2016 An Evening of Celebration: Hope Lives Here. October 11!

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Plan now to be a part of this inspiring evening benefitting the children of the Conductive Learning Center.

Tuesday, October 11
5:45 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Watermark Country Club
5500 Cascade Rd. Grand Rapids MI 49546 [click for directions]

5:45 p.m.
Social Hour & Hors d’oeuvres

6:45 p.m.
Dinner & Program
Live Auction
Partners in Hope: Fund Drive

Business Attire
Tickets $125 per person*
*$100 tax deductible charitable contribution.

Download the invitation here.

To Purchase Tickets
Please call Janelle at 616.575.0575 or purchase online through Paypal here [choose “pay with debit or credit card” option ]

Evening of Celebration Tickets
Names of guests for name tags


Children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and motor disorders face challenges in everyday tasks that most of us do without even thinking — eating, buttoning a shirt, sitting in a chair, can be extremely difficult to accomplish.

The Conductive Learning Center (CLC) changes that. Through the application of conductive education methodology, CLC has a transformative effect on mobility and independence. This approach, that combines medical knowledge with educational methods, teaches a child to gain control over his or her body – and accomplish tasks he or she never thought possible.

With increased mobility, strength, problem-solving skills, confidence and self-esteem, the child’s and the entire family’s life is improved.

At a time when many are telling these kids they can’t,
CLC is telling them they can. And that is why… Hope Lives Here.



You can change a child’s life by helping them reach their greatest potential. Sponsor An Evening of Celebration. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available. Each package includes benefits such as tickets, recognition, program ad, and VIP service.

Learn More/Download Sponsorship materials here.

For more information, contact Karen Mueller O’Neill, Executive Director, at 616.575.0575.



Presenting Sponsors

Keith & Shelly Harrold
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Steve & Mary Anderson
Anlaan Corporation
Richard H Brown Foundation
CapTrust Financial Advisors
Doug & Maria DeVos Foundation
Jandernoa Foundation

Paul & Cathy Boyer
David & Cara Cassard
Custom Sales & Marketing/Rick & Sandy White
Daniel & Pamella DeVos Foundation
Ferris State University/David L. Eisler
Bob & Sharon Grooters
Art & Betsy Hasse
Ross & Thea Hoezee
Jacks Family
Karen & Bill Lawrence
Legacy Trust
Litehouse Foods
S. Abraham and Sons, Inc.
Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge
Guy & Laura Staples
Bob & Judy VanDongen
Varnum LLP
West Walker Steel

Brian & Melinda Breslin
Dirk & Lisa Buth
John C. Estabrook
J.C. & Tammy Huizenga
Joan Powaser, in memory of Dr. Tom Powaser
Rockford Construction
Jim & Mary Veldheer
Vredevoogd Heating & Cooling
Linda & Randy Wagner
Patrick & Laurie Webster
Brandon & Tina Wong

Wine Sponsor
Henry A. Fox Sales

Printing Sponsor
Holland Litho Printing Service

Technology Partner
Aria Show Technology

Parking Partner
Ellis Parking Company

Event Photographer
Brittany Miller


We are extremely grateful for the commitment of those who devote their time and talents to making this annual event a huge success.

Honorary Chairpersons
Chip Behler
Paul & Cathy Boyer
Brian & Melinda Breslin
David & Patsy Eisler
Bob & Sharon Grooters
Keith & Shelly Harrold
Sen. David & Sarah Hildenbrand
Dirk Hoffius
Earl & Donnalee Holton
Bill & Karen Lawrence
Mark & Elizabeth Murray
Paul & Marge Potter
Guy & Laura Staples

Gala Committee
Becki Agar
Shelley Anderson
Cathy Boyer
Celeste Dyehouse
Shelly Harrold
Linh Huynh
Amy Roberson
Robert Van Dongen
Linda Wagner
Jennifer White

To provide opportunities for preschool and school age children with motor challenges to achieve optimal physical, cognitive and social independence through the application and promotion of conductive education principles.CLC is a 501(C)3 Organization