Black Tie Blue Jeans Logo

Alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends, join us for Black Tie Blue Jeans, Grand Rapids Christian’s new signature fundraising event. Our goal is to impact every student by raising $550,000 towards financial aid and Student Support Services through the Eagles Fund.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Arts and Worship
Grand Rapids Christian High School
6:00 Strolling Dinner
7:15 Program

Laurie Veldheer headshot

Keynote Speaker: LAURIE VELDHEER '04

After graduating from Grand Rapids Christian High School, Laurie went on to Penn State where she received her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. Laurie then moved to New York City, made her Broadway debut in the Newsies ensemble, and went on to play the role of Sophie Sheridan in Mamma Mia! She is currently on tour with Into the Woods. Laurie will use her musical talents to share her story in a cabaret-style performance.

    David and Carol Van Andel

Richard M. DeVos Distinguished Alumni Award
2017 Recipients:

We are honored to present this year’s Richard M. DeVos Distinguished Alumni Award to David and Carol Van Andel in recognition of their devotion to Christian education and generous support of various non-profit organizations that benefit individuals in our local community and worldwide. David and Carol have strengthened our schools and our community and have impacted our students for generations to come.

Sponsorship button   Register for Black Tie Blue Jeans

Tickets with seating assignments for the program can be picked up with your nametag when you arrive. Groups that register together will be seated together at the program. Please email Kathleen Davis at no later than April 10 with any additional seating requests.

Black Tie Blue Jeans means dress up, come in blue jeans, or a little of both!

Questions? Contact Lindsay Hart, Director of Community Engagement,
at 616.574.6017 or   


Skip Navigation Links
Annual Report
Black Tie Blue Jeans
A Day on the Green
Eagle Vision
Eagles Fund
GRCS 20/20
J. Herman Fles Society Luncheon
Rockford Christian School 20th Anniversary Celebration
Ways to Give

For more information about Grand Rapids Christian Schools, its development efforts, and giving opportunities, please contact:

Thomas DeJonge

Mark Stuit
Director of Development

© 2017 Grand Rapids Christian Schools
Facebook  Christian Schools International