Art for Life

Art for Life

You can help inspire creativity and imagination by supporting dynamic art education programs at GRAM, including school tours, family events, Art Camp scholarships, and outreach to the community.

Contributions for Art for Life are dedicated to sustaining and growing the vital work of our Learning and Creativity Department. This financial support will help sustain the multi-faceted, award-winning programming that GRAM provides for the Greater Grand Rapids community.

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Art for Life Challenge Match

Double your impact!

Please help us make our goal to raise $25,000! For every $1 that is donated through August 31, 2019 to Art for Life programming, GRAM will receive a matching contribution up to $25,000.

Gifts directed to the Art for Life Challenge Match are dedicated to sustaining and growing the dynamic work of our Learning and Creativity Department. By providing essential support for art education, your gift supports thousands of underserved community members in innovative art education programs to inspire learning in the museum environment and to foster connections across our city.

Who Supports the Art for Life?
What Activities Does the Art for Life Support?
How You Can Help
Art for Life Benefits

Thank you to our supporters!

Bill and Marilyn Crawford
James and Mary Nelson
Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation
Herman Miller Cares Foundation
Peter C. and Emajean Cook Foundation
Gregory and Rajene Betz
Wolverine Worldwide Foundation
Keller Foundation
PNC Bank
Marilyn Titche
Greg and Leah Hooks
Glen Johnson and Tom Merchant
Reagan Marketing + Design, LLC
TEGNA Foundation
The Samuel L. Westerman Foundation
Janet Gatherer Boyles & John Boyles
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
Bodies of Art
The Louis and Helen Padnos Foundation
Kathleen Stewart Ponitz
Till and Bernice Peters
OCM Development LLC
Richard and Elizabeth Barrett
Dr. Robert and Mrs. Suzanne Bowman
Peter & Carol Cordes
Kurt and Janet Dietsch
Patricia H. Flynn
Toby and Jill Gebben
Mary and Daniel George
Max and Janet Gibbs
Tim and Char Hill
Bruce Honholt
Margaret P. Idema
Mary Jean and Michael Keating
Constance Kopchick
Janet Krueger and Bruce Goodman
Daryn and Kira Kuipers
Richard Livingston
Mark and Karin Matusiak
Gerald and Linda Mears
Carl Plantinga and Cynthia Kok
Jeff and Kim Ridings
Douglas Storrs
Ruth Stubbs
Steele and Mary Taylor
Dean J. Toriella
Dr. Ghayas and Joy Uddin
Kathy and Larry Wildt
Brigid Avery
Bruce and Rita Bailey
Ellen Brubaker and John Ross Thompson
Jacqueline Cattani
Victoria Crawford
Maureen and John Darling
Kevin and Cynthia Fitzgerald
Catherine Giguere
Pamela Jansen
Bill and Nella Kennedy
Kandace and Andrew Knapp
Mary Kuhn
Steve and Jessica Kurylowicz
Dick and Noel McGarrity
Jacob and Leona Nyenhuis
Karen Penney and Don VanderHoff
Suzanne Richards
Richard and Esther Ross
Dr. Yvonne and William VanEe
Susan and Steven Vegter
Timothy and Janet Verity
Gail Werner

For more information about the Art for Life, please contact the Advancement Office, at or 616.831.2907.