Community Foundation Holland/Zeeland

For more information or event questions:

Contact Lina Pierson, Communications Associate at 616-994-8854 or via email.

2019 Fall Celebration Event  

Thursday, September 12


Each year, the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area hosts an annual fall event to celebrate members of our community whose philanthropy is creating lasting positive change in our region. This event is an important opportunity to come together to support charitable giving and build awareness of our work to build our community’s endowment and help donors achieve their charitable goals.

This annual event brings together more than 600 community leaders and Foundation supporters for an evening of celebrating our community's generosity while enjoying grazing-style dining from a number of the area's best restaurants, bakeries, and caterers.

New Event Location 

The 2019 event will be held at M.E. Yacht Restoration, 471 Howard Ave, Holland, Michigan 49424

 Special thanks to the Evenhouse Family for generously donating the venue and being willing to host us!

Event Details 

Join the Foundation for a Celebration of Philanthropy, Ripples of Hope, at ME Yacht Restoration. Celebrate our community’s generosity while enjoying an evening of grazing featuring many of the area’s finest restaurants and live music. 

The social hour with appetizers and cocktails will begin at 5:30pm. Dinner will be available at 6:00pm with program to follow at 7:30pm.

We strongly encourage guests to arrive as close to 5:30pm as possible to maximize time to connect with other attendees prior to the grazing-style dinner and the program.


Email Lina if you'd like a printed invite or additional invites mailed to you.

Ticket Information 

Event tickets are $150/person. 75% of the ticket cost is tax-deductible. Thanks to a generous sponsor, we offer a half-price discount to young professionals and first-time event attendees.

Table sponsorship pricing begins at $2,000 for a reserved table of 8 with table tent acknowledgment, and recognition on event program and website. (90% tax-deductible).

See all sponsorship levels and benefits 

Note: The name tag at the event entrance will serve as your ticket. There are no physical event tickets.

Purchase tickets online

  • You may also call CFHZ at 616-994-8854 and pay via credit card over the phone, or you can give your contact info and name(s) as they should appear on name tags and mail in a check.

Please RSVP by September 4th! RSVP to

Bridge Builder Society members are those who have made a commitment to support the future of the Holland/Zeeland area through a deferred gift to the Community Foundation. This year, members of our Bridge Builder Society are invited to enjoy cocktails and appetizers in a private tent prior to the Celebration of Philanthropy event. The VIP reception will begin at 5:00pm at ME Yacht Restoration. 

If you are a member of our Bridge Builder Society and are planning to attend the reception, please RSVP to Lina at 616-994-8854 or To learn more about our Bridge Builder Society, you can contact Colleen at 

Legacy Sponsor

Investor Sponsors

Fifth Third Bank


Howard Miller Clock Company

Champion Sponsors

Bradford Company

Buzz and Lisa Miller

CapTrust Financial Advisors

Chemical Bank

Cunningham Dalman

Fox 17 WXMI

Michigan Forestry Company

Mike and Rachel Goorhouse

Horizon Bank

John and Judy Spoelhof Foundation

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge

West Michigan Transport

Zeeland Ace Hardware


Table Sponsors

The Brooks Family

City of Zeeland

DeNooyer Chevrolet


Bret and Erin Docter

Elzinga Volkers


First National Bank of Michigan

GDK Construction Co.

Great Lakes Partners

Hope College

IFR, Inc. 

Mike and Colleen Hill 

Holland Hospital

Holland Litho 

Jim Jurries

Koop & Burr 

Lakewood Construction

Metal Flow Corporation 

M.E. Yacht Restoration

MidWest Construction Group 

MKS Wealth Advisors of Raymond James 

Haans and Anita Mulder 

MW Watermark

Old National Bank

PNC Bank 

John and Ann Query

Ben and Judy Smith

Robert & Deborah Sterken 

Scott & Jan Spoelhof

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital 

The Shops at Westshore

Town & Country 


West Michigan Community Bank 

WGVU Public Media 

Yacht Basin Marina

Zeeland Farm Services

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