Black Tie Blue Jeans 2019
Grand Rapids Christian’s signature fundraising event.
Join us for Black Tie Blue Jeans, Grand Rapids Christian’s signature fundraising event. Our goal is to impact every student by raising $600,000 towards financial aid and Student Support Services through the Eagles Fund.
Black Tie Blue Jeans means dress up, come in blue jeans, or a little of both!
This year our theme is "illuminate," so add your favorite neon accents
to your black tie/blue jeans ensemble!
March 21, 2019
6:30 pm — Light reception in lobby
6:45 pm — Doors open for seating
7:15 pm — Program
Richard and Helen DeVos
Center for Arts and Worship
at Grand Rapids Christian High School
2300 Plymouth Ave SE
Admission to Black Tie Blue Jeans is free,
but reservations are required and space is limited.
Reserve your spot today!
Richard M. DeVos Distinguished
Alumni Award 2019 RecipientS:
Rick Start & Deb (Fritsma) Start
Class of 1976
We are honored to present this year’s Richard M. DeVos Distinguished Alumni Award to Rick and Deb Start in recognition of their devotion to Christian education and generous support of various organizations that benefit individuals in our local community and worldwide.
Through leadership and investment of their time and resources, Rick and Deb have strengthened our schools and our community and have impacted our students for generations to come.
iLuminate is an entertainment technology company that combines state-of-the-art technology with electrifying entertainers who perform in the dark to create the ultimate performing arts experience. Founded by dancer and software engineer Miral Kotb, iLuminate enables performers, choreographers, engineers, technicians, stylists and artistic directors to produce explosive performances with customized wireless lighting programs. The results are extraordinary lighting effects choreographed with phenomenal dance moves that take viewers on an exhilarating ride.
Since launching in 2009, iLuminate’s patent-pending technology has been used in numerous performances by Grammy-winning superstars. It has also been featured on hit television shows including America’s Got Talent (in which the dance troupe took third place), Dancing with the Stars, and The X Factor, as well as such awards shows as American Music Awards, and The Nickelodeon Awards!
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS
BLACK TIE BLUE JEANS 2019 EVENT SPONSORS
Rick & Deb Start
Tom & Mary Stuit
Black Tie Sponsor
Thomas S. Fox Family
Henry and Dorothy Schierbeek
Max and Carol VanWyk
Take His Hand Foundation
BLUE JEANS SPONSORS
Ron & Heidi Hofman
Greg & Carol Jeltema
Dave & Kelly Tuit
Mike & Gayle VanGessel
Bob & Grace VanTimmeren
Dave & Jodi VanWingerden
Samuel L. Westerman Foundation
Ben & Jen Wickstrom
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