Do you know an East Grand Rapids alum who has done something amazing with his or her life? Or do you know someone who has truly made East Grand Rapids a better place to live?
If you do, you can nominate him or her for the Distinguished Alumni Award or the Community Service and Leadership Award. The Foundation presents the awards every other year. The 11th Community Service and Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner will be held in the fall of 2018. Nominations for recipients of the awards are due by December 31.
The Community Service and Leadership Award honors someone who has significantly contributed their leadership and spirit to the community of East Grand Rapids. (The recipient doesn’t need to be an East Grand Rapids alum.)
The Distinguished Alumni Award honors East Grand Rapids alumni who have distinguished themselves through personal and/or professional achievements.
Two years ago, the Honorable John Logie, '57, won the Community Service and Leadership Award. Thomas Payette, '51, and David Gray, '62, won the Distinguished Alumni Award. Gray was honored posthumously.
Previous winners of the Community Service and Leadership Award include Judy Frey, Dave Mehney, and Jimmy Gerken. Included on the list of past Distinguished Alumni Award recipients are Chris VanAllsburg and L. William Seidman. A complete list of past award winners is available here.
We hope you’ll be a part of this special evening by nominating someone and also attending the event. Nomination forms are available here.