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
GRAM needs your help to raise $25,000 for Learning and Creativity programs. Founding Art for Life members Bill and Marilyn Crawford are offering a dollar-for-dollar challenge match of up to $25,000 for donations in support of Learning and Creativity programs. For every $1 that is donated through August 31, 2018 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 vital 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?
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How You Can Help
Art for Life Benefits

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Bill and Marilyn Crawford
Steelcase Foundation
Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation
James and Mary Nelson
Peter C. & Emajean Cook Foundation
Frey Foundation
Wolverine Worldwide Foundation
Ted and Brenda Frey
PNC Bank
DeVries Jewelers
Keller Foundation
Reagan Marketing + Design, LLC
Janet Gatherer Boyles & John Boyles
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
Thomas H. Logan
Open Systems Technologies
Till and Bernice Peters
The Samuel L. Westerman Foundation
Jonathan and Leslie Anderson
Eleanor L. Bryant
Cascade Engineering Inc.
EDP Foundation
Robert and Patricia Nelson
Brewery Vivant
Mary Jo Chaput
Dale and Ellen Dehaan
Daniel and Kate Diedrich
Arline Dzwonkowski
Suzanne and Gary Eberle
Raymond and Lillian Fuller
Gordon and Ginny Geldof
David George
Janet A. Haynes
David J. Horning, M.D.
Pamela Jansen
Beverly Jansma
Norbert Kugele
Dawn and Stephen Kuhn
Barrie and Jim Loeks
Janet McCasey
Glen Johnson and Tom Merchant
Ken and Sandy Rausch
Mary Rodenburg
Robert and Karen Schermer
John Steketee
JoAnn Stevenson
Phyllis VanAndel

For more information about the Art for Life, please contact Laura Bull, Donor Relations Manager, at or 616.831.2907.