Articles

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 all…

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 of…

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…

January 12, 2017
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A Pathway to Personal Enrichment

It was love at first sight. At very first sight, in fact - not only was she among the first visitors when Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park opened in April 1995, Valerie…

January 11, 2017
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Pathway to Solace, Joy and Inspiration

Get lost in Meijer Gardens! That’s the humble advice of Glen Johnson, who speaks with uncommon eloquence and a clear passion about the fixed objects of art that inhabit the…

December 30, 2016
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2016 Year End Letter

Happy Holidays! As we reflect on the past year, we are incredibly grateful for your support of the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation. Your gifts to the Foundation…

December 1, 2016
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Board Elects New Member in 2016

Our newest board member just acquired a 100-acre farm to indulge his growing interest in horticulture, which sounds to us like perfect fit for a foundation that supports acres of…