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Thank You to Everyone Who Joined Us
for the 16 Over 60 Awards Gala 2021

The 4th annual 16 Over 60 Awards Gala was truly special and we are overwhelmed with gratitude to everyone in attendance, the generous sponsors, the volunteers, and to each one of the amazing 16 honorees for 2021!
Not only was it a special event, but over $20,000 was also raised in the room that night and will go directly to support seniors right here in Kent County. We cannot emphasize enough the feeling of appreciation for everyone involved.

The 2021 Honorees

Pictured: Reverend Bob Evans, Harold Mast, Dr. James Fahner, Dr. Ronald Grifka, Dr. Kevin Foley, Marlin Feyen, Oliver Hale, Alice Johnson, Pauline Meyer, Sister Rosita Schiller, Marilyn Booker, Deborah Clanton, and Lois Carey.
Not Pictured: Fred Bivins, Larry Byle, and Anthony Spallone.

16 Over 60 Awards Gala Sponsors 2021

*Sponsors are 2021 Community Partners in Philanthropy

——– Gold ——–

——– Silver ——–


Mission Point - Health Bridge*

——– Bronze ——–
Fusion IT logo*

Meijer logo*





Priority Health *



——– Friend ——–

Advocates for Senior Issues
Philp and April Alt
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Robert and Luanne Barnes
Beacon Hill at Eastgate
Blue Cross Blue Shield Network of Michigan
Norm and Rosemary Byrne
Clark Retirement
Crossroads Eldercare Options
Emmanuel Hospice
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Grand Rapids Public Museum
Guiding Light
Barbara Hohman
Hy and Greta Berkowitz Foundation
Integrity Business Solutions LLC
Win and Kyle Irwin
Kennari Consulting
The Laurels of Hudsonville*
Life EMS Ambulance
Maner Costerisan
Messiah Baptist Church
Old National Bank
Plante Moran PLLC
Rivertown Finance (CPA for Seniors)
Larry and Sally Robson
Lori and Kevin Smith*
Katherine and Justin Steffy*
The Steve & Amy Van Andel Foundation
Unity of Grand Rapids
Doug and Kathy Vance
The Village of Heather Hills

——– Official Print Media Partner ——–


Recognized in 2020:

Pictured Top Row: Tom Appel, Lucille Arndt, Syd Baxter, Sarah Brooks, Juanita Gaddis
Middle Row: Hattie Hayes, Bob Hengeveld, Ron Hofman, Shelley Irwin, Ruth Kelly, Katie Orent
Bottom Row: Teresa Toland, Jim Tuinstra, Christopher Wilson, Bruce Young, Raul Ysasi

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Recognized in 2019:

Pictured First Row, Left to Right: Mary Jane Dockeray, Mary Alice Williams, Marc DeRuiter, Julie Haveman, Cindy Ritter, Steve Maas, Suzan Couzens, Elaine Hillary
Second Row, Left to Right: Susan Zimmerman, Rodney Martin, Faye Richardson-Green, Sara Smolenski, Carl Ver Beek John Mulder, Doyle Hayes, Dave Kampfschulte

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Recognized in 2018:

First Row, Left to Right: Donna Sterling, Gwendolyn P. Nathan, Sr. Jarrett DeWyse, OP
Micki Benz, Marian Barrera-Young, JoAnn Abraham, Karen Weaver
Second Row, Left to Right: Priscilla Kimboko, Barbara Hohman, Larry Robson, Rev. Leonard McElveen,
Barry Van Dyck, Jack Greenfield, Robert Hill, Kate Dernocoeur, Robbie McCollum

Read more about the 2018 Honorees