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 June 6, 2022

Dale Alberda

Mary Kay Alguire

Carl Alt

Lindsey Ann Bakale

Dick Baker

Kevin Baldus

Edward P. Baldwin

Hardy Bedford

Susan Bissell

Wilma Boeskool

Majorie Boon

Walter W. Bright

Lorna Brittain

Ann M. Buck

Mary Jo Busman

Bruce Campbell

Staci Cheadle

Daniel P. Cherette

Coopersville High School
Class of 1973 Classmates

Chuck Clayton

Doug Corradini

Lois S. Coston

Kenneth Councilor

Thomas C. Cousineau

Alex Crum

Elizabeth Curtis

Gordon Duram

John V. Erickson

John F. Waanders

Mary R. Creason 

Bertha Fase

Lois Finkbeiner

Scott Flahive

Kathleen Gage

Steven R. Gardner

Gretchen Garrison

James A. Glasser

Linda S. Hall

Robert A. Halle

Jim Hardy

Sherman John “S. J.” Hecksel

Jack Hoebeke

Sandy K. Huber

Ted V. John

Gayla S. Kemink

George F. Kruggel

Minard “Mike” Kulikamp

Norman LeMieux

Lerine Lindberg

Ben MacNeill

Helmuts M. Mednis

Muriel R. Mersereau

Roger Vander Meulen

Margie L. Meyer

Raymond G. Mieras

Nancy Moss

Margaret Odell

Alyssa Olafson

Harley Pfeiffer

Judge Jacob Ponstein

Judy Porath

David J. Prout

Dick Race

Jerry V. Retzlaff

Nancy Rhem

Margery J. Schnell

Richard L. Scholler

Patricia D. Shears

Lynne Sherwood

Raymond Statema

Deborah Steele

Mary A. Teitsma

James F. Thayer

Peter J. Theune

Robert W. Thomas

Patrick Twa

Donna Vanderbroek

John P. VanEenenaam

Gary L. Verplank

Lydia Verplank

Vicki Verplank

Arlyn Walt

Marvin Walt

Rick Wilds

Leslie E. Cassis-Withun

Daryn Worpel

Marci Yonker

Mary Zitta

All That Have Served

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 June 6, 2022

Sam & Mary Ann Adams

Paul Babcock

Jerry Barringer

Beverly Barringer

Charles A. Bassett

Conner Byrne

Vicki Carlson

Coopersville High School
Class of  1973 Classmates

Catie Crowley

Marianne Czechowskyj

Dorothy Davidge

Grayson Delaney

Gramma & Grampa Johnson
and Grace J D. Droste

William and Helen Eidson

John V. Erickson

Al Federico

Regina Foster

Brenda Griswold

Richard Groenevelt

Nelson and the Gnomes

Connie Groth

Valerie A. Guttowsky

Ellen Hardy

The Harlow’s

Mark Herman

Robert Hipwell

Joanne Hoeksema

Marcia Jeleier

Terri Jennings

Roger Jonas

Don And S. Kaverman

James C. Key

Mary Lou Kieft

Albert Knuth

Kelly Larson

Peggy Leach

Joan G. Leder

Merritt May S. Lee

Bob J. Mersereau

Donnell Mersereau

Donald Moss

Shirley Murphy

Linda Noyd

Kevin and Pat O’Neill

Gayle Anne S. Onash

Puggy

Phillip Reed

Thomas R. Reinsma

Jesse Ricord

Norah Lane Roelofs

Allison Roon

David L. Seaver

Heather and Adrienne

Karen Stehouwer

Kirsten Terborg

Sandra Teunis

Kathy W. Tikkanen

Mary Turner

Diane Veneklasen

Vernon Verplank

Paul H. Wolbrink

All That Have Served

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

An Act of Love: Making a Memorial Gift to the Community Foundation 

An Act of Love: Making a Memorial Gift to the Community Foundation 

Our Community Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life for all by working together to collectively address challenges and opportunities throughout West Michigan. This caring impact draws community members to make a variety of contributions, including gifts in memory of loved ones. 

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.

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