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 September 28, 2021

Kenneth Achterhof

MaryKay Alguire

Gary Baas

Wilma Barnosky

Gary Bisacky

Susan Bissell

Jake Bouman

Richard Briegel

Janet Briegel

John Carlyle

Lisa Casler

Leslie Cassis-Withun

Staci Cheadle

Daniel Cherette

Barbara Connolly

Fred Cooper

Lois Coston

Mary Creason

Kenneth DeWitt

Gordon Duram

Kevin Ernst

Steven Gardner

Gretchen Garrison

Linda Hall

Jim Hardy

Albert and Doris Knuth

Peggy Leach

Joseph Legatz

Nancy Lilley

Beaulah Mann

Mary Lou Matzen

Kathryn Moessner

Nancy Moss

Marlene Palmisano

William Reinecke

Jill Roberts

Margery Schnell

Tom Smith

Mary Teitsma

Kirsten Terborg

Robert Thomas

Seymour Van Weelden

Fred VanBemmelen

Fredric vandenBerg

John VanEenenaam

Vicki Verplank

Gary Verplank

Ray Winterhalter

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 September 28, 2021

Tamara Bailey

Phyla Bramer

John Bryson

Harold Gazan

Valerie Guttowsky

Robert & Jack Hipwell

Lynne Kinkema

Merritt May Lee

Linda Lukasik

Cheryle McMahon

Nelson and the Gnomes

Luke and Hannah Olechnowicz

Erickson Ruby Rasmussen Family

James Solon

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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