Gilda’s Club Signature Event

On Thursday, March 12, our team was in the exciting and final stages of preparing for an evening of mission, fundraising, community, and laughter with some of our closest supporters and new friends of Gilda’s Club! On the morning of Friday, October 2, we were in the position of making the difficult decision to cancel a much-anticipated evening with Jeff Foxworthy.  Who would have known that six months later we’d collectively still be navigating this challenging environment?

We have been working creatively with our team, board, vendors and Mr. Foxworthy to find a way to enable this October event to happen while achieving the intended goal of raising awareness and critical funds for Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids’ free cancer and grief emotional health support program. After exploring many options, and, considering our current COVID environment and Michigan Department of Health and Human Service’s Emergency Order regarding indoor gatherings, we regret to share that we are making the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Signature Event featuring Jeff Foxworthy.

Our namesake, Gilda Radner once said, “Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” As a non-profit organization relying 100% on charitable gifts and large fundraising events such as this one, and given today’s economic environment, we know the year ahead will be challenging. We may not know what is going to happen next, but we do know this: Gilda’s Club remains committed to serving individuals and families with our mission of emotional health support for those on a cancer or grief journey. Cancer and grief do not take a break, even during COVID.

We are seriously thankful to the event sponsors, table hosts and individual guests who have generously donated their original event sponsorship back to Gilda’s Club to ensure the continuation of our mission!

 

2020 HIGH FIVE MATCH SPONSORS

 

Peter C & Emajean Cook Foundation   


2020 CONTRIBUTOR SPONSOR

 

Edward Jones

 


2020 SIGNATURE EVENT DONOR TABLE HOSTS

 

          D + M Metal Products

David Morgenstern        Dr. Sara and Bruce Uekert

Reagan Marketing + Design       Steelcase      


2020 SIGNATURE EVENT FRIEND TABLE HOSTS

 

BDO USA, LLP      Citizens Commercial Bank      Consumer’s Credit Union

Dawn & Richard Anotonini      Eenhoorn LLC      Founders Brewing Company

Grand Valley State University      Metro Health – University of Michigan Health

Janet & Mark Nisbett     Kent Companies, Inc.       Michelle & Kevin Bassett

Midwest Lumber      Remembering Eric – Fight Childhood Cancer

The Sawyer Group – Robert W. Baird & Co      SoundOff Signal*      

The Kloostra Family Foundation      Wells Fargo

 


2020 DINNER & SHOW DONORS

Aaron James & Al Mracna     Bissell Inc.      Boar’s Head

Bob Miller      Cameron Young     Christina Fleeman & Steven Boersma

Greenleaf Landscaping       Janice Palczewski      Jean Tingley

King Milling Co/Brian Doyle      Leslee & Bill Hardebeck      Lisa & Paul Philips

Marilyn Titche      Paula R. Tibbe & Todd Osbeck      Sue & Dave Maas

Susan & Philip Eversden     Valerie Jordan

 


ADDITIONAL DONATIONS PROVIDED BY

CS Tool Engineering, Inc.      HealthBridge Financial

Townsquare Media      Kris & Brian Nylaan

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE IMPACT OF  GILDA’S CLUB DIRECTLY FROM OUR MEMBERS

Despite not being able to gather, we wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to hear firsthand from our members about how Gilda’s Club is truly changing lives. We’re sorry to share that since filming the video, one of the members David, has died of his cancer diagnosis.  

*Sponsoring Multiple Tables