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A century ago, small and deeply committed groups of individuals in Grand Rapids shared a bold aspiration: to start a school that would prepare young people to be servants of Christ in a fast-changing world. Today, as we prepare for the launch of the second century of Grand Rapids Christian Schools in March 2023, we celebrate 100 years of sustained commitment to the aspirational vision of our founders. We also recognize that, generation after generation, our history has always had a future focus: looking forward, and preparing students for purposeful, faith-centered lives as they go forth into their world.

As we approach the start of our second century, we thank you for everything you and many others have done thus far to benefit our students. It is because of you and God’s grace working through you that our students thrive and our schools flourish.

Because of the relevance of our mission to your values and the special relationship we share, we hope you will consider becoming a sponsor and joining us at a special event on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) to mark the completion of our first-century history and the promise of our future ahead. Together we will enjoy dinner, drinks, and art as we honor several people who have contributed to our mission over many years in especially meaningful ways. These include: 

Sid Jansma Jr., Class of 1961

2023 Recipient of the Richard M. DeVos Distinguished Alumni Award

Past and Present Teachers of GRCS

2023 Recipients of the Eagle Impact Award

Photos from the evening

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Title Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Legacy Sponsors

Bill and Laurie Boer

Heritage Sponsors

Khary and Jennifer Bridgewater

Bob and Sue Eames Family

The Kleinheksel Family

Dave and Jodi VanWingerden

Tom and Jacquie DeJonge

Brad Haverkamp

Matt and Dani Kool

Caleb and Amy Doezema

Ron and Heidi Hofman

Dave and Kelly Tuit

Celebration Sponsors

David and Amy Leonard

Aaron and Jodi Veldheer


for questions and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Dana Stenstrom

Director of Events
616.340.8440 |




Tom DeJonge

Director of Communications

Megan Gritter

Director of Development

Amanda Matthews

Director of Events

Dana Stenstrom