Memorials and Tributes

Supporting Your Community

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 30, 2020.

Gary Baas

Earl Babcock

E. Paul Babcock

Maleena Bagalay

Doug Baker

Carolyn Bennett

Jack & Deanne Billups

Gordon Boelens

Ken and Nettie Bol

Maurice Boon

Majorie Boon

Ronald Braak

Richard Briegel

Terence Casey

Leslie Cassis-Withun

Kenneth and Carol Councilor

Yvonne Creason

Rick Creque

Alex Crum

Elizabeth Curtis

Marie Davidek

Josh DeGram

Kenneth DeWitt

Gordon Duram

Kevin Ernst

Robert Erskin

Bertha Fase

Jack Feldt

Joan Fraker

David Fritz

Jeanette Hoag

Jack Hoebeke

Richard Huff

Dale Janke

Ted John

Albert and Doris Knuth

Jeffrey Longstreet

Ben MacNeill

Mary Lou Matzen

Mary McGinnis

Garry Mesler

Gwen Moeggonborg

Kyle Moreland

Vicki Nelson

Edith Persing

Judge Jacob & Betty Ponstein

Dick Race

Ken Ranta

Daniel Reiss

Janice Rempinski

Richard Rhem

Don Sheffield

Jerry Sherman

Pete Smith

R. Neal Stanton

Robert Swart

James Swart

Bob Taylor

Edward Tompkins

Fred VanBemmelen

Roger and Lois Vander Meulen

Phyllis VanDyken

Gary Verplank

Gary & Victoria Verplank

Judith Waanders

Vonda Walma

Robert Whitney

Merlin Willey Jr.

Glenn Yoas

Mary Zitta

Leo Zupin

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 30, 2020.

John Bryson

Daneen Caro

John Clickner

Jane Curtis

Dean and Rob Enell

Scott Fredricks

Alicia Hager

Kimberly Hammond

Judy Hill

Connie Holley

Evelyn Holtrop

Lynne Kinkema

Ken Larson

Ronald Lukasik

Bob Mersereau

Mom’s Club of Grand Haven

Donald Moss

India Peek Jensen

Hunter and Maddox Pfeiffer

Don Rosinski

Eugene Rothi

David Seaver

Mel & Bev Simpson

Soup for All

Rob and Sophia Veneklasen

Thomas Wagasky

Ian and Hannah Wood

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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