CCL Annual Fundraiser

The giving continues.

We will also be recognizing community leadership with three awards.

Distinguished Community
Trustee Award

Recognizing the distinguished accomplishment of an individual in their work as a community trustee.

Uncommon Greatness Award
Recognizing the work of an organization to help create a community of uncommon greatness.

Create Great
Collaboration Award

Recognizing an outstanding project that benefits our community and was accomplished through a group collaboration.

It’s that time of year again.

It’s time to join your fellow Center for Community Leadership alumni and community leaders in recognizing and supporting current and future leaders.

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to a night of connection and celebration at the CCL Annual Fundraising event, a Summer Soirée.

This is your chance to invest in others and carry on your CCL program experiences through scholarship support. Not only does this annual fundraising event make it possible for new leaders to grow and make connections with the CCL, but it also assists in the development of new programs, designed to meet our community’s evolving leadership needs.

Over $20,000 in scholarships are granted each year—thanks to generous donations and the Annual Fundraiser proceeds!

Honoring our 2017 award recipients:

Distinguished Community Trustee Award
Dr. Juan Olivarez, Ph.D., president of Aquinas College
Read his bio here.

Uncommon Greatness Award
Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF)
Read bio here.

Create GReat Collaboration
Plaza Roosevelt: Habitat for Humanity of Kent County, Mercy Health Saint’s Mary’s, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Dwelling Place, Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities, Ferris State University, Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, and Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association

See you at the Summer Soirée

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
5:30 — 8:30 p.m.
Grand Rapids Art Museum – 101 Monroe Center
$80 for members, $100 for future members.

Late registration starting Wednesday, August 16 – $100 for members, $120 for future members

Save your seat!

Premier Sponsor

Event Underwriter


  Lead Supporters

Chemical Bank  

Spectrum HealthSteelcase

     Chamber Champions




VarnumWarner Norcross & Judd

In-kind Sponsor