Thank you to everyone who joined us for iBall 2014. Check out our Facebook photo album. More pics coming!
Title Sponsor: Michael and Sue Jandernoa
We will honor the following community leaders:
WMCAT Award for Innovation:
John’s belief that all Autocam associates should share in the company’s success with exceptional wage and benefit programs makes the company an employer of choice at all of its operations.
The entrepreneurial success of Autocam prompted John to become active in a number of educational and community organizations, including Grand Valley State University, University of Michigan Ross School of Business’ Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, Lacks Enterprises, the Van Andel Institute, the Acton Institute, and Grand Rapids University Prep Academy.
WMCAT Award for Imagination:
In 2009, Rick DeVos founded ArtPrize, a simple social experiment designed to see if artists and the public could engage each other in a new way. The scale and energy of the event rocketed it into debates all over the art world, in urban planning circles and the global press.
He is also the Founder and CEO of Start Garden, a unique venture seed fund that invests in very early stage companies. Start Garden partners deeply with individuals and businesses to access knowledge and resources.
WMCAT Award for Inspiration:
Teresa is a proud graduate of Grand Rapids Public Schools, a district for which she has worked for 35 years, starting as a student employee.
She has a love for both the students of Grand Rapids and the city itself. In her State of the Schools Address, Teresa said, “These are our students, our schools, and this is our City.”
Big thanks to our Media Sponsors:
Thank you to the following TABLE sponsors:
Craig and Robin Tiggleman Scott and Natalie Bernecker
And the following Friend Sponsors
Comerica Bank (Super Friend Sponsor)
Lake Michigan Credit Union (Super Friend Sponsor)
Saint Mary’s Mercy Health (Super Friend Sponsor)
Tripp and Kellie Corl
Jim and Cheryl Knight
Elizabeth Welch Lykins and Jerry Lykins
Reagan Marketing and Design
Schuler Books and Music
Zack and Lisa Vandenberg
We have great sponsorship opportunities including friend, table, honoree, and title. Please contact Louise “Punky” Edison for more information.