2017 Twilight Shines Gala


Left to Right: Julie Metsker, Chairperson of Senior Neighbors Board; Diana R. Sieger, Grand Rapids Community Foundation President; and Robert Barnes, Senior Neighbors President

Thank you to our sponsors, attendees, and volunteers who joined us at our 10th annual Twilight Shines Gala held on November 15, 2017 at Watermark County Club. More than 300 people gathered to honor Diana Sieger with the Twilight Shining Star award as well as support the mission of Senior Neighbors. Because of our loyal donors, we were able to raise more donations than last year to further our programs.

Honorees of the past 10 Twilight Shines Galas include the following distinguished people:

Hy and Greta Berkowitz 2008
Ralph Hauenstein 2010
David and Carol Van Andel 2012
Donald Maine 2014
Pat White with Varnum LLP 2016
Peter M. Wege 2009
Chuck and Stella Royce 2011
Arend and Nancy Lubbers 2013
John Canepa 2015
Diana R. Sieger 2017


 After 10 wonderful years, Senior Neighbors is looking forward to a new chapter with the inaugural 16 Over 60 Awards Gala. 

2017 Twilight Shines Sponsors

——– Gold ——–

Klopcic Family Foundation*


——– Silver ——–


——– Bronze ——–

Bill and Marilyn Crawford*

The Currie Foundation

Peter C. & Emajean Cook Foundation*

Smith Strength & Conditioning
varnum attorneys at law

——– Friend ——–

Aquinas College
Baker Holtz CPAs and Advisors
Robert and Luanne Barnes
Beene Garter LLP
Carol Boerkoel
John and Marie Canepa
Greg and Marrilee Chamberlain
Cottrell & Jacobs PLC
Crossroads Eldercare Planning
Dan Pfeiffer Auto Group
Ellis Parking Company
Jean Enright and Peter Turner
Else Fierens
Grand Rapids Community College
Health Care Associates & Community Care Givers
Barbara Hohman
Holland Home
Homewatch CareGivers
Hospice of Michigan
HUB International
Hy and Greta Berkowitz Foundation

Integrity Business Solutions
Win and Kyle Irwin
Robert R. Israels
Jandernoa Foundation
Kennari Consulting*
Kindred Home Health & Hospice
Life EMS Ambulance
Arend and Nancy Lubbers
Dr. and Mrs. David Mazur
Metro Health: University of Michigan Health
Miller Canfield
Molina Healthcare of Michigan
Old National Bank
Plante Moran PLLC
Priority Health
Progressive AE
RL Consulting Group of Raymond James
Spectrum Health
The Steve & Amy Van Andel Foundation
Tim and Jane Stoepker
Subaru of America
Wolverine Worldwide Foundation


Eastern Floral
Ellis Parking Company

*2017 Community Partner in Philanthropy