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Top 40 Grants Countdown #38. Visiting Authors at Elementary, Middle, and High Schools

Jason Chin at Lakeside

What’s the best book you ever read? Got one? 

Now imagine that as a child you got to meet the author of that book, talk to them, and see firsthand how they came up with their stories. 

That’s the opportunity Foundation grants for visiting authors have provided for generations of East Grand Rapids Public Schools students. The latest was Jason Chin, just last month, when he shared his creative process with students in nine separate sessions at all our elementary schools. Over the last 40 years, we've also funded author visits at our middle and high schools.

Thank you, Foundation donors, for making this possible! You can help support our mission of investing in educational enhancements for all our students on our Donate page.

  • Ray and Kristin Abraham
    Ray and Kristin Abraham
  • The Adamy Family
  • Sue and Marty Allen
  • The Bissell/Kruer Family
    The Bissell/Kruer Family
  • Dennis and Jennifer Bruce
    Dennis and Jennifer Bruce
  • Jason and Elizabeth Christopherson
  • Pat Connor
    Pat Connor
  • Nancy Cook
  • Damian and Sara deGoa
    Damian and Sara deGoa
  • Rick and Carol Godfrey
  • John and Deanna Green
  • The Iakiri Family
    The Iakiri Family
  • KV and Jena Lacks
  • Steve and Jenny McMahon
  • Dave Mehney
    Dave Mehney
  • Matthew Richenthal
    Matthew Richenthal
  • Elaine Rongey
  • Beth Wells Skaggs
    Beth Wells Skaggs
  • Abby and Rich Sorota
  • Nick Thole and Amy Turner-Thole
    Nick Thole and Amy Turner-Thole
  • Charley and Janine Thompson
    Charley and Janine Thompson