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Support and Partners

It takes a community.

CASA of Kent County partners with local, regional and national community organizations for administrative and funding support.

Kent County

The County Government collaborates with CASA to make child advocacy services available through the Family Division of the 17th Circuit Court.

National CASA

The National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association establishes and evaluates local program standards, and provides training, technical assistance, research, news and public awareness services, and competitive grants.

State of Michigan

CASA of Kent County is able to use the State of Michigan’s Child Care Matching funds to match a portion of our donations each year.

Major Corporate and Foundation Donors (2019-21) Include:

  • Baldwin Foundation
  • BHS Insurance
  • Blackwell Insurance Services
  • Component Engineering
  • Creston Industrial Sales, Inc.
  • Gillett Family Foundation
  • Jackson National Life Insurance Company
  • JCT Foundation
  • Jeff and Cheryl Baker Family Foundation
  • Meijer, Inc.
  • Michigan Power Futbol Academy
  • Mitchell and Sarah Miller Foundation
  • Peter C. and Emajean Cook Foundation
  • St. Robert of Newminster Parish
  • Star Truck Rentals
  • Sebastian Foundation
  • Steelcase Foundation
  • United Way
  • Varnum, LLP
  • Wege Foundation
  • West Michigan Community Bank
  • Western Michigan Fleet Parts
  • Zylstra Door, Inc.

Major Individual Donors (2019-21) Include:

  • Bobbi Jo and Will Blanton
  • Alan and Janis Campbell
  • Joy DeBoer
  • David and Nancy Hejna
  • Sue Hendricks
  • Dan Hibma and Terri Lynn Land
  • Dave and Wendy Johnson
  • Pete MacGregor
  • Michael and Karen Micele
  • Marjorie and Tim Montsma
  • Kim and Dave Moorhead
  • Mike and Anne Moyle
  • Katherine and Patrick Mullen
  • Jeff and Peg Padnos
  • Josh and Sara Padnos
  • Andy Rent
  • Barbara Robinson
  • Diane and Dick Sherlock
  • Neil and Kristen Siebert
  • Jeff and Karrie VandenBerge
  • Robert and Judy VanDongen
  • Andy and Tracie Wierda
  • Sara and Tim Wierda
  • Greg and Meg Willit

Endowment Donors:

  • Katherine and Patrick Mullen (Lead Gift)
  • Joy DeBoer (Lead Gift)
  • Geoff and Stefani Boutelier
  • Kim and Pam Gary
  • Anthony and Kim Grossa
  • Margaret Ingall
  • Brian Lassiter
  • Josh and Sara Padnos

Founding Supporters

  • Amway
  • Baldwin Foundation
  • Dyer-Ives Foundation
  • Fifth Third Bank and the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Trust
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation
  • GVSU Non-Profit Technical Assistance Grant
  • Schmidlapp Fund
  • Sebastian Foundation
  • Steelcase Foundation
  • Steve & Cindy Van Andel Foundation

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