raising event like no other.  MindShare is our opportunity to showcase the talents of Grand Rapids Public Schools students, present the successes our campaigns have achieved, and announce our newest endeavors to remove barriers to student success.  We hear it from guests year after year, “MindShare is the one event you can’t miss!


We are extremely grateful to our MindShare 2014 sponsors. Thank you for helping us ignite the opportunities, passions, and dreams of Grand Rapids Public Schools students!

MindShare 2014 is presented by the Amway One by One Campaign for Children:



$10,000 Succeeding Level Sponsorship

Doug & Maria DeVos Foundation

Richard & Helen DeVos Foundation

The Klopcic Family Foundation


$5,000 Growing Level Sponsorship

Autocam logo

Dean Transportation


Peter and Joan Secchia

Wolverine Worldwide logo


$2,500 Learning Level Sponsorship

  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

  BlueWater Partners LLC logo

Clark Hill PLC logo

Crowe Horwath LLP

   EY logo

  The Barbara A. and Mark J. Gerson Trust

  Mike and Sue Jandernoa

  James & Amy Keane+

  W.K. Kellogg Foundation  

Kendall College of Art and Design logo

  Kentwood Office Furniture

   Legacy Trust logo

   McGarry Bair PC

  Mercy Health logo

   Steelcase Inc.

  Marilyn Titche

Universal Forest Products

  The Steve Van Andel Foundation


  Veldheer, Long, Mackay, & Bernecker Group logo



$1,500 Inspiring Level Sponsorship

Amway Hotel Corporation

Aquinas College

Betz Industries


Calvin College

Chemical Bank


Custer, Inc.

CWD Real Estate Investment

Davenport University


Ben & Susan Emdin/Bert & Janet Bleke

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids - Kent County Convention/Arena Authority Community Inclusion Group

Grand Valley State University

Greg & Leah Hooks

Hungerford Nichols CPAs & Advisors

Irwin Seating Company

Rita & Jack Kirkwood

Wally & Becky Knack

Lake Michigan Credit Union

Miller Johnson

MLive Media Group - The Grand Rapids Press

MSU Alumni Club of West Michigan

Norris, Perne & French LLP


Orion Construction

Carol Paine-McGovern

Dan Pfeiffer Auto Group

PNC Bank

Rockford Construction

Suchovsky Family

Amy & Nick Thole


Triangle Associates, Inc.

Varnum LLP

Elizabeth Welch Lykins

West Michigan Janitorial

Williams Group

Williams Kitchen & Bath


$500 Developing Level Sponsorship

Baker Holtz CPAs & Advisors

David H. & Mary Kay Berles

Cascade Engineering


Mary & Bill Ford

Founders Bank & Trust

Don & Laurie Gardner

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Hoffman Jewelers

John Hunting+


Win & Kyle Irwin

Mike & Kathy Lloyd

Mercantile Bank

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

The Missad Foundation+

Rhett & Jeralyn Pinksy

Jim & Marie Preston

School Uniforms by Screen Ideas

The Sharpe Collection


Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Whitecaps Community Foundation


In-kind Sponsors

Aria Show Technololgy

Creative Displays and Marketing

Eastern Floral logo

stellafly logo