CANCELED- Gala 2020: Black Tie Block Party

Just like you, we certainly hate to miss a party…

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GRAM’s top priority is to ensure the health and safety of the Museum’s family, including staff, volunteers, and all of our fabulous community guests and Gala lovers. After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel the Gala 2020: Black Tie Block Party scheduled for Saturday, May 2. We are grateful for your support and understanding of this decision, and your commitment to the arts in our community. GRAM’s annual gala is not only a fun night at the Museum, but it’s also an important source of revenue that supports educational programming throughout the year. We are creatively thinking through ways to address this evolving issue and plan to have more information to share in the near future.

For specific questions or information, please contact Carroll Velie at or 616.822.4759.

Thank You!

A very warm thank you to this year’s Event Chair, Meg Goebel, and the entire Host Committee comprised of Tasha Blackmon, Ellie Frey, Chad Zagel, Michelle Hoexum, Greg Hooks, and Leah Hooks, for their dedication during the planning stages of this event. And a heartfelt thank you to the sponsors listed below, whose support make so much of what we do at the Museum possible. Thank you!

2020 Sponsors

Karl and Patricia Betz
Ken Betz and Pat Brewer*
J.C. and Tammy Huizenga
Bill and Marilyn Crawford*
Fifth Third Bank*
Greg and Meg Willit*
Hand Surgery Centre | Elite Plastic Surgery
PNC Bank*
Warner Norcross + Judd*
The Keeler Foundation aka The Miner S. and Mary Ann Keeler Fund*
Kurt and Madelon Hassberger
Michael and Lynette Ellis
Don Cooper and Kathryn Carolan*
Kost and Candy Elisevich*
Kathleen Stewart Ponitz*
Dr. Sandra and Mr. Warren Rempel*

Prime Buchholz
Bruce and Rita Bailey*
Twink Frey

*Funds from these sponsors have generously been redirected to support another area of the Museum in lieu of the Gala. Thank you for your support!