Our goal is simple. Impact.

Through our West Michigan visual and performing arts programs, Artists Creating Together (ACT) helps people of all abilities build friendships, gain confidence, express themselves, and interact with their community—both in our studio and at various events and locations throughout the region.

There are 14,000 children and 90,000 adults living with disabilities in Kent County, and only a small fraction of them have access to life-changing programming like ours.

That’s where you come in.

Our campaign leadership.

Honorary Chairs    

Twink Frey 

Mike and Sue Jandernoa

Campaign Chairs

Shannon Gary

Steve Jandernoa

 

Rhonda Lubberts

Spencer Olson

Nikki Outhier

Emily Shatto Evans

Rob Steele

Angela VanDam

Jeff and Karrie VandenBerge

Mars VandenBos

Don VanOeveren

Christopher Wilson

Ann Zoellner​

Campaign Cabinet

Patrick and Carissa Beadling

Kim Bradbury

Nick Butterfield

Ty Cook

Tom Crimp

Kelly DeWispelaere

Elizabeth Edgerton

Sadie Erickson

Rachel Hyde

Mark LaCroix

Nat and Marcia Love​

Decades of awesome.

Established in 1986, ACT is a growing nonprofit on a mission to serve individuals with disabilities through the arts. From drawing to dancing to DJing, we have classes for every age and every ability.

And after 30 years, we’re just getting started.

hours of classes

*Annual budget for 2017 was $400,000—85% from charitable gifts.

Our 2017 impact:*

volunteers

individuals served

A greater impact means 

a greater need.

New permanent space

Mobile art studio

With over 50% growth in participants in the past five years, our once-spacious studio is overflowing. And as word of our programming spreads, the demand in and around our community increases. To address current needs and plan for the future, we’ve outlined three key ways you can help.

Mobile art studio. Creative Cube is a mobile studio with a performance stage and workstations and will travel to schools, hospitals, care facilities, and community events.​

New permanent space. Double our

footprint in order to offer visual and

performing arts simultaneously. Plans also include spaces for art exhibitions, gardening, staff, and collaboration.

Endowment fund. This will allow for

ongoing operational funding, continued growth, and the development of new initiatives to benefit our community.

Campaign goals.

Your donation is more than supplies and classes.

It will bring hope to hospitals and smiles to our studios,

building confidence, friendships, and community.

That’s impact that can’t be measured.

There are many ways to give:

• A one-time cash gift

• A multiple-year pledge

• A gift of appreciated assets

• An estate gift

$550,000

$300,000

 

$200,000

 

$200,000

 

$87,000

 

$1,337,000

Expanded Studio + Office

Mobile Art Studio

 

Establishing Endowment Fund

 

Investments in Programming

 

Advancement Campaign Costs

 

Total

**Your charitable gift is tax deductible to the full extent of state and federal law. Please check with your tax advisor to determine how your gift may affect your personal tax situation.

Inquire Further

Want to learn more about the IMPACT campaign and ACT’s plans for the future? Our Executive Director, Angela Steele, would be thrilled to tell you more.

Make A Donation

Your donation will help us reach the goals of the IMPACT campaign. Gifts are 100% tax deductible. If you have questions about your donation, please contact our Advancement Director, Emily Evers. You can make a donation by clicking below or mailing a check to ACT at 1140 Monroe Ave NW, Suite 4101, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Our donors.

3 IN ONE Solutions

ADAC Automotive

 

Adrianne Snyder

 

Amy & Chris Knape

 

Angela VanDam

 

Ann Zoellner, in memory of Audrey Jandernoa

 

Anonymous

Aon Foundation

 

AUXILIARY

 

Bernard & Harriet Mitchell, in honor of Richard H. Mitchell

 

Bill & Kathy Bush, in honor of Drew Bradbury

Bob & Margaret Nault

 

Caitlin Qua

 

Carissa & Patrick Beadling

 

Carl & Kelly Jandernoa

 

Casey & Katee Aubil

 

CDV5 Foundation

 

Chad & Jill Zagar

 

Chemical Bank

 

Chris & Bruce Hayden

 

Chris Belding

Chris Milostan & Emily Evers

 

Christopher Wilson

 

Dan & Sherry Bowen

Daniel & Pamela DeVos Foundation

 

Darlene Berghorst

 

Dave Baumgartner & Patty Norman

 

David & Leslie Hooker

 

David & Mandy Matthews

 

Dawn Pumford

 

Debbie & Charles, in honor of Drew Bradbury

 

