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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grand Rapids Art Museum Business Partners

as of August 4, 2014

Leadership Partners
Betz Industries
Steelcase Inc.

Platinum Partners
Howard Miller Company
Northern Trust
PNC Bank
PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP
Wolverine Worldwide

Gold Partners
Applause Catering + Events
Bank of America
Custer Inc.
CWD Real Estate
GR Outdoor
Grand Valley State University
Progressive AE
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
Alliance Beverage Distributing Inc.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment West Michigan
Community Media Center
Robert Daverman Architecture & Planning LLC
Edward Jones Investments
Fifth Third Bank
Gill Group
Herman Miller Inc.
J. Visser Design
JPMorgan Chase
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
McShane & Bowie, P.L.C.
Media Place Partners
Merrill Lynch
Michigan Radio 104.1 FM
Miller Johnson
Nobel Concrete
Oxford Financial Group, Ltd.
Reagan Marketing + Design, LLC
Veolia Energy Grand Rapids

Bronze Partners
Cascade Engineering Inc.
David Chandler Photography
Crowe Horwath LLP
DPB Communications
Eenhoorn, LLC
Founders Bank and Trust
Hossler Design
Hylant Group
IEQ Industries Ltd
Irwin Seating Company
Nordlie, Inc.
Norris Perné & French LLP
SoundOff Signal
Wolverine Building Group

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

GRAM Corporate Sponsorship Committee

Tammy Bailey
Joseph Doele*
Len Dyer
Shanna Reynolds*
Greta Schuil*
Eddie Tadlock

*Affiliate Committee Member