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Saturday, March 23, 2019

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It's time to get your tickets to Sip&Support!

Sip&Support, the East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation’s annual spring fundraiser, is returning to the Community Center Saturday, March 23, and you’ll want to be there.

Last year was the first year for Sip&Support, after ten years of Hurrah!, and it was an enormous success by any measure. Hundreds of people attended, enjoying refreshments, dancing, and making new friends while catching up with old ones.

Like Hurrah! before it, Sip&Support is more of a fun-raiser than a fund-raiser. The proceeds from the event help the Foundation fund vital school programs to benefit all of our students. Just as important, though, is that the event is truly a celebration of the link between our community and our schools. It’s a night to share in the pride we all have in our public schools, which are at the center of our East Grand Rapids community.

Once again this year, Sip&Support will partner with merchants and restaurants in Gaslight Village to draw everyone together in support of our schools. Leading up to the event, the Foundation will promote participating local businesses across its social media channels. In turn, those businesses will help spread the word about Sip&Support through special events and promotions.

“Last year’s event really demonstrated to us how powerful the connection is between our schools, our city, and local businesses,” says EGR Schools Foundation Executive Director Amy Stuursma. “We’re very excited to be renewing that partnership this year so all of us together can support our students, our schools, and our community.”

Invitations to Sip&Support have been mailed out. You can get tickets online on the Sip&Support registration page.


This form stopped accepting submissions on March 22, 2019 12:00 pm EDT.

2019 Sponsors

Community Partners

Gaslight Partners: Download our Partnership Form

Underwriter Level

Partner Level

Golden Ticket Level

  • Dave Berles & Kathy Berles Duisterhof (Greensquare Properties)
  • Scott & Natalie Bernecker
  • Tom & Alexis Boyden
  • Dennis & Jennifer Bruce
  • Dave & Nancy Cook
  • Erik Daly & Jessica Bloom
  • Mark & Lauren Jacoby
  • Barbara Keller
  • Keil Lasik Vision Center
  • The McVay Family
  • Brian & Megan Miller
  • Matthew & Jill Miller
  • Denise & Tim Myers
  • Reagan Marketing + Design
  • Tim & Cindy Schad
  • Brian Schwartz & Elizabeth Welch
  • The Sippel Family
  • Phil & Beth Skaggs
  • The Thole Family
  • Valleau, VanDeven & Massie Dentistry for Children
  • Jack & Jennifer Zinser