Exhibition Society



The Exhibition Society is a dedicated group of Museum supporters whose generosity provides the annual support necessary to ensure growth and sustainability for the Museum’s dynamic exhibition calendar.

2016-2017 Exhibition Society Members
Wege Foundation
James and Mary Nelson
Steelcase Inc.
Dirk Hoffius
Greg and Meg Willit
Eenhoorn, LLC.
Greenleaf Trust
Lizbeth O’Shaughnessy
Applause Catering + Events
Bank of America
Merrill Lynch
Shelley Padnos and Carol Sarosik
The Louis and Helen Padnos Foundation
Progressive AE
Rothbury Farms
Donald Battjes, Jr.
Robert Daverman, AIA /
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Joseph H. Doele
Kurt and Madelon Hassberger
Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC
Dana Friis-Hansen and Mark Holzbach
Glen Johnson and Tom Merchant
Martin and Enid Packard
Bill and Kate Scarbrough
Triangle Associates, Inc.
J. Visser Design
Mark and Wendy Wassink
Erin Gravelyn
Ritsu Katsumata and Stafford Smith
Reagan Marketing + Design
Jane Timmer
Anita Carter
Kathryn Chaplow Interior Design
Catherine M. Creamer
Jason Ferguson Productions
Stephanie Naito
Barbara Timmer and Catherine Glynn Benkaim
Via Design
Watermark Insurance Services

For more information or to join the Exhibition Society, contact Laura Bull, Donor Relations Manager, at 616.831.2907 or by email.

Exhibitions are at the core of the Museum experience, inviting community
participation, inspiring compelling opportunities for learning, and laying the
foundation for artist talks, panel discussions, and member events. We invite you
to join an exclusive group of supporters in helping to make exciting and dynamic
exhibitions at GRAM possible!

To serve the greatest need, while offering maximum flexibility, the Exhibition
Society provides broad support for GRAM’s exhibitions throughout the year. The
amount of monetary support needed for each exhibition varies, and the flexibility
of this support enables GRAM to more efficiently plan, prepare, and deliver
engaging exhibitions.

Your gift is a unique philanthropic investment in a year-long series of exhibitions
that contribute to the cultural vitality of the city. The GRAM Exhibition Society
provides a base of support for exhibitions and related needs, such as shipping
fees for works on loan from other institutions, research travel for curators, gallery
preparations and custom-made mounts, conservation, public programming,
marketing, and more.

As a member of the GRAM Exhibition Society, you will be recognized on one or
more exhibition title walls. You will also be the Museum’s special guest at exclusive
events for donors who have invested in the sustainability of exhibitions and the
continued longevity of the Museum.

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