Denise Arthurs, in honor of Drew Bradbury

 

Derrick Hollowell

 

Dick & Barb Wells

 

Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation

Dick & Flo Koster

 

Dirk & June Hoffius

 

Dixon Interior Design

 

Don, Diane & Katie VanOeveren

 

Doug & Maria DeVos Foundation

 

Dr. Ben & Lisa Doctor, in honor of Antonio P. Doctor

 

Dr. Kirk Brink

Edith Rashewsky, in memory of Karen Rashewsky

 

Elizabeth Nickels & John Brauneis, in memory of Lindsay Jolliffe
 

Emily Shatto Evans & Matt Evans

 

Evelyn Herbert

 

F. Van & Elizabeth Edgerton

 

Frederick & Gina Bivens

 

Frey Foundation

 

Garry & Nancy Reenders

 

Gayla Deininger

 

George Adams & Michelle McHale Adams

 

Gotcha Covered

 

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

 

Herman Miller Cares

 

Horizon Bank

 

Irwin Seating Company

 

Jack Lensink

James & Judith Flater

James & Judith Thompson

James & Kim Bradbury

Jan Reynolds

 

Jeanne Elders DeWaard, in honor of Drew Bradbury

 

Jeff & Karrie VandenBerge

 

Jeff & Kim Ridings

 

Jennifer Craig

 

Joanne & Thomas Deschaine

 

Joe Volpe

 

John & Kristine Fox

 

John & Sue Erickson

 

John A. & Marjorie A. Neering

John Estabrook

Judy Siekman, in honor of Ben & Camille Cebalek

Kate Pew Wolters Fund, of Grand Rapids Community Foundation

 

Kathleen O'Brien

 

Kathryn Chaplow

 

Keith & Mary Kay Hopkins

 

Kelly DeWispelaere

 

Ken & Edie Muraski

 

Kimball Family Fund

 

Krista Pischner-Coon & Dustin Coon

 

Kyle & Erin Dressander

 

Lacks Enterprises, Inc

 

Libby & John Ferin

Linda Stafford, in honor of Leslie Stafford

 

Lon & Laura Morrisson

Lynda Schmitz, in honor of Drew Bradbury

 

Maren Herman, in honor of Drew Bradbury

Marilyn Bradley

Mark & Lori LaCroix

 

Mars & DonVandenBos

 

Mary & Jeff Dixon

 

Mary Beth Fitzgerald, in honor of Erwin & Lois Fitzgerald

 

Matt Cole

 

Michael & Valerie Feehan

Michele & Brent Dykstra, in memory of Sid Boonstra

 

Michele Suchovsky & John Gabrosek

 

Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs

Mike & Kathy Cairns, in honor of Drew Edgerton

 

Mike & Sue Jandernoa Advised Fund of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, in honor of their granddaughter Audrey Lou

 

Mike & Sydney Azzi

 

Murray Howe

 

Nancy Wanty

 

Nat & Marcia Love

 

Nick & Katie Butterfield

 

Nikki Outhier

 

Norris, Perné & French LLP

 

Pam Haffenden

 

Peter C. & Emajean Cook Foundation

 

Rachel Hyde, in honor of Professor Frank Speyers

 

Rhonda Lubberts & Mary Jane Pories

 

Rob & Angela Steele

 

Ron & Patty Dressander

 

Ruth A. & Raymond A. Reister 

 

Charitable Trust

Sadie Erickson

Sam & Toni DeLuca

 

Scott Group Studio

 

Sean Pengelly

 

Shannon & Molly Gary 

 

Charitable Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust

 

Shay Kraley & Jeff Hayes

 

Sherry Chin

 

Spencer & Kaitlin Olson

 

Steve & Beth Olson

 

Steve & Holly Jandernoa

 

Stevens Advertising

 

Sujatha Pillai

 

Ted Adornato

Terrie Criner

 

Terry & Mary Beth Rott

 

The Meijer Foundation

 

The Steve & Amy Van Andel Foundation

 

Timothy & Char Hill

 

Tom & Karen Weaver

 

Tom & Kelly Olive

 

Tom & Kris Crimp

 

Twink Frey

 

Ty & Cortney Cook

 

Whirlpool

 

Wege Foundation

Wendy Brummel

Wendy & Dennis Madden

© Copyright 2008-2019 Artists Creating Together 

1140 Monroe Ave NW, Suite 4101, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 - 616.885.5866 
 

Artists Creating Together is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our EIN is 84-1698531.

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