Corporate Partner Spotlight

Greenleaf Trust

  Green Leaf Trust Tom De Meester Photo

Our support of the arts is in part a reflection of our founders’, Ronda E. Stryker’s and William D. Johnston’s, long-standing patronage of the creative community,” shared Tom DeMeester, Managing Director of the new Grand Rapids office.

Greenleaf Trust was founded as one of Michigan’s first privately held and managed trust-only banks, with specialized disciplines in wealth management, trust administration, and retirement plan administration. With headquarters in Kalamazoo and three additional offices across the state, Greenleaf Trust is making its West Michigan debut this fall in downtown Grand Rapids at 25 Ottawa Avenue. Greenleaf Trust has been quick to establish itself as a key philanthropic partner in support of our community by joining GRAM’s Leading Corporate Partner circle. Greenleaf Trust was the lead sponsor of the Fourth Annual Live Artfully Dinner honoring Bill and Marilyn Crawford, and has pledged support for numerous events and exhibitions throughout the upcoming year, including Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion.

You see this support most visibly in the artwork that adorns our offices, but even more so in the dynamic missions of the arts organizations we support and the vibrant communities enriched by their efforts. While GRAM is committed to art, ideas, and dialogue that enrich the human spirit, Greenleaf is committed to fiduciary integrity and generational financial security that makes long-term support of the arts possible.”

Named in 2015 as one of the Top 25 Best Small and Medium Workplaces in the US and as one of the Top 100 Best Workplaces for Women, Greenleaf Trust is chartered to remain privately held in perpetuity, meaning it’s free from conflicts of interest and has the ability to truly focus on its clients’ well-being. Learn more about Greenleaf Trust at

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