Save the Date: The 27th Annual Service to Children Awards

They’re often the unsung heroes of our community, but each spring we sing their praises. For 27 years, Family Futures has been recognizing individuals and community groups whose efforts have significantly helped protect children and strengthen families.

The 2015 Service to Children Awards celebration will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market. 

Nominations will be accepted in January 2015 and award winners will be announced at the end of February 2015. Registration will be required to attend the event.

2014 Service to Children Award Recipients

  • Booker T. Washington Volunteer Award: Marlene Vitasinski, Volunteer with Court Appointed Special Advocates of Kent County (CASA)

  • Christine Nelson Professional Award: Tanya Muehlbauer, Director of KIDZ Have Rights Program with Children’s Assessment Center

  • Lifetime Child Advocate Award: Mary Hockwalt, Executive Director of Head Start for Kent County

  • Community Group Professional Award: Court Appointed Special Advocates of Kent County (CASA)

  • Outrageous Collaboration (NEW!): Urban Core Collective

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 2014 Service to Children Award winners with Mayor George Heartwell and Family Futures’ Executive Director, Candace Cowling

For a list of past Service to Children Awards recipients, click here.

Sponsorship

There are people and groups making our community great — one where children can thrive. Help us recognize them and make this celebration possible as a Service to Children Awards sponsor.

Presenting Sponsor (one available)- $3,000

Announcement in local media outlets with press release • Presentation at podium for opening of ceremony • Tickets for 8 representatives • Recognition in all pre- and post-event materials including press release, over 2,000 invitations, etc. • Logo/link on website • Logo in event program, signage and screen display • Verbal recognition at event • Recognition in newsletter and annual report

Celebrating Children Premier Sponsor (one available)- $1,000

Tickets for 6 representatives • Recognition in all pre- and post-event materials • Logo/link on website • Logo in event program, signage and screen display • Verbal recognition at event • Recognition in newsletter and annual report

Award Champion (five available)- $500

Tickets for 4 representatives • Logo featured on screen during presentation • Recognition in all pre- and post-event materials • Logo in event program • Logo/link on website • Recognition in newsletter and annual report

Partner in Celebration- $250

Tickets for 2 representatives • Logo in event program • Recognition on table at event

In-Kind Sponsor (food, beverage, printed materials, etc.)

Name in event program • Recognition on table with provided item(s)

Please contact Jenine Prus for more information on sponsorship opportunities.