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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 –…

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…

August 7, 2018
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Welcome from the Foundation President

Welcome to the website where you can discover everything you need to know about the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Foundation! As president, I invite you to explore…

May 1, 2018
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FMGSF Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

A testament to our efforts and commitment to industry best practices, we are proud to announce we have earned our third consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator,…

February 1, 2017
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John Baab In Place As Next President of Foundation

The new President of Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Foundation brings a wealth of experience to the table and a servant’s heart for the mission of the Foundation. John…

January 19, 2017
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President’s Letter 2016

Dear Friends of the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation, As I hand over the reins of my office to the very qualified John Baab, I’m reminded of the pensive tone…

January 18, 2017
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A Pathway to the “A-Ha!” Moment

Years ago, when visiting his daughter in Chicago, Dale Atkinson often made a side trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden and thought it would be nice if Grand Rapids had a place like…

January 16, 2017
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Choosing a Pathway to Help Others

When Cheryl and Steve Wonch re-wind the story of their lives, the tape settles on a time and place from nearly four decades ago, revealing a preschool in need. “Our kids were…