Memorials and Tributes

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Memorials

Giving a gift to the Community Foundation in memory of a loved one is a way to support your community and pay respect to the life of a special person. This list is updated quarterly and reflects gifts made in the past twelve months.
Last updated July 7, 2020.

Fred VanBemmelen

Dick Race

Kenneth and Carol Councilor

Earl Babcock

E. Paul Babcock

Vonda Walma

Elizabeth Curtis

Dolores VanDongen

Mrs. Darrell Crose

Robert Erskin

Gary & Victoria Verplank

Marie Davidek

Don Sheffield

Bob Taylor

Edward Tompkins

Carolyn Bennett

Jack & Deanne Billups

Yvonne Creason

Josh DeGram

Pete Smith

Greg Bush

Jeffrey Longstreet

Gary Baas

Ken Ranta

Daniel Reiss

Kyle Moreland

R. Neal Stanton

Alex Crum

Kevin Ernst

Terence Casey

Roger and Lois Vander Meulen

Gordon Duram

Ben MacNeill

Albert and Doris Knuth

Kenneth DeWitt

Mary Zitta

Jack Hoebeke

Dale Janke

Ken and Nettie Bol

Majorie Boon

Robert Swart

James Swart

Jack Feldt

Judith Waanders

Leo Zupin

Glenn Yoas

Ronald Braak

Judge Jacob & Betty Ponstein

Vicki Nelson

Mary McGinnis

Gary Verplank

Merlin Willey Jr.

Edith Persing

Richard Rhem

Bertha Fase

Jerry Sherman

Garry Mesler

David Fritz

Maurice Boon

David Greer

Robert Whitney

Doug Baker

Richard Huff

Ted John

Mary Lou Matzen

Gwen Moeggonborg

Janice Rempinski

Judy Bielema

Phyllis VanDyken

Rick Creque

Tributes

Giving a gift to the Community Foundation as a tribute to a special person in a generous and thoughtful gift. This list is updated quarterly and reflects gifts made in the past twelve months.
Last updated July 7, 2020.

Bob Mersereau

Donald Moss

Edna McCarthy

Ronald Lukasik

Ken & Sue Larson

Connie Holley

Dean and Rob Enell

Scott Fredricks

John Bryson

Evelyn Holtrop

John Clickner

Eugene Rothi

Don Rosinski

David Seaver

Jane Curtis

Daneen Caro

Mike & Cathy Smith

Julie Stephenson

William Patrick

Soup for All

Rob and Sophia Veneklasen

Thomas Wagasky

Judy Hill

Ian and Hannah Wood

Mel & Bev Simpson

Mom’s Club of Grand Haven

Hunter and Maddox Pfeiffer

India Peek Jensen

Lynne Kinkema

From all of us at the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, thank you! It’s our donors who ensure the community gets the care it needs. We appreciate each and every one of you!
From all of us at the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, thank you! It’s our donors who ensure the community gets the care it needs. We appreciate each and every one of you!

Donor Impact Stories

Why I Give: The Reinecke Family

Why I Give: The Reinecke Family

The Reinecke family has made a tradition of giving back. “Our grandmother, Frances Reinecke, gave back to the community in countless ways, but there was always one consistent theme,” said Jason Reinecke. “Frances had an enormous heart for children and families that were disadvantaged. Her compassion for others has instilled a sense of pride within our family but also the motivation to follow in her footsteps.”

Why We Give: Joyce & Andy Cawthon

Why We Give: Joyce & Andy Cawthon

Andy and Joyce Cawthon chose to open a named greatest needs fund because “there is great value in pooling resources with other people of a similar mind,” said Andy. “My individual giving might not have an impact on a pressing community need, and if I’m picking the beneficiary, how do I know if I’m picking the best thing? We trust the foundation to make that decision for us.” By making an unrestricted contribution to the foundation, the Cawthons can rest assured that today, tomorrow, and forever those resources will be invested wisely and with a focus on impact.

Why We Give: Ken and Mary Terpstra

Why We Give: Ken and Mary Terpstra

For Ken and Mary Terpstra, teaching their children to give back to the community has been something they’ve always strived to do.

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