Business Partners

Overview and Benefits
Corporate donations to the Art Museum can be designated to the Annual Fund, Underwriting, Programming, or Special Events depending on the preference of the Corporation. Many corporations value the additional recognition received through sponsorship of exhibitions or programs. The Business Partnership brochure highlights donor benefits for each level of financial support.


Upcoming Events

Business Partner Dollar Day
Employees of our Business Partners are invited to enjoy the
Grand Rapids Art Museum

For $1 Admission*

Saturday, February 22, 2014
10am – 5pm

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*Please present your Employee ID or other proof of employment at the Guest Services Desk upon admission.
Employees may bring 1 adult guest and any children 18 and under to be admitted for $1 each.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibition Underwriting
Underwriting gifts assist the Art Museum in the presentation of works of Art to West Michigan from collaborating organizations in the United States and abroad, offering our residents the very best in cultural opportunities.

Upcoming Exhibitions
Support a future exhibition with a contribution during 2012. Sponsorship levels available at $50,000, $25,000, $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 levels.

Programming Sponsorships
Sponsoring programming at the Art Museum, allows complementary programming to be developed to enrich visitor experience at GRAM, engaging all ages and backgrounds.

$50,000+
Sponsor Friday Night at GRAM: full year sponsorship October 1—September 30, named opportunity, $60,000
Provide Lead Sponsorship for future exhibitions

$25,000-$49,999
Friday Nights at GRAM: half year sponsorship October 1—March 31 or April 1—September 30, $30,000
Supporting gift for future exhibitions
Educational programming sponsorship
Sponsor the Art Museum Christmas Tree and participate in the tree lighting ceremony, $25,000

$10,000-$24,999
Free Tuesdays: sponsor museum admission for one year, $20,000
Summer Art Camp Presenting Sponsorship, $15,000
Sponsor Members Annual Children’s Holiday Party, $10,000
Supporting gift for future exhibitions
Educational programming sponsorship

$5,000-$9,999
School tours: sponsor free admission for 1,250 students ($4 per student), $5,000
Summer Art Camps: sponsor one week of camp for children ages five to twelve to connect with original works of art, build their creative skills, and participate in a mini-exhibition celebration, $5,000
Skate and Create sponsorship, $5,000: families receive a $2 per person admission to Drop-In: Family Saturdays after ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle
Educational programming sponsorship

$2,500-$4,999
Sponsor a Business Partner Tap into GRAM reception
School tours: sponsor free admission for 625 students ($4 per student), $2,500
Sponsor an unveiling reception for art acquisitions: private reception for enhanced members and donors, $2,500
Sponsor an Art Museum Intern for six months

$1,000-$2,499
Join the Business Partnership program
School tours: sponsor free admission for 250 students ($4 per student), $1,000
Sponsor a Lecture Series or Guest Speaker appearance


Current Partners

As of January 2014

Leadership Partners
Amway
Betz Industries
Meijer
Steelcase Inc.

Platinum Partners
Haworth, Inc.
Howard Miller Company
Northern Trust
PNC Bank
PwC
Wolverine Worldwide

Gold Partners
Applause Catering + Events
Bank of America
BDO USA, LLP
BISSELL Inc.
Custer Inc.
CWD Real Estate
Eenhoorn, LLC.
Ferris State University
GR Outdoor
Mlive Media Group
PADNOS
RDV Corporation
Rothbury Farms
Schuil Coffee Co.
Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge
Square One Design
Triangle Associates, Inc.
Varnum LLP
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Silver Partners
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Calvin College
Calvin Theological Seminary
Christie’s
Edward Jones Investments
Ellis Parking Company
Robert Daverman Architecture & Planning LLC
Fifth Third Bank
Gill Group
Grand Rapids Kent County Convention Arena Authority
Grand Valley State University
Herman Miller Inc.
Jansen Valk Thompson Reahm PC
JPMorgan Chase
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
McShane & Bowie, P.L.C.
Merrill Lynch
Michigan Radio 104.1 FM
Miller Johnson
Mitch Ranger Photography
Nobel Concrete
Oxford Financial Group, Ltd.
Reagan Marketing + Design, LLC
Skytron
SUSPA, Incorporated
Veolia Energy Grand Rapids
WGVU Public Media
X-Rite, Incorporated

Bronze Partners
Cascade Engineering Inc.
Citizenshirt
Conduit
Crowe Horwath LLP
David Chandler Photography
DPB Communications
Founders Bank and Trust
Gordon Food Service Inc.
Hossler Design
Hylant Group
IEQ Industries Ltd
Irwin Seating Company
Nordlie, Inc.
Norris Perné & French LLP
Priority Health
Rockford Construction Company
SoundOff Signal
TowerPinkster

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Andy J. Egan Company, Inc.
Beebe & Associates
Besco Water Treatment, Inc.
Comerica Bank
Jeffery Roberts Design
St. Julian Wine Co.
Summit Construction & Mgt. Inc.
Willis of Michigan, Inc.