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February 5, 2020
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In Gratitude to Long-time Foundation Board Member John Bouwer

With gratitude and a deep sense of appreciation, the Board of the Foundation would like to wish John Bouwer all the best as he concludes nearly 20 years of service to our…

February 5, 2020
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President's Letter - Annual Report 2019

Dear Friends, As visitors and supporters of Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, we’re all familiar with that feeling we experience when we enter its spaces. As each of us…

July 1, 2019
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Meijer Gardens Foundation Welcomes Two Incoming Board Members

The Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of two new board members -- William J. Boer and Amy L. Keane. Both were elected to the Board with terms that began in January…

July 1, 2019
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The Trowbridges

On the surface, it might not appear there’s much in common between Rotary Clubs and Meijer Gardens and the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation. But if you were to…

July 1, 2019
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The Eckerts

When it comes to chronicling the ways in which Chris and Deanna Eckert have contributed to the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation and the Gardens the big question is…

July 1, 2019
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The Juliens

In a somewhat whimsical way, one special couple in our midst gives back to the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and its Foundation in what you might describe as “The Key…

President’s Letter 2018

Dear Friends of the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation, It is almost overwhelming to consider that last year, we celebrated our silver anniversary – commemorating…

August 13, 2018
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Building with a Heart for Others

For Ken Terpstra and Ken Bandstra, the secret to the success of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is that it “keeps moving forward” “I was on a college board in…

August 13, 2018
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Building Dreams as a Team

Some things were just meant to be – like Mary Vonk and David Mapes meeting – of all places – at a Meijer store. Today, Dave and Mary Mapes have been married nearly 30 years,…

August 13, 2018
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Building to Preserve a Legacy

David Grant Dvorak M.D. and Karol J. Peterson live across from one another on Gull Lake, a 10-minute drive by car, or a 5-minute jaunt by boat. But when this couple wants to…