Live Artfully

Live Artfully Honoring Milt and Barb Rohwer

September 12, 2020

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for Live Artfully 2020, honoring Milt and Barb Rohwer on Saturday, September 12. Live Artfully is an annual event celebrating the vibrant culture in West Michigan and the individuals whose leadership, support, and collaboration make it possible. This year’s celebration honors Milt and Barb Rohwer for their passionate involvement in the arts and a civic vision that opens doors for collaboration, education, and greenspace in our community. Proceeds from this year’s event support the Museum’s mission of connecting people through art, creativity, and design. With our community partners, GRAM is committed to fostering an inclusive environment and equitable outcomes for all.

Live Artfully 2020 Recording

2020 Host Committee

Dirk and June Hoffius
Thomas Hordt and Winsome Kirton
Karen Rohwer Joseph
Scott and Linda LaFontsee
Henry Matthews and Tim Chester
Jim and Marie Preston
Jeff Rohwer

Presenting Sponsor

2020 Honorary Co-Chairs

David and Judy Frey 2013 Honorees
Hank and Liesel Meijer 2014 Honorees
Kate Pew Wolters 2015 Honoree
Bill and Marilyn Crawford 2016 Honorees
Daniel and Pamella DeVos 2017 Honorees
Dirk and June Hoffius 2018 Honorees
Scott and Linda LaFontsee 2019 Honorees

In-Kind Support

Bluewater Technologies Group, Inc.
Nyal Deems

Thank You Sponsors!

Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation

Frey Foundation
Fred & Katharine Keller

Karl & Patricia Betz
Fifth Third Bank
David & Judy Frey
Dirk & June Hoffius
PNC Bank
Jim & Marie Preston
Warner Norcross + Judd

Sam & Janene Cummings

Stan Cheff & Kate Reck
Bill & Marilyn Crawford
Doug & Margaret DeCamp
Mary Ann Keeler
Linda & Scott LaFontsee/LaFontsee Galleries
Porter Hills Foundation

Ken Betz & Pat Brewer
Kayem Dunn
Greg & Leah Hooks
J.C. & Tammy Huizenga
Kathleen Stewart Ponitz
Chris Vandenberg & Betsy Neubig

Jim & Donna Brooks
Marlin Feyen & Ruth Posthumus
Jim and Ginger Jurries Family Foundation
Owen & Bonnie Rottschafer
John & Valerie VanBaren

Susan & Martin Allen
David Baak & Betty Zylstra
Tim Chester & Henry Matthews
Bill & Anita Eerdmans
Ben Emdin & Sheila Beckemeyer
Twink Frey
Erin Gravelyn
Jim & Barbara Haveman
Margaret P. Idema
Win & Kyle Irwin
Holly & Erick Johnson Family Fund
Wallson & Rebecca Knack
Bill & Karen Lawrence
Jon & Mary Ann March
Mark and Elizabeth Murray
Ellen & Bob Nelson
The Nienhuis Family
Janet & Mark Nisbett
Progressive AE
Reagan Marketing + Design LLC

Thank you to our other event contributors and ticket purchasers!

Cindy & Rick Bandstra, Carissa Beadling, Marcia Beutner, Janet & John Boyles, John & Deb Byl, Maureen Fahey Dreher, Candy & Kost Elisevich, Lynne Ferrell, John Frey, Richard L. Fosmoen, Don & Laurie Gardner, Linsey Gleason, Carla Grant, George & Susan Heartwell, Earl & Donalee Holton, Bob Hooker, Tom & Barb Jackoboice, Riley Jensen & Pam Kidd, Karen Rohwer Joseph & Mark Joseph, Don and Ann Kelley, Dani & Matt Kool, Thomas Logan & Shirley Arrigo, Arend & Nancy Lubbers, Brad McGuire & Mary Morrissey, Colleen & Howard Mitchell, Thomas Northway & Diane St. Claire, Pat Olin & Bryant Broder, Martin & Enid Packard, Michael J. Pfleghaar & Tommy Allen, Margaret Ryan, Carol Sarosik & Shelley Padnos, Bill Scarbrough and Kate Kesteloot Scarbrough, Marlene Guter Seykora, Jack & Susan Smith, Karen Stokes, Jim & Pat Talen, Ellen & Daniel L. Vander Mey, Mark & Lynn van Stee, Nancy & Gerald Van Wesep, Janet & Jim Watkins, Rachel Webster, Steve Wilson, Joseph & Judith Zainea, and Bob Zylstra.

Donation Opportunity

If you were unable to attend the event, but would like to make a contribution in honor of Milt and Barb, please visit our Donate page and include Live Artfully 2020 in the comments section.

Contact Carroll Velie at or 616.242.5039 with further questions.