Join us for Black Tie Blue Jeans, Grand Rapids Christian’s 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.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
6:30 pm

James and Shirley Balk Center for Administrative Services
2400 Plymouth Ave SE

Enjoy great food and the opportunity to interact with our Keynote Speaker and Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient in this new venue.

Kavon Frazier - BTBJ 18 Keynote SpeakerI    

Keynote Speaker:

After graduating from Grand Rapids Christian High School in 2012, Kavon Frazier went on to Central Michigan University and was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 6th round of the NFL Draft. Since his career as a professional football player began, Kavon has made it his mission to better the lives of people in communities with limited resources. In 2017, Kavon founded the Frazier Cares Foundation. This organization provides a helping hand to both parents and children living a purposeful life. Come listen to Kavon's story and learn how Grand Rapids Christian Schools positioned him to be an effective servant of Christ in contemporary society.

 James Haveman, Jr 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient


Richard M. DeVos Distinguished Alumni Award
2018 Recipient:

We are honored to present this year’s Richard M. DeVos Distinguished Alumni Award to James Haveman, Jr in recognition of his devotion to Christian education and distinguished history of public service, management, and volunteer work. A social worker by training, Haveman has influenced and invested his talents and resources to impact various organizations. A recognized public servant, his work
has benefited individuals in our local community and worldwide.

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Sponsorship is required to attend this event. Space is limited. Please reserve your sponsorship by March 2, 2018.

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   

